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Let’s be honest, it would be terribly scary to pray in public around the flagpole of your school. But that is what the organizers of See You at the Pole are hoping that thousands of students will do on Wed. Sept 22, 2021. For one of the previous years, the organizers of the event challenged churches with this:
Did you have the courage as a teenager to meet early one morning outside your school and pray?
Would your courage be strengthened if you knew a group of adults had planned, prayed, and supported you in every way possible for weeks leading up to this day?
Though the organizers of See You at the Pole are adamant and rightly so, that the events of the day should be totally student-led and student-organized, those of us adults who love the students in our churches and communities can support them by prayer. We can pray that they are brave in identifying as people who believe in God, fearless in sharing that prayer is important, and that God uses their prayers to help bring many to know Jesus.
At the end of this post are files of social media images and printable flyers or bulletin insert images you can download and use to inform members of your congregation about what the students will be doing and to remind them to pray for the students while they are praying for their world. [Read more...]
How some things change and how others stay the same! Below are two training videos from around 3 hours of training in creating communications with the computer which was a very NEW thing when I did the videos. I recently found them and decided to share them because it amazes me how the need for BASIC Training in church communication skills and the inspiration and motivation for why we do it in the church continues to be needed.
Below are the two videos and below them are the descriptions I put on the YouTube site. I know they are lengthy, but I do think they will be well worth your time to watch.
This video, How to Use Your Computer to Make Better Newsletters, Bulletins, and More was made 25 years ago but the basic design principles in it are still useful. The description that follows is the same for both PART ONE and PART TWO of the video.
I recently (August 2021) found a copy of this video set in my files and though there is some outdated content and I have no idea what I did to get my hair to look like it does in the video, the majority of the video content is extremely useful. In addition, basic skills training like what is presented here is very hard to find for church communicators.
For training, you can find lots on the latest social media channel you should be using. How to write in a way that reaches busy people, basic design principles for any media, how to manage and stay strong spiritually in this challenging work is much harder to find. All this and much more is in the two videos. [Read more...]
Whoever wrote that song, "Summertime and the livin' is easy" did not work in church communications.
The pace and type of activities change in the summer, but with Bible camps and special events, there is a lot of work to be done.
Hi, I'm Yvon Prehn and welcome to the Effective Church Communications Podcast.
In our podcast today I'll give you some tips for more effective summer communications. CLICK HERE for FREE TEMPLATES of communications that you can use for effective outreach this summer.
For the original article that forms the basis of this podcast, go to: https://wp.me/pDky9-7pK