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What Makes for a Great Church Creative/Communications Director?
By Len Wilson · May 15, 2018 • A great church creative director is equal parts brand ambassador, storyteller, metaphor maker, creative coach, and strategist.

The 4 Best Target Strategies for Getting the Most Out of Social Media
By Keri Rafter · May 9, 2018 • As consumers spend more time online, new types of behaviors are increasing, including connecting with friends, following brands, sharing contacts, all especially useful for a church strategy looking at outreach.

Respect Through Communication: Show Love To Community In This Simple Way
By Mikayla Kayne · May 4, 2018 • By neglecting to communicate, a church can cause a dire mess for paid staff or volunteers, and can literally put people in harm’s way unintentionally as a result.

Does Your Ministry Need To Have a Farm System?
By Michael Edgar Myers · January 15, 2018 • Where churches struggle – in the planting phase, and especially in the aging period – is that so much of the work is too often left done in too few hands.

The 4 Obsessions of a Purposeful Creative Pastor
By Luke McElroy · November 29, 2017 • Often creative-minded individuals don’t find revelation in powerful, polished and preachy-like messages. They find revelation in the context of the community around them asking deep questions in safe environments.

Christmas Production: Using Story Structure in Tech to Create the Best Experience
By Keri Rafter · September 5, 2017 • We need to be asking, does tech in services enhance enough, to support the message? Does it improve the service and help more people discover your church?

Team Development: Investing in Your Volunteers is Key
By Van Metschke · July 18, 2017 • For some of us techie types, it would be easier to focus on the mechanical, the task, and the equipment, but those on our team are the most important asset we have.

Keys to Equipping Volunteers Each Weekend
By Duke DeJong · May 31, 2017 • If you’re struggling to get volunteers engaged in what you’re doing, take a step back and look hard at whether you can make serving easier for people who might show an interest.

Florida Church Adds AVL Gear to Reconfigured Assembly Space
By Andres Caamano · May 25, 2017 • Church project install includes a new Yamaha console, three Crown amplifiers, Community speakers, a pair of Optoma projectors and Blizzard lighting.

Team Development: What Matters Most Is People
By Andy Needham · May 23, 2017 • Excellence can be admired and observed. For our congregation, they can be wowed, but not changed. Engagement is a much better goal.

Volunteer Recruitment: Finding, Keeping Tech Volunteers
By Marcus Hammond · March 23, 2017 • The best techs will find your ministry on their own. They love it. They can’t help but help.

Volunteer Recruitment: Truly All About Relationships
By Ralph Hicks · March 8, 2017 • In seeking to bring in volunteers, potential new recruits should feel like they are missing out by not being a part of your community.

Church Communications: Not Everything Is Important, Use Tiers
By Brent Mann · February 28, 2017 • Churches often find themselves announcing all events in the same way, from special happenings involving the whole church or community, down to the small meetings run by a select few.

Easter Production: Create ‘Wow’ Moments and Build on Them
By Stephen Brewster · February 8, 2017 • With Easter being just a few weeks away, what has been learned and refined over the past year to work toward creating 'wow' experiences?

The More with Less Church: Seeking To Accomplish More
By TD Staff · November 14, 2016 • We are eager to give birth to new ministries, but are lousy at letting old ones die.

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Worship Facilities Magazine, March-April 2018
The March-April 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about how to prepare, prevent and respond to church violence, a look into what church management software can do for your church community, and a piece on how a once popular nightclub venue was transitioned to become Shoreline Church's new home.


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