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I think ProBlogger, Darren Rowse, said it best:

If you haven’t tapped the power of an email list, it’s time to start. You have no more excuses. And I’m going to show you how to do it.

I’ll be leading the “Email Marketing for the Rest of Us” webinar this Wednesday, December 12, from 7:30-8:30 PM CST. The cost is just $29.

(You can also read more of the details here.)

Increase Email List Subscribers

This webinar will teach you the method I used to increase my subscriber list by 352% in one year. It’s not hokey magic, either. You’ll be surprised at how simple it is. Really!

With my own email list, I was frustrated with my lack of growth and engagement. Month after month, I would send with puny open rates and little-to-no click-throughs. I knew emails worked, I just wasn’t doing it right.

Then I made a few simple tweaks–changes we’ll go through in this webinar–and it was off to the races. Early reviews are in (thanks beta testers!) and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive:

You are given everything from the statistics of what works, down to an actual layout that works the best.

It provides direction on something that isn’t really talked about in many of the presentations on communications I’ve attended.

This is the most practical advice you’d get to grow your email marketing and make it awesome.

Attending this webinar is pretty much a no brainer.

Learn the Anatomy of a Perfect Email Newsletter

Did you know there’s a structure to email newsletters that statistically guarantees more click-throughs? You’ll learn what it is in this webinar.

Learn how to structure content and images so your reader isn’t overwhelmed, thus chucking your email (and valuable message) into the trash. The trash! That’s no place for your precious newsletter.

No one put's my emails in the corner.

Again, this isn’t rocket science. Like me, you’ll probably be thinking, “why didn’t I think of that?” But sometimes the simplest solutions are the most difficult to find.

Register Here

This isn’t about padding your numbers, buying email lists, or spamming people to Kingdom Come. It’s about achieving goals and creating something of real value for the people connected to your online community.

(You can also read more of the details here.)
P.S. – I’m so confident you’ll get value out of this webinar I’m offering a 100% money-back guarantee. If you go through the session and don’t get out of it what you want, I’ll refund your registration! No questions asked.

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  • “An investment in knowledge always pays the best dividends.” - Benjamin Franklin

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Best is Yet to Come


Subscribers to my newsletter received this email last week. They also were treated to a preview of the first four chapter titles. Want to be in on future exclusives? Sign up for my newsletter.

Let’s just get this out of the way: I’m writing a book.

The tentative title is called The Social Church and I’ll be taking a look at what it means to have a theology of social media. How is the shift towards social affecting the local church, both positively and negatively? It’s a topic I feel uniquely positioned to speak into. I couldn’t me more thrilled.

I signed a contract with Moody Publishers. The team is top notch. Truly a gifted set of individuals working together to make this book a reality. I’m in good company signing with Moody—my label mates include Jeff GoinsScott McClellanRhett SmithAlly Vesterfelt, and Sarah Cunningham.

A Few More Details About The Social Church

The book is due out February 2014. That seems like quite a stretch of time, but I’m assured the process moves much swifter than one would think. I’ll spend the winter months ahead toiling, thinking, researching, and writing.

I want this book to knock your socks off. It’s not going to be another “here’s how you set up a Facebook fan page!” books. That information is helpful, but Lord knows there are plenty of folks writing on that topic.

The Social Church will answer the “why?”, “how?”, and “what now?” of social media for the local church. I’ll introduce a critical thinking grid for local church involvement with social media. Put simply, it’s the book I’ve always wanted to write.

I’m thrilled to be at this point. It will be a tough process, but the end result will be worth it. I see a finished product that helps churches have real, in-depth, ethos-shaping questions pertaining to the role of social media in ministry.

Above all else, know that you are part of the inspiration for this book. So many of you hunger for a new way to do church. Like many of you, I believe social media plays a crucial role in shaping that discussion.

How You Can Help

Please pray for my wife, Kerry, and two children, Finnegan and Evie. I want them to be a part of this process.

Please pray for Moody Publishers. They are up to some amazing things that will shape church culture in the years ahead.

Finally, pray for me. The writing process is intensely personal—much like giving birth, from what I hear. Pray that I would yield to the Spirit’s leading as this book comes to life.

Thank you for your support. Believe me when I say this, the best is yet to come!