Effective Church Communications Podcast by Yvon Prehn

Effective Church Communications Podcast by Yvon Prehn

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Church communication is one of the most challenging ministries because it is often the gateway to the entire church. To do it effectively requires more than the latest images, social media, and technology tips. You need timeless strategy, inspiration, and Biblical challenges that work no matter what tech tools and channels you use, the size of your church or age of your audience. You’ll get them here. This podcast is part of the ministry of Effective Church Communications, www.effectivechurchcom.com. Go there for articles, resources, training, and free templates that are ministry-effective. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yvon-prehn/support


#20 Summer Strategies for Church Communications
Dec 7 • 22 min
Whoever wrote that song, “Summertime and the livin’ is easy” did not work in church communications. The pace and type of activities change in the summer, but with Bible camps and special events, there is a lot of work to be done. Hi, I’m Yvon Prehn and…
#19 D-Day and Church Communications: with words from C.S. Lewis and memories of my Grandfather as they left England the morning of D-Day
Jun 6 • 10 min
Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day and while we commemorate and honor the sacrifices of those who stormed the beaches of Normandy I think it is appropriate to remind everyone who is involved in Church Communications that you are daily involved in…
#18 Father’s Day—Beyond celebration—how to make the ministry most of it to grow Dads spiritually
May 29 • 16 min
It’s easy to look at Father’s Day as just another holiday to do up a special bulletin and social media for and to say a few nice things about Dads during the church service. But did you know you can do so much more as communicators for Jesus? We need to…
#17 SPECIAL PODCAST: Yvon Prehn reading “One Mother’s Prayer”
May 6 • 3 min
This short piece, One Mother’s Prayer, is a true story that is both an encouragement to pray for children and an assurance of the power of prayer to change a destiny. The written version been published more times than anything else I’ve written. It was…
#16 Mother’s Day—Make the Most of the Untapped Potential for Evangelism and Outreach
Apr 29 • 11 min
Mother’s Day gets the third highest attendance at church right behind Christmas and Easter. What churches often forget is that the large increase in people does not come from more Mothers attending—they are there every week! It comes from the unchurched…
#15 What can happen if you work hard on your event, but don’t have time to work communications FOR the event
Apr 16 • 8 min
Will you get the same number of people the Sunday after Easter that you have on Easter Sunday? We know we won’t, but in Today’s podcast we’ll talk about how you can increase the response by what you do on Easter Sunday. First, I’ll share the true story…
#14 Was Jesus a Zombie? Consider this question before you finalize your Easter Sermon
Apr 10 • 9 min
Was Jesus a zombie? Please understand, there is no irreverence or shock value intended with this question. It was an honestly asked question from someone who was totally unfamiliar with church. After I got over my shock of being asked this question (and a…
#13 Make it OK for visitors to reject Jesus at Easter
Apr 8 • 13 min
What are your expectations for Easter at your church? Especially for those that are visiting for the first time and who may be totally unfamiliar with the Christian faith? In answer to that question, I’d like to propose that you Make it OK for visitors to…
#12 Connection Cards—What really works best to get people back to your church after Easter is one of the least impressive things you do
Apr 4 • 12 min
Many churches go all out for Easter celebrations: special music, drama, free food, an Easter egg hunt or petting zoo for the kids. Though all these things are fun and may impress visitors with the ability of your church to put on a special event, there is…
#11 Beyond the Easter Egg Hunt—ways to involve children in Easter outreach and evangelism
Mar 24 • 12 min
Many churches hold Easter Eggs hunts of various kinds, petting zoos and other events for the children of their communities and that’s wonderful, but here are some ideas for ways that you can involve the children themselves in outreach and evangelism for…
#10 Why just “Come to Easter at Our Church” isn’t enough in your Easter Outreach materials
Mar 20 • 15 min
What do you think it is in your Easter Outreach materials that will draw people outside the church to your Easter Services? We know many people will visit our churches for Easter events—how can we connect them not only with the church, but with a…
#9 What if your church did NO advertising for Easter? Or other seasonal outreach times? Try this Biblical alternative!
Mar 10 • 14 min
What if your church did NO advertising for Easter? No sending out of postcards purchased from some national company that end up looking like the several other churches produce. Hi I’m Yvon Prehn and welcome to the Effective Church Communications Podcast!…
#8 What Tesla can teach us about successful church marketing
Mar 5 • 10 min
Did you know that Tesla sells more luxury cars than any other company? I was surprised when I read that statistic, but even more interested when I read how they did it. Let me share the terlerati.com comment on it and then I’ll talk about how this…
#7 Don’t default to Magical Thinking when planning your seasonal outreach
Feb 21 • 20 min
Easter is fast approaching and as we look at all the work ahead, don’t you wish that people would magically appear at your events after one announcement from the pulpit or one notice in the bulletin and in social media? Not only that, wouldn’t it be…
#6 Hark the Herald Angels Sing—But WHY?
Dec 9, 2018 • 4 min
This is an audio file of our very popular Christmas letter that shares the gospel message of Christmas in the format of a popular Christmas carol. Please listen and be encouraged and download and share with others. Free printable copies of the message can…
#5 More than a Pretty Face—Free Templates with a Ministry Strategy
Nov 25, 2018 • 10 min
There are lots of church communication templates out there, so why should you use our? First of all they are FREE, but more than that there are 4 reasons why our templates are unique. Next, they are in PDF and MS Publisher format so they can either be…
#4 Don’t be a Secret Saint, a better way to do outreach!
Nov 13, 2018 • 10 min
Have you ever been in a situation where you do outreach activities or acts of kindness as part of your church, but you never see anybody come to church because of it? Well, I’ve got some ideas for you that can change that. In today’s episode, we’ll talk…
#3 Recognize & win in the biggest challenge in church communications—spiritual warfare
Oct 12, 2018 • 9 min
What would make your work go better as a church communicator? Is it if you had better tools? A bigger budget? More time? Though all those issues are important, we are going to talk about how the work you are doing is more than what it seems—it is…
#2 A Better Way to Use Halloween for Outreach, plus Was Jesus A Zombie?
Oct 11, 2018 • 19 min
Many churches are concerned about the evils of Halloween and that’s understandable, but it can be a fantastic time to energize your people for outreach and challenge people with spiritual realities. The question, Was Jesus a Zombie? isn’t being…
#1 How to not be overwhelmed with technology changes & challenges
Oct 7, 2018 • 16 min
How should you respond when you read something online that by the power of the stories or statistics shared, makes you feel that if you don’t immediately respond to the technology advertised your church will be left behind ….in reaching your world, being…