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Archive for August 2006

news-updates Article
2 Comments » August 31, 2006

Reality Sets In

We’ve been doing a ‘heart and soul’ series over at the Center for Church Communication blog (in case you haven’t caught on yet), and today Brad Abare talks about some ...

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public-relations Article
4 Comments » August 31, 2006

Hiring a Sex Offender

Here’s a public relations nightmare in the works: A church hires a registered sex offender to do janitorial work. The local paper covers the story with some bias. A ...

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reviews Article
7 Comments » August 30, 2006

Good to Great

Can a good company become a great company? And if so, how? That’s the premise of Jim Collins’ Good to Great, and he answers that question with five years worth ...

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link-round-up Article
9 Comments » August 28, 2006

Whoring Pastors, Church Name Changes & More

This Guys is Angry at Pastors – Eugene Peterson says pastors have “gone whoring after other gods.” It’s the epitome of church marketing that sucks: “The marketing strategies of the ...

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news-updates Article
No Comments » August 28, 2006

DJ Chuang on CMS

The ‘heart and soul’ series marches on. This week we have special guest blogger DJ Chuang, stepping in to offer his perspective on Church Marketing Sucks: Communicating Any and Every ...

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poll-results Article
3 Comments » August 28, 2006

The Importance of Church Bulletins

Last week we asked about the importance of the old standby in church communication, the bulletin. Half said the bulletin is helpful, but it’s not everything. 28% said it was ...

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technology Article
5 Comments » August 24, 2006

The Power of the Blog

Everyone reading this blog knows the benefits of church blogging. Sometimes the soft touch of a personal story convicts us of its power. We’ve heard the same old talking points ...

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news-updates Article
1 Comment » August 22, 2006

Dreaming Big Dreams

The ‘heart and soul’ series continues this week over at the Center for Church Communication blog with Brad Abare sharing our dreams and big ideas for the future of CFCC. I ...

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poll-results Article
3 Comments » August 21, 2006

What’s Broken Poll

Last week we asked what’s broken in your church. The responses varied, though the poor church web site got the most votes with 21%. The lack of outreach came in ...

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public-relations Article
2 Comments » August 16, 2006

My Church is in the Newspaper

You know what’s weird? Seeing your own church mentioned in the newspaper. My church landed in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Monday, and I stumbled across it today thanks ...

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technology Article
1 Comment » August 16, 2006

Churches use Technology!

Yet another story appeared this week on how churches are utilizing technology. “‘Godcasts’ Spread the Gospel” appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Sunday. I’m amazed that this continues to be ...

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news-updates Article
No Comments » August 14, 2006

How Far We’ve Come

We’re in the midst of our ‘heart and soul’ series over at the Center for Church Communication, exploring our vision and dreams for how we can help the church matter. This ...

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poll-results Article
5 Comments » August 14, 2006

How Often Poll Results

Last week we asked how often you visit Church Marketing Sucks. The most common response was ‘whenever I think of it’ with 28%. Those first timers came in next at ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
11 Comments » August 9, 2006

What’s Broken in Church?

Watch Seth Godin riff on what’s broken (watching a Seth Godin riff is as good as reading one!). It all comes from the site This is Broken, which has loads ...

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demographicsresearch Article
10 Comments » August 8, 2006

Church Attrition

Earlier this year we did a series on church growth which hinted (or at least the comments did) at an idea Bob Franquiz of Calvary Fellowship in Florida elaborates on: ...

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