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Archive for June 2006

peer-review Article
2 Comments » June 30, 2006

Church Marketing Lab Round Up #13

The Church Marketing Lab on Flickr has grown to over 300 members with more than 400 pieces posted. Wow. Get in there and offer your feedback. Help church marketing to ...

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news-updates Article
2 Comments » June 28, 2006

We’re Looking for a Few Good Interns

Well, one intern actually, but we’ll take all the help we can get. In addition, the Center for Church Communication, our non-profit parent, is also looking for graphic design, tech ...

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philosophy Article
No Comments » June 27, 2006

Most Important 9-Word Sentence in Marketing History

How’s that for a teaser? Scott Aughtmon offers this 9-word doozie from elite copywriter Gary Bencivenga and applies it to the church.…

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think-ahead Article
4 Comments » June 27, 2006

Church Growth Series Wrap Up

I’ve wanted to talk about numbers and church growth for a long time, and this month we finally dove into it with this series. I said at the beginning that ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » June 26, 2006

Anniversary Poll

Last week we asked how we should celebrate our two-year anniversary, which is coming up in July. With 62% of the vote, it’s pretty much a landslide for CMS T-shirts. ...

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think-ahead Article
2 Comments » June 24, 2006

Church Growth: God Makes it Grow

This is part nine in a continuing series, Is Church Growth the Highway to Hell? One of the arguments I hear again and again against the whole idea of church growth ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » June 23, 2006

Super Church Marketing Lab Round Up

We skipped the round up of Church Marketing Lab entries last week, so this week we’ll offer the super round up! It’s faster than a speeding bullet, able to leap ...

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examples Article
4 Comments » June 19, 2006

Even Nuns Need Marketing

Lots of folks are coming around to the idea that churches need marketing help, including what is quite possibly the least likely group to use marketing–nuns: “Whether you’re doing branding for ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » June 19, 2006

Style Guide Poll

Last week we asked if your church had a style guide. Only 26% reported using a style guide, which nearly causes editorial-induced hemorrhaging for this writer (I believe a great ...

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news-updates Article
No Comments » June 16, 2006

Welcome to Church Marketing Sucks

We’ve seen quite an influx in traffic the past week or so as we’ve explored church growth with our series Is Church Growth the Highway to Hell? So I thought ...

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brand-identity Article
22 Comments » June 15, 2006

How to Design a Church Logo

It’s been great to see more and more activity in the Church Marketing Lab. The level of creativity is matched only by the willingness to grow and expand the gifts ...

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think-ahead Article
4 Comments » June 15, 2006

Quantity is Job 1

This is part eight in a continuing series, Is Church Growth the Highway to Hell? Quantity is Job 1. That’s the title of one of my favorite albums from the now-defunct ...

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think-ahead Article
12 Comments » June 14, 2006

Why Churches Should Care About Numbers

This is part seven in a continuing series, Is Church Growth the Highway to Hell? Numbers are important because they are a sign of effectiveness (notice I said a sign, not ...

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reviews Article
8 Comments » June 13, 2006

The Purpose-Driven Church

I’ve had The Purpose-Driven Church sitting on my shelf for almost two years. It’s one of those books that you should eventually read for a site like this, but I ...

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think-ahead Article
8 Comments » June 13, 2006

Numbers are People, Not Evil

This is part six in a continuing series, Is Church Growth the Highway to Hell? “A church that has no interest at all in increasing its number of converts is, in ...

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