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Archive for July 2008

writing-editing Article
4 Comments » July 31, 2008

Creating a Church Style Guide, Part 2

This is part two of an irregular and indefinite journey. Follow Associate Editor Joshua Cody as he works to get a style guide together for his church. Last time we talked, ...

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brand-identity Article
4 Comments » July 30, 2008

Bastards with Bibles, Part 3

This is part three in a series about how our impending identity crisis is funking our souls. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 to catch up. Organization as Soul ...

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news-updates Article
1 Comment » July 29, 2008

Top Tweeting Church Leaders

Today the Catalyst blog shares a list of Top Tweeters & Church Leaders. So if you’re on Twitter and want to see what church leaders are saying, check out the ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » July 29, 2008

Feliz Cumpleanos Poll Results

Church Marketing Sucks launched four years ago last week, and so last week’s poll asked how long you’ve been along for the ride. Out front are the 46% who’ve been around ...

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brand-identity Article
9 Comments » July 28, 2008

Bastards with Bibles, Part 2

This is part two in a series about how our impending identity crisis is funking our souls. Part one was the story of CGE/Vivendi and their struggle to figure out ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » July 25, 2008

Church Marketing Lab: Extreme Makeover Edition

One thing that makes us proud in a big way is when the Church Marketing Lab is all that it can be. One place we really see that is with ...

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brand-identity Article
3 Comments » July 24, 2008

Bastards with Bibles, Part 1

This is part one in a series about how our impending identity crisis is funking our souls. I’m really fired up about this subject of identity and soul and I’m ...

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poll-results Article
6 Comments » July 23, 2008

9 Must Reads Poll Results

Long, long ago, we gave you nine must-read books on the road to not sucking. So did you heed our advice and read the books? 1 in 5 of you (in ...

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news-updates Article
3 Comments » July 22, 2008

Church Marketing Sucks Turns 4

Four years ago today the first post appeared on Church Marketing Sucks. It’s been a wild ride trying to frustrate, educate and motivate churches to communicate the greatest story ever ...

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off-the-wall Article
5 Comments » July 22, 2008

Jesus Goes Marketing

If you’re interested in spending a few minutes checking out some funny photos, you might want to see the blog at NEOchurch. Essentially, they dressed up like Jesus and took ...

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church-business Article
7 Comments » July 21, 2008

Skills and Bills: Working with Churches & Contractors

A recent comment about churches paying their bills prompted my post today, although this has been a pet peeve of mine for as long as I can remember. Having worked ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » July 18, 2008

Church Marketing Lab: Worship Albums, Christianese and Logos

Want to discuss the top 10 fonts? Know what font is used for The Deadliest Catch? Keep up with designers and church marketers who are using Twitter? You can do ...

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news-updates Article
3 Comments » July 18, 2008

Well Hello, Integrity Music!

If you’re checking us out via RSS, we don’t want you to miss out on the newest member of the CFCC Ad Network, Integrity Music and Canadian worship leader Joel ...

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philosophy Article
2 Comments » July 17, 2008

Nit-Picking Marketing Motivation

All right, the practical ramifications of this article aren’t huge. Christianity Today’s Our of Ur blog examines the theological basis for felt-needs marketing. It’s a well-thought out post that looks ...

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examples Article
18 Comments » July 16, 2008

Semiautomatic Assault Rifle–Free at Church!

Only one thing comes to mind when I heard this story: Uh oh. I don’t want to be sensationalist or over-report this. It’s pretty tough, though. From KOCO in Oklahoma City: ...

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