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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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Separating fact from fiction: A guide to critical thinking

How can we limit the impact of viral falsehoods in the Information Age? How can we guard against being manipulated? What would Jesus share? Read More

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Physical mail is not out for the count. Revisit your mail strategy and think about when and why you might send paper to people via their local mail carrier. Read More

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Are online relationships healthy for teens?

As our young ones start exploring online relationships, it's critical that churches learn how beneficial digital fellowship is, how to provide protection and how to audit their communications. Read More