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Archive for October 2007

link-round-up Article
2 Comments » October 31, 2007

Marketing: What They Said

A couple good lists have been floating around, and we thought we’d point you in their direction. First, Monday Morning Insight references a Willow magazine list of 15 innovations the church ...

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poll-results Article
4 Comments » October 30, 2007

Hire Your Staff Poll Results

Last week we gave you the opportunity to restructure your church marketing efforts with an unlimited budget. The first place you said you would hire is … A teaching pastor. It ...

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philosophy Article
5 Comments » October 30, 2007

Lessons In Not Sucking

This week begins a little series I’m doing that I’ve titled “Lessons In Not Sucking.” Much of the content has culminated and been cultivated over the years here at Church ...

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news-updates Article
2 Comments » October 29, 2007

Interviews with Bloggers

Apparently press coverage comes in spurts. Last week we were in How magazine, this week Church Marketing Sucks is featured in a series of blogger interviews from Issue Dynamics. You ...

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news-updates Article
2 Comments » October 26, 2007

CMS in How Magazine

If you’re flipping through the December 2007 issue of How magazine you might see something familiar–this site. There’s a screenshot of Church Marketing Sucks on page 104 in an article ...

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peer-review Article
1 Comment » October 26, 2007

Church Marketing Lab: Compassion, Revivals and More

As we near the 3,000 submissions mark in our Church Marketing Lab (it will probably come this week), we wanted to let you know what’s been going on lately. Here’s ...

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philosophy Article
26 Comments » October 25, 2007

Willow Creek’s 30-Year Apology

Christianity Today‘s blog, Out of Ur, posted last week about Willow Creek’s big apology as it relates to how Willow has been wrong in their approach to church for the ...

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comment-spotlight Article
No Comments » October 24, 2007

You Said It: July, August, September, October Comment Roundup

I love comments. I don’t know how you guys feel about them, but they’re generally more insightful than whatever we wrote in the first place. To those of you who ...

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peer-review Article
2 Comments » October 24, 2007

Church Conferencing Poll Results

MinistryCOM, Innovate, Buzz, Catalyst, Internet Ministry, Promise Keepers, denominational conferences, Leadership Summit, Passion, Willow Creek Arts, Origins, Saddleback Worship, Unleash, Exponential Church Planting, Church Technology, National Youth Pastors, National New ...

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philosophy Article
15 Comments » October 23, 2007

Does Marketing the Church Suck?

Throw down the gloves. Hide the women and children. Have an ambulance in the vicinity. Christianity Today is looking for a fight. All right, only kidding. But they recently posted ...

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peer-review Article
1 Comment » October 22, 2007

Lend A Helping Hand

Looking through our Church Marketing Lab, a couple discussion caught my eye. I thought that our CMS readers could certainly add value to these discussion. For starters, user tap57 is ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
2 Comments » October 22, 2007

A Visitor’s Perspective: Looking Back

Many of you were with us through our entire series on Church From a Visitor’s Perspective. Others of you haven’t checked it out yet. For those of you who missed ...

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link-round-up Article
3 Comments » October 19, 2007

Link Love From The Week

So I’ve been accumulating some links over the week, and I thought I would go ahead and give you the gift of sharing them. If you’re looking to use up ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » October 19, 2007

Church Marketing Lab: Logos, Videos and an Homage to Colbert

Yesterday we celebrated 1,000 posts on Church Marketing Sucks. But our Church Marketing Lab is nearing 3,000 posts. Here’s some of the action going on in our photo pool this ...

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news-updates Article
3 Comments » October 18, 2007

Church Marketing Sucks Turns 1,000!

It might seem like just a few months ago that CMS turned three. Well, now, we’re turning a thousand. That’s right, you’re officially reading our 1,000th post. We thought of ...

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