The world needs the Good News of the Ascension of Jesus Christ. Pope Francis tells us, “The Ascension does not point to Jesus’ absence, but tells us that he is alive in our midst in a new way. He is now in the Lordship of God, present in every space and time, close to each one of us.”
If you’ve ever worked in any kind of organization, for-profit or not-for-profit, I’m sure you have attended a conference or two. Whatever our expectations going in, I usually find these conferences expose me to communication and problem-solving styles that are different from my own, nudging me into a little unexpected self-discovery.
When it comes to maintaining relationships with existing parishioners, the ability to engage via email cannot be overstated. Here are five simple ways to ensure you are optimizing your email open rate and keeping parishioners informed and connected.
From the love of God flows the grace to tackle any challenge, including the biggest challenge of all: loving each other well. Christ knows what a big request this is. He was human, too. He came and lived among us. He knew intimately what it was to love people in the chaos of their own flaws.
The Early Church wrestled with questions of inclusivity and what should be expected of the growing number of non-Jewish believers. So, they came together, prayed, and listened to one another to discern how the Holy Spirit was at work in the Church.
Email segmenting (the practice of targeting certain emails to specific subgroups) can boost the performance of your email campaigns and improve your open and click rates. Here are four questions to ask yourself when “spring cleaning” your email segments.
In today’s gospel, Jesus encourages us to love one another as he has loved us. He showed this love by his willingness to be humiliated, scourged, and crucified for our sins. It is precisely this type of love that Christ is calling us to express in our everyday lives.
Sheep get an awfully bad rap, linguistically. If you look at the phraseology associated with sheep, it’s no wonder that nobody wants to be one. Sheep are innocent. Sheep can’t protect themselves. They’re vulnerable and easily misled. We want to see ourselves as the opposite of all that.
There are many voices that call for our attention. We are pulled in hundreds of directions trying to give our full attention to those voices and addressing their needs. Jesus’ voice is that tiny, still voice that speaks in the silence of the heart.
Have you ever opened a gift and wondered what the giver was thinking? I think we have all been the confused recipient of a sweater that wasn’t our size or a gift card to a store where we don’t shop. But we smiled all the same and said how much it meant to us, because we know that when it comes to gifts, it’s all about the gesture.
LPi’s graphic designers often tackle the task of refreshing a parish’s branding. One of the most recent pieces is this bulletin facelift by David Kieckhefer, he was kind enough to answer some questions about the process and share his design recommendations for every parish.