Everything Is Beautiful

Everything Is Beautiful

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. – Ecc. 1:9 Ray Stevens sang a song called “Everything Is Beautiful” Lyrics Everything is beautiful in its own way Like a starry summer...
Wisdom.

Wisdom.

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints. – Proverbs 2:6-8 Take a few...
Meetings Are Toxic.

Meetings Are Toxic.

The worst interruptions of all are meetings. Why?: • They’re usually about words and abstract concepts, not real things. • They usually convey an abysmally small amount of information per minute. • They drift off- subject easier than a Chicago cab in a snowstorm. •...
God’s Faithfulness.

God’s Faithfulness.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. ~Galatians 5:22-23 Psalms 36:5 says “Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness...
Church Comms Trap.

Church Comms Trap.

There’s a trap that those of us who work in church communications ministry fall into sometimes. No, not talking about that Chinese finger trap you keep in your desk drawer. We’re talking about the title trap. This means we tend to view our positions as “administrative...
Be Our Guest.

Be Our Guest.

Did you know? Disney Imagineers have gone as far as wearing padding on their knees to crawl in and around the parks at Disney World. Why would they do that? They did that just to see and experience the parks through a child’s perspective.I know a few people that work...
Getting Started with Google.

Getting Started with Google.

Google has a great number of tools that churches can use to leverage their effectiveness in communicating internally and externally to their communities.  We used Google for pretty much everything. These tools allowed us to collaborate as a church staff during the...
How to Drive Away First Time Guests.

How to Drive Away First Time Guests.

I have the honor of reading this book and reviewing it before it releases on Oct. 27, 2014. It’s such a great book…one we have needed for a long time. Walking into a church for the first time can be scary. Are you making your first-time guests feel...
An Ebook?! Yep.

An Ebook?! Yep.

I had the pleasure of contributing for Church Marketing Sucks newest ebook – Getting Started in Church Communications: Copy, Web & Jobs. I want to encourage you to check out the website and download a copy to your mobile device and start reading. If you are just...
Strategy.

Strategy.

If you find that you “ain’t got time for that” then I encourage you to make time. This is so important and should actually help guide you in some way, shape or form towards a more developed communications strategy. I want to share with you some steps I have had to...