Posted on April 17, 2013 by Kevin D. Hendricks
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.
Posted on March 15, 2013 by Kevin D. Hendricks
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.
Posted on March 14, 2013 by Kevin D. Hendricks
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)
Posted on March 13, 2013 by Kevin D. Hendricks
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
Posted on February 28, 2013 by Kevin D. Hendricks
We recently sat down with some of our newer board members for a little Q&A session. Absorb the collective knowledge:
- David Uribe – The need for churches to let audience, mission and vision guide their communication decisions.
- Jacob Day – The value of a team, a network of peers and the support of church leadership in accomplishing the enormous job of a communications.
- Emily Elgin – “The single greatest thing churches can do to communicate better is to evacuate the building.”
- James Martin – seeing more churches ask “why” before they jump into the “what” of their online marketing.
Big thanks to these folks and all our board members.
Posted on January 31, 2013 by Kevin D. Hendricks
Since 2011 Justin Wise has served as the executive director of the Center for Church Communication (CFCC). Today he announced his resignation. We’ll miss Justin’s leadership, his bi-weekly (sometimes) Office Hours column and his towering height. (Ever met Justin in person? Dude is tall.) We’ll be making announcements about the future leadership of CFCC soon.
You can read Justin’s parting words over at Church Marketing Sucks, as he reflects on his time with us—which began as a volunteer back in 2010 and progressed to a leadership role in 2011—and looks to the future.
I started with the Center for Church Communication (CFCC) in 2008 as a newly-married, mostly clueless, questionably-dressed 27-year-old, working at one of the largest Lutheran churches in the country.
I mostly had no idea what I was doing as a church communicator, but I knew CFCC could help. And boy, did they ever.
Read the rest at Church Marketing Sucks >>
Posted on November 16, 2012 by Kevin D. Hendricks
Sometimes humor is the perfect spark. Laughter can ignite all kinds of things, burning away our insecurities and making people more comfortable. That’s why Pathway Community Church in Fort Wayne, Ind., is recognized as a Firestarter. Read more about how Pathway uses humor.
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.
Posted on November 12, 2012 by Kevin D. Hendricks
In addition to the new board members we welcomed last week, we also have some new (new-ish?) team members to introduce.
Katie Strandlund has come on board to help keep us organized. As a far-flung organization of volunteers and part-timers with no centralized office, it can be difficult to keep things on track. Katie is helping us get organized and get things done.
Adam Legg took over the Firestarter project earlier this year. He’s helping us find and shine a spotlight on churches that have ignited ideas and sparked brilliant communication. Plus, he’s making us want to visit his home state of Alaska.
Chuck Scoggins has been running our Job and Freelance Board and is now stepping up to take on a head role in the Church Marketing Lab. That’s a big job, so we’re very grateful to Chuck for his willingness to shepherd this community. He also has some big shoes to fill. Danielle Hartland was the previous caretaker of the Church Marketing Lab and is stepping down after a few years of loyal service. A big shout out of thanks to Danielle for all her hard work!
Learn more about all our team members.
Posted on November 2, 2012 by Kevin D. Hendricks
We’re excited to announce new board members for the Center for Church Communication (CFCC). Jake Day, Emily Elgin and David Uribe have officially joined our board of directors. We’re happy to have them board and especially excited for the new projects they’re going to be working on for CFCC.
Jake is the communications director at Bay Life Church in the Tampa suburb of Brandon, Fla.
Emily serves as the creative director at Christ Church outside Washington, D.C.
David is the director of arts and communications at Christ Fellowship Miami.
You can read their full bios here.
While it’s exciting to welcome new board members, it’s with a bit of sadness that we say goodbye and many thanks to out-going board members Chad Cannon and Kem Meyer. We truly appreciate their contributions over the years and wish them the best going forward.
Posted on August 24, 2012 by Kevin D. Hendricks
Tim Schraeder is resigning from his role as co-director here at the Center for Church Communication. Earlier this year Tim took a sabbatical to work with a church in Australia for the summer. He came back in need of a break from ministry and is moving away from church work. He’s now doing part-time social media work for an organization in Chicago and consulting. You can read more about this move on his blog.
We’re sad to see Tim go, but excited for his new opportunities. Tim has served as co-director since 2011 and as a board member before that.
In Tim’s place, our other co-director, Justin Wise, will be continuing in the role of executive director.