Yvon Prehn helps churches create effective communication in print and online, through webinars, videos, articles, templates, and lots of tips and resources shared through social media. Her approach is Bible-based, respectful, easy-to-implement, and it works to grow churches and ministries. She is the founder and primary content creator for the church communication training website: www.effectivechurchcom.com.
Yvon has worked in communication ministry for over 25 years. She was a free-lance newspaper reporter and religion writer for the Colorado Springs SUN. When desktop publishing was first invented, Yvon was a top-rated, national trainer in desktop publishing for Padgett/Thompson, the nation’s largest one-day seminar company and she wrote the first book on desktop publishing for the church, The Desktop Publishing Remedy.
She worked as a communications consultant and trainer for many of the ministries headquartered in Colorado Springs and was senior editor at Compassion International and Young life International. For fourteen years she traveled full-time all over North America teaching seminars on church communications to thousands of church communicators.
Yvon has written for many of the major Christian magazines, as well as many books on effective church communications, available on both Smashwords and www.amazon.com --just go to the site and enter "Yvon Prehn".
Where to find Yvon Prehn online
Where to buy in print
You Can Do It! How To Cost-effectively Create All The Communications Your Church Needs
Times are changing and challenging, budgets are always a worry, and church worship technology constantly seems to require that you learn a new skill. It's easy to feel overwhelmed with the need for websites, social media, and outreach publications. This book will encourage you and give you practical advice on how you can do everything you need to do to create the communications your church needs.
The Six Strategies of Effective Church Communications
No matter the size, budget, denomination or location of your church, you will be more successful at sharing your message if you do it strategically. This book shares the most important six strategies, that will enable your communications to reach people and grow your church.
Mother's Day and the often-missed evangelism and spiritual growth opportunities
Mother’s Day Sunday is the third highest day for attendance in churches in North America, running slightly behind Christmas and Easter. Though most churches know this and work hard to make it a special Sunday, many miss significant evangelism and spiritual growth opportunities for that day. This brief ebook will show you how to change that.
Devotions for Church Communicators, the heart of church communications
Church communications work is challenging and this book will encourage and inspire you. You need more than tools and techniques to be successful. This book provides a Biblical basis for how to keep your heart focused on what is unchanging: our Lord, his Word, and your calling to fully fulfill the Great Commission. It will remind you that your work has extraordinary value and eternal implications.
Church Connection Cards, Special Edition, connect with visitors, grow your church, pastor your people, little cards, big results
People visit our churches every week and for special events, but if they don't tell us they are there, we can't connect with them. Church members come every week, but if we don't know their needs, we can't help them. Connection Cards can do all this and so much more. This special edition ebook will give you the strategy and an a ministry plan to be effective in your creation and use of them.
Are printed bulletins still needed in the church?
In a world of blogs, tweets, websites, and PowerPoint, printed bulletins are still needed in the church if you want to welcome and inform visitors about what's going on and involve your people in activities outside Sunday morning. This short book discusses the unique advantages of printed bulletins, how they can do what no other communication channel can, and how to make them most effective.