filtered by Communications
By Richelle Thompson
Richelle Thompson shares the story of Graeter’s ice cream’s copy editing error to make a valuable pint, uh, point, that we are quick to cast blame and slow to extend grace. This company’s act of Christian charity is an example of humility for all of us members of the “gotcha!” culture.
By Cathy Hornberger
This month we offer five resources to help your congregation with communication challenges.
By Jason Merritt
Reaching millennials, bringing them into church life and retaining them is something many congregations have struggled with. In Engaging Millennials, Jason Merritt shares ideas on how to listen, learn and be present to build trust and have fruitful relationships with this frequently stereotyped group.
By Linda Buskirk
Three ideas on what churches might do to step up their communications, particularly the use of social media.
A social media content calendar example
By Sandra Montes
¡Las comunicaciones desempeñan un papel tan importante en la Iglesia! En el último par de meses, nuestro Obispo Presidente puso la rama episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús en el candelero. Han habido numerosos intentos de emplear la nueva fama del Obispo Curry para atraer gente a la iglesia: figuras de él en tamaño natural, camisetas, calcomanías, estandartes, etc.
By Sandra Montes
Are you involved in Spanish or bilingual church communications? In Jesus’ Marketing Department, Sandra Montes speaks with four experts who work in Latino/Hispanic church communications, sharing their unique ministry challenges and what it means to communicate with this growing demographic in our Church.
By Nancy Cox Davidge
In last month’s issue, Nancy Davidge argued that it is critical to shift our focus from ‘what’ to ‘why’ when we approach communications. In Thinking Strategically About Church Communications – Part 2, she takes us further, encouraging us to articulate the ‘how’ and ‘who’ – two important questions to ask when building a communications plan that is both strategic and effective.
By Kris Vieira
Pictures can tell powerful stories without relying on a single word. In Take Better Pictures For Social Media, Kris Vieira shares pointers to help you ramp up your visual communications skills and take photographs that truly resonate with your audience.
By Charis Bhagianathan
While church communication brings its own unique challenges, the best communicators are almost always excellent multitaskers. Meaningful communication involves planning, strategic thinking, a keen visual sense, creative writing and so much more. In this issue, we highlight resources from church communicators to help you plan, build and sustain your important work.