September 12, 2013 Troy Page

2 Common Complaints of Communications and Creative Arts Staff Members

by Troy Page, The Unstuck Group

I have felt the anxiety of a looming fall series and the constant pressure to make the promotion and programming better than ever. Planning is very challenging when a series has been delayed for one reason or another and the clock is ticking away with no direction for graphic design, promotions, song selection or creative elements for the series.

The tension rises knowing I will be evaluated on the creativity, excellence and effectiveness of the series promotion and execution. When our team is finally able to have our planning meeting, we find ourselves scrambling to pull it all together. Can you relate?

There are two common frustrations among communications and creative arts staff members:

  1. The staff can’t get enough series content information to dial into the theme and heart of the sermon.
  2. The staff can’t get ahead with enough lead time to be as creative, excellent and impactful as they could be (most series need at least 6-8 weeks lead time for design, promotions and video production).

So who is to blame? Sometimes it is the lead communicator who has a hard time getting ahead on his sermon content, but often it is a broken planning system that doesn’t create the structure and accountability necessary for everyone to plan ahead and ultimately create better services.

The Unstuck Group has heard your cries and wants to help. Our consulting team has developed a coaching and mentoring plan to help  you create next level series and worship services. This plan begins with a ministry assessment followed by onsite visits where we will walk beside you and help you plan your next ministry season from idea to execution.

Let us know if you would like to learn more about our Series & Services Planning Strategic Development.

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Troy Page

Troy Page

Troy serves as the executive pastor of communications, at Pinelake Church in Mississippi. He oversees communications, marketing and video production. For over 15 years he served on the senior leadership teams of Fellowship Church (Dallas/Fort Worth) and West Ridge Church (Dallas,GA). He served as a lead teacher communicating with audiences of 20,000+ people. He also has experience working with Dave Ramsey and The Lampo Group.
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