I'm Yvon Prehn, the founder and primary content creator for this website. After over twenty years of writing about church communications and traveling all over North America leading seminars to help churches communicate more effectively, I now work out of my home in Ventura, CA creating the content for this website that includes articles, training materials, videos, and e-books to provide simple, practical training in print and digital communications to help churches fully fulfill the Great Commission.
I work hard to make everything I teach on the site something any church can learn from and use with a limited budget and time. I don't expect anyone who does church communications to have advanced training in design, marketing, or technology when they come to this resource site. I realize most people doing church communications cram that work into already full days. With these realities in mind, all my templates and samples are created with either MS Word or MS Publisher and most recently Canva. I love pushing the envelope in what you can do with these programs and on this site I've shown people how to create website banners, graphics, and book covers and more with these programs. I also use free or low-cost resources to edit images, create videos, and websites.
Parts of the site are only accessible to ECC Members. For prices and how to join, CLICK HERE. I set up the membership area so that I wouldn't have to charge people every time I created a new e-book, training video, template, or other resource. I wish I could give it all away for free, but since that isn't possible, this seems like the best solution. Church communicators are on a budget and I felt that if they could plan a month to month or year to year, on a consistent cost, or purchased a life-time membership, it would be easier for churches to have the content and training needed. The pricing is very reasonable ($9.99 a month, $99 a year) and something that I trust will fit into any church budget. However, if for any reason, (missionary, poor, oversees, whatever) that costs too much for you and you would like the resources on the site, simply email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. We have scholarships available.
In addition to the practical training parts of the site, there are also hundreds of blogs, articles, and tips on managing and leading a church communications ministry in an effective and Christ-honoring way. All of this material is free on the site, though it may also appear in books. This material comes from my continuing interaction with church communicators all over the world, my research, and thoughts on church communications.
The ultimate purpose on this site is to help churches to fully fulfill the Great Commission—to help people come to know Jesus as Savior and to grow to mature disciples in Him. Effective communications are essential in that process and my prayer is that our Lord will use the site to help you create them.
For questions, requests for training or resources in an area of church communications, or more information, please email me: email@example.com