This has been an interesting exercise for me. As we’ve worked our way through the book I’ve had many scenarios I’ve thought about the application form. From a business setting, which StoryBrand is for, right through to church comms. Not only that, but it’s also made me think through how well we communicate Christ’s message. Particularly for people exploring the Christian faith. Thus, on the church front, chapter 9 made for an intriguing read for me.
This title might seem like clickbait, but interestingly, I’m going to stick with it. This is not a white man trying to make sure to avoid diversity in order to ensure I have a job. I still believe diversity in code will ultimately improve the overall code-base out there. The biggest reason, we need to attract those who bend towards programming because that ensures we will be working towards a better coding future.
Check out this video by PolyMatter that better explains this than I ever could.
I teach a Sunday School class of mostly boys. Before we get into the lesson for the morning I like to ask each kid how their week was and invite them to share some of its highlights, as I pass out fruit gummies and little bottles of water.These highlights are more often than not, them sharing what happened in Fortnite. I doubt many grown-ups, their parents included, ever care about hearing of their Fortnite adventures.
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Since the very beginning, I have been pushing my other website ChurchAndMentalHealth.com to be forward thinking. So when I knew I was going to do featured images with every article, I needed to decide on the ratio. But I know that the biggest reason for featured images is the social media platform you plan to use. And seeing as Instagram is doing nothing but increasing in strength as well as being image-focused, I decided to make all of my images Instagram-friendly.
This allows me to capitalize on these landscapes as well as make my blog image forward. So I’ve decided to take specific intentionality with these images and therefore I wanted to share my idea with you. So much so that I’m just giving you guys the Photoshop file below for free. Enjoy it, have fun making content with it.
In her memoir, Everything Happens for A Reason Kate Bowler writes about living with Stage IV Cancer in the most real way, but her book is not only for those with cancer, or those who live with a chronic illness, it’s for anyone who has ever said that “everything happens for a reason”, it’s for the Church; in short, if you’re breathing then you need to read this.
I’m actually really hyped that I get to write about this topic. I’m a huge fan of how to get people engaged in whatever it is you do. My background of parachurch youth ministry and social media/marketing plays into this. Both are questions of “how to authentically get people engaged” and with a wide range of antsy teens or 2 AM Facebook feed scrollers, the challenge is real. And honestly, you want to make the biggest impact for the time, money, and energy you put into this, but that does not mean hawking your stuff off.