Five heartfelt, yet affordable, gifts for church volunteers

If your church is anything like mine, you cherish your volunteers.  Without these faithful servants who sacrifice their time and energy for the cause of Christ, our churches couldn’t come close to achieving all we’ve seen this year.  If you’re a volunteer at your church – we thank God for you!

More and more churches are taking up the fantastic initiative of Volunteer Appreciation Evenings –…

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Shoutout to all the women involved in church media and tech

To all the women managing your church’s website.

To all the women sitting behind the sound desk on a Sunday.

To all the women operating the computer and projection system.

To all the female Social Media Managers, Graphic Designers, Camera Operators, Video Editors, Database Coordinators and Media Directors.

You girls rock. We thank God for…

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5 tips to work smart in creative ministry

You’ve probably heard the old saying “work smart, not hard”. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of that phrase. We should work hard. God tells us to work hard (Col 3:23). But in a church, where we probably have limited time, limited resources, limited staff, limited skill sets, limited experience…(you get the idea…), we may not have the luxury of being able to work as hard as we…

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Freebie — Women’s Ministry Booklet Template

After the great response we got from our Free Finance Infographic (Adobe Illustrator template), we have another freebie for you! For no other reason that because we love Jesus and we love you guys, we want to gift churches everywhere with this free template for Adobe InDesign. This time, it’s a 12-page booklet to be used to communicate Women’s Minsitry to your church.

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Guarding your heart in creative ministry

As a Church Communications Director, I’m pretty much living the dream. It continues to astound me that every single day, I get to use creativity, art and technology to contribute to my church’s mission of reaching the lost for Jesus. Many of you reading this will probably be in a similar position. Whether you’re paid or voluntary, if you are involved in your church’s website design &…

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Stop asking for photographers at your church events!

Okay, I admit, the title of this blog is slightly misleading… We do think you should arrange for someone with photography skills to come prepared to capture shots at your next church event, but we don’t think they should stop there!

Next time you organise an event for your church, be it a women’s night, men’s breakfast, kids’ club, youth retreat or family camp,…

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Stock Music Basics

It’s so encouraging to see more and more churches delving into the world of video and visual technology to spread their message and carry out their mission. But one key factor that all church video creatives need to know is that amazing videos can’t solely rely on what the audience sees. It’s what the audience hears that makes all the difference.

Subconsciously, this is…

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Four ways your church can prepare for Christmas

Christmas has snuck up on me, once again. While I’m still trying to figure out how on earth it’s December already, those around me have already finished their Christmas shopping, presents wrapped and menu planned.

Hopefully, your church began planning Christmas months ago, and already has a plan, theme and strategy to get you through the Christmas season. But if Christmas has snuck up…

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Six things every visitor to your church wants to know

Visiting a church for the first time can be a strange experience. Most people will feel anywhere between “a little bit awkward” to “downright terrified”. It can be easy to bombard visitors with all kinds of information about your vision, ministries, mid-week groups and events, but here are six easily-forgotten things that first-time visitors actually want to know.

1. Where…

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