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:

1. Finding the brand essence of your church – Brad Abare, Church Marketing Sucks

2. Why good design matters (and why some churches fail) – Steven Fogg

3. Measuring success in your social media – Josh Burns

4. Kem Meyer’s communication tips (short video)

5. 10 things you should never say to a designer – Phil Bowdle

6. The branding process from start to finish – Kevin Hendricks, Church Marketing Sucks

7. 6 Reasons Why Your Church Needs A Social Media Calendar [with a free template] – Steven Fogg

8. Tips for writing an effective press release – Kevin Peterson

9. 22 Common Mistakes Most Churches & Non-Profits Make On Social Media – Steven Fogg

10. 5 Things You Need to Know About the New Facebook Page Layout for Your Church – Josh Burns

11. Everybody wants a sound byte from the platform… now what? – Kem Meyer

12. Communicating simply – The Spaghetti test – Phil Bowdle

13. My Top 10 Church Logo Designs – Steven Fogg

14. Tell Better Stories – Phil Cooke

15. 5 Tips for Choosing a Memorable Church Domain Name – ChurchMag

16. 7 Social Media Tips That Will Take Your Church From Woe To Whoa – Steven Fogg

17. Improving Word of Mouth Marketing – Church Juice

18. How a single issue can destroy your perception (Or your reputation) – Phil Cooke

19. Biggest communications challenge nobody talks about – Kem Meyer

20. Social Media Strategy in Three Words – Phil Bowdle

21. How To Create An Email Newsletter For Your Church – Steven Fogg

22. ‘The Social Media Gospel’ – Meredith Gould

23. Church Communications Matrix – Church Juice

24. How does communications work with creative arts team? – Kem Meyer

25. What The Best Church Websites Do – Steven Fogg

26. Eight email failures (and questions for those that want to do better) – Seth Godin

27. 7 Reasons Why Your Church Needs A Communications Schedule – Steven Fogg

28. Empowering Brand Advocates – Church Juice

29. How To Communicate Your Church Service Cancelation – Evan Courtney

30. 11 Imaginative Ways To Use Social Media For Your Church – Steven Fogg

31. Why Breaking the Rules is Crucial to Your Creative Potential – Stephen Brewster

32. Brands are bigger that logos – Scott Magdalein, Church Marketing Sucks

33. 10 Church Branding Myths – Steven Fogg

34. How to Increase Church Newsletter Subscribers – Dave Shrein

35. Three Great Examples of Churches on Instagram – Darrel Girardier

36. My Secret to Building a Powerful Church Brand – Brady Shearer

37. 8 Creative Ways To Use Instagram Video For Your Church – Steven Fogg

38. 6 Ways to Improve Your Church Twitter Account – Church Juice

39. 7 Great Church Websites That Have Responsive Design – Steven Fogg

40. The 3 R’s Of A Successful Social Strategy – Stephen Brewster

41. 10 Practical Writing Tips – Kevin Hendricks, Church Marketing Sucks

42. How To Make Your Church Announcements More Effective – Steven Fogg

43. 21 Essential Traits For Creative Leadership – Stephen Brewster

44. Your Congregations Daily Digital Habits – Darrel Girardier

45. How to Design a Church Logo – Michael Buckingham, Church Marketing Sucks

46. 12 Social Media Tips For Church Leaders – Steven Fogg

Phew! I made it! Just like all good birthday meals I hope you come away full to overflowing with good quality communications food. So much so that you’ll need tracksuit pants!

Your Turn

I realise that I’ve may have missed a few great blogs here, but I was running against the time clock. It’s my birthday after all! Do you know of a good blog that has some great ideas on it? Share your reason why and a link below.