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I read an interesting post today by Mark MacDonald called ‘7 Ways to Kill Your Bulletin’ on Church Marketing Sucks and felt compelled to write a follow-up post in response.

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7_social_media_tips

I’ve been a passionate advocate for churches to embrace social media for a few years now. More broadly than just churches, people often ask me how they can grow their platform on social media. I thought I would dedicate some time to that today. Continue Reading…

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best-Easter-church-websites

Every Easter I love searching around different church websites looking for the best designs and functionality. This year there are some beautiful church websites specifically developed for this profound season. Continue Reading…

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social_media_trends

As we begin a new year on social media I’ve been looking ahead at what trends there will be for churches and non-profits. Have you seen any trends? What social media tactics should/are you adopting in response? If there is one thing that never changes on social media is that there are always changes and new features!  Continue Reading…

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Free_Christmas_Graphics_Church

It’s not too late to get your free Christmas graphics for your church or store them in your Christmas design stocking for next year. Here are some really good examples and six free christmas photos that my team has put together. Continue Reading…

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Church communications tips

It’s my 46th birthday today. Yes I’m 46… time goes so quickly. So I thought I’d share 46 brilliant tips, ideas and strategies from my blog and around the web that will help you step up to that next level in church communications.

It’s half way through my birthday and I can’t believe I just thought of this so I better keep this light and tight. Here are the all 46 tips, ideas and strategies (in no particular order) bursting with birthday goodness:

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Best Church Websites

I was recently listening to an Andy Stanley Leadership podcast where Andy talked about ownership. Andy told the story about where he walks around this church and picks up the rubbish as he finds it. Eventually his staff who were meeting with him hired a cleaner not only to help him focus on the meeting, but also because they realised that the rubbish was being cleaned because Andy owned every level of responsibility. Not just at the higher levels of leadership. But all levels. If he saw something was wrong. He helped fix it where he could. What Andy probably also knew was how people would react coming into his church seeing rubbish in the corridors.

Andy knows that first impressions really, really matter. In the first few seconds those visitors will form an opinion about his church. And its the same for your church both in your physical location and online. Continue Reading…

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Bite-size-communication-tips

Welcome to episode three of my bite-sized communications tips (It blew again today – so its a few bites now). Today I answer one of your questions about social media.  Continue Reading…

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Bite-Sized Communication tips

I’m piloting a new idea this week. Each week I’m going to answer one question and post a short reply via video on a Wednesday (my time). It will be short and sweet. To the point. You could say bite-sized! There will be no fancy ‘in-video’ graphics or sales funnel asking you to buy something later. Just me answering your questions about marketing, strategy, communication, social media or web.

If you like this, let me know and I’ll continue to do it. If not, that’s cool. I do like the idea as it does save me time and I can talk quicker than I can type.

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Can church marketing ever work? Does it only ever suck? Can a church only ever really focus their marketing efforts on the right audience? What should the message be? These questions have been rattling around my brain recently as we have been developing our own external marketing on a new project. Here are some of the thoughts that may help you in your own marketing to your broader community. Continue Reading…

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