Communications

Optimize Internal Communication for Maximum Impact

Internal communication affects your ministry’s external impact more dramatically than you might realize. If you want what emerges on the outside to be compelling, then you should strengthen your internal communication by practicing healthy habits.

Communications

7 Signs It’s Time to Overhaul Your Ministry or Church Website

This is the first post in a series on how to add value to your brand through your website.Your website is your ministry’s new front door. Think of it as your online curb appeal.It tells people that you’re either open for business or nobody’s home.

Communications

4 Secret Tips For Rocking Your Whiteboard

At Resonate, there’s a method to our creative and strategic madness.And today we’re giving you an exclusive peek at a Resonate secret weapon for fostering strategic, creative, and team collaboration. Think of it as a behind-the-scenes tour of our top-secret branding, marketing and communications laboratory.

Communications

How to Keep Your Team from Going Adrift

It happened . . . somehow, you lost your way. Team members have jumped ship, and you’re sailing right past your ministry goals. Despite robust vision and mission statements, your ministry seems to be floating adrift.‍What went wrong?‍

Communications

The Importance of Values Over Ministry Trends

It is relatively easy to create and set trends in ministry these days. It can be as simple as starting a new program for discipleship or changing the style of worship that stretches your people.

Communications

Ministry Branding DNA Convergence—Core Values, Competencies and Passions

Yesterday, I spent several hours in Texas consulting with a great ministry about helping them with a comprehensive rebrand effort, and a subsequent national rollout. At one point in the conversation, I encouraged these leaders to be very intentional about allowing their unique brand attributes and propositions to organically emerge out of their brand DNA. You’re probably thinking, so what in the world does that mean?

Communications

Lean Into What You Love

In my line of work, it’s usually full-on craziness. I mean, typically, we have to remind ourselves to slow down, catch our breath and simply pray. Project details are flying everywhere. Deadlines are smacking us in the face and good things are happening. Really good things!

Communications

Listen & Hear What Your Team Isn’t Saying

A few months ago, I was invited to consult with an executive pastor and one of his team members. It was a large church that had a lot going on, but we were just going to talk and get to know each other. There was no agenda. At least that’s what I thought.

Communications

Technology Should NOT be a Substitute for Meaningful Human Interaction

This weekend, while returning from onsite client meetings, I had a grueling travel experience.It started out with the usual stormy weather concerns, but round after round of delays kept bumping us late into the evening. Things quickly went downhill from there.

Communications

Ministry Leaders: Try Whoa for a Change

On a recent consulting trip, a client suggested that I stay at a quaint little Amish Inn while in town. It was an honest-to-goodness family owned hotel, and they also ran a restaurant next door.On my way to eat breakfast, I came across an intersection with a sign that made me stop and think.

Communications

Feeling Overwhelmed by Ministry Communications?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the breakneck speed of ministry communications? Does everything seem really messy, complex and challenging right now? If so, you are definitely not alone. That’s at least some good news.

Communications

5 Ways to Keep your Meetings from Wasting Everyone’s Time

Some meetings truly are a waste of time and creative energy (ok, lots of meetings). And we’ve probably all attended meetings that felt like they accomplished nothing but effectively pooling group ignorance. But your meetings don’t have to be so unproductive!

Communications

Ministry Communication Commandment: Thou Shalt Know Thyself

A few years ago I made a really silly mistake. Well, it was probably more like a stupid mistake. I decided to try and fix a broken water pipe under our house and chose to opt-out of seeking professional assistance. At least initially.

Communications

7 Ways to Get Unstuck

Sometimes you just feel stuck. Stuck in a loop of fear or panic. Stuck in the past . . . or the future. Stuck in the now.

Communications

14 Urges Leaders Should Resist Every Day

If you are like every other leader I know, you have to constantly identify and manage certain areas of your life that threaten to take you down. We all have them. Yes, even that leader who seems focused, tidy, successful and super spiritual.

Communications

Three Layers of a Total Church Communications Strategy

Plenty of churches communicate well, at least in one aspect of communications. What we often lack, however, is a comprehensive and cohesive total church communications strategy.

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