Sorry, No Events for 2018
The Intensive events in 2017 (and the Certification Lab before that) were a powerful opportunity to connect and train church communicators. Part of the challenge of these events is making sure we’re offering the very best experience. With that in mind, we have no events planned for 2018. We’re taking some time to reconsider the events and figure out how we can continue to make them the best church communication events possible.
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About The Intensive
The Intensive is a two-day concentrated workshop designed to help communicators from churches of all sizes improve their communications and marketing effort.
The format is a combination of lecture style (with some of today’s most renown church communication experts) combined with lab-style projects that leave people exhilarated, equipped, and empowered to communicate better.
Learn the difference between input authority and decision authority and what how to be successful with each.
Learn practical strategies that you can take back to implement immediately at your church.
Learn how to build a church communication team and lead it with excellence.
Social Media Best Practices
Social media is a constantly changing tool. Learn best practices to leverage it most effectively.
Developing Your Creativity
Walk away with a plan for being more creative and how to work more inspired.
Develop a toolbox of storytelling techniques you can use to advance the story of God at your church.
Series Planning Tips
Learn how to develop a sermon series, how to work with your lead pastor, and how to make services better.
Communication Mistakes To Avoid
Learn from the decades of experience of our instructors who’ve already made mistakes you can avoid.
What Folks Are Saying About The Intensive
One of the most worthwhile things I’ve ever done for myself and my ministry.Julie Snyder
Learned more about communications today than I have in the past year.Robert Carnes
I loved learning from seasoned church comm leaders at The Intensive today. Can’t wait for tomorrow and to bring it all back to my church!Allison Flores
The topics and the speakers were right on target with my questions/needs. I was able to apply some of the things I learned immediately.Jeff Brown
Dates and Locations
West Ridge Church
St. Louis Advanced Intensive
Whitewater Crossing Church
Christ Fellowship Church
8:15 – Check In
8:30 – Session One
10:00 – Break
10:30 – Session Two
12:30 – Lunch
1:00 – Session Three
2:30 – Break
3:00 – Session Four
4:30 – Evening Lab Work
8:15 – Session One
10:30 – Break
11:00 – Session Two
12:30 – Lunch
1:00 – Session Three
4:00 – Dismiss
Each event is customized based on the demographics and survey of participants so the schedule is subject to change slightly.
Lori is Central Group Leader of Communications for Life.Church & YouVersion.
Kelley is a 10-year veteran of church communications and a freelance writer.
Stephen is the Creative Arts Pastor at Real Life Church.
Mark is the Senior Brand Strategist at Be Known For Something.
Phil is the Creative Arts Pastor at West Ridge Church.
Gerry is the Senior Communications Minister at Oak Hills Church.