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Technology should not transform ministry, but rather do the things that people don’t have to do so they can do what they do best.

Ann Ciaccio

Ann Ciaccio is the Communications Assistant for the LCMS Northern Illinois District. She graduated from Northern Illinois University, where she studied Marketing and is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia, Illinois. Ann enjoys the challenge of using her marketing skills as a tool to help carry out the mission and ministry of the Northern Illinois District. She is married and has two daughters, a junior in high school and a freshman in college. Her motto: “dark chocolate works.”
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Congregational and Corporate Cultures

By Ann Ciaccio | Aug 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There has been a lot written about corporate culture. But, more recently, it is being addressed at congregational levels.

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4 Steps to Create a Job Description for Churches

By Ann Ciaccio | Jul 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When it comes time to call or hire a church worker, a good job description is the essential tool to enable you to determine the right person for the position.

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Silos: In Your Congregation and School

By Ann Ciaccio | May 18, 2017 12:15:00 PM

In an earlier blog, I spoke about personal silos. Since church workers feed into a congregation’s culture, it is the attitude of the church workers that dictate what the culture of a congregation will be. So, that being said, when addressing congregational silos and how to break out, the congregation church workers’ cannot be operating out of a silo mentality, if the congregation is to move out of silos and the assumption is that the church workers are outside. 

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Silos: Good for Farms, Bad for Church Workers

By Ann Ciaccio | Apr 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

When you hear the word “silo” do you think of farming, work environments, or congregations?

For farmers, a silo is used as part of the process in crop storage. It is a sealed environment, keeping bad things out and good things in. 

In a work environment or congregation, it can be destructive.

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Public Relations and Your Church

By Ann Ciaccio | Mar 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

pub·lic re·la·tions 
ˈpəblik rəˈlāSHənz/
noun

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How to Measure the Goals of Your Church

By Ann Ciaccio | Feb 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Utilizing the proper measurements — and checking and rechecking them can benefit us in so many areas of our lives.

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Topics: Church Goals

Opportunities to Reach Unchurched Teens

By Ann Ciaccio | Jan 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Three opportunities presented themselves to me in a relatively short timeframe.

  • An international mission trip that connected with unchurch youth
  • The decline in youth group participation
  • A youth event open to our community
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How to Avoid Survey Bias

By Ann Ciaccio | Dec 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

You’ve just hosted a webinar and want to know if you should host additional ones. The fund-raising event just concluded and you would like to know what your sponsors’ impressions were. Your congregation wants to move forward with an expansion of their building. A family ministry wants to determine key aspects of the relationship between parents, schools, and students.

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How to Keep Your Staff on the Same Page and Organized

By Ann Ciaccio | Dec 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Whether you are speaking of corporate staff or church workers, keeping staff organized and on the same page is critical to the success of your mission.

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4 Voicemail Etiquette Tips

By Ann Ciaccio | Nov 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Why bother, you might ask? Some experts estimate that as much as 75% of business calls end up in voicemail. Voicemail etiquette is key to securing good relationships. And, good voicemail manners create good relationships. 

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