Feeling Stuck in a World of Clip Art? - How to break away from visual lameness
Take a Look at the Numbers - We're diving into analytics at The Table
Not sure where to start to better your church's online engagement?
You're invited to The Table!
Join us Wednesday June 17, 2015 (11 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT) to learn how to measure the success of your church's online engagement. Aimee Cottle, our Online Engagement Strategist, will help you dive into your analytics and walk you through how to maximize engagement with your audience.
Looking Forward - Vale Church talks about creating stability after change
Is your church struggling to balance change and stability? On this episode of Communicate Church, Vale Church gives us the steps they've taken to ensure their recent changes aren't creating a message of instability.
How to Put Creativity into Action - For non-designers struggling to design
I'm a creative person, but I am not a visual artist. My spatial intelligence, to say the least, is lacking. The problem is I have a drive to be artistic. I have the concepts, the direction, the inspiration ... but when I sit down and try to create a design, it comes out looking like the work of an artistically untalented 2nd grader. Does this sound like you?
Shepherding Through Change - Vale Church talks about rebranding
Going through a rebranding process can be a very scary time for a church. Members may be uncertain of the need for change or simply afraid that a new vision could leave them feeling left behind or left out.
On this episode of Communicate Church: Hear Vale Church speak about how important it is for a pastor to lead the congregation through rebranding by being honest, inclusive and understanding. Pastor Ted Max shares the journey he embarked on to shepherd his congregation past the fear and uncertainty that comes from this kind of change.
Happy Mother's Day! - A little thank you to all our Fishhook moms
We are so grateful for all the Fishhook moms that are part of our team. Fishhook strives to have a culture that revolves around family; we love the fact that we get to watch these incredible women flourish in their roles at work and at home. We are inspired by the courage and connectedness they bring to the Fishhook family on a daily basis. They are so often the driving force behind the warm and caring atmosphere that surrounds our team wherever we go.
Pulling Rabbits: Design Tricks - A little bit of magic goes a long way
Are you designing for your church without any formal training? Are you struggling with Sunday bulletins, event graphics and announcement flyers? Do you know what you want to create but just can't figure out how to get it there? We understand it can be stressful to know where to start and how to follow through with a design you feel unsure of or confused by. We want to help!
You're invited to our May webinar, Pulling Rabbits: Design Tricks!
Honorary Fishhooker - Mel Ullrich
A Recap and Resources from the April Webinar: Do-it-Yourself Secret Worship
Yesterday we hosted the Do-it-Yourself Secret Worship webinar! We decided to do these webinars because we truly believe that who you are and the work you do matters. It matters to God, your church, your family and to the Fishhook team. During last month's webinar about Myers-Briggs, we focused on who you are as an individual and as part of a team. At yesterday's webinar, we switched the focus to what you do.
More than a Name - Vale Church talks about creating their tagline
Are you looking for a simple way to help your church communicate who they are that goes beyond your name or logo? On this episode of Communicate Church: Vale Church tells us the importance of creating a tagline that not only speaks to who you want to be as a church, but also propels you toward accomplishing your vision.
Maximizing Your Team - Part 4: Resources
From Techno to Technology - St. John's tiered communications journey
Do you feel like there is so much noise and competition between ministries that it's hard to get any word out to your congregation, let alone a strategic message?
Learn from St. John Lutheran's journey to find messaging priority and balance between their church, school and childcare.
Maximizing Your Team - Part 3: Project Management
Resources from The Table: Visual Identity and Style Guides
Recap of the meeting
This week we met at The Table to discuss the best practices for creating a visual identity and style guide at your church. We had a great conversation about where to start and how to get your staff involved and excited!
Get Friendly With It - What Google's Algorithm Update means for churches
Today marks an important shift in the way Google will list your website in its search engine results.
According to Google:
- They are boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results.
- This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in their search results.
What does this change mean for your church website?
The First Sunday - Five Millennials share their stories
When someone attends your church for the first time, getting feedback about your website, parking lot, greeters, services and the overall guest experience can be incredibly beneficial.
So ... to help get a better idea of what people notice when they drive into your parking lot and walk through your doors, we sent five IUPUI writing students on a mission. Each millennial attended a church they had never been to before and wrote about what they saw, heard and felt.
The Secret Worship Mission - What we've learned from going undercover
Fresh perspective is priceless. Unfortunately, we always lose it. It is a strange paradox that the more we look at something the less clearly we see it. It’s true at home, at work and in our church environments.
This is why we love Secret Worship! It helps churches view their guest experience in a new light. Here are a few things we’ve learned from our experiences as a first-time guest in your church.
Maximizing Your Team - Part 2: Unity
Welcome to Part 2 of our four part series on Maximizing Your Team. If you are just joining us we would love for you to also take a look at "Part 1: Culture!"
One of our goals at Fishhook is to make sure we are doing everything we can so that our culture, unity, project management and resources are maximized. Our hope is that by being intentional about these four major categories we can create a fun and effective atmosphere that benefits both our team and our clients.