Archive for February 2009

reviews Article
1 Comment » February 27, 2009

The Last TV Evangelist

A year ago I reviewed Branding Faith: Why Some Churches and Nonprofits Impact Culture and Others Don’t, by Phil Cooke. It’s a great book, especially for church leadership that is ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
3 Comments » February 26, 2009

Lessons from a Mosque: Dealing with Negative Stereotypes

In Minnesota, the heavily Muslim Somali community has been rocked by recent terrorist associations. In October, Shirwa Ahmed, a Somali man from Minneapolis, returned to Somalia and killed himself in ...

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the-christian-walk Article
6 Comments » February 26, 2009

To Create or Copy?

It’s a huge question among churches. One side says, “Now now, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel.” The other side says, “But it’s about artistic integrity and beauty, man!” ...

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examples Article
2 Comments » February 25, 2009

How Would Your Church Respond to a Drunk Pastor?

Monday Morning Insight has been covering compassion on all cylinders recently. We talked about the church that cut off their electricity for missions, but have you heard about the pastor ...

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poll-results Article
5 Comments » February 24, 2009

Web Weight Poll Results

Yes! Only 4% of you don’t have a web site! Amen. Excuse me. What I meant to say was: Last week, we were wondering how important you would say your church’s ...

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philosophy Article
5 Comments » February 23, 2009

Seth Godin Asks: Is Marketing Evil

Marketing guru Seth Godin asks the question “Is Marketing Evil?” in one of his latest posts. Seth starts by saying that marketing, done well (aka that doesn’t suck), will: 1. Tell ...

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philosophy Article
1 Comment » February 23, 2009

Dallas Willard on Church Growth

In a post last week we tried to generate some thinking and discussion on church growth. Ryan Guard offered this nugget from Dallas Willard’s The Divine Conspiracy: “We may not soon ...

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philosophy Article
3 Comments » February 23, 2009

Lights Out

Three years ago this month, I wrote a post about experiencing church, stripped down. I included the hypothetical scenario of lights going out to suggest that what we as the ...

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advertising Article
10 Comments » February 20, 2009

Less Advertising, More People

Granger Community Church has realized they can reach more people with less advertising. Executive pastor Tim Stevens explains. Every month they used to mail out thousands of postcards to their ...

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philosophy Article
15 Comments » February 19, 2009

Are All Healthy Churches Growing?

So earlier this week Tony Morgan got all a twitter about a quick little post from the Out of Ur blog that poked fun at megachurches: “Is this helpful to the ...

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church-business Article
2 Comments » February 19, 2009

Fair Use and Your Church: Part 3

This is part three in a three-part series on fair use law and your church. This article is written by a copyright professional, but it is not to be considered ...

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brand-identity Article
15 Comments » February 18, 2009

Another Lesson from Starbucks

Starbucks is often used as an example within the world of church marketing. They have an experience, they knew how to tell their story. Yes, I said “knew how to tell ...

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church-business Article
2 Comments » February 17, 2009

Fair Use and Your Church: Part 2

This is part two in a three-part series on fair use law and your church. This article is written by a copyright professional, but it is not to be considered ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » February 17, 2009

If You Had a Free Conference Poll

Last week we asked which conference you’d attend if you had a free ride. The clear winner was the Catalyst conference with 25% of the vote (Don’t forget about 10% ...

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church-business Article
6 Comments » February 16, 2009

Fair Use and Your Church: Part 1

This is part one in a three-part series on fair use law and your church. This article is written by a copyright professional, but it is not to be considered ...

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