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Archive for September 2007

peer-review Article
No Comments » September 28, 2007

Church Marketing Lab: Wonder, Family Life, and Kids’ Weekends

This week, we saw the first day of autumn. I checked the Church Marketing Lab for designs of foliage, football, and all fall colors, but I didn’t come up with ...

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events Article
3 Comments » September 27, 2007

Free Catalyst Tickets

I realize it’s last minute, but our friends over at Aspire!One have two tickets to next week’s Catalyst conference that they’re giving away to the CFCC community. You’ll have to ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
19 Comments » September 25, 2007

A Visitor’s Perspective: Verbose Nomenclature

This is part 5 of a 9-part series on attending church from a visitor’s perspective. You can read the original post to get a better understanding of David’s experience visiting ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » September 25, 2007

Announcements Poll Results

Sometimes when you’re at church you hear the words, “Let’s go ahead and bring up our [blank], Mr./Mrs. [blank] for the announcements.” Sometimes, when you’re at church, you hear a ...

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peer-review Article
1 Comment » September 24, 2007

Church Marketing Lab: Icons, Route 56 & More

We’re here again to let you know a little bit of what’s been going on in the Church Marketing Lab. Here’s a sample of some of the submissions we’ve seen ...

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events Article
No Comments » September 22, 2007

MinistryCOM 2007 Recap

I’m just getting back into the swing of things after a great time at the MinistryCOM conference in Nashville last week. I talk often about setting the bar as communicators, ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
41 Comments » September 20, 2007

What if Church was Fast, Fun & Friendly?

Brenton Balvin recently went to work for Target and noted that Target strives to be a ‘fast, fun and friendly place to work and shop’ and maybe churches need to ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
14 Comments » September 19, 2007

A Visitor’s Perspective: Watch your Language!

This is part 4 of a 9-part series on attending church from a visitor’s perspective. You can read the original post to get a better understanding of David’s experience visiting ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » September 18, 2007

Marketing Focus Poll Results

Last week we asked you where your church concentrates its marketing efforts the most. The most popular place to concentrate efforts was, not surprisingly, Sunday mornings. 24% of your churches ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
5 Comments » September 17, 2007

A Visitor’s Perspective: The Welcoming Paradox

This is part 3 of a 9-part series on attending church from a visitor’s perspective. You can read the original post here to get a better understanding of David’s experience ...

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graphic-design Article
1 Comment » September 17, 2007

The Art of the Critique

Sometimes there’s something that’s just so good in the Church Marketing Lab that it needs to migrate to our front page here. This is one of those occasions. User “wiseacre photo” ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » September 17, 2007

Church Marketing Lab: Sorry Church Site, God is Green and More

This week in the Church Marketing Lab, the discussion board was crazy with a couple long threads, and the photo pool saw some great new submissions. Now that we’ve given ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
13 Comments » September 13, 2007

A Visitor’s Perspective: An Embarrassing Problem

This is part 2 of a 9-part series on attending church from a visitor’s perspective. You can read the original post to get a better understanding of David’s experience visiting ...

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church-business Article
23 Comments » September 12, 2007

Franchising Church

We’re living in modern times. Everything is outsourced, and everything is franchised. Why should church be any different? Todd Rhoades at Monday Morning Insight discusses this model of church planting ...

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poll-results Article
5 Comments » September 11, 2007

RSS Church Poll Results

Last week, we asked you if your church was using an RSS feed for their web site. We’ve harped on RSS for your church before, and we were hoping that ...

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