Archive for February 2005

evangelism-outreach Article
4 Comments » February 28, 2005

Church Offers Free U2 Tickets

You could win tickets to a sold-out U2 concert from a church. Christ’s Church of the Valley in Peoria, Ariz. is giving away the free tickets on their web site. ...

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reviews Article
4 Comments » February 23, 2005

The Relevant Church

The twentysomethings hipster publisher Relevant brings us The Relevant Church, a look at 15 different churches across the country that are definitely not the parish next door. Written by a ...

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examples Article
7 Comments » February 22, 2005

The $14,000 Sermon

Loud gasps were heard in the 125-member Newsong Church in Grove, Okla. when Pastor Steve Dyer handed out $14,000 in cash. Adults received $100 bills and children $50 bills, and ...

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church-business Article
3 Comments » February 18, 2005

Supporting Pastors Is Good For Marketing

Recently stats have been floating around the Internet that point to the difficulty of being a pastor, including numbers like the following: “80% of pastors say that ministry has negatively affected ...

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philosophy Article
18 Comments » February 17, 2005

A Cool Jesus Sucks

Don Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz and Searching For God Knows What, hits the nail on the head in this interview with the Wittenburg Door. Trying to make Jesus ...

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technology Article
3 Comments » February 15, 2005

Designing Web Sites For Teens

Not all teens are techno-geniuses, according to the latest study from usability guru Jakob Nielsen. Youth workers designing sites for teens should pay attention to the results: Design – While teens ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
1 Comment » February 15, 2005

10 Easter Outreach Ideas

Rev magazine offers 10 Easter Outreach Ideas. I especially like their introduction which hints at the idea that many churches will be doing Easter outreaches and we don’t need to ...

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brand-identity Article
No Comments » February 11, 2005

Now 17% Less Judgmental

A few months back we had a post about a church T-shirt that included the statement “We suck.” Chris Mikesell (aka Rhinoguy) of Blachly, Ore. commented that a better slogan ...

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church-business Article
No Comments » February 11, 2005

Pastor as Manager

Managing a team can be one of the many roles forced on a pastor that they’re sometimes not prepared to handle. Business management isn’t always a skill taught in seminary. ...

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advertising Article
5 Comments » February 10, 2005

Billy Graham Preaches to the Choir

I’ve been seeing Billy Graham’s face on some of the web sites I regularly visit: ChristianityToday.com and Crosswalk.com. Both are Christian sites and both are carrying ads for a Billy ...

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technology Article
5 Comments » February 10, 2005

Web Sites Hook Young Families

An article in Church Executive Magazine is a good reminder of the value of web sites, especially in hooking tech-friendly young families. The author takes his time getting to the ...

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technology Article
1 Comment » February 9, 2005

Are Unsolicited Church E-mails Considered Spam?

Several sites have discussed the question of whether or not church e-mail is considered spam. The short answer is no. The Federal CAN SPAM Act went into effect January 1, ...

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examples Article
No Comments » February 9, 2005

Youth Group Computer Lab

The youth group at Simi Valley Presbyterian Church has opened a public computer lab to help students with their homework (read the article in the Ventura County Star, registration required). ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
No Comments » February 9, 2005

Different… ahem… Strokes

Murray Qualitative Research (MQR), a marketing research and consulting service, has just released the results of a study that show how women and men respond differently, in terms of romance, ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
No Comments » February 8, 2005

Easter Outreach

Breakthrough Media offers a few resources and tools for evangelizing this Easter: Why Easter Outreach No Longer Works 18 Factors That Can Really Impact Easter The Most Overlooked Church Growth Factor…

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