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Archive for November 2007

news-updates Article
2 Comments » November 30, 2007

Lessons In Not Sucking Wrap-Up

I just finished up the series on “Lessons In Not Sucking.” In case you missed it, here is a handy little linked index of each of the topics: Communication: Online Communication: In ...

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reviews Article
9 Comments » November 29, 2007

Lessons In Not Sucking: 9 Must-Read Books

This is part nine in a series on Lessons In Not Sucking. Today I give you nine books that are must-read when it comes to not sucking. I admit, it ...

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church-business Article
8 Comments » November 27, 2007

Lessons In Not Sucking: Working With Firms & Freelancers

This is part eight in a series on Lessons In Not Sucking. Today we discuss working with freelancers and firms. Having both owned my own creative firm in the past ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » November 27, 2007

Polka Mass Poll Results

Last week, we wanted to know what you’d do when you heard there was a polka mass in town. Despite stuffing yourself with turkey and dressing, you let us know. ...

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resources Article
5 Comments » November 26, 2007

5 Church Marketing Mistakes

Tony Morgan just posted 5 marketing mistakes that churches make. Here’s his list: Promoting your church instead of generating a response. Making a promise you can’t keep. Trying to be all things to ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » November 26, 2007

Giving Thanks Poll Results

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s only a few days past, but we have the breakdown of how you choose to celebrate at your church. 44% of you tie it in to your Sunday ...

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church-business Article
10 Comments » November 20, 2007

Lessons In Not Sucking: Working With Volunteers

This is part seven in a series on Lessons In Not Sucking. Today we discuss working with volunteers. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, volunteers are here to stay. And here’s ...

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resources Article
1 Comment » November 19, 2007

Church Website Survey Results

Version 1.0 of The Art of Mission’s Church Website Survey was recently released. The results of the survey are available for free, and a second version is in the works ...

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peer-review Article
1 Comment » November 16, 2007

Church Marketing Lab: New Sites, Sports Centers and More

It’s the most wonderful time of year! The weather is getting colder, Wal-Mart has Christmas candles and Christmas music is starting in on the radio. All that to say, I’m ...

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demographicsresearch Article
8 Comments » November 15, 2007

Lessons In Not Sucking: Know Your Audience

This is part six in a series on Lessons In Not Sucking. Today we discuss the idea of knowing your audience. It’s basic Communication 101, and I’m embarrassed to admit ...

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think-ahead Article
7 Comments » November 14, 2007

Lessons In Not Sucking: Building an Ideation Team

This is part five in a series on Lessons In Not Sucking. Today we discuss building ideation teams. I love working with teams that are passionate about the subject at ...

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poll-results Article
6 Comments » November 13, 2007

Blogging Pastor Poll Results

A little over two years ago, we asked you if your pastor blogs for your church. You weighed in and told us this: 21% did with success, 5% are trying ...

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advertising Article
13 Comments » November 13, 2007

Handvertising?

What on earth is handvertising? Just what you think–it’s advertising on the back of someone’s hand, available from Handvertising USA. They wanted me to blog about this new form of ...

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resources Article
5 Comments » November 12, 2007

Lessons In Not Sucking: Cheap Marketing Ideas for Church Planters

This is part four in a series on Lessons In Not Sucking. Today we discuss cheap marketing ideas for church planters. Having been a church planter myself, I understand the ...

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promotion Article
6 Comments » November 9, 2007

Lessons In Not Sucking: Common Communication Mistakes

This is part three in a series on Lessons In Not Sucking. Today we discuss common communication mistakes. Here are some choice mistakes I believe get in the way of ...

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