Last week we asked about church plants and where they should spend their money. We got quite a few responses, especially for a poll that appeared over the holidays, but we also let the poll run a few extra days.
The big initial item on the church planter’s budget was staff with 30%. But not far behind were the 29% who asked what money. 14% saw launch marketing as a worthy initial investment. 9% voted for an appealing temporary location, 8% for a web site and 7% for brand identity. 4% had other ideas, including proof reading, technology, coffee and–my favorite response–“a fancy new car with cool graphics about the church on it!”
We’ve mentioned it before, but a helpful resource for church planters is the Ridge Stone Backstage site, which chronicles the lessons of a church plant in Georgia. And while it’s not specifically about church planting, the Momentum Conference is about portable churches and might be worth checking out.
This week we’re asking which of our new Church Marketing Sucks T-shirts is your favorite. We also went all high-tech and fancy and posted some images in our poll. Pretty snazzy, huh? Maybe next week we should poll you on which type of poll you prefer.