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Archive for October 2006

public-relations Article
3 Comments » October 31, 2006

Tips for Writing an Effective Press Release

Just the Facts, Ma’am Don’t rack your brain trying to craft some clever lead. Just get to the facts. That’s all the reporter wants anyway. If you’ve gotten ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » October 30, 2006

Church Marketing Lab Lighting Round

Great things are happening in the lab. We are approaching 900 user submitted images and have more than 500 members working to help church marketing not suck. Take a ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » October 30, 2006

Halloween Poll

Last week we asked about the fall holiday that can cause some controversy in Christian circles. 34% welcome the opportunity Halloween offers to get to know their neighbors. 30% still ...

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technology Article
5 Comments » October 27, 2006

I Help Pastors Blog

Cory Miller is doing the ultimate Blogging for Pastors series over at Church Communications Pro. So far he’s got 44+ five-question interviews with prominent church bloggers (including all your favorites: ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
20 Comments » October 27, 2006

Canceling a Church Service to Do Service

This is what church is supposed to be. Gateway Community Church in South Riding, Va. had “The Big Event” on Sunday, October 15. Instead of a typical Sunday morning worship service, ...

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link-round-up Article
3 Comments » October 26, 2006

9 Lists for Web Designers

Some of these lists and resources are older, but they age like fine wine and can still offer some help and hope to church web designers. 8 Web Design Cliches of ...

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off-the-wall Article
4 Comments » October 26, 2006

The Church You Know

You’ve got to check out The Church You Know, a site that spoofs the NBC ‘The More You Know’ public service announcements with hokey digs at some goofy church practices. ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » October 25, 2006

Worst Nightmare Poll

OK, so we’re a little behind on the poll results this week. Sorry. I was in Los Angeles for a little business meeting/vacation (including a visit with a Darth Vader ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
15 Comments » October 17, 2006

18 Word of Mouth Marketing Tips for Churches

At a recent Word of Mouth Marketing convention several bigwigs sat down and came up with 40 ideas to boost word of mouth marketing in 40 minutes. As leadership in ...

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poll-results Article
7 Comments » October 17, 2006

Phone Book Advertising Poll

Last week we asked about advertising in the phone book, and it looks like it’s a dying art. 40% asked if the Yellow Pages were still around. A majority do ...

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poll-results Article
7 Comments » October 9, 2006

Firing the Help Poll

Last week we asked about that tricky situation of disposing of volunteer help that’s not so helpful. What would push you over the edge and ask a volunteer to stop ...

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philosophy Article
2 Comments » October 2, 2006

Seth Godin on Church Marketing

Simply strategic guy Tony Morgan interviews marketing guru Seth Godin. Here’s a quick excerpt: Nearly everyone who markets something suffers from the following conceit: other people do marketing, but my product ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
26 Comments » October 2, 2006

Church Outreach & MySpace

In the real world, preaching to the choir is as effective in outreach as preaching to the choir. Community within church walls is great, but it makes for an ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » October 2, 2006

The Church Van Poll

Last week we asked what should be printed on the side of church vans. It makes me wonder how many churches even have vans. My current church doesn’t own any ...

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