Archive for January 2008

examples Article
4 Comments » January 31, 2008

Church Marketing Lessons From Haiti, Part 2

This is part two in a three-part series about church marketing lessons learned from my recent trip to Haiti. A Holistic Approach to Church Works WellAlthough commonplace in third-world countries, it ...

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examples Article
3 Comments » January 30, 2008

Church Marketing Lessons From Haiti, Part 1

I just recently returned from being in Haiti with my wife and family. It was a part of our alternate holiday plans as we continue to re-imagine what Christmas is ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » January 30, 2008

Church Bulletin Poll Results

Last week, we asked exactly what you do with the church bulletin when you get it. You spoke out in big numbers, and it looks like the bulletin is staying. 62% ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
9 Comments » January 29, 2008

Lessons Learned: Being Banned From Church

The article “Banned from church” appeared on the front page of the “Weekend Journal” section of a recent Wall Street Journal. The piece is about churches that are reviving the ...

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technology Article
13 Comments » January 28, 2008

Twitter for Churches

The mini-blog application Twitter seems to be the new shiny tech toy of late (which means it’s already old news). So what is Twitter? Basically you send out 140-character to ...

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events Article
No Comments » January 28, 2008

CFCC MeetUps Anyone?

Are you a designer who likes to meet other awesome designers? Or maybe you’re an Average Joe with a voracious appetite for organizing large groups of people to meet together? ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
No Comments » January 25, 2008

Seth Godin on Church Marketing

Scott Magdalein had the opportunity to ask blog marketing god Seth Godin three questions. Two of them were about church marketing. Although the questions and answers are somewhat basic and ...

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peer-review Article
2 Comments » January 25, 2008

Church Marketing Lab: Banners, Logos and More

It’s time for your once-weekly dose of Church Marketing Lab. Here’s a little snippet of what’s been going on, but make sure to get over there and check out the ...

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reviews Article
2 Comments » January 24, 2008

Shopping for God: Denominations and Megas

This is the fourth and final part in a series from the book by James B. Twitchell titled Shopping for God: How Christianity Went From In Your Heart To In ...

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technology Article
13 Comments » January 23, 2008

Your Church, the Wifi Sharer

The geek world has been abuzz lately regarding Ars Technica’s look at the ethics of stealing wifi. At Church Marketing Sucks, we don’t make too much of an effort to ...

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events Article
No Comments » January 23, 2008

Awaken 2008

The Mosaic Alliance is hosting the Awaken 2008 conference this April 1-3 in Pasadena, Calif. They invited a handful of people to do some guest blogging leading up to the ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
19 Comments » January 22, 2008

(Not) Celebrating MLK Day

This is an open question to local churches everywhere, specifically predominantly-white congregations: Where were the MLK Day celebrations? Firsthand, I heard of none*. A news search led me to the celebration ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » January 22, 2008

Extra! Extra! Poll Results

There’s a thousand ways to distribute news–blogs, mailers, e-mails, Twitter, Bat Symbols, etc. We wanted to know what works for your church and how you distribute your news. Here’s what ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
18 Comments » January 21, 2008

Jesus Billboard is an Eyesore

This is fun: A Minnesota newspaper does a story about the city cracking down on “eyesores” and the accompanying front-page photo features a billboard for a local church with “Jesus” ...

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reviews Article
1 Comment » January 21, 2008

Shopping for God: Great Awakenings?

This is part three in a series from the book by James B. Twitchell titled Shopping for God: How Christianity Went From In Your Heart To In Your Face. Twitchell suggests ...

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