Church Marketing Lab Round Up #5

April 28, 2006 by

Doubters Anonymous GraphicIt’s been a busy month at the Church Marketing Lab. We’ve got over 200 images added from over 150 members. Rather than just talking about it, we’re actually helping improve church marketing. And when I say ‘we,’ that includes all of you. I’m no expert, but many of you are, and it’s your feedback that makes a difference. So step up to the Church Marketing Lab and share your feedback (see our guidelines for instructions).

Doubters Anonymous – graphic for a video intro to a sermon series. See the related sermon slides. And give a look to the superheroes postcard front and back.


Fall Kickoff – Postcards for the fall youth group kickoff for Wawasee Community Bible Church In Milford, Ind. Check out the school posters and locker posters in green and orange. Also see the postcards they mail to youth group members who miss a night: baby, Napoleon, forgot and earth.

8th Wonder of the World – Mother’s Day message for Keypoint Church.

1519door_hanger_03Flamingoed Door Hanger – Here’s an idea. The gouth group at Warsaw Wesleyan Church did a fundraiser where they put tons of plastic pink flamingoes in the yards of church goers and charged them to come remove the flamingoes. They also sold “flamingo insurance” for those who didn’t want to be flamingoed. Check out the Powerpoint slide as well. Also check out their fall kickoff postcard, youth pastor renewal weekend flyer, the Vine postcard and friend day postcard.

Newspaper ad – for Life Church. Also see their Amazing Race sermon series ad and Drive Thru card.

Revolution poster – for a monthly youth group event. Also see their retro poster, their series of four posters (1, 2, 3, 4), another poster and a back to school poster.

connection card mock-upEye Chart magnet – Advertising a sermon series at the Church of Pembroke Pines & Hollywood Downtown. Also check out their comment card (front and back) and a series of newsletter ads (youth camp, kids camp, host homes and host homes 2).

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Church bulletin – for Four Corners Church. Check out their stepping to the plate and unsticklicate bulletins.

Passion of the Christ poster – for an Easter screening at St. Cuthberts. Also take a peek at their church with a twist poster, Alpha poster and youth night postcard.

New Mid-Way.com site is live!Mid-Way Baptist Church web site – new web site.

Teen Vision – Logo idea for a youth group. What do you think of the other incarnations (1, 2, 3)?

heart renovation in progress, please excuse my dustRenovation of the Heart – work in progress for a sermon series.

Leadership flyer – advertising leadership workshops and opportunities (check out the back as well).

Mayberry radio spot – Yes, we can even critique audio. Take a listen to the 911 spot as well.

DaVinci Code video – And yes, we can do video, too.

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9 Responses to “Church Marketing Lab Round Up #5”

  • Chris Ross
    May 1, 2006

    I just found this site and really, REALLY like the content. My new blog runs along a similar vein (‘Jesus Isn’t Cool’ – http://uncool.typepad.com).
    Please give me a second and hear me (read me) out. I know this has all been argued before, but I still would implore you guys to consider choosing a replacement for ‘sucks.’ Someone who goes to ‘churchmarketingstinks.com’ STILL ends up on a site with your logo reading ‘sucks.’
    In your case I don’t think the pros of this catchy, provocative name really outweigh the negatives that result. You could still frustrate and provoke change JUST AS MUCH with a name EVERYBODY accepts. Paul said he did his best to commend himself to the conscience of everyone (2 Cor. 4:2).
    Look, there was a time when I would have agreed with using ‘sucks.’ I understand where you’re coming from, and I TOTALLY agree that much of the church is out to lunch when it comes to aesthetic sensitivity. You guys are doing a great, great service to the church! So why not increase your own ‘market’ by making a change which, I feel, will move you into a place of greater faithfulness to the One you serve anyway?
    I would LOVE to list your site on my blog, but I can’t in good conscience — not even with the ‘Church Marketing Stinks’ label. I’m not trying to imply my site is anything of significance. I’m just one Christian speaking the truth in love to his brethren.
    No, this isn’t a major issue, it’s definitely a minor one. But why not be thorough in commending yourselves to everyone’s conscience? Just because it’s minor doesn’t mean it’s inconsequential.
    God bless. Keep up the good work. PLEASE consider what I and many others have said, and consider using your God-given creative acumen (which is not in question) to come up with something equally provocative and functional, but commendable to all.
    Chris Ross


  • Chris Ross
    May 1, 2006

    I just found this site and really, REALLY like the content. My new blog runs along a similar vein (‘Jesus Isn’t Cool’ – http://uncool.typepad.com).
    Please give me a second and hear me (read me) out. I know this has all been argued before, but I still would implore you guys to consider choosing a replacement for ‘sucks.’ Someone who goes to ‘churchmarketingstinks.com’ STILL ends up on a site with your logo reading ‘sucks.’
    In your case I don’t think the pros of this catchy, provocative name really outweigh the negatives that result. You could still frustrate and provoke change JUST AS MUCH with a name EVERYBODY accepts. Paul said he did his best to commend himself to the conscience of everyone (2 Cor. 4:2).
    Look, there was a time when I would have agreed with using ‘sucks.’ I understand where you’re coming from, and I TOTALLY agree that much of the church is out to lunch when it comes to aesthetic sensitivity. You guys are doing a great, great service to the church! So why not increase your own ‘market’ by making a change which, I feel, will move you into a place of greater faithfulness to the One you serve anyway?
    I would LOVE to list your site on my blog, but I can’t in good conscience — not even with the ‘Church Marketing Stinks’ label. I’m not trying to imply my site is anything of significance. I’m just one Christian speaking the truth in love to his brethren.
    No, this isn’t a major issue, it’s definitely a minor one. But why not be thorough in commending yourselves to everyone’s conscience? Just because it’s minor doesn’t mean it’s inconsequential.
    God bless. Keep up the good work. PLEASE consider what I and many others have said, and consider using your God-given creative acumen (which is not in question) to come up with something equally provocative and functional, but commendable to all.
    Chris Ross


  • Chris Ross
    May 1, 2006

    I just found this site and really, REALLY like the content. My new blog runs along a similar vein (‘Jesus Isn’t Cool’ – http://uncool.typepad.com).
    Please give me a second and hear me (read me) out. I know this has all been argued before, but I still would implore you guys to consider choosing a replacement for ‘sucks.’ Someone who goes to ‘churchmarketingstinks.com’ STILL ends up on a site with your logo reading ‘sucks.’
    In your case I don’t think the pros of this catchy, provocative name really outweigh the negatives that result. You could still frustrate and provoke change JUST AS MUCH with a name EVERYBODY accepts. Paul said he did his best to commend himself to the conscience of everyone (2 Cor. 4:2).
    Look, there was a time when I would have agreed with using ‘sucks.’ I understand where you’re coming from, and I TOTALLY agree that much of the church is out to lunch when it comes to aesthetic sensitivity. You guys are doing a great, great service to the church! So why not increase your own ‘market’ by making a change which, I feel, will move you into a place of greater faithfulness to the One you serve anyway?
    I would LOVE to list your site on my blog, but I can’t in good conscience — not even with the ‘Church Marketing Stinks’ label. I’m not trying to imply my site is anything of significance. I’m just one Christian speaking the truth in love to his brethren.
    No, this isn’t a major issue, it’s definitely a minor one. But why not be thorough in commending yourselves to everyone’s conscience? Just because it’s minor doesn’t mean it’s inconsequential.
    God bless. Keep up the good work. PLEASE consider what I and many others have said, and consider using your God-given creative acumen (which is not in question) to come up with something equally provocative and functional, but commendable to all.
    Chris Ross


  • Chris Ross
    May 1, 2006

    I just found this site and really, REALLY like the content. My new blog runs along a similar vein (‘Jesus Isn’t Cool’ – http://uncool.typepad.com).
    Please give me a second and hear me (read me) out. I know this has all been argued before, but I still would implore you guys to consider choosing a replacement for ‘sucks.’ Someone who goes to ‘churchmarketingstinks.com’ STILL ends up on a site with your logo reading ‘sucks.’
    In your case I don’t think the pros of this catchy, provocative name really outweigh the negatives that result. You could still frustrate and provoke change JUST AS MUCH with a name EVERYBODY accepts. Paul said he did his best to commend himself to the conscience of everyone (2 Cor. 4:2).
    Look, there was a time when I would have agreed with using ‘sucks.’ I understand where you’re coming from, and I TOTALLY agree that much of the church is out to lunch when it comes to aesthetic sensitivity. You guys are doing a great, great service to the church! So why not increase your own ‘market’ by making a change which, I feel, will move you into a place of greater faithfulness to the One you serve anyway?
    I would LOVE to list your site on my blog, but I can’t in good conscience — not even with the ‘Church Marketing Stinks’ label. I’m not trying to imply my site is anything of significance. I’m just one Christian speaking the truth in love to his brethren.
    No, this isn’t a major issue, it’s definitely a minor one. But why not be thorough in commending yourselves to everyone’s conscience? Just because it’s minor doesn’t mean it’s inconsequential.
    God bless. Keep up the good work. PLEASE consider what I and many others have said, and consider using your God-given creative acumen (which is not in question) to come up with something equally provocative and functional, but commendable to all.
    Chris Ross


  • Chris Ross
    May 1, 2006

    I just found this site and really, REALLY like the content. My new blog runs along a similar vein (‘Jesus Isn’t Cool’ – http://uncool.typepad.com).
    Please give me a second and hear me (read me) out. I know this has all been argued before, but I still would implore you guys to consider choosing a replacement for ‘sucks.’ Someone who goes to ‘churchmarketingstinks.com’ STILL ends up on a site with your logo reading ‘sucks.’
    In your case I don’t think the pros of this catchy, provocative name really outweigh the negatives that result. You could still frustrate and provoke change JUST AS MUCH with a name EVERYBODY accepts. Paul said he did his best to commend himself to the conscience of everyone (2 Cor. 4:2).
    Look, there was a time when I would have agreed with using ‘sucks.’ I understand where you’re coming from, and I TOTALLY agree that much of the church is out to lunch when it comes to aesthetic sensitivity. You guys are doing a great, great service to the church! So why not increase your own ‘market’ by making a change which, I feel, will move you into a place of greater faithfulness to the One you serve anyway?
    I would LOVE to list your site on my blog, but I can’t in good conscience — not even with the ‘Church Marketing Stinks’ label. I’m not trying to imply my site is anything of significance. I’m just one Christian speaking the truth in love to his brethren.
    No, this isn’t a major issue, it’s definitely a minor one. But why not be thorough in commending yourselves to everyone’s conscience? Just because it’s minor doesn’t mean it’s inconsequential.
    God bless. Keep up the good work. PLEASE consider what I and many others have said, and consider using your God-given creative acumen (which is not in question) to come up with something equally provocative and functional, but commendable to all.
    Chris Ross


  • Chris Ross
    May 1, 2006

    I just found this site and really, REALLY like the content. My new blog runs along a similar vein (‘Jesus Isn’t Cool’ – http://uncool.typepad.com).
    Please give me a second and hear me (read me) out. I know this has all been argued before, but I still would implore you guys to consider choosing a replacement for ‘sucks.’ Someone who goes to ‘churchmarketingstinks.com’ STILL ends up on a site with your logo reading ‘sucks.’
    In your case I don’t think the pros of this catchy, provocative name really outweigh the negatives that result. You could still frustrate and provoke change JUST AS MUCH with a name EVERYBODY accepts. Paul said he did his best to commend himself to the conscience of everyone (2 Cor. 4:2).
    Look, there was a time when I would have agreed with using ‘sucks.’ I understand where you’re coming from, and I TOTALLY agree that much of the church is out to lunch when it comes to aesthetic sensitivity. You guys are doing a great, great service to the church! So why not increase your own ‘market’ by making a change which, I feel, will move you into a place of greater faithfulness to the One you serve anyway?
    I would LOVE to list your site on my blog, but I can’t in good conscience — not even with the ‘Church Marketing Stinks’ label. I’m not trying to imply my site is anything of significance. I’m just one Christian speaking the truth in love to his brethren.
    No, this isn’t a major issue, it’s definitely a minor one. But why not be thorough in commending yourselves to everyone’s conscience? Just because it’s minor doesn’t mean it’s inconsequential.
    God bless. Keep up the good work. PLEASE consider what I and many others have said, and consider using your God-given creative acumen (which is not in question) to come up with something equally provocative and functional, but commendable to all.
    Chris Ross


  • Chris Ross
    May 1, 2006

    I just found this site and really, REALLY like the content. My new blog runs along a similar vein (‘Jesus Isn’t Cool’ – http://uncool.typepad.com).
    Please give me a second and hear me (read me) out. I know this has all been argued before, but I still would implore you guys to consider choosing a replacement for ‘sucks.’ Someone who goes to ‘churchmarketingstinks.com’ STILL ends up on a site with your logo reading ‘sucks.’
    In your case I don’t think the pros of this catchy, provocative name really outweigh the negatives that result. You could still frustrate and provoke change JUST AS MUCH with a name EVERYBODY accepts. Paul said he did his best to commend himself to the conscience of everyone (2 Cor. 4:2).
    Look, there was a time when I would have agreed with using ‘sucks.’ I understand where you’re coming from, and I TOTALLY agree that much of the church is out to lunch when it comes to aesthetic sensitivity. You guys are doing a great, great service to the church! So why not increase your own ‘market’ by making a change which, I feel, will move you into a place of greater faithfulness to the One you serve anyway?
    I would LOVE to list your site on my blog, but I can’t in good conscience — not even with the ‘Church Marketing Stinks’ label. I’m not trying to imply my site is anything of significance. I’m just one Christian speaking the truth in love to his brethren.
    No, this isn’t a major issue, it’s definitely a minor one. But why not be thorough in commending yourselves to everyone’s conscience? Just because it’s minor doesn’t mean it’s inconsequential.
    God bless. Keep up the good work. PLEASE consider what I and many others have said, and consider using your God-given creative acumen (which is not in question) to come up with something equally provocative and functional, but commendable to all.
    Chris Ross


  • Gregg
    May 1, 2006

    Just wanted to make a quick note on the Doubter’s Anonymous graphics for our church. While all the graphics for the series were created by our in house creative team – the series is based on the Doubter’s Anonymous series by Lifechurch.tv. I’m sure you guys are familiar with their stuff..they do great work if you haven’t yet checked them out – be sure to! http://www.lifechurch.tv


  • Baptist Church Web Site Guru
    January 24, 2007

    Yeah I don’t think the pink flamingo idea is a good one. Seems kinda manipulative. It would be funny to do though. I wonder if you get enough money ot cover the gas of going to each house by way of the poor youth minister’s meagerly pay! :-)



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