Jerod Clark

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Modern Church Website Design

Looking to update your church's website in 2017? Here are some keys for modernizing your website as you think about what first impressions you want your church to make online.

Church Communications
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The Good and Bad of Stock Photography

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.

Church Communications
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Communications Takes Courage

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 Communications
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Free Ebook: Church Graphic Design 101

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. 

Church Communications
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Church Website Spring Cleaning

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. 

Church Communications
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Mother's Day Planning for Your Church

While Easter and Christmas often monopolize your planning efforts, research from LifeWay suggests you need to be intentional about preparing your Mother’s Day service as well. 

Worship
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A Strong Church Brand Keeps People Engaged

Think about the importance of the impression your church is making. What kind of image are people in your community crafting of who you are? What’s your reputation or vibe?

Community Engagement
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Fine-Tuning Your Easter Planning

You don’t need a reminder that Easter is quickly approaching. But as you’re fine-tuning your plans, I want to offer a few ideas for how you can make sure your work benefits the most people possible. 

Church Admin & Finance
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Content Marketing Basics for Churches

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.

Church Communications
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Balancing Christmas Tradition with Creativity

Planning for Christmas can be tricky for church leaders. There’s a sense of wanting to do something big. It's important to hold onto the traditions of Christmas and also find room for creativity.

Worship
  • Hi Ellen-

    I'd be more than happy to take a look at your bulletin.  You can email it to me: jclark [at] crcna [dot] org.  

    Jerod

  • Meredith, I understand your point.  We just have a difference in opinion about what constitutes accusatory language.  

    Thanks for sharing your concerns. I hear what you're saying. Hopefully...

  • That's a great strategy and a good filter.  Thanks for sharing.  

  • Meredith...it is certainly not my intention to put down anyones work.  My goal is to help people think more intentionally about communications.  How to strategically share information in the...

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    I'm not sure I have an answer for everything, but here are some thoughts.

    I did a quick Google search and found a variety of examples: http://goo.gl/rEjqn.  Most of them...

  • Good point Mark.  It's always important to know your audience.

    By the way, you're website looks good!  Nice work.

  • Hey Pete.  I just talked with a guy from Faith Street today.  I'm really excited to hear what they're doing.  Seems like it's actually helping people connect with churches. 

  • Yes, overkill is a concern.  That's why it's always inportant to look at your overall communications plan to see how things like your website, email and social media all work together.  Maybe you...

  • That's right Paul, non-profits get the business account for free.  Sign up information is here: http://www.google.com/nonprofits/.

    In general it's good to keep personal and professional...