At the close of another year it’s always fun to take a look back and see what we accomplished. Hopefully your church is taking a moment to do this as well. It’s an opportunity to pause and reflect.
So we’ve got our top 10 posts of 2017, selected based on traffic and a secret algorithm. Here we go:
Church bulletins continue to be an area where churches need help, though some advocate that it’s time to say goodbye to the ol’ bulletin. Not everybody kissed their bulletin goodbye in 2017—some are sticking with a print bulletin.
Our annual rundown of events for church communicators continues to be popular.
Every communicator knows things don’t just get done. You need a plan to make it happen. One church has a communications playbook and they shared how it came to be and even shared an example.
The online request form has been a tried and true way for churches to formalize a process. But it’s not always the best solution, especially if it keeps you from developing relationships with other ministries. Relationships trump process every time.
We’ve got a collection of ideas and examples for how your church can get the most out of Instagram.
We’ve got a few ideas to help you do your job better. It’s time to get organized, be more efficient, and make the most of your time. (And if you need more help, we’ve got a full list of 75 productivity tips for members on Courageous Storytellers.)
Download our handy bulletin bingo sheet, and see if your church’s bulletin faux pas can score you a bingo!
We’re often asked what churches need to do about photo permissions. Do you need them? How do you get them? We explore some practical answers to this common question.
We explore some giving stats and trends to see help you make a case for a focus on giving.
And our top post of 2017…
This giant wall calendar of church planning is a thing of beauty. Your entire year on one wall? Everyone wanted to check this out.
Thanks for a great 2017. We wish you and your church the best as we launch into 2018.
Psst… need some help getting ready for the new year? We’ve got some free New Year’s social media graphics.
If you like the best of the best, you can always check out our top posts from previous years: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 (our archive goes back farther, but our lists of top posts don’t).