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Archive for May 2007

philosophy Article
7 Comments » May 31, 2007

3 Fundamental Rules of Church Marketing

Kent Shaffer of Church Relevance, in the February 2007 edition of their newsletter, covered the 3 Fundamental Rules of Church Marketing. Here’s a sampling of what he said, and head ...

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reviews Article
6 Comments » May 30, 2007

The Blogging Church: Sharing the Story of Your Church Through Blogs

Brian Bailey and Terry Storch have put together a book that’s near and dear to our hearts. It lays out the why and the how of church blogging. We’re big ...

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philosophy Article
16 Comments » May 30, 2007

A Visionless Church

Over at the nakedpastor blog, there’s a two-part post entitled “My Vision is to Have No Vision.” Any feathers ruffled yet? He argues that vision is actually a killer. It crushes ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » May 30, 2007

Summer Church Worries Poll Results

This past week at the polls, you let us know what worries your church the most as summer approaches. Of course, there are some worries we didn’t provide, so let ...

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link-round-up Article
1 Comment » May 29, 2007

Communications Linkfest

We just wanted to share a few links with you of communications stories cropping up the last few weeks. So get you mouse ready, and read what our friends have ...

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news-updates Article
No Comments » May 25, 2007

Job and Freelance Lab Roundup

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Ready for a change in the day-to-day? Well we’re here to help. Our Job Lab and Freelance Project Lab are ...

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examples Article
18 Comments » May 25, 2007

Chick-fil-A and Church Marketing

Some of you out west might have no idea what I’m talking about. My Church Marketing Sucks colleagues probably don’t have a strong idea of what I’m talking about. But ...

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peer-review Article
1 Comment » May 24, 2007

Church Marketing Lab: At the Beach

Over at the Church Marketing Lab, we’re seeing more and more graphics pertaining to Summer trips and events. So grab your floaties, snorkels, and flippers, because here’s a little sampling ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » May 23, 2007

Church Marketing Moves Poll Results

Last week, we asked you which of the church marketing moves we had highlighted lately was your favorite. We gave you a choice of five entries, and here’s how you ...

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interviews Article
3 Comments » May 21, 2007

Buzz ’07 Interview with Mark Batterson

We here at Church Marketing Sucks are incredibly pleased to announce our second annual pre-Buzz Conference interview with Mark Batterson! Last year we introduced you to Batterson and Buzz, and ...

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peer-review Article
10 Comments » May 19, 2007

Historical Accuracy or Relatability?

In the Church Marketing Lab Discussion, user ‘wheres my sanity’ poses an interesting question. It’s one I’m sure many of you have wrestled with. Many of you have heard the ...

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news-updates Article
2 Comments » May 19, 2007

Church Marketing Lab: Summer Camp, Messy Faith and More…

This week in the Church Marketing Lab, everyone started getting ready for summer. The great dialogue continued, and more and more summer series and beach camp graphics are going up. ...

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resources Article
3 Comments » May 18, 2007


I received an e-mail today about a new web service called TagCrowd. Many of you know that Flickr and numerous other sites use tag clouds to generate frequent topics within ...

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building-design Article
43 Comments » May 16, 2007

Church Building Sucks

Here’s a post with no answer. I was browsing through a list posted by Andy at Think Christian, and he linked to Neatorama’s post, 10 Divinely Designed Churches. This stirred ...

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poll-results Article
6 Comments » May 16, 2007

Environmental Ethics Poll

Last week, we asked what you thought about all this environmental ethics and going green. I’ll have to admit, I’m pleasantly surprised with the results. A true majority, 58% of you, ...

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