Young people are literally using your website to decide whether or not to come to your church. While I recognize there is a growing number of churches who are intentional about their website, I worry that group is the minority. And I can’t emphasize enough how much this matters. Here are 3 things many church websites unintentionally communicate:
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Multisite churches have many unique challenges. Yet, one of the most common issues we see in multisite churches is this: multisite communication.
We are losing the content battle. Searching people are finding answers from everyone but the local church. Communication in the church needs to be more active now than ever.
Looking for new ways to reach your church audience? We have your answer: it is fast, easily accessible and seriously underutilized for making disciples.
When there is so much to do, we often don’t know where to start. Establishing these four simple rules will lead your team to effective church communication.
Want to expand your message’s reach? Here are two simple streaming tools few churches are leveraging to their maximum potential.
My good friend Kem Meyer recently shared the only two documents you need for your communications strategy. Whether your team has written tons of communications strategies or you have yet to write your first one, Kem shares the wisdom of committing to simplicity.
Most organizational communication problems are really something else. Still, when churches sense their message isn’t getting through, they often dive headfirst into changing the technology or the graphics, trying more announcements, redesigning the site, etc. Perhaps you lead at one of those churches. The problem is they are often trying to solve the wrong challenge…
In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I talk to Joe Dobbins, Lead Pastor of Twin Rivers Worship Center in St. Louis, Missouri about reducing complexity within churches. Churches often get stuck because they are trying to do too much. That’s why it’s crucial to identify and stop programs that are not working. You’ll hear Joe’s story, and Ryan and I talk through a framework for reducing complexity in your own church.
Is the language of the culture within your church toxic to people living in the culture outside it? What I’m not talking about is the “church people” we see in news clips holding venomous posters on the side of the road. That’s clearly toxic. What I am talking about is more subtle: church t-shirts that sell an exclusive membership. Or, rally cries intended to foster community within one church that instead suggest competition between churches. Or, insider language decorating an Instagram post without regard for how it may be interpreted in a public context. We say things outside our church walls that take on new meaning. We all need to get better at evaluating our language.
When it’s time to design your new student center, update the website, or refresh the…