Archive for September 2005

peer-review Article
19 Comments » September 29, 2005

Port Adelaide Uniting Church Web Site

This week we continue our international peer review theme with a look at a church web site from Port Adelaide, Australia. Share your constructive feedback in the comments. Samples: Screenshot: (portadelaide.unitingchurch.org.au)…

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graphic-design Article
11 Comments » September 27, 2005

Christians Aren’t the Only Immitators

We’re not the only ones. Today I opened my Time magazine and saw this “Islam Inside” T-shirt. It reminded me of an entry I wrote a while back lamenting the ...

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events Article
No Comments » September 27, 2005

Tony Morgan and Church Marketing Resources

This weekend is the fourth annual Innovative Church Conference at Granger Community Church in Granger, Ind. In 2002 Granger started WiredChurches.com, a resources and training arm of the church that ...

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peer-review Article
20 Comments » September 26, 2005

Philpott Church’s College Outreach Ad

A Canadian church (hey, we’ve gone international!) offers an ad for a campus directory—give your feedback in this week’s peer review. Samples:…

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » September 26, 2005

What’s Working in Church Results

You want visitors to come to church? Invite your friends. Overwhelmingly, word of mouh invites were the most effective marketing method for bringing new people to church with 65%. That’s ...

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news-updates Article
No Comments » September 22, 2005

Event Guest Blogging from Kem Meyer

Say hello to Kem Meyer, the Communications Director at Granger Community Church, who has graciously stepped in with some event blogging from last week’s MinistryCOM church marketing conference in Houston. ...

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philosophy Article
1 Comment » September 22, 2005

Church Marketing is Not Easy

Churches are terrible at communicating. We know that. But I find a small measure of comfort in the fact that we’re dealing with a difficult message. God is amazing and mysterious ...

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events Article
No Comments » September 22, 2005

MinistryCOM 2005 in Review

Just got back from MinistryCOM 2005. I have to admit, I was somewhat of a skeptic going into it. As a matter of fact, if I wasn’t presenting two workshops, ...

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news-updates Article
No Comments » September 21, 2005

New Guest Blogger Alex Seidel

You can wish a warm welcome to the newest guest blogger here at Church Marketing Sucks, Alex Seidel. He’s the Director of Communications for Timberlake Christian Fellowship in Redmond, Wash. ...

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technology Article
26 Comments » September 21, 2005

Making the Most of Technology for Churches

The body of Christ has traditionally been slow to implement technology to further kingdom objectives. Fear of change as well as fear of the unknown have definitely hindered work in ...

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mass-media Article
4 Comments » September 20, 2005

An Atheist Marketing Jesus

There’s an interesting story in The Australian about the Jesus: All About Life marketing campaign we covered last month. Apparently one of the guys behind the campaign is Angus Kinnaird, ...

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technology Article
1 Comment » September 20, 2005

Web & Blog eBooks from Seth Godin

The bald-headed marketing master Seth Godin (author of Purple Cow and Free Prize Inside) has released two free eBooks worth checking out: Knock Knock – It’s a 41-page PDF (and the ...

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poll-results Article
4 Comments » September 19, 2005

Church Branding Poll Results

In last week’s poll we asked if churches had a recognizable brand. 66% didn’t have one, though 27% are working on it. I guess I should expect churches to be ...

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advertising Article
18 Comments » September 15, 2005

Church Advertising in the UK

There’s an odd flux of church advertising in the UK making the news this week, from secular firm Fallon to the Alpha program to Che Guevara. Che GuevaraThe Churches Advertising Network ...

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peer-review Article
15 Comments » September 14, 2005

New Song Fellowship Gift Tags

Check out the design for a gift tag that comes with a ‘welcome to the neighborhood’ gift from New Song Fellowship church and share your thoughts in this week’s peer ...

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