Hard to believe that my dad passed away one year ago today. Still doesn’t seem real. I think about him every single day and miss him terribly. I’m thankful to all of my family and friends for their love, support and encouragement this past year. I can’t imagine dealing with this without you all. The post below is something I wrote about a week after his death. I miss you Dad and can’t wait to see you again.
Last Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 is a date that will stay with me for the rest of my life. It is the day that my life changed forever. It is the day my dad left this earth to spend eternity in Heaven. And I will never be the same.
My dad was an incredible man. A hard worker. Always happy. Always smiling. He loved people and they loved him back. At his funeral I heard countless stories about my dad – some I had heard before and many I had not. It didn’t matter if it came from a high school friend, someone he went
If your church or organization isn’t planning ahead at least 6-8 weeks at all times, you’re already behind. How’s that for an opening line?
For most of you who are reading this right now, you know I’m talking to you. If your calendar, your life, your schedule, your teams feel like complete chaos and stress, the likely culprit is a lack of planning. And as the leader, that is 100% your fault. So what can you do about it?
So far this week we’ve talked about How To Find A Communications Director and What Skills A Communication Director Needs. So now that you’ve found this awesome person (or you are this awesome person), what are the first things you should do?
There are tons of little things that you’ll be needing to do and some are more obvious than others. But I want to give you five big things that are super important. The first two are very practical and the other three are more big picture, but together they are the five most important things you need to be doing.
In yesterday’s post we talked about how to find a great communication director for your church. Due to the mad retweet love it’s obvious this is something many of you are either currently dealing with or at least thinking about.
Today I want to go a step farther and talk to you about the skill set that person needs to be successful long term.
Having a dedicated communication person on a church staff is still a relatively new thing. But in our world of 24/7 news cycles, social media, streaming video and smart phones it is becoming more and more of a necessity – and not just for the biggest churches.
Even many medium and smaller churches are starting to recognize that they need someone manning this post at all times, even if it’s a volunteer or a part time position at first. The challenge is that by and large these are unchartered waters for churches and highly qualified applicants can be few and far between. So how do you find that right fit for your church?