“I wouldn’t want your job!” It’s not uncommon for church communicators to hear it. Because what you do isn’t easy. It’s hard work. But incredibly rewarding to invest your life in a God-sized calling.
That’s why we’re introducing the Certification Lab, a two-day collaborative mentoring conversation with several national church communicators. This workshop is designed specifically for those who are new to the role of a church communicator. In addition to the two-day gathering, there will be follow up assignments and conversations done virtually.
It’s a huge opportunity for church communicators and it’s coming to Nashville in October. We will cover a wide range of topics including websites, logos, branding, social media strategy, web strategy and design basics.
Space is limited so learn more about the Certification Lab and sign up today.
The Echo Conference is coming to Dallas and we’ll be there. The Center for Church Communication (CFCC) team will have a booth where you can stop by and say hi. We’ll be sharing details about a new training initiative, sharing more results from our recent survey, offering books for sale and hosting a dinner gathering.
We hope to see you there.
If you haven’t registered for Echo yet, get on it: We’ve got your discount.
Earlier this year we conducted a church communications survey and we’ve started to share the early results. Over at Church Marketing Sucks we’re sharing some details about church communicators and they churches they serve, including some fancy graphics. Here’s a quick glimpse at the numbers:
Large churches don’t have a corner on the communications market. Trinity+Main is a church plant in Vancouver, Canada, that’s making some intentional decisions about how they communicate. Read more about how Trinity+Main is a Firestarter.
Firestarter is a way to recognize churches that have ignited ideas and sparked brilliant communication. The hope is that this project will fan the flame and spread those creative embers to other church communicators. Read more about Firestarter.
We’d like to welcome Tim Peters to our board of directors. Tim has more than 10 years of experience in church communications and currently runs Sayge, a monthly church communications training program. We’re eager to have his experience.
Unfortunately, we also have to say goodbye to Lori Bailey who is stepping down from the board. We’re grateful for her service and insight.
You can read more about our current board of directors.
Since Justin Wise announced his resignation, we’ve had an opening for an executive director. We’re looking for someone who can help lead the Center for Church Communication forward, an organization where courageous storytellers are welcome. We wanted to open this opportunity to the church communications community and make sure we’re getting the best person for the job. Is that you?
Download the Executive Director Job Description (PDF, 142 KB, 2 pages) to find out.
Send in your resume and cover letter to Katie Strandlund.
The Center for Church Communication’s 2012 annual report is now available. The report of the past year includes updates on where we’ve been, financial reports, a history of the organization, bios of our team and an update from Board President Drew Goodmanson:
I’m in my final year as Chairman of the Center for Church Communication (CFCC) Board. It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve church communicators these last three years. I will take much joy from the relationships I’ve formed and from the experience of seeing the transformation of CFCC, which many of you will only see the fruits of in 2013.
Download the report:
CFCC 2012 Annual Report (PDF, 11.3 MB, 18 pages)
We believe in supporting you, the courageous storytellers, the church communicators around the world telling the greatest story ever told.
But sometimes it’s hard to know who these storytellers are: What kind of education do we have? What are our responsibilities? What’s a fair salary?
So we’re launching an annual survey of church communicators. Every year we hope to collect this data and publish the results, offering a benchmark and on going insights for the community.
Will you help? Please take a few minutes to answer the questions in our survey. It should take you less than 10 minutes.
Take our survey: 2013 Church Communicators Survey
We recently sat down with some of our newer board members for a little Q&A session. Absorb the collective knowledge:
Big thanks to these folks and all our board members.