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Archive for March 2005

news-updates Article
2 Comments » March 31, 2005

The Door Interview

John Carney interviewed us for the Wittenburg Door a few months back and the interview is now on their site as an “online extra.” Check it out. You can see some ...

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news-updates Article
4 Comments » March 29, 2005

Comments Away!

We’ve changed the comment system so TypeKey authentication is no longer required. We hope this will generate more conversation without unleashing the floodgates of spam. Older comments will be moderated, ...

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reviews Article
15 Comments » March 29, 2005

Blue Like Jazz: Inadvertent Lessons for Church Marketing

I read Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz this week and a few things stuck out at me. It’s not a marketing book, but it does have a perspective that can ...

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news-updates Article
No Comments » March 29, 2005

What’s Working For You?

Terry Storch asked us to write an entry for the ‘What’s Working For You’ series on his blog (which features lots of folks smarter than us sharing practical wisdom). Our ...

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the-christian-walk Article
1 Comment » March 28, 2005

Diversity in the Pews

The Church of Saint Joseph in Spring Valley, N.Y. has something few other churches have: diversity. Weekly attendance is at nearly 4,000, spread over services in four languages: English, Spanish, ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
9 Comments » March 28, 2005

He Is Risen, Now What?

With the Easter weekend behind us, many pastors will be taking today off (some for the whole week) as a well-deserved break from the intensity of all things Easter. In ...

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examples Article
1 Comment » March 26, 2005

Seth Godin on Church Marketing

According to the New York Times (registration required), Radiant Church in Surprise, Ariz. spends $16,000 per year on Krispy Kreme donuts. And I thought Baptists liked to eat. Quoth marketing ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
2 Comments » March 24, 2005

Finding a Church

You can bet finding a church is no easy task, as the Indianapolis Star points out. And you better believe marketing has a lot to do with whether or not ...

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reviews Article
2 Comments » March 23, 2005

Blog by Hugh Hewitt

Conservative author, radio show host and one of the top 20 bloggers, Hugh Hewitt, talks about the information shaping power of the blogosphere in his new book, Blog. It tries ...

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technology Article
No Comments » March 22, 2005

Lenten Blogging

The Miami Herald covers Lenten blogging: “The idea is that church is not a Sunday thing anymore; it’s going to be something that permeates your life,” said Jeff Sharlet, editor of ...

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demographicsresearch Article
10 Comments » March 22, 2005

Chicago Churches Lure Latinos with Marketing

Newsweek has an article this week covering churches in the Chicago area and how they’re catering to Latinos. On the upside, several churches are finding success using marketing methods like ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
1 Comment » March 22, 2005

How Does Your Church Rank?

As many as 100 incognito church reviewers will descend on London churches on April 24. It’s part of the “Mystery Worshipper” series by online magazine ShipofFools.com. Where would your church stand ...

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the-christian-walk Article
9 Comments » March 22, 2005

Liquor in Church? Not in Maryland.

A Maryland church caused a ruckus after applying for a liquor license for their new banquet hall, and then quickly withdrew the application after a state lawmaker raised concerns. “Many communities ...

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examples Article
2 Comments » March 21, 2005

The Seneca Creek Mailers

This weekend Todd Rhoades sent us an e-mail pointing out a series of mailers sent out by Seneca Creek Community Church in Germantown, Md. It’s not clear from the images ...

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interviews Article
9 Comments » March 19, 2005

A Few Good Pastors

Earlier this year, I got an email from Pastor Robin Bailey, a Church Marketing Sucks participator and big fan of churches that get communication and marketing right. (You may remember ...

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