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Archive for February 2007

first-impressions-beyond Article
12 Comments » February 28, 2007

Battling Frumpiness in the Pulpit

She could have called the site Church Fashion Sucks. But Beauty Tips for Ministers works, too. Victoria Weinstein, a Unitarian Universalist minister who goes by the handle PeaceBang, launched the ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
5 Comments » February 28, 2007

Stand-Up Comic Helps UK Clergy

Comedian Andy Kind is offering help to British clergy with a workshop that focuses on performance skills in an effort to help them better communicate with their congregations. “Christianity is not ...

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demographicsresearch Article
No Comments » February 28, 2007

Megachurches are Desegregating Sunday Mornings

You can deride megachurches all you want, but new research shows that they’re more racially diverse, finally beginning to overturn the assertion that Sunday morning is the most segregated hour ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
2 Comments » February 27, 2007

They Didn’t Teach Marketing In Seminary

Rev. Matthew Moretz laments that they didn’t teach him marketing in seminary, despite the fact that he does more print jobs than sermons. But considering the success of his Father ...

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philosophy Article
2 Comments » February 27, 2007

Innovative Churches: Does Size Matter?

Part 9 in a series on Innovative Churches. Be sure to contribute to the Most Innovative Churches list. Does size matter? What about smaller churches and those with limited financial resources? ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » February 27, 2007

Unnecessary Church Ministries Poll

Last week our poll asked about unnecessary church ministries, an admittedly tongue-in-cheek follow up to a pro and con discussion about cutting back on what churches do. The giant Jesus/cross ...

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advertising Article
2 Comments » February 26, 2007

10 [Cheap] Ad Ideas from Roy H. Williams

If you’re not already getting the Monday Morning Memo from adman Roy H. Williams, you’re missing out. Not only is Williams a brilliant pithy writer, he’s got one of the ...

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examples Article
1 Comment » February 26, 2007

Amarillo Church Wins Addy Award

An Amarillo, Texas church snagged a best in show (registration requried) at the Addy Awards for the second year in a row. Trinity Fellowship Church won the local division of ...

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philosophy Article
2 Comments » February 22, 2007

Innovative Churches: Community

Part 8 in a series on Innovative Churches. Be sure to contribute to the Most Innovative Churches list. How are innovative churches trying to engage and impact their communities outside the ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
15 Comments » February 21, 2007

Marketing to Agnostics and Not Atheists

I was giving a demo about online church communities at the Community Next Conference recently. I opened with a comparison of churches and schools–namely, that there are more Christian churches ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » February 20, 2007

Church Critics Poll

Last week we asked how your church deals with criticism. An amazing 45% said their church tackles criticism head on with honesty and openness. 27% said criticism was met with ...

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philosophy Article
7 Comments » February 19, 2007

Churches Should Not Just Do What Works

Last week Kevin wrote an entry about something Craig Groeschel of LifeChurch.tv said regarding sticking to what works. While I appreciate the intentionality of getting rid of unnecessary activity, there ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
15 Comments » February 15, 2007

Churches Should Do What Works

LifeChurch.tv’s Craig Groeschel talks about cutting back church ministries. What?! No VBS? No choir? No women’s ministry? (gasp) I love his simple and calm reasoning that churches should do what works ...

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advertising Article
4 Comments » February 15, 2007

Testimony Billboards

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports on a church billboard campaign that’s personal. Love this quote: “Marketing and evangelism are the same thing,” says Mara Einstein, associate professor of media studies at the ...

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news-updates Article
2 Comments » February 14, 2007

Stopping the Comment Spam

We’ve instituted a new measure to fight comment spam. When you post a comment you’ll be asked to type a word to verify that you’re a real person commenting and ...

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