communications

How to do live polling in church.

Last month we hosted a series of messages at Liquid where we featured "live polling" as a core part of the message.  The "big idea" of the series was to use national interest in the upcoming election as a jump off point to talk about the Kingdom of God.  Tim...
communicationsstrategy

Facebook Best Practices for Churches

How does your church leverage Facebook? Are you creating compelling social content that is drawing in your community and propelling your mission forward? Facebook represents a massive missional opportunity for your church ... did you know that: 1.5 million local businesses use Facebook to reach their customers? people spend 1...
personal productivitystrategy

Stop Learning. Start Applying.

What if we took a week where we deliberately stop learning and just applied what we already knew?   Rather than searching for that perfect strategy or idea we actually took to put into action the information we already had contained within us? Instead of reading another blog post about...
personal productivity

How to Host a Silent Retreat for Your Team.

September is typically an incredibly busy time of year in the lives of church leaders.  Programs are starting ... all the people who have been away for the summer come back to church and that adds some strain on the systems.  Once again we're faced with the reality that our...
communications

Who wants some free church communications coaching?

Does your bulletin look like the classifieds of a local newspaper? Is the announcement time during your service long and boring? Are you responsible for communications at your church but you feel more like a traffic cop than a communications expert? Today I'm pleased to announce the first in an series of coaching...
multisite

4 Secrets of a Successful First Month in a New Campus

In the coming weeks hundreds of new campuses will launch for multisite churches across the country.  The process is a lot like birthing a new baby . . . often times we are so focused on the delivery we don't spend time thinking about what happens after the new thing...
strategy

Factors for gaining (and keeping) momentum as a church.

I'm thinking a lot about momentum these days. Organizational momentum is a tangible asset that we need to cultivate, foster and steward in our churches.  Watch the first 44 second of this classic Jim Collin's video to get a sense of what I'm talking about. Here are some factors that I've...
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