Mark MacDonald
Mark MacDonald is a Bible Teacher, speaker, best-selling author of Be Known For Something, and communication strategist for BeKnownForSomething.com and the Florida Baptist Convention. He empowers churches to become known for something relevant (a communication thread) throughout their ministries, websites, and social media. His book is available at BeKnownBook.com and amazon.com.

3 Myths of Church Communication that Get Everyone

Effective communication takes time as the correct messages are produced consistently. Producing the right messages takes talent and skill especially when consistency is required. Here are 3 church communication myths that need to be understood.

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3 Ways to Turn Boring into Fascinating

Make your communications about THEM and less about YOU. Say it as quickly as possible. They’ll feel the love. That’s the role of all church communication today.

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The Vital Need to be a Church Unique

You can create a different kind of church and become known for something very different and bold apart from the others in town. People will overlook most other things and drive great distances for something that’s unique.

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Do You Know WHY People Like Your Church?

Figure out what the majority of your congregation likes, appreciates, and promotes about your church, something that’s well done and, hopefully, is unique to your community. Then make sure you tell them, so they can tell others.

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These Three Things are Essential to Great Communication

Effective church communication is a wonderful, enjoyable product but you need to assess the complicated parts before setting out to accomplish the overall task.

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The Cattle Ranching Secret of Clear Church Communication

Three ways church branding is similar to cattle ranching.

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The Power of Brevity in Communicating for Change

We say too much. The more you talk, the more your audience seems to disengage. So when you feel they’re not listening, you talk more.

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3 Listening Practices for Church Communicators

A communicator enjoys talking and pushing information, but an effective communicator must listen more than they talk.

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Three Church Communication Mistakes to Avoid

Here are 3 costly mistakes many churches are making in the communication department.

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comment_post_ID); ?> Thank you for sharing such a good article. It is a great lesson I learned from this article. I am one of the leaders in Emmanuel united church of Ethiopia (A denomination with more-than 780 local churches through out the country). I am preparing a presentation on succession planning for local church leaders. It will help me for preparation If you send me more resources and recommend me books to read on the topic. I hope we may collaborate in advancing leadership capacity of our church. God Bless You and Your Ministry.
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