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7 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting A Stage Announcement

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April 22, 2013

One of the most challenging things in service planning for pastors and communication leaders can be managing stage announcements. Without a system and strategy in place, you can quickly find yourself stuck in a rhythm of spending 10 minutes on announcements at the end of the service, while not…


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General

Top 3 Posts From My First 2 Months Of Blogging

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April 17, 2013

Two months ago, I started my journey as a hesitant blogger. It feels great to finally have this blog launched, but I am really excited about the months to come. Looking back at the first two months, here are the top 3 posts:

Series Planning Process
Social Media Strategy In 3…


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4 Mistakes From My First 3 Years As Communications Director

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April 8, 2013

March 2013 marked my 3 year anniversary as Communications Director at West Ridge Church. It has been an incredible blessing to to work for a church that I love, respect and would choose to attend.

These three years have been filled with some triumphs, challenges, loss, and lessons. I still…


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Communications Inside West Ridge

Easter 2013: A Communications Case Study

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April 3, 2013

Easter 2013 has now come and gone. If you are part of a church staff or creative team, you know how crazy the weeks and months are leading up to a huge day like this. At West Ridge Church, we had an incredible weekend across 2 locations with our…


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A Simple Method For Capturing & Telling Stories

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March 18, 2013

It’s not that hard to lead people to Jesus when you tell them a story which they are in.
-Erwin McManus

One of the most powerful ways to cast vision and inspire life change is to share a story. 

At West Ridge, the vision of our communications team is to tell the…


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Work Smarter, Not Harder

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March 11, 2013

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first hour sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln

The most successful projects I’ve been a part of have one thing in common: at the beginning, time was taken to establish the problem needing to be solved and…


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How To Build A Volunteer Social Media Dream Team

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March 5, 2013

One of the most frequent questions I get about social media for churches is how to run a volunteer based social media team. Reality is, for most churches, social media is too big of a job for one person to handle. So how do we fix that? Through building…


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Communications General

2 Lessons From The Harlem Shake

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February 25, 2013

In February 2013, the Harlem Shake officially took over social media feeds and computers everywhere as the greatest viral web sensation since Gangam Style.

On February 3rd, a Harlem Shake dance video, based off of a song by Baauer, started a firestorm of spin-off videos. Within 12 days, 40,000 new…


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Video Interview Link

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February 22, 2013

I recently did a video interview with Tim Peters discussing the challenges of church communications, how to manage the daily madness of church communications and leading up in your organization. Check out the post here.

Tim is the creator of Sayge, a monthly church communications training resource that would be excellent for…

PHIL BOWDLE
Atlanta, GA

Hi my name is Phil. I'm the Creative Arts Pastor at West Ridge Church in NW Atlanta. This blog exists to provide practical resources that can transform how you communicate and create for your church.