Archive for August 2004

graphic-design Article
21 Comments » August 31, 2004

Comic Sans is NOT Okay

Trust me on this one. Neither is using any other crazy font to spice up your flyers, newsletter or anything you print. Typography is an art, and if you’re no ...

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technology Article
No Comments » August 30, 2004

Church Web Site Suck? Try a Blog!

Church web sites can be a cemetery for outdated information and worse – spinning barrels and other animated graphics that shouldn’t be. Perhaps a blog can be the cure for ...

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writing-editing Article
4 Comments » August 30, 2004

Punctuation Makes All the Difference

While editing announcements for my youth group’s newsletter I came across this line in a blurb about fall Sunday school classes: Parents’ sex will be discussed with the junior high Sunday ...

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examples Article
6 Comments » August 26, 2004

The Farmers Market: Is Your Church There?

I’ve been to a handful of local “farmers markets” around the U.S. and all of them are the same. Blocked-off streets in the heart of a small town, local merchants ...

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philosophy Article
9 Comments » August 19, 2004

Church: Why Bother?

Philip Yancey asks the question we’re all wondering in his booklet Church: Why Bother? My Personal Pilgrimage. The first chapter starts with this quote from J.F. Powers’ Wheat That Springeth ...

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examples Article
No Comments » August 18, 2004

After these Messages… from God

Mainstream denominations are turning to TV commercials to bring people back to church. The United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, Presbyterians and Episcopalians are all exploring TV advertising, ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
No Comments » August 18, 2004

“Have a Nice Day” at a Church Near You

Churches should adopt the ‘meet and greet’ style hospitality of the commercial world to welcome new visitors, according to Rev. Alison Gilchrist, a Church of England priest and her book ...

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examples Article
1 Comment » August 18, 2004

Free Valet Parking Doesn’t Suck

When construction made parking a headache at Abundant Life Church in Grapevine, Texas, church members started a free valet parking service. It began with the eldery and disabled, but now ...

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think-ahead Article
No Comments » August 17, 2004

10 Technologies to Watch in 2004

In November of 2003, Business 2.0 released their hot list of “10 Technologies to Watch in 2004.” Here we are in August, nearly two-thirds of the way through the year ...

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promotion Article
No Comments » August 16, 2004

Creating Church Evangelists

A big buzz in the world of business and marketing right now is the concept of word of mouth. The idea is that advertising is dying, and rather than wasting ...

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technology Article
No Comments » August 16, 2004

Hot or Not?

In the vein of such, well vain, sites as AmIHotOrNot.com comes Hot or Not Church Sites, a site that lets you view and rate church web sites. Give each site ...

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technology Article
4 Comments » August 16, 2004

E-mail and Your Church

Do you maintain a list of e-mail addresses for everyone in your church? If not, consider some ways you could benefit from this fast, effective, and inexpensive form of communication: Save ...

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promotion Article
2 Comments » August 12, 2004

I go to church.

Planned Parenthood is offering a T-shirt for upcoming pro-choice rallies with the simple statement, “I had an abortion.” The move is sparking plenty of debate and drawing fire from Christian ...

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philosophy Article
13 Comments » August 11, 2004

No Need to Impress

Church is a place of acceptance and love where there's no need to impress. Check perfection at the door. Which makes clamoring for excellence in church marketing a sticky proposition.

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demographicsresearch Article
1 Comment » August 11, 2004

Sunday Morning Segregation

“Eleven o’clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America,” civil-rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. declared many times, quoting evangelist Billy Graham. While that statement is more than ...

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