Training

Sometimes you just want to go a little more in-depth on church communications topics. That's where our training library steps in with free ebooks, white papers and case studies. 

Church Graphic Design 101
Church Graphic Design 101

Communication styles change and you need to  know basic graphic design so you can visually tell your congregation’s story. This free ebook will walk you through common design projects step-by-step using Canva. We’ll also share design best practices to help you build your skillset and make you a stronger communicator.

Twitter For Your Ministry
Twitter For Your Ministry

Is your church using Twitter in the best way it can? Are you still trying to decide if it's even the right tool for you?

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. 

Media Relations 101
Media Relations 101

As a church, there are many ways you could encounter members of the media. Whether it's for good, like a community service initiative, or a less desirable crisis, you need to be prepared. With advice from a formal TV journalist, this short ebook can help you with the basics of interacting with the media.

Facebook For Churches
Facebook For Churches

Facebook for Churches is a 32-page quick read loaded with tips, real life examples and strategies for getting the most out of your church Facebook page reguardless of your experience level.  Whether you’re attempting to pick the perfect Timeline photo or trying to figure out what and when to post, this resource has you covered.  

Case Study: Ten Tips for Using Door Hangers
Case Study: Ten Tips for Using Door Hangers

Door hangers can serve their part in a well-rounded marketing campaign. In this case study, you'll get 10 tips from a new church plant that used door hangers as a part of their strategy. We cover everything from mapping neighborhoods and following local soliciting laws to analyzing rate of return.

Case Study: Church Juice Branding Process
Case Study: Church Juice Branding Process

From fine tuning our vision to creating the branding, we took intentional steps and made strategic decisions that formed what Church Juice looks like today.  Since we want everything we do to be an educational opportunity for you, we've published this case study with insight on what we were thinking as we picked a name and logo for this ministry.

10 Essential Questions to Ask Before Using A New Communications Tool
10 Essential Questions to Ask Before Using A New Communications Tool

Your church can't do it all. In this resource, we take a look at areas you should consider before deciding to use a new communications tool. These questions will help you think through issues like defining audience, allocating resources, choosing the right voice to use and dealing with pastoral questions.

Six Things You Can Easily Accomplish in the Next Three Months
Six Things You Can Easily Accomplish in the Next Three Months

We all get busy. That's life working in a church. This resource gives some easy improvements you can do that won't take a lot of time, but they can make a difference. Topics include: website auditing, spring cleaning, signage, volunteer training, creating a Facebook page and limiting service announcements.

Direct Mailing 101: Don’t Get Lost in the Clutter
Direct Mailing 101: Don’t Get Lost in the Clutter

Some say it’s not worth the money. Others believe sending a postcard still works. But in today's media saturated society, there are areas you need to think about before ever calling the postman to pick-up your postcards. We take a look at defining audience, focusing on your message, design basics and the technicalities of sending out the mailing.

Case Study: ECRC Fun Fest
Case Study: ECRC Fun Fest

When Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church was moving to a new building in a different part of town, they wanted to meet their neighbors. The church hosted a week of events which ended with Fun Fest. Read what ECRC learned from throwing a big party to share vision and services with a new community.

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