53 Things My Kids Have Said

By on June 8, 2015 in Featured

Kids say the darndest thing, amiright?

I love being a dad. I love having thoughtful, funny, and serious conversations with my kids. Fortunately, I’ve been blessed to have two of the most adorable, witty, smart, kind, handsome, and beautiful children on the planet.

A Designer’s Handbook: 9 Places to Snag Free Media and Photos

By on June 4, 2015 in Church Communication, Free

Let’s be honest. Sometimes us designers just don’t have the time to create custom content, especially when, like me, you work in environments where you just need to pump out good-looking content as fast as you can. Maybe it’s a background image, a few icons for a small web project, or a handwritten font. Whatever the case, it’s always nice to have a few things to fall back on.

4 Dos and Don’ts of Church Communication

By on June 2, 2015 in Church Communication

1. Church Program (also know in it’s outdated term as the “Church Bulletin”)

DO: Create a visually attractive bi-fold program (preferably in color) highlighting the current sermon series (or that week’s sermon topic) on the front cover. Make room for a simple paragraph or two informing visitors of what they can expect, where they can take their kids, the different elements of the gathering (communion, singing, message, prayer, etc.) and that you’re glad they have chosen to gather at your church. Include three or four all-church activities or important ministry-specific events (like youth camp, kids camp, etc.) – graphics/images and minimal text work best for displaying event information. You’ll also want to include contact information and service dates and times.