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Communications Inside West Ridge

Series Planning Process

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February 18, 2013

One of the most common things church creative teams do is take a sermon series or service from idea to execution. Throughout the years, I’ve been surprised to see that most churches do not have an intentional system and process in place for sermon series planning.

Every churches process may…


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General

Art Is In You

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February 14, 2013

What is art?

Art makes us feel. Sad, happy, angry, joyful? Doesn’t matter.¬†Art doesn’t make assumptions.

Art takes us somewhere we weren’t a moment ago, escaping us from a reality we didn’t know we were stuck in.

Art overflows from vulnerability that is scared to be revealed, but hides in us all.

Everyone…


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Social Media Volunteers

Social Media Strategy In 3 Words

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February 11, 2013

It’s easy to start a social media presence these days without ever defining what the purpose and strategy is behind it.

At West Ridge Church, social media is at the core of our communications strategy. Our Facebook Page has grown 70% over the last 15 months and has a weekly…


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The Hiding Spot For Creativity

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February 8, 2013

Have you heard one of these phrases recently in a meeting?

Don’t have enough time
Costs too much
Don’t have the right equipment
Don’t know how to
Need more people

Me too. In fact, I’ve often been the one saying them.

You know what I’ve found though? Constraints have a way of fueling creativity, not limiting…


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Communications General

Developing A Communications Plan

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February 6, 2013

As Communications Director here at West Ridge Church, I oversee our internal and external communications through our web, video, print, design, social media, marketing, and sunday messaging/announcements. At a big church with tons of incredible things happening each week, that can be a lot to keep up with!

To help…


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My Start As A Hesitant Blogger

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February 6, 2013

Do you have something in your life that you know you need to do, but have been pushing off for way too long? For me, that thing has been blogging.

For years, I’ve been building a list of blog ideas on a range of topics. To be honest, it’s just…

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.