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State of the Church Bulletin

Receiving a church bulletin as you walk into a worship service has been the norm for decades. Certainly, church leaders have put the bulletin through several facelifts over the years. However, perhaps the most significant shift in recent years has been the move to a church app version of the bulletin.

5 Funny Sermon Illustrations You Can Use This Week

There’s a time and a place for everything, and sometimes humor in the pulpit can be a good thing. Humor can put people at ease, and help to break down barriers. A funny statement gets people’s attention, and through a humorous illustration, a serious topic can be better received or understood.

YouVersion Bible App Celebrates 10 Years

It's hard to believe that YouVersion is celebrating its 10th anniversary, yet at the same time, most of us can't imagine life before this revolutionary Bible app. Whether connecting with scripture through audio in the car, doing a Bible study with your kids, or sharing your Sunday service bulletin, the YouVersion Bible app has certainly changed the world for the better.

5 Steps to Building Your Church Bulletin in YouVersion Bible App

The hugely popular YouVersion Bible app was created to put the Bible in everyone’s hands via their smartphones and handheld devices. Today, the app has multiple features that make engaging and interacting with church members during services easy and fun. This free app is the #1 downloaded Bible app online and has been installed on over 300 million devices. People love it and use it daily because it easily keeps the Bible in the palm of their hands, is available in thousands of languages, and offers many valuable ways to connect with the Word of God on a daily basis.

5 Tools to Keep Your Church Connected This Holiday Season

Although secular media generally glosses over the spiritual component of Christmas, this holiday is one of the most important religious celebrations for Christians of nearly all denominations. This means that during the holiday season, churches have a lot of activity going on. Winter festivals, Christmas church services, holiday potlucks, and other occasions can bring in a lot of people. During this sacred time of year, it’s important to keep your church connected.

4 Options to Help Non-Designers Create Church Graphics

Creating custom-looking church graphics for upcoming sermon series, bible studies, children's ministry and youth ministry is no simple task. If you ever tried to open up Photoshop without any training (or downloaded GIMP, a free no-frills version of Photoshop), you know that graphic designers are worth their weight in gold. If your position at church (either as a staff person or volunteer) requires you to be responsible for church graphics and church communication, this article offers four options for how to go about creating or outsourcing for the graphics you need to effectively communicate with you church attenders.

7 Steps to a More Successful Church Bulletin

The church bulletin is far from dead, in fact, it's alive and well at most churches. It holds treasured information including weekly announcements, budget details and attendance records, in addition to upcoming events, contact details for church staff, and maybe even a handy "new guest" tear off form or half a dozen inserts. While some churches have moved away from print-centric communication, others rely on it greatly. If you’re still creating a weekly bulletin, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here are some ways to be strategic and ensure you have a successful church bulletin.

5 Simple Church Bulletin Announcement Strategies

Getting rid of the printed church bulletin might be not be feasible for a number of different reasons. Although technology aims to replace paper and other technologies, sometimes, well, most of the time, a blend of old and new just might be a good fit.

In talking with multiple churches, we've found some good ideas to help you get moving in the right direction: