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How to Improve Your Church-Wide Communication

Communication is a very important part of how your church operates. You never want to hear “Oh, I never even knew that was going on” or “I did not even know what that was.”

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Some churches have a person or teams in charge of communication but a lot of us are in churches where this is not the case.

Here’s how you can improve your church-wide communication today:

Take Social Media Seriously

When we are talking about communication in the current times you have to embrace the power of social media to get the word out. From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram you must leverage these resources in a way that clearly communicates to your congregation and your community.

If you do not have at least a Facebook page get on that today. Set one up today and start delivering relevant content.

Here are some RookiePreacher resources to help you with this:

How Your Church Can Reach More People With Facebook 

Digital Discipleship: How To Create an Effective Strategy

Step up Your Email Game

Use E-mail to make announcements or send out your church paper if you still have one. You can also use it to connect effectively with visitors.

You can use a resource such as Mailchimp to make this process better.

Here are some RookiePreacher resources to help you with this:

Visitor Follow Up With Email Automation in Mailchimp [Video]

6 Parts to Successful Visitor Assimilation

Update Your Website

This is so important. Your website is the front lines of making a connection with your community today. Make sure it is pleasing to the eye and more importantly easily and clearly displays relevant information, times, and announcements.

Clearly and Concisely during the Service

Deliver key announcements at your service times. Do not let every little thing get announced because then it will go on for twenty minutes and no ones wants that. Make sure you prioritize what needs to be announced from the stage during live service times.

Things to Avoid Today

Phone Chains: these are not really effective anymore, just replace it with something else because you know how many times I have heard “I have not received a call in 6 months”? Too many

Solely relying on a weekly paper or bulletin: don’t do this, in this digital age there are better ways to deliver news and announcements.

 

Go improve your church-wide communication today!

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Written by Joe Hoagland

Joe Hoagland

Joe is a pastor at Grape Grove Church of Christ in Jamestown, Ohio. He is newly married to his awesome wife Jenna and together they have 2 spoiled dogs and a cat.

He loves to lead people to Jesus and preach God's word.

You can often times find Joe hiking, camping, writing, reading, or enjoying technology.

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