Archive for March 2009

evangelism-outreach Article
25 Comments » March 31, 2009

We Hate Church Too … As Usual

There’s a story that caught my attention, raises some questions and points to a trend in some church circles. A church has launched a campaign that includes billboards that read “We ...

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technology Article
No Comments » March 30, 2009

10 Things to Fix on Your Church Web Site

Kem Meyer recently linked to the WebDrivenChurch.com’s entry on why church web sites can suck. As they looked through thousands of church web sites while updating a database, they came ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
93 Comments » March 28, 2009

Would You Put Your Pastor in a Box?

One church would, and they’re even aiming too. In a David Blaine-esque stunt, they’ve promised to suspend their pastor in a box for three days if 4,000 people show up ...

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social-justice Article
2 Comments » March 27, 2009

Sustainable Farming Lessons From Churches

Your church doesn’t have to lead the entire country of Cambodia to Christ. I’d like to go ahead and extend you that permission. Perhaps your church doesn’t have the money ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
6 Comments » March 27, 2009

Worthy is the…Labrador?

Here’s another one for the “And We Wonder Why We’re Hated” conversation… Matthew Paul Turner, the recovering churched boy, wrote a post earlier this week about an imaginary conversation between mother ...

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peer-review Article
2 Comments » March 26, 2009

Church Marketing Lab: Easter, Moving and More

Coming up in two weeks, we have one of the biggest holidays for churches and church marketers. More people are willing to come to church on Easter than any other ...

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poll-results Article
10 Comments » March 24, 2009

Passing the Plate Poll Results

Treasurers love it, and visitors dread it. There are tons of problems with passing the plate: what the heck do you do to fill that time from the stage? What ...

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examples Article
1 Comment » March 20, 2009

Reacting When the Recession Hits Hardest

NPR has the story of one church’s reaction to the recession. Despite being themselves affected by layoffs and cutbacks, one church decided what really mattered was making a difference in the ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » March 19, 2009

Church Marketing Lab: Aliens, Hong Kong Graphics and More

We’ve heard from church marketers in South Africa, England, Belgium and Australia before. In the Church Marketing Lab, we see British art and discussion pass through from time-to-time. But this ...

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poll-results Article
4 Comments » March 18, 2009

Church Marketing Fears Poll Results

Many of you who are reading this are involved in churches where marketing isn’t ever approached. And when it is approached, it’s with about as much caution as is humanly ...

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church-business Article
10 Comments » March 16, 2009

The Message of Giving

Christian History has an interesting little article exploring the recent history of the offering in church services. The article covers government-supported churches (that’s right, here in the U.S. of A. ...

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graphic-design Article
4 Comments » March 13, 2009

Why Criticism Is A Good Thing

One of the challenges to working with the church is some of the very opinionated feedback you receive from the pastor, committee, etc. When you get criticism what do you ...

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examples Article
14 Comments » March 12, 2009

Lose Your Job, Get Your Offering Back

Generous News has the story of one church who is making a guarantee: If you lose your job, we’ll give your offering back. It’s reminiscent of the Hyundai Assurance, if ...

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technology Article
15 Comments » March 11, 2009

To Text or Not to Text?

Text messaging has changed the way we communicate. I text message people more than I actually talk with them. In fact, my cell phone plan has the lowest amount of ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » March 11, 2009

Worldy Words Poll Results

From time to time, we hear arguments that church marketing is bad, evil or sinful. Most of these folks posit that marketing is inherently a bad thing as it supports ...

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