How to Lead Creatives in Church

by Chad Hugghins | Oct 04, 2018

Creativity is one of those intangible skills that seems to be the sort of thing some people are born with and others aren't. This is especially true when it comes to the visual arts like filmmaking, photography, and design.

Those visual arts are crafts that most churches would love to excel in, but here's the thing: most church pastors are not creative.

They just aren't.

And that's okay.

So, that begs the question, how can a church pastor lead creatives well?

It may seem like a basic question, but I've found that there is oftentimes creatives and non-creatives seem to be on different wavelengths when they try to communicate with each other.

Two Things You Need To Do To Lead Creatives

So, I asked Phil Cooke his opinion on the matter.

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Partner Highlight: Dave Bueckert, Beacon Baptist Church, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island

by Dana Dilling | Sep 27, 2018

We're back with another “Partner Highlight”, where we interview different church partners to learn more about them, ask about outreach practices, and share stories of connections they’ve made with seekers. Our hope is that pastors will deepen their relationships with each other through commonalities and encouragement. 

This week's highlighted partner is Dave Bueckert from Beacon Baptist Church in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Continue reading to learn how he was able to offer comfort to a young woman struggling in her relationship.

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5 Ways To Respond to People Who Are Reaching Out to Your Church

by Bayley O'Byrne | Jul 03, 2018

At CV Outreach we are all about connecting people with the Church. All of our Church Partners are set up to receive emails from people who are searching for hope online. After talking with some of our pastors I decided to put together a few tips and tricks they use when responding back to these emails.

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Ownership is Overrated: Why Churches Should Share

by Chad Hugghins | Jun 26, 2018

Someone from Tech Crunch once noted that “Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening.”

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Sharing Jesus with a Stranger on a Plane

by yesHEis | May 24, 2018

This blog first appeared on The Journey, by yesHEis.  Like CV Outreach, yesHEis is a CV Initiative that was created to reach people with the Gospel. yesHEis is an app that helps Christians share their faith with friends who don't know Jesus through relatable videos about God and faith.  Download the FREE app and start sharing!


No one likes awkward conversations. Especially on a plane. Planes have a special way of defining what kind of person you are. I’m cheap, so I usually catch early-morning flights. On early flights, people are usually happy to stay under the radar, read a book, quietly sip a coffee while staring out the window, or just solidly gaze into the back of their eyelids with their mouth open while heavy breathing.

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Discipleship Happens in the Context of Relationship

by Nick Runyon | May 23, 2018
"Come, and follow me." This simple invitation to travel the road of life together that first changed the lives of the 12 disciples, and later the world, is rooted in a simple and often overlooked truth. Discipleship happens in relationship. In the three years following their initial call to follow Jesus, the disciples would grow in their relationship and understanding of God's promise, but also in their relationship and fellowship with one another.

I've always thought about what it must have been like to leave everything to follow Jesus as one of his first disciples. But rarely have I considered the relationship developed between the disciples themselves.

The Bible tells us that the disciples remained together following the resurrection of Jesus, and were celebrating Passover together at Pentecost. Powered by the Holy Spirit, the men who walked the road along with Jesus would carry out his commission to take the Gospel into all the world.

At CV Outreach, we want to re-think Gospel engagement. As millions of people are touched by the Gospel online through digital evangelism, we want to build ground-up solutions that create deep discipleship relationships between individuals seeking spiritual truth, and a motivated believer who can walk through life with them.

CV Outreach is moving from a broadcast model of one organization reaching millions of people, to a model that uses our operational capabilities to help create millions of one to one relational connections between local churches and future disciples.

Our team is cheering on the local church. How have you experienced discipleship relationships in your walk? We love to hear stories from others as our brothers and sisters walk the roads of life with fellow disciples. Feel free to share your experience in the comments below.
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Is Virtual Reality Church a Real Church?

by Nick Runyon | May 09, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg announced that the new Oculus GO Virtual Reality headset is now shipping during his F8 keynote address last week. Before he had even announced that everyone at the F8 Facebook Developers Conference would receive their own Oculus GO, I had already made my purchase.

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When the Google Ad Grant is Not Effective

by Jason Deutsch | Mar 29, 2018

CV Outreach exists to connect people to the church so that you can introduce people to the Gospel and help them become true followers of Jesus.

One of our main programs we leverage to achieve this mission is called the Ad Grant Partnership.  This free program is a unique approach to Online Advertising for churches.

One of the greatest strengths that we often forget to highlight in regards to the Ad Grant Partnership is that the program only grows stronger with every church that is added.

This may seem counterintuitive; traditionally the more churches added would mean more competition in the advertising space. However, CV Outreach doesn’t employ a traditional Church Marketing strategy, and by doing so we completely side step the issue.

But first, here is when the Google Ad Grant as an online advertising for churches strategy can come up underwhelming...

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Online Ministry Lessons from Social Media Marketing World

by Kevin Lee | Mar 26, 2018

This post originally appeared on kevinlee.church.  Kevin is on the Online Campus team at Saddleback.

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Creating an Innovative Culture

by Jay Kranda | Mar 23, 2018

This post originally appeared on jaykranda.com.  Jay is the Online Campus Pastor at Saddleback, and helps churches leverage online strategies to expand their ministry's vision.


We are terrible at planning for the future. I’ll get back to this in a moment, but first Amazon Go. Amazon just opened a cashier-less store in Seattle. Crazy right? Will the store work? What does this mean for working jobs? So many questions, and Amazon doesn’t have all the answers yet, but they do have this store. Amazon is jumping into the storefront space not as an expert, but as a company with an idea. 

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