In celebration of Digital Evangelism Month, Effective Church Communication is making the following books free for the month of May.
The first one is a link to our new digital resource on Smashwords. In the coming weeks I'll be doing a detailed analysis and how-to of the site. I'm still testing a number of things on it, (formating is a challenge and they take a long time to get materials posted and other concerns) but my initial analysis is that it can be an incredible resource for churches and individual believers to share their stories and teachings.
This book on Smashwords is a special edition of my best-selling Connection Cards, connect with visitors, grow your church, pastor your people, little cards, big results.
I put this book on Smashwords because you can download it in almost every imaginable ebook format: for Kindle, phones, PDF, HTML, all kinds of e-readers.
This is a book every church needs to read (and it's FREE!) as many have told me it will totally change how you make a significant connection with visitors. If you want to explore my Smashwords site (I will probably have more books on it by the time you view this), just CLICK HERE.
Books to help you create Effective Church Communications
Following that are some of my ebooks that have proved useful to church communicators--they illustrate a variety of skills and topics. You have permission to make digital copies of any of these materials and pass them on to other church communicators.
When I first encountered MS Publisher in the early days of creating communications with the computer, I would have never imaged I’d be recommending it as the program of choice for churches.
But times changes--in addition, I found the more I worked with it, I realized it was an honestly fun program to use with flexibility to create not only print publications, but graphics and web designs easily. It has also remained very inexpensive (all the non-profits pricing resources are in this book) for churches to buy for an entire team.
In interactions with other church communicators, I’ve found that though many use MS Publisher (more than any other program as my surveys show), at the same time some still primarily use MS Word because they don’t realize how much more Publisher can do and some don’t use Publisher because they think it isn’t “professional” enough. I hope this brief publication will change both views. In addition for anyone who does communications in your church or oversees those who do, I urge you to consider MS Publisher, especially if you haven’t looked at it in some time.
This book is extensively illustrated for each point. CLICK HERE or on the image to download it.
This Special Edition of our book on Planning is part of our overall materials on planning. So often we tend to think that we have to do big, extravagant things to impress people and to get them to come to our church.
Sometimes big and impressive does work, but quite often it is the little things that really get people to come to your church.
The challenge is—which way of doing communications is the most successful? This book will help you figure that out and then implement successful strategies in your church.
CLICK HERE or on the image to download it.
If these materials have been useful to you, please consider a membership in Effective Church Communications.
Each week new resources, including articles, ebooks, training webinars, templates for church communications and ready-to-print PDFs for seasonal church events and outreach. This is training for people who do church communications, particularly for small to medium-size churches where the person responsible for communications has little-to-no previous training in design or communication creation. Membership starts at only $9.99 a month or $99 a year for individuals or small churches.
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