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  • People Are Watching You. What Notes Are They Taking?

    Everyday, people are watching you. They’re watching how you react, how you engage with people, and how you perform your work.  It may be your boss, a potential employer or investor, a friend, a peer, your children, and it may be a critic.  It could be a million different types of people, but they’re all …

  • Which Platform is Best for a Church Live Stream?

    Even as churches open up around the world and we start transitioning back to gathering in a physical building, this isn’t the time to ease up on our live streaming services. Now as much as ever, we need to continue connecting with people who are slow to come back because of health concerns, plus, the …

  • Announcing the Unite 714 Global Prayer Initiative

    The Cooke Media Group team has been honored to be part of the development and launch of the Unite 714 Global Prayer Initiative. The project will involve a worldwide online prayer event on May 29th as well as a television special featuring an international line-up of Christian leaders. The purpose of both events is to …

  • Does Your Communication or Media Team Need a Break?

    Our entire team at Cooke Media Group has been watching hundreds of live stream services over the last few months. As we follow up on those services via social media and email conversations, our executive producer Dan Wathen started noticing a common problem: the production teams that are creating these live streams are exhausted. Pastors …

  • As Churches Re-Open, What if We Have COVID-19 Problems?

    In our rush to get churches open across the country, we need to be aware of the public response should something go wrong. What happens if your church discovers cases of the virus among those in the building? Worse, what happens if someone dies of the virus? The Wall Street Journal has reported that: “Thinking …

  • Why This Is The Best Time To Reinvent Your Life

    I’ve written before that coming out of a crisis can be the best time to re-brand, re-think, or re-invent your organization, your career, and your life. Most of the time, people hate change, but as we emerge from a crisis, after hearing phrases like “a new normal,” and “things are going to be different,” over …

  • How To Communicate Your Post-COVID Plans To The Church

    Pastors around the world are rightly concerned about keeping their congregation updated on their plans for emerging from the COVID-19 crisis. When can we go back to church? How will we make that happen? How soon will people come? This week, Pastor Dudley Rutherford of Shepherd Church in Los Angeles, released a Facebook video to …

  • As Secular TV Pulls Back, Is Christian TV Ready to Make an Impact?

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that “Big advertisers from General Motors Co. to PepsiCo Inc. to General Mills Inc. are seeking to walk back spending commitments they made to broadcast and cable networks, a dynamic that is testing the industry’s five-decade-old way of doing business.” Due to the financial strain of the Corona Virus, …

  • How to Lead Your Team Into Uncharted Territory

    In a remarkably short time, the COVID-19 virus has taken us into uncharted territory. In that crazy universe nothing is the same, there are no familiar benchmarks, and we’ve gone completely off the map. The question for leaders is, how can we lead effectively when we’ve never been there before? Here’s four key principles that …

  • Leaders: Ready for a Change at Your Organization? Now is the Time

    I doubt there’s a pastor or ministry leader in the world who doesn’t want to change something. It might be re-branding the church, the order of service, the leadership team, service start times, the website, a new name, the organizational chart, or the outreaches of the church. There’s always something that could be changed at …