Archive for December 2006

poll-results Article
No Comments » December 28, 2006

Happy Christmas Poll

We know you wanted an official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200 shot, range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and a thing that tells time for Christmas, ...

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advertising Article
14 Comments » December 23, 2006

Free Miracle Cloth

Here at Church Marketing Sucks, we are often criticized for feeding the capitalistic free-market economy mindset that says if you advertise, promote, or market something well, people will come and ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » December 22, 2006

Church Marketing Lab Lightning Round

A lot has happened in the lab since the last update. We have nearly 600 members and more than 1100 images that people have been critiquing and learning from. ...

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news-updates Article
1 Comment » December 20, 2006

Top 10 Most Commented Entries of 2006

It’s the end of the year and time for lists galore. So we present the top 10 most commented entries of 2006. Of course we’re ignoring the old Peer Review ...

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poll-results Article
5 Comments » December 19, 2006

CMS T-shirt Poll

Last week we asked about our Church Marketing Sucks T-shirt sale. We managed to sell over 100 shirts and for everyone who ordered one, they should be well on their ...

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brand-identity Article
2 Comments » December 15, 2006

Rappin’ Pastors, Renamin’ Churches, Sharin’ Graphics

Rapping Pastors – When we did our Christmas marketing poll we forgot all about full-on rap videos. I bet that would have beaten out extra services. Who wants extra church ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » December 14, 2006

Christmas Marketing Poll

Last week we asked about Christmas marketing. The most popular approach is extra services or special programs for Christmas, with 27% of respondents. Then it’s a practical dead-heat between advertising, ...

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news-updates Article
4 Comments » December 13, 2006

Advertise on CMS

You may have noticed the big new graphic on the right. That’s right, we’re now accepting advertising on Church Marketing Sucks and the Center for Church Communication. It’s part of ...

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brand-identity Article
4 Comments » December 12, 2006

First Baptist Church Becomes CenterPoint Church

Over at the Out of Ur blog Gordon MacDonald writes about the recent name change his 180-year-old church went through. It took two votes to change the name and an ...

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demographicsresearch Article
4 Comments » December 12, 2006

Dear Pastor College Student Essay Contest

Hey college students, Outreach magazine and Kyros Entertainment are teaming up to offer a essay contest. It’s a chance to tell pastors why churches are missing the boat when it ...

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off-the-wall Article
17 Comments » December 11, 2006

Your Church, sponsored by Crest White Strips

Wharton’s online business journal, Knowledge@Wharton did an article last month about the increasing amount of products and services being marketed in partnership with churches. From test driving SUVs during a ...

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link-round-up Article
6 Comments » December 8, 2006

Manliness, Names & Parody

Manliness is Next to Godliness – “It’s the wuss-ification of America that’s getting us!” Churches Drop ‘Baptist’ Tag – “People tend to think of Baptists as very narrow-minded, sometimes mean-spirited and ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
11 Comments » December 6, 2006

Church Vandals Score Xbox

Here’s an odd little story: Three teenagers break into South Hills Evangelical Church in Missoula, Mont., steal money and smash windows and computers causing several thousand dollars in damage. In ...

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news-updates Article
No Comments » December 5, 2006

CMS Store is Closed / Shirts Poll

We hope you got your CMS T-shirts if you wanted them because the Church Marketing Sucks store is now officially closed. Thanks to everyone who ordered a shirt or two ...

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news-updates Article
2 Comments » December 4, 2006

Last Day to Order CMS T-Shirts

This is it. Today is your last day to order Church Marketing Sucks T-shirts. After today the store will close and you’ll be out of luck. So scrape your pennies ...

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