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Communications Audit

Could your church communicate more effectively? Are you getting the most value for your communications dollars? No matter how well we think we’re communicating, we may be able to do even better by asking questions, evaluating and making changes as needed. No matter how well we think we’re communicating, we may be able to do even better. How do we find out? We evaluate and we ask questions, evaluate again, and make changes as needed. That’s the basis of a local church communications audit.

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According to Ginger Gaines-Cirelli, preachers need to address the pain, injustice, confusion, and chaos in the world. She offers guidance on approaching controversial issues in meaningful and responsible ways. Image courtesy of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.

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