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Church: Perfectly Designed for Women?

The typical U.S. congregation is 61% female Count noses at church this Sunday. If your congregation is typical, 61% of those noses will have lipstick underneath. Christianity is the only major world religion with a man shortage. Why? A business guru once said, “Your system is perfectly designed to give... read more

Are Church Emails Worth the Effort?

A church recently lamented that they only have a 14% open rate for their emails. Plus their click-through rate was extremely low. Their church communicator was wondering, “is it worth the effort?” It’s a great question. It’s a bigger issue though. Much like a parent who’s telling their teenager something,... read more

What He’s Done Devotional

I will never forget what He has done. But sometimes, I do. Sometimes, I forget. I get caught up digging in the trash all around me, and I forget. i get lost in the noise, caught up in the busyness, engage in teh criticism, and forget. We write grocery lists,... read more

Why Men Don’t Sing in Church

It happened again yesterday. I was attending one of those hip, contemporary churches — and almost no one sang. Worshippers stood obediently as the band rocked out, the smoke machine belched and lights flashed. Lyrics were projected on the screen, but almost no one sang them. A few women were... read more

Stop Copying: Do these 3 Things Instead

Communicators have a high expectation of creativity. In planning, concept, design, and execution. Maybe, we should also toss in “mind-reading” to fill the rest of a communicator’s creative thoughts.  We also don’t live in a closed microcosm either. While we’re juggling our many tasks, everyone on staff (along with us)... read more

Leading Creatives

There is a tension between leaders and creatives within any organization. Leaders cast clear vision. Creatives craft subjective art. Leaders push for advancement. Creatives push the envelope. Now there isn’t a complete binary between a leader and a creative but there are some repeating gaps that happen because of how... read more