Hey friends, it’s time to get our merry on! Ugly sweaters! Christmas tunes! Sparkly everything and an excuse to eat cookies for breakfast! Who doesn’t just love this time of year?
Yeah, OK, you’re right: Christmas can be rough on church communicators. But don’t you worry: From a ready-to-go Advent devotional book and helpful and encouraging webinars to resources that’ll transform you into a Christmas invitation ninja, we’ve got you covered this Christmas.
If you’re not a Courageous Storytellers member, you can get a glimpse of all our Christmas resources below (and a few freebies!), but you’ll need to join to get access. Learn more about membership or join now.
PS: While we’ve got some of our Christmas social graphics below, head over to our social images page and filter for “Christmas” to see our full offering.
God Rest Ye Stressed Communicators: Planning Christmas for Your Church
Christmas is coming—break out the eggnog and candy canes! But for church communicators, this isn’t always a season of peace on earth and goodwill toward men. Christmas often means pulling out all the stops—adorable pageants, packed pews, beloved music. Not to mention planning it all on a very limited budget. Drawing on the expertise of more than a dozen church communicators, this is one gift you’ll definitely want to open early.
Christmas is wonderful—but it can also be pretty tough on church communicators. So we’ve got some encouragement in video form from 12 church comm pros. Watch these videos when you need a boost (click on the ‘full screen’ icon to make them larger or click the three dots to download).
We shared the first three videos with the world, but the rest are for our members only. Join now (or log in if you’re already a member) to get access.
Understanding the Facebook Pixel
Kenny is founder of Church Butler, a “done-for-you” service for churches offering well-designed social graphics for every day of the month plus social media training. He also keeps a blog.
Join now to view this video, or you can watch one more for free:
Christmas Outreach With Phil Bowdle
Learn about West Ridge Church’s Christmas at West Ridge Christmas lights community outreach and get some tips for how you can do your own community outreach program at Christmas.
Phil Bowdle is the creative arts pastor at West Ridge Church and a frequent instructor with the Center for Church Communication’s events.
Christmas Documents & Templates
Avoiding the Christmas "Comparison Trap"
Sometimes it can feel pretty crushing to see huge churches pull off grand productions. Luckily, God doesn’t call you to mimic the “big guys,” and this piece has three ways to embrace the team and culture you’re in this holiday season.
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Advent Calendar Social Graphics
Get a social media Advent calendar: 25 social graphics featuring Bible verses and a countdown to Christmas (in square and landscape, with and without the countdown). Members can grab the InDesign files and make their own edits.
9 Things To Do To Get Ready For Christmas (Early)
Believe it or not, Christmas is just weeks away. That may not seem like much time, but it can be if you plan properly. Review this checklist now to get ahead of the game.
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Christmas Photo Checklist
Christmas services can go by in a blur—don’t miss this opportunity to get some great photos. We’ve got a checklist that can help.
Christmas Survival Checklist
You’re going to put hours and hours into planning holiday events for your church this season. Join or login to download a checklist that will help you reflect, evaluate, and celebrate how it all went.
Ready-for-You Advent Devotional
Wouldn’t it be great if you could provide your church family with a daily Advent devotional? Wouldn’t it super-fantastically amazing and wonderful if that Advent devo were done and ready to go? Well, it is. Login to download text-only, print-ready, or customizable files.
Last Minute-ish Christmas Ideas 2017
Have you a hit a creative wall with Christmas yet? Login to download this list of 54 Christmas ideas to get going again!
Website Evite Tool
Login to download a zip file containing several files to add to your website (plus instructions) to create a custom invite tool for your people to use to invite friends to church.
Christmas Social Media Campaign Guide
Login to download a guide to using social media at your church during the Christmas season.
Guide To Using Facebook Ads To Promote At Christmas
Login to download a step-by-step guide to effectively using Facebook ads to promote your Christmas services and events.
Church Communications Christmas Planner
Login to download a PDF planner that will help you plan out your Christmas communications efforts.
Christmas Guest Autoresponder Sequence
Login to download a series of emails to send to Christmas first-time guests to help them learn about your church and invite them back in the new year.
Christmas Social Graphics
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