This post isn’t about saying “yes” or “no” to using stock photography in general. Instead, we want to help you think strategically about stock images and when you should avoid them.
I find there’s a major disconnect between churches wanting to improve their communication and actually doing it. The challenge is that these conversations require knowing the church's mission and vision.
Church bulletins need images. Social media relies on pictures. All this means you need to understand basic graphic design. Our free ebook, Church Graphic Design 101, walks you through common design projects.
There’s something about the first warm day in Spring that gives us a rare enthusiasm to clean our homes and yards. As a church communicator, it’s also a great time to look over your website.
You’ve probably heard the news that the CRC is launching a Digital Library exclusively for CRC churches and members. You may wonder, “How will the Digital Library benefit me and my church?” or “Why a digital library?”
Last week it was announced that the CRC will launch a free Digital Library in April along with a 20% discount for CRCs in June.
In part 4 of this Church Data Storage tutorial series, we are going to look at reports.
In part 3 of this Church Data Storage tutorial series, we are going to look at workflows.
Content marketing is a perfect fit for churches. It’s true. It might sound like another generic business term to you, but it’s at the core of what you’re already doing.
In part 2 of this Church Data Storage tutorial series (part I found here), we are going to create the lists that are useful in a CRC context.
My church is in the process of redoing our member directory. It's a big job and this time we are putting everything into an online database (Planning Center). Here's a tutorial on getting started.
A huge appeal of Instagram is that it is visual, allowing stories to be told in a way that simply could not be done by text alone. Is your church currently using, or considering using, Instagram?
I know the church directory is intended to be a resource for members to be able to contact each other. Yet I wonder, is it being used?
Churches generally desire (and intend) to use images, songs, and videos that are legal and free to use in worship or on websites. But where do we begin? Find some basic tips to get started!
We recently learned Google Apps is free for churches in Canada. Great news, but what if you're not a Google person? Fear not, Microsoft offers the same feature set as Google Apps...and it's free, too!
Is it possible for Faith Alive to make ebook/kindle versions of previously published material? Good resources quickly go out of print and it seems a shame to not be able to access them in any way.
Great news - Google for Non-Profits is now available in Canada!
Right at this moment, four people are using the 'Church Finder' on crcna.org. And what churches are they looking for? Yours.
Churches have a wealth of great content. It’s true. Yet so many churches struggle when it comes to finding the right things to post on social media, websites or other communications avenues.
If podcasts can help reach a bigger audience with the love of Jesus then let’s do it! Right?
Is your church website going to be ready for Easter? Here’s why it matters...
Building and maintaining a good website is a struggle for many churches. Here are some of the most common roadblocks you can remove to give your website a better chance.
We have created a short tutorial that explains the simple process of subscribing to a topic, author, or specific post on The Network.
In this guide you’ll find an introduction to the basics, guidance for setting up your account (with examples from other churches), posting strategies and a look at Twitter ads.
I would like to be able to give people the opportunity to watch the sermon on Sunday even though they are not able to attend in person. I'm asking for help to find out what kind of technology do we need...