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Archive for April 2009

social-justice Article
3 Comments » April 30, 2009

Churches Moving from Success to Significance

We’ve talked about Jim Collins’ Good to Great before, but a Leadership Journal article (admittedly from 2003, but relevant for today) explores churches that are moving from great to good. The ...

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think-ahead Article
2 Comments » April 29, 2009

Religions are Changing

CNN reports on a new survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life about the way people change their faith. These changes can be within a single religion ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » April 28, 2009

Best Publicity Poll Results

Recently, Seth Godin lauded the advantages of YouTube over traditional advertising. (We assume he was motivated to write this after seeing our poll question this week. Thanks, Seth!) And it ...

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church-business Article
4 Comments » April 28, 2009

Church Saves $268,000 By Going Green

The First Baptist Church in Springdale, Ark., which has about 6,000 in attendance on Sunday mornings, implemented an energy savings plan in the last year and managed to save $268,000. ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » April 24, 2009

Church Marketing Lab: Posters, Newspaper Ads and More

It’s been another great week in the Church Marketing Lab. It’s so great to see conversations start and grow there in a way they couldn’t on Church Marketing Sucks alone. ...

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the-christian-walk Article
4 Comments » April 24, 2009

The Soloist

Thanks to the kindness of a well connected friend, I attended an advance screening of The Soloist, releasing in theaters across the country today. The movie stars Jamie Foxx and ...

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off-the-wall Article
9 Comments » April 23, 2009

Is Your Church Cooking Guinea Pigs?

You read the post title and thought I had a real home run metaphor for you, a lá Killing Cockroaches or Chasing Lions. Well, consider yourself disappointed. You might not ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » April 22, 2009

Seth Godin Says Poll Results

A couple weeks ago, Seth Godin said some things about design capabilities that set off a firestorm in the Church Marketing Lab. So we wanted to know what kind of ...

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philosophy Article
3 Comments » April 22, 2009

Marketing the Church or Your Church?

Marketing guru Seth Godin has an interesting post (as usual) about whether you should be marketing for your category in general or for your specific product over the competition: Confusion sets ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
16 Comments » April 21, 2009

The Gated Community Church

Rick Warren’s Saddleback megachurch opened a new campus in time for Easter–in a gated community where you can only get in if you’re a resident or escorted by a resident. ...

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church-business Article
3 Comments » April 20, 2009

3 Tips for Getting Better Freelance Design (A Parable)

I walked into my local coffee shop, excited to be meeting with a prospective client who had contacted me only days before. I introduced myself to Jill (not her real ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » April 17, 2009

Church Marketing Lab: New Taglines, Logos and more

This week in the Church Marketing Lab, we’ve seen some incredible designs and discussions. Don’t miss out on all the great action. If you have a mind and you’ve ever ...

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philosophy Article
6 Comments » April 16, 2009

This Isn’t What I Ordered

I love a menu with lots of pictures, I’m much more apt to order what looks good than what sounds good. I’m a visual guy, that’s just how I’m ...

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reviews Article
3 Comments » April 15, 2009

Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith by Shane Hipps

How’s this for fitting? I read Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith by Shane Hipps on a plane to Ethiopia when I’d be all but disconnected from the technology ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » April 15, 2009

Holy Week Poll Results

Last week, we asked which of the Holy Week festivities your church would be observing this year. Here’s what you had to say: Coming up first was, of course, Easter Sunday. ...

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