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Communicating in a Complex Age: strategy, tactics, and crisis

One of the primary ways that a pastor, church planter, or church leader leads is through their communication, yet it is a facet of church oversight that is often overlooked. In our increasingly post-Christian, secular age making assumptions when it comes to communications will hinder ministry at best or step on landmines at worst. Nick Bogardus is passionate about is helping pastors, church leaders, and networks communicate the Gospel and the Story of God in a complex age.

During this intensive Nick will cover topics like:

  • Communicating Strategically: The importance of narrative in a complex age

  • Communicating Tactically: How to tell God’s story and the story of the church internally and externally

  • Communicating in a Crisis: How to plan ahead and respond to the inevitable crisis

Sojourn Midtown
1207 S. Shelby St.
Louisville KY


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Nick Bogardus

Nick is the the lead pastor of Cross of Christ Church in Costa Mesa, CA and a recent Pastor-in-Residence for Biola University’s Center for Christian Thought.

He has also been the Media and Public Relations specialist for the Belief Agency in Seattle where he’s worked on crisis communications and communication strategy for private companies and has consulted for churches. 

Prior to planting, Nick was the Media & Public Relations Director for Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill during the height of the church from 2009-2011. In that role, Nick oversaw communications for Mars Hill, Acts 29, and the Resurgence, secured Mark a regular column in the Washington Post, garnered coverage by CNN, ABC, Dateline, local news, and Loveline w/ Dr. Drew, as well as acted as an on-camera spokesman.

Before going into ministry Nick worked in the music industry for a decade where he founded and ran an artist management company that managed artists like Thrice, Cold War Kids, Dustin Kensrue, and Matt Costa. He and his team developed the artists from the garage to major labels, performing on the main stage at festivals like Coachella and Sasquatch, and appearing on Letterman, Leno, and Conan O’Brien. He took his experience to Biola University as an adjunct teacher, creating and teaching the school’s first music management class which then went on to be adapted for UCLA's Extension Program.