Church Marketing Sucks Turns 4

July 22, 2008 by

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 told. Thanks for joining us on that ride, whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or you’ve come along more recently.

And in four years we’ve been pretty busy …

  • Center for Church Communication – Our non-profit parent has helped us spread our wings and do more than just blog (including everything below).
  • Church Marketing Lab – Our little community on Flickr has grown to well over 2,000 people eager to give feedback and help improve church communications.
  • Events Lab – Listing the latest and greatest church marketing events.
  • Job Lab/Freelance lab – Helping churches find creative professionals and creative professionals find churches to help.
  • Local Lab – Connecting local church communicators to share ideas, encouragement and horror stories.
  • CFCC Advertising Network – A chance for you to reach the community of church communicators and for us to pay the bills.
  • Heart & Soul Series – For our two-year anniversary we put together a little series explaining our heart and soul.


So we’ve been busy–how about you? We hope you’re getting involved and being part of the community. And if the above has been helpful, we hope you’re doing your part to give back and support Church Marketing Sucks. It doesn’t take much. You could:

So get involved. Make a contribution. And pray. Oh, and of course, thank you.

Here’s to another four years.

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Kevin D. Hendricks


When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998 and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.
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3 Responses to “Church Marketing Sucks Turns 4”

  • Matt Singley
    July 22, 2008

    Happy Birthday! I still wear my two CMS sucks tshirts all of the time. I’ve got the Christianese and Dinosaur shirts.
    How about another run of apparel? I think it would be a hit.


  • Ryan Moede
    July 22, 2008

    Congratulations! Keep up the great work.


  • Mollie
    October 10, 2008

    Our church wants to show movies for FREE once a month. It will be for anyone, members, community or just anyone that wants to come in see the Christian movie get FREE snacks and the leave. We do have fellowship for half an hour before we show the movie, but everything is FREE. Is this infringing on the copy rights of the movie? We are not copying it, nor selling anything. IF someone wants to leave a donation for the snacks, they can, but we do not charge for anything. We were told that it may infringe copy rights. Do you know if it does? IF so, what about showing movies to the kids in Sunday School or Children’s church?
    Thanks for the help..



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