Archive for June 2005

examples Article
25 Comments » June 30, 2005

The Hats That Broke the Church

There’s an interesting article over at Christianity Today about a Montana church nearly torn apart by hats. It started when a couple high school students wore ball caps to the ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
25 Comments » June 29, 2005

I Want to Be With Your Spouse

This sounds ridiculous, but I don’t think I have ever seen my pastor’s wife with him in any service I have attended. I’ve been going for nearly three years. I ...

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brand-identity Article
3 Comments » June 28, 2005

Immutable Laws of Church Branding

The latest issue of Church Executive magazine applies 10 of The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding (by marketing experts Al & Lara Reis) to the church. Some of the branding lessons ...

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technology Article
11 Comments » June 27, 2005

Web Site or Web Ministry?

Does your church have a web site or a web ministry? Silas Partners is a company that helps ministries with web solutions and they’ve put together an article exploring the ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
16 Comments » June 27, 2005

Cleaning Toilets for Jesus

When 10 people in matching blue T-shirts show up at a local shopping center, armed with brooms, towels and squeegees, and volunteer to wash windows and clean bathrooms, well, they’re ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
No Comments » June 27, 2005

National HIV Testing Day

Today is National HIV Testing Day, a day designed to encourage voluntary HIV testing and counseling. St. Timothy Community Church in Gary, Ind. decided to get involved and hosted a ...

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public-relations Article
2 Comments » June 24, 2005

Billy Graham’s Publicity Man

We’ve talked before about Billy Graham’s marketing man, but how about his publicity man? Larry Ross has covered Billy Graham’s public relations efforts since 1981, and he’ll be especially busy ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
19 Comments » June 23, 2005

Affinity Churches for Bikers & Cowboys

Gary Davis rides his Harley Davidson to church. Don Martin might not ride a horse to church, but he just as well with his Western-style shirt, cowboy hat and boots. ...

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technology Article
1 Comment » June 22, 2005

Online Donations Justify the Web

Tim Bednar makes the connection between online donations and web sites, building off our earlier conversation about paying church webmasters. He notes some surprising facts about online donations: Online donations increased ...

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think-ahead Article
4 Comments » June 21, 2005

It Takes People to Make People

In business, most are familiar with the adage that it takes money to make money. If I’m going to build a million widgets and sell them for a profit, then ...

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philosophy Article
7 Comments » June 20, 2005

Barna’s State of the Church

The Next-Wave online magazine has an interesting article on George Barna’s State of the Church 2005. The piece dives into Barna’s latest findings about the church, compares them with his ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
23 Comments » June 17, 2005

Church Bulletins That Don’t Suck

Church Central has an article about getting the most out of your church bulletins. Is your church bulletin just another chance to spread the word about upcoming events? Does it ...

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demographicsresearch Article
5 Comments » June 16, 2005

Youth Ministry for Big People

Recently we had an entry about Rob Bell and his church that’s attracting mostly twentysomethings. Many of the comments focused on demographic strategies, and whether or not churches should target ...

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brand-identity Article
1 Comment » June 16, 2005

How a Church Responds to Theft

Shortly after a thief broke into Oconee Baptist Church in Bishop, Ga. and stole an amplifier and four guitars, the church’s sign expressed how the church felt about the break-in: ...

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examples Article
6 Comments » June 10, 2005

What’s Working in Church?

Colin Sedgwick is the pastor of Lindsay Park Baptist Church in Kenton, Middlesex and wrote a column for the Guardian suggesting how churches can reverse the decline in attendance. He ...

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