Archive for December 2007

events Article
7 Comments » December 28, 2007

Foursquare NextGen Summit

I’m here in Anaheim, Calif. through January 1 for the Foursquare NextGen Summit. It’s an event with 3,500 students centered around three causes: poverty, orphans and human trafficking. My role ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » December 27, 2007

Woohoo! Christmas! Poll Results

Last week, as we got ready for Christmas, we asked you what you wanted from CMS for Christmas. Here’s what you had to say. 37% of you think money will be ...

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advertising Article
4 Comments » December 26, 2007

Christmas Rap

Just before the Christmas break, Robin Stansbury from the Hartford Courant called me about a story she was doing on Rev. Bill Keane of First Baptist Church, Branford, Conn. Keane ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » December 21, 2007

Church Marketing Lab: A Very Merry Edition

I’ve been restraining myself for quite some time now trying not to get all Christmasy with the Church Marketing Lab updates. But four days before Santa, here it is. This ...

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examples Article
9 Comments » December 20, 2007

When Churches Get It Right

by Margaret Pittman, Guest Blogger Occasionally churches get it right–they do something so significant that it makes you stand back in awe and amazement. And as a critic of the ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » December 19, 2007

Marketing Gift Poll Results

In the spirit of Christmas, we asked you what church marketing gift you most wanted to give your church leaders this year. Here’s what you said: There was a tie at ...

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philosophy Article
1 Comment » December 18, 2007

Year-End Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist (n.) – A German term meaning “spirit of the time.” It refers to the moral and intellectual trends of a given era. Unless you’re a fan of the Smashing Pumpkins, ...

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link-round-up Article
1 Comment » December 17, 2007

Good URLs, View-Masters and John Coltrane

Three stories have been on the radar of late. It’s about time you get a chance to check them out. First, Seth Godin links to the Good URL, Bad URL blog. ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
7 Comments » December 14, 2007

Marketing Via Christmas Carolers

I love Christmas carols. Every year it seems like the words become more and more meaningful to me. It’s amazing how much the gospel is sung in these songs! So why ...

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advertising Article
4 Comments » December 14, 2007

Chocolate Rain and Church Marketing

Who is Tay Zonday and why should you care? I’m glad you asked, because he is one of the latest examples of viral video gone wild in the new advertising ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » December 11, 2007

Church Marketing Mistakes Poll Results

We all make mistakes. Well, some more than others. And usually it’s other people making them rather than ourselves. But still, there are mistakes. Especially in church marketing. Here’s what ...

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church-business Article
No Comments » December 10, 2007

Marketing Waste: When To Stop

This is part 4 of a 4 part series on using your marketing budget effectively. You can read the original post to get a better understanding of Tim’s money-saving advice. We’ve ...

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church-business Article
14 Comments » December 7, 2007

Marketing Waste: Cost per Conversion

This is part 3 of a 4 part series on using your marketing budget effectively. You can read the original post to get a better understanding of Tim’s money-saving advice. We’ve ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » December 7, 2007

Church Marketing Lab: African Shirts, Absolute Truth and More

In the Church Marketing Lab we saw another week chock full of Christmas designs and all-around design goodness. Here’s just a little of what we saw. Make sure to head ...

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church-business Article
6 Comments » December 5, 2007

Marketing Waste: Measuring Success

This is part 2 of a 4 part series on using your marketing budget effectively. You can read the original post to get a better understanding of Tim’s money-saving advice. We ...

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