Church Office Advice: First Aid for Anger

How to deal with anger in the church office

Ed. note: Christian communicators not only communicate the gospel in the materials they produce, but by their lives. As this extremely helpful article by Gayle Hilligoss shows, responding positively and constructively to anger in others and in yourself is an important communication skill to learn. An assistant new to the church office was pondering if this…

Invitation cards for BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY 2014

This invitation is free for everyone, just click to download a PDF of it.

September 21, 2014 is Back to Church Sunday. It was inspired in part by these statistics: “82% of the unchurched are at least somewhat likely to attend church if invited” –Dr. Thom Rainer, The Unchurched Next Door Yet only 2% of Christians EVER invite someone to church! In addition to the challenge of the quotes above,…

Don’t judge, INVITE! a great video and challenge

I LOVE THIS! We can preach and preach to encourage our people to invite people to church, but sometimes nothing beats a motivational video. One little note . . . . the impact wouldn’t have been nearly so powerful had it not ended with one person sharing a piece of paper with an invitation on…

Making Your Workspace Work

Organize your office

You may spend more hours in your office than in any other room in your environment. How is this important space working for you? You may not—or you may!—be able to swing a major re-do, but it is quite possible even a few little changes could make a big difference in your comfort, disposition, and…

Essential website and social media house-keeping for Fall

Be sure your digital church life is as tidy as your physical church.

Just like we often clean the house before a special event, we also want our digital church home to be tidy. With your website and social media, going into fall is a good time to make certain that essential house-keeping tasks are taken care of for your website. Though not as exciting as creating special…

Details Matter—Looking Good in Print

Details matter in church communications

When it comes to looking good in print, small details make a big difference. As one ministry assistant pointed out, “Members use word processing at home now, so they pay more attention to our printed materials and notice how we put things  on the page. I really want to feel secure about how the bulletin and our…