Communication

  1. My Road to Accountability

    Article My Road to Accountability

    My own experience with accountability started in my teenage years, the summer after my sophomore year in high school, when my youth pastor, Tom, sought me out and asked me if I…

  2. Reframing Church Vitality

    Article Reframing Church Vitality

    How do you ‘frame’ discussions concerning congregational vitality? What jargon, anecdotes, stereotypes, interpretation schemes, etc., do you use to explain why some…

  3. Social Media Vital to Disaster Response

    Article Social Media Vital to Disaster Response

    Two of the most powerful tornadoes ever documented struck the Oklahoma City area during May. The first hit May 20, a few minutes before 3:00 p.m. It was EF5, the highest rating…

  4. The Quiet Pastor: Affirming Different Personalities in Ministry

    Article The Quiet Pastor: Affirming Different Personalities in Ministry

    Pastors come in different shapes and sizes. Each one brings a unique ministry that is expressed through his or her personality. Pastors' personalities allow them to excel in some…

  5. 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Bulletins and Newsletters

    Article 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Bulletins and Newsletters

    It's a rare church that has a graphic designer on staff, or even an experienced professional willing to volunteer for the sometimes-tedious task of compiling the information for…

  6. Handling Media in a Crisis

    Article Handling Media in a Crisis

    Often the best opportunity to speak faithfully in the media comes when something goes badly wrong and it is the church’s fault. You have the media’s attention, and you …

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