Putting the Bullet In the Bulletin: One Year Later

Putting the Bullet in the Bulletin

At this time last year I was neck deep in designing the content and layout of a print piece that would replace our aging bulletin. As we’re moving into the fall season and ramping up communications for our fall kick off series, I’m taking some time to evaluate the effectiveness of the changes we made […]

5 Steps for Designing Church Infographics

Design infographics for church

This was our first rodeo with an infographic. And as I’m somewhat new to legitimate graphic design, I had to learn on the fly. Here are 5 importants steps I learned along the way that will inform the way we approach data-driven projects in the future.

Your Church Language Is Getting In the Way

Imagine, if you can, walking into your church for the first time. You are an unbeliever, showing up on your own for the very first time. Look around you and what do you see? What do you hear? Does it make sense? Do you understand it? Does it put you at ease and make you want to stay? These are questions I’m beginning to ask myself as I consider the philosophy and strategy that will drive some major communications projects in the near future. They are big questions. They are big questions because we have invested a lot of resources and thought power into the language we use to brand our programs, our values, and our church as a whole. Concepts that seemed brilliant at the time now make me wonder if we’re really being effective communicators or if we’re just talking to ourselves.