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Is Your Communications Team A Service Department Or A Ministry?

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January 16, 2017

Have you ever had a ministry leader approach you with a big idea?

The conversation starts innocently enough with a need to promote an upcoming event or ministry, but quickly turns into talking about tactics like “We need t-shirts, a billboard, a new logo, business cards, and pens!”

The rhythm most churches are…


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10 Free Or Cheap Ideas To Promote Christmas At Your Church

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November 14, 2016

Christmas is coming! That fact means you’re probably reacting in one of two ways.
1) You’re rushing to find your favorite Christmas album or playlist to get in the Christmas spirit, or 2) You’re already getting anxiety over how stressful the Christmas season will be.
No matter how you feel, we…


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Dear Senior Pastor

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September 18, 2016

Dear Senior Pastor,

I’ll cut to the chase, because I know your time is short you’ve got a lot on your plate. If you’d be willing to give me a few minutes, I’d love to share my heart with you about what I see as one of the problems we…


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Should Your Church Be On Snapchat?

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July 24, 2016

Should your church be on Snapchat?
My answer is different today than it was a few months ago.
I’m usually an early adopter when it comes to new technology or social media platforms. Like many people, when I started hearing about Snapchat, I quickly downloaded the app to check it out.
I…


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The 4 Questions Every Great Story Answers

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June 20, 2016

Many years ago, before I was a creative arts pastor, I got my start in creative ministry as “the video guy.” At the time, that meant that I mostly creating highlight videos from camps or mission trips. Honestly, it didn’t take a whole lot of skill to do what…


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What I learned from my one month sabbatical

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May 1, 2016

During the month of April, I did something I haven’t done since Middle School. I had a whole month off with no work responsibilities. I had a one month sabbatical.

Where I serve at West Ridge Church, we take staff health very seriously. So much so that our Pastors and…


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The Authenticity Generation

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March 2, 2016

We have a “Millennial” problem in the church. Statistics and attendance are showing that Millennials are leaving or not connecting to the church at higher rates than ever before. Meanwhile, churches across the country are trying to find the best new tactics for reaching young people.

So what can churches…


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Where Have You Been?

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June 13, 2015

I’ve answered the same question to dozens of people over the last couple months. The question? “Where have you been?” Fair question. My consistency on social media and blogging has taken quite the dip. Here’s why:

Baby
On December 26th, my wife and I welcomed Ethan Andrew into the world. These last…


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Redefining Excellence

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October 9, 2014

For my first five years working in creative ministry, I was obsessed with the idea and the destination of “excellence.” I always felt excellence was a value often forgotten or overlooked in the church world, and I tried to make it my mantra as a young creative to fix…


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Top 5 Posts of 2013

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December 31, 2013

On February 6, 2013, I began my journey as a hesitant blogger. Through this last year, I have learned a lot and have had a blast connecting with many of you! I’ve been blown away by the emails and stories from church communicators, pastors and more all over the…

Phil Bowdle
Atlanta, GA

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