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Archive for October 2005

evangelism-outreach Article
3 Comments » October 31, 2005

Pumpkin Giving, Not Smashing

With Halloween upon us I can’t imagine a more timely marketing example than a youth group giving (not smashing) pumpkins. I love that it’s a timely gift, but more than ...

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philosophy Article
6 Comments » October 31, 2005

No Sunday Service, Sports Instead

It appears New Zealand is still adjusting to all the attention that came with its Lord of the Rings fame. Whether or not the beloved Kiwis are seeking more attention ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » October 31, 2005

Who Does the Work Poll Results

Last week we asked who does the marketing work in your church and in 63% of churches it’s the staff. Not a big shock there, but what’s interesting is ...

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the-christian-walk Article
5 Comments » October 31, 2005

Pastor Kyle Lake Electrocuted During Baptism Service

The news is spreading pretty quickly, both in the blog world and in the news, but in case you haven’t heard pastor and author Kyle Lake was electrocuted while performing ...

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church-business Article
3 Comments » October 28, 2005

Anglican Newspaper Banned

Maybe I have an anti-establishment streak, but when an upstart conservative paper is banned by the church, I have to laugh. The Anglican Journal is the official newspaper of the ...

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graphic-design Article
6 Comments » October 27, 2005

Realigning vs. Redesigning

Speaking of improving web sites, we were sent a link today about the difference between redesigning a site and realigning it. The main point is that massive redesigns where you ...

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graphic-design Article
1 Comment » October 27, 2005

Getting Feedback on Church Marketing

We’ve been offering our peer review since July as a way to help churches help each other. In that time we’ve done 14 reviews and have hopefully offered good feedback ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
19 Comments » October 27, 2005

Theology on Tap

More than a few times we’ve heard about outreach efforts involving strong drink, and they make me both wince and smile. I wince because I grew up in a church ...

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peer-review Article
12 Comments » October 26, 2005

Youth Group Hip Hop Flier

This week we take a look at another youth group flier. Offer your feedback and help other church creative folks improve their work. Samples: Flier:…

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graphic-design Article
No Comments » October 26, 2005

Less is More: Before and After at Granger Community Church

Earlier this month Kem Meyer, a guest blogger here at Church Marketing Sucks and the Communications Director at Granger Community Church in Granger, Ind., shared some design lessons on her ...

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demographicsresearch Article
No Comments » October 26, 2005

Denominational Church Marketing

Two recent newspaper articles in the Des Moines Register and the Washington Times (though the Times doesn’t seem to be loading) talk about the marketing efforts of church denominations. The ...

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church-business Article
6 Comments » October 25, 2005

Starbucks and Rick Warren

USA Today has a great article about the recent Rick Warren Starbucks cup story, in addition to several other mainstream companies that incorporate some sort of God-factor into their marketing ...

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poll-results Article
3 Comments » October 24, 2005

Verdict on the Fallon Church Ads

Last month we talked about some interesting church ads coming out of the UK, and one of those ads was created by the international agency Fallon. Last week we asked ...

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peer-review Article
13 Comments » October 21, 2005

Seacoast Church Web Site

This time around we take a look at the web site of the South Carolina multi-site church, Seacoast. Give your suggestions and don’t forget to consider submitting your church’s marketing ...

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public-relations Article
2 Comments » October 21, 2005

A Story of Two Churches

Let’s take a look at two churches that landed in newspaper stories recently. The first is the 6,000-member CedarCreek Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. The second is the 75-member Bethanie French ...

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