How to Stop Wearing So Many Hats

How to Stop Wearing So Many Hats

Hats. Many hats. If you are a church communicator you know the feeling. I know the feeling. It used to be me. You could say that my job title was, “wearer of many hats.” Until something happened that made my hats tumble. I want to help you avoid the great hat collapse...
#churchcomm, Let’s Get Our Saturdays Back

#churchcomm, Let’s Get Our Saturdays Back

“Do slides on Sundays”, they said. “It will be fun”, they said.   What they didn’t tell me when I first joined a church communication team was that I would have to learn a new program (the famous ProPresenter) and I would be waiting on...
Why Your Creative Team Doesn’t Need a Budget

Why Your Creative Team Doesn’t Need a Budget

Fifty dollars a month. That’s all a church in Seattle has decided to invest in communication. Fifty dollars! (pause for dramatic effect…) A month! The number may change from church to church, but I’ve heard it too many times. No budget. Three summers ago, my husband...
How to Get Your Pastor on Board with Creative Communication

How to Get Your Pastor on Board with Creative Communication

Read this real comment, by a real church creative, at a real church communication conference earlier this year, and tell me if you can relate. “So far, we agree heartily with everything presented here – but what do we do when our bosses don’t agree...
Strategy or Holy Spirit?

Strategy or Holy Spirit?

Do you cringe a little when you see the words “church” and “marketing” together? I know I can’t be the only one.  I’m not really sure why, given that marketing for churches is what I do for a living, and what I believe the Lord has called me to...
Church, You Gotta Listen

Church, You Gotta Listen

“Ya’ll must be quick to listen and slow to speak.” My paraphrase, but you know the verse. I’ve heard this verse many times, and still struggle. I know there are moments when I was not listening, just waiting for my turn to speak. You know, when your spouse is trying...