Archive for July 2006

news-updates Article
No Comments » July 31, 2006

CFCC and CMS History

We’re in the midst of a ‘heart and soul’ series over at the Center for Church Communication, exploring where we’ve been and where we’re going. This week Brad goes back ...

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poll-results Article
8 Comments » July 31, 2006

Church Bulletins Poll

Last week we asked about the ubiquitous church bulletin, the communication staple of churches everywhere. Well, apparently not everywhere, as 6% said they don’t use a bulletin. The standard Xerox ...

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church-business Article
No Comments » July 29, 2006

Lessons from a Chuch Plant

Looks like we’re not the only ones celebrating two years. Ridge Stone Church in Canton, Ga. just celebrated its two-year anniversary and Pastor Gary Lamb shared his 21 Lessons from ...

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advertising Article
6 Comments » July 29, 2006

Church Advertised with Republican Party

I know I’ve complained about being busy before, but you know it’s bad when Christianity Today is clamoring for more CMS. Their weblog reported on a pastor donating to the ...

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news-updates Article
4 Comments » July 24, 2006

Why We Do What We Do

I tend to get nostalgic around important dates and since Church Marketing Sucks just turned two we thought it would be a good time to share what’s on our hearts. ...

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news-updates Article
7 Comments » July 24, 2006

Happy Birthday CMS!

This past weekend Church Marketing Sucks turned two years old. To celebrate we’ve given the site a little sprucing (sorry, no T-shirts… yet). You’ll notice the design has some minor ...

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poll-results Article
6 Comments » July 24, 2006

Church Symbols Poll

Last week we asked about overdone symbolism in church logos. The cross won by an overwhelming majority, taking 57% of the vote. The dove came in a distant second with ...

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off-the-wall Article
33 Comments » July 18, 2006

Jesus Beer Billboard Prank

OK, this isn’t strictly church marketing, but it made me laugh. Someone covered up a billboard in downtown Houston with their own billboard featuring a picture of Jesus holding a ...

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public-relations Article
4 Comments » July 17, 2006

How Not to do Public Relations

Public relations can be quite the minefield. It’s easy to say something that when quoted on the front page of the newspaper doesn’t look so good. Like when the chief ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » July 17, 2006

VBS Poll Results

Last week we asked how many churches were doing some sort of Vacation Bible School program for kids this summer. The majority of churches are, with 72% saying yes. It’s kind ...

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examples Article
5 Comments » July 12, 2006

50 Most Influential Churches for 2006

The Church Report has released their list of the 50 Most Influential Churches for 2006 (1.9 MB PDF, 9 pages). The list is compiled by recommendations from leaders of 2,000 ...

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brand-identity Article
5 Comments » July 11, 2006

5 Lists for Graphic Designers

Everybody loves lists! So we present our own list of lists to help graphic designers. 1. 50 Ways to Become a Better Designer – Loads of ideas, best practices and general ...

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technology Article
1 Comment » July 10, 2006

Washington Post on Church Bloggers

The Washington Post dove into church blogging this weekend and offers a few good quotes: “John Wesley [a prominent 18th-century evangelist] had to travel 250,000 miles on horseback to reach people, ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » July 10, 2006

4th of July Poll

Last week we asked about Independence Day and whether or not churches overdo patriotism. Resoundingly, the results are… that it depends on the church (48%). Combined, the yes and no ...

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reviews Article
3 Comments » July 8, 2006

On Earth As It Is In Advertising

Sam Van Eman reminds us why so many people agree that church marketing sucks in his book On Earth As It Is In Advertising: Moving from Commercial Hype to Gospel ...

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