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Archive for March 2007

peer-review Article
No Comments » March 30, 2007

How Do You Do Plan a Sermon Series?

A lot of helpful and interesting discussion happens in the Church Marketing Lab–it’s not all fancy designs and comments. We’d like to start highlighting some of those discussions and allow ...

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peer-review Article
1 Comment » March 30, 2007

It Came From the Lab!

While we wrap up another successful week over at the Church Marketing Lab, we wanted to plug everyone here at Church Marketing Sucks into what’s been going on. Recently, we ...

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events Article
No Comments » March 29, 2007

Buzz Reminder, April 3 Deadline

Just a reminder that the April 3 deadline to take advantage of the $70 discount for the second annual Buzz Conference is a few days away. Mark and team are ...

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philosophy Article
5 Comments » March 29, 2007


I was watching a talk delivered by Seth Godin at Google, and he said something that was profoundly self evident. “[Remarkable] doesn’t mean beautiful or ideal or perfect. It only means ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
8 Comments » March 28, 2007

The Problem with Potlucks

The potluck dinner is a staple in many churches, but that doesn’t mean it’s good. A longtime friend of mine (we bonded over Petra) has been blogging about food and ...

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poll-results Article
3 Comments » March 28, 2007

Beg, Borrow and Steal

Last week, we asked what your church’s philosophy is on borrowing materials. 252 of you weighed in, and after a week at the polls … 37% of you took the high ...

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events Article
1 Comment » March 27, 2007

Church Marketing Lab LIVE!

Just received some exciting news from the folks at MinistryCOM, I will be hosting the first ever Church Marketing Lab LIVE! at the conference in Nashville, Tenn. Sept. 13-14. It’s ...

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off-the-wall Article
6 Comments » March 27, 2007

Puns, Revisited

Reuters is bring worldwide attention to the crucial issue of church puns. Initially, I thought this was becoming a pundemic (I know. It’s not even funny anymore). Now, churches seem ...

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technology Article
8 Comments » March 27, 2007

RSS For Your Church

So today, I was thinking to myself, “Self, those guys over at the Barna Group have some pretty neat statistics, why don’t you subscribe to their RSS feed?” Problem. I searched. And ...

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news-updates Article
3 Comments » March 22, 2007

Squidoo Likes Us!

Squidoo thinks we deserve to be on its user-ranked Lens of the Year list. For the moment the Church Marketing Sucks lens is sitting at #16, between Tea Junkie and ...

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resources Article
3 Comments » March 21, 2007

100 Ways To Kill A Concept

Michael Iva writes an interesting PDF on the death of an idea. I don’t think it will change your life dramatically, but I do think it’s worth a quick read. ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » March 21, 2007

Demographically Speaking Results

Last week, we asked how your church responds to the issue of ministering to an increasingly diverse society. Where I come from, this means offering something more than NASCAR parties, ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
7 Comments » March 20, 2007

Where We’re Missing

I was reading my good friends (I’ve never met them, but it sounds better, and I like them) over at Church Relevance, and they posted some interesting statistics from the ...

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events Article
No Comments » March 20, 2007

Growing, Buzzing Churches: Save $70

I’m not quite sure when I first drank of it, but the Mark Batterson Kool-Aid is still having an affect on me. I met Mark in the flesh at last ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
4 Comments » March 17, 2007

The Anti-Welcoming Church

No matter how welcoming churches think they are, they usually aren’t. Why does it have to be so hard to find and connect with a church? I don’t know, but ...

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