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Contact: Katie Strandlund
March 3, 2014 (Los Angeles) – Churches are ready to get started in communication, but they need some help. 43% of church communicators have four years of experience or less, according to a 2013 survey by the Center for Church Communication (CFCC). Only 22% have more than 10 years of experience, which means the church communication field is dominated by beginners.
The Center for Church Communication and its flagship blog, Church Marketing Sucks, announce the launch of a series of beginner ebooks for churches and communicators who are getting started. This new series covers writing, websites and landing a job, three volumes available separately or collected in a single ebook.
“Starting out can be a challenge,” says CFCC board president David Uribe. “We want to help individuals and churches make those first steps in communication.”
Getting Started in Church Communication: Landing a Job covers the challenging process of finding that first job—or a new one. It offers a detailed roadmap to walk job searchers through the process, from internships to interviews, portfolios to prayer.
Getting Started in Church Communication: Copy Matters is all about writing. Churches need to wield words with wonder. It includes practical writing tips and techniques, plus specific ideas to improve copy and fine-tune the writing process.
Getting Started in Church Communication: Web Basics goes online for church websites that wow. If a church needs a website or a better one, this is the place to start. Timeless strategy, practical details and realistic expectations are the order of the day, rather than specific techie details that will be outdated next week.
Plus each volume includes expert insights from church communication pros in the trenches.
It’s time to get churches started. Each volume in the Getting Started series is available separately or collected in a single ebook, available now in multiple digital formats. Visit GettingStartedSeries.com for more.
Founded in 2004, the Center for Church Communication is a firebrand of church communicators, sparking churches to communicate the gospel clearly, effectively and without compromise. The organization’s most visible project is Church Marketing Sucks, the church communications blog with coverage in the Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age, How Magazine, The Boston Herald and more. CFCC has previously published the highly successful Outspoken: Conversations on Church Communication and Dangerous: A Go-to Guide for Church Communication.