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5 Trends Church Communications Leaders Should Watch in 2013

Things are changing rapidly in the world of communications tools. I'm even writing a book about how to communicate an unchanging gospel in such a rapidly changing world. On LinkedIn's blog, Ilya Pozin shared 9 trends entrepreneurs need to watch in 2013, and four of them (my first four below) jumped out at me concerning the world of church communications. 1. Crowdfunding With the flow of capital to entrepreneurs becoming smaller and smaller each year, we’re likely to see an …

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What the Greatest Minds In Church Communications Know

Very little... in a good way. Last night, I sat in a big room at Saddleback where I was surrounded by geniuses in the field (speakers and panelists from Cultivate 2011 as we held three brief conversations about three different themes: How do we keep things simple? How do we keep things social? How do we make things viral? And here are the big themes I walked away with. None of us know much. We know trends. We know tools. We have a handle on culture. We can …

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Jolt! by Phil Cooke. Make Change Work For You

Change is guaranteed to be consistent. Our personal growth is not. I first met Phil Cooke at a conference at Prestonwood Baptist Church a few years ago where he signed a copy of another of his books for me - Branding Faith. Listening to Phil speak to our breakout session about media and branding fed my hunger to know how to communicate more effectively. Phil has a knack for such tough subjects. In his latest work, Jolt!: Get the Jump on a World That's Constantly …

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10 Unique Gifts We Hope to Have Under our Tree

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Saddleback Church Control Room – A Mind-boggling Place

Brandon Cox Sent from my iphone …

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How to Promote Your Online Church Campus

THIS is cool! Jay and Jordan Kranda put this together (possibly with other conspirators) as a way to promote the Saddleback online campus. Jay has a big heart for this ministry and it shows. I want to make some observations after you watch... There are several things to learn from this video promotion... Spreading your content around on sites like Youtube opens another pathway into your ministry reach. Doing quality video in HD shows professionalism. Being human …

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You Need to Know Kerry Bural (@KerryBural)

A little over a year ago, I was entering a period of searching for God's will in my life. I felt tugged in different directions. I love being a Pastor and believe I'm called to it, but I also have a huge passion for communications, media, and design. One of the conversations that shaped my present assignment was with Kerry Bural. Kerry went to seminary, but is passionate about church and ministry communications. While I was struggling with the need to be either a …

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You Need to Know D. J. Chuang (@djchuang)

I'm sitting at a Saddleback viewing party for The Nines conference, and directly across from me sits a guy with a Macbook Pro covered in a bright orange cover boasting a cool vinyl decal simply displaying "@djchuang." If for no other reason than his sweet Mac gear, you should know D. J. Additionally, with a single click (to D. J.'s page), it's obvious D. J. understands "social." He understands media, and listening to him will absolutely help you understand how to …

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Living In the Tech Cloud

My seven-year-old daughter will never have known her parents to be without cell phones or laptops. She had a computer lab at her preschool. We rent movies from a red box - like buying a soda. And she's convinced her daddy made Twitter, whatever that is. …

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