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Archive for April 2005

evangelism-outreach Article
7 Comments » April 29, 2005

Free U2 Ticket Update

A while back we talked about a church in Arizona that was giving away free U2 tickets as part of an Easter promotion. The dust has finally settled and we ...

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church-business Article
14 Comments » April 29, 2005

Connecting Church Marketers

Last week Brad posted an entry about design and marketing positions in churches and theorized that churches will soon have a Pastoral Director of Design & Marketing. Based on the ...

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think-ahead Article
5 Comments » April 27, 2005

Does Your Church Dream?

Irving Bible Church in Irving, Texas has a dream: We dream of a church where people are free to attempt great things for God; where people have nothing to prove and ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
34 Comments » April 26, 2005

You’re Invited: Bringing People to Church

In yesterday’s post about seeker-sensitive churches in Ohio, pastor Lee Powell of CedarCreek made the comment that despite all the advertising they do (he compared it to buying weekly tire ...

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examples Article
3 Comments » April 25, 2005

Lessons from Seeker Sensitive Churches

The Toledo Blade covered “seeker-sensitive” churches this weekend and here are a few highlights. The biggest value to these seeker-sensitive churches is that they’re open to the fact that church often ...

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philosophy Article
13 Comments » April 24, 2005

Barbara Boxer on Being Authentic

If you’ve been a part of the Church Marketing Sucks conversation for any amount of time, you know a basic tenet of good marketing philosophy comes down to churches being ...

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examples Article
1 Comment » April 22, 2005

The Marketing of Alpha

This article explores the marketing of the Alpha Course, and while it intially seems to mock the “slick, contemporary marketing,” by the end you realize the effective story of Alpha ...

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philosophy Article
No Comments » April 22, 2005

Marketing the Church is like Marketing the Pope

When some people think of church marketing, I think they’re closer to the peddling of trinkets and other lame aspects of marketing. Like this story about the sales of new ...

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demographicsresearch Article
No Comments » April 22, 2005

How Churches Attract People

A Florida newspaper explores the strategies churches use to bring in people, and it’s all marketing. Everything from how the message is delivered to paying attention to the people to ...

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church-business Article
14 Comments » April 19, 2005

Pastoral Director of Design & Marketing

For quite some time now I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of the church in terms of the makeup of its staff and personnel. More specifically, I’d like ...

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interviews Article
7 Comments » April 18, 2005

Church Creative Director Ryan Hartsock

A few weeks ago we received an e-mail from Ryan Hartsock, the Creative Director at Four Corners Community Church in West Chester, Ohio. He sent us some samples of work ...

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brand-identity Article
7 Comments » April 17, 2005

Personality Driven Church

Reflecting on many of the churches I have visited and/or have been made aware of over the years, I am curiously cognizant of how many are recognized by the name ...

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public-relations Article
11 Comments » April 15, 2005

‘Hell-Bound Pope’ Sign Not a Good Idea

Hilltop Baptist Church in Newport, Tenn. has been getting lots of attention for a statement on their church sign that appeared a few days after the funeral of Pope John ...

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think-ahead Article
1 Comment » April 15, 2005

Creative Tension

Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas writes about creative tension for Leadership Journal. He focuses on three areas: 1) Exellence vs. Expense “In today’s technology-crazed world, it’s tempting to keep ...

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examples Article
3 Comments » April 14, 2005

Get Involved or Get Out

The Meeting House, a multi-site church in Canada, has a unique approach to encouraging congregation involvement: Purge Sundays. That’s the tongue-in-cheek name the staff uses, but it gets to the ...

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