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Archive for August 2008

peer-review Article
No Comments » August 29, 2008

Church Marketing Lab: Non-Existent to Top 90

Church Marketing Lab stories really get me fired up. At its best, it’s a truly incredible tool to help churches communicate with excellence. Take the story of Park Community Church. It ...

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events Article
No Comments » August 28, 2008

MinistryCOM 2008 in Oklahoma City

For the past several months I’ve been looking forward to being at MinistryCOM in Oklahoma City on September 18-19. With less than three weeks to go, the anticipation continues to ...

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examples Article
10 Comments » August 27, 2008

Falling for God

All right, all right. I’m sorry for the lame title pun. Westchester Church decided to do something crazy–go skydiving. This church had a message to communicate: We are not boring; ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » August 27, 2008

Bad Marketing Poll Results

We’ve seen some pretty crappy church marketing lately (not to say we haven’t seen some great ideas as well). But which move was the worst of the worst of the ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » August 26, 2008

Church Marketing Lab: Group Branding, Newsletters & More

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a standard Church Marketing Lab update, so we thought we would let you in on a little bit of what’s been going on in ...

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brand-identity Article
4 Comments » August 25, 2008

More Identity Struggles

Last week I had the opportunity to speak at the Echo conference in Dallas, Texas, with a few hundred church media artists. I presented a spoken version of my “Bastards ...

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events Article
No Comments » August 22, 2008

Internet Ministry Conference – Register Soon!

Ever get frustrated that you’re only metafriends with us at Church Marketing Sucks? The Internet Ministry Conference is the perfect place to fix that. If you hadn’t heard, Brad Abare ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
2 Comments » August 21, 2008

Pooling Talents to Multiply Talents

Many of you are familiar with the parable of the talents. Essentially God entrusts us with things, and we diligently care for and use those things. Maybe it’s a knack ...

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advertising Article
8 Comments » August 20, 2008

Atheists Marketing Billboard

We’ve talked about billboards a lot. No, really. A lot. But here’s a little something different. Coming to you courtesy of DJ Chuang’s Twitter, here’s sort of the opposite of a ...

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poll-results Article
5 Comments » August 19, 2008

Future of the Church Poll Results

The future of the church. It’s a huge topic, and it’s one we need to be ready for. But what is that future? Well, 37% of you think multi-site churches are ...

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examples Article
9 Comments » August 18, 2008

Name a Church Contest

Here’s a new and innovative way of going about naming your church — ask your whole country to help. And give them a Wii if they’re right. [Insert name here] church ...

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off-the-wall Article
16 Comments » August 15, 2008

Praying for Rain on Obama & Saying No to Money

Here we have two case studies in why Church Marketing Sucks still sucks: Church Rejects Donation from Lottery WinnerThe title pretty much says it all. $600,000 could do a heck of ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » August 14, 2008

Church Marketing Lab: Capturing Great Ideas

We take a break from our typical Church Marketing Lab updates to show you a different way you can use the Flickr group. Usually, folks post their designs, and other ...

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brand-identity Article
2 Comments » August 13, 2008

Merlin Mann Calls Out Branding

Productivity guru Merlin Mann has this to say about branding, via Twitter: If you’re really worried about your “branding,” try to stop thinking about life as a press release and ...

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poll-results Article
3 Comments » August 13, 2008

Church Taglines Poll Results

In the Church Marketing Lab, a discussion fired up on how to choose a church tagline. So we wanted to know just how your church went about it. The majority of ...

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