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Archive for May 2009

peer-review Article
2 Comments » May 29, 2009

Church Marketing Lab: This One’s for the Dads

It’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve clued you in on what’s been going on in the Church Marketing Lab, so we thought we’d give you a special Father’s ...

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reviews Article
5 Comments » May 28, 2009

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

Maybe Tribes is the book that all of us involved in church marketing have been looking for, the book that acknowledges that we are trying to do more than just ...

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social-justice Article
11 Comments » May 27, 2009

The Church Needs to Get Angry

Eugene Cho asks if Christians just aren’t angry enough about grave injustices like human trafficking. He does so with some language your grandmother wouldn’t approve of (though he does use ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » May 26, 2009

Search for Church Poll Results

Some hear “SEO” and adrenaline starts pumping, veins pulse and palms sweat in excitement as you dream of rising to Google’s top result. More of you probably hear “SEO” and ...

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web-sites Article
7 Comments » May 26, 2009

Nobody Cares About Your Web Site

Media Salt has a great article, whose title I shamelessly stole here, focusing on what your church can look like on the web. Their basic idea? If you’re still struggling to ...

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social-justice Article
3 Comments » May 22, 2009

Be Generous, Creatively

For many, a down economy is a frightful time. Luckily, as we’ve noted before, God is not taking part in the recession. This is a prime opportunity for churches to ...

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philosophy Article
5 Comments » May 21, 2009

Homeless Marriage, Church Marketing and Simplicity

Somewhere along the way down this road of the church in America, we picked up some buzzwords. Then, those buzzwords picked up some baggage. Things started one way, but they ...

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church-business Article
2 Comments » May 20, 2009

Where Do I Begin?

From a recent post in the lab: Hello all… I am new to this board, although I have been frequenting Church Marketing Sucks for quite some time. We have been in ...

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events Article
No Comments » May 19, 2009

Updates From the Events Lab

We wanted to give you a reminder that Michael Buckingham, of CFCC and Holy Cow fame, will be speaking again this year at the HOW Design Conference in Austin, Texas. ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » May 19, 2009

1,500 and Going Poll Results

As we passed 1,500 posts on Church Marketing Sucks, we thought it was a great time to ask you, the reader, what you wanted to see more of in the ...

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word-of-mouth Article
4 Comments » May 18, 2009

Heath Brothers on Going Viral

Their monthly column in Fast Company is always a great read, and this month is no exception when the Made to Stick brothers Dan Heath and Chip Heath give us ...

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social-justice Article
3 Comments » May 15, 2009

Taking Church Beyond Sunday

So that Compassion blogging indie rocker Shaun Groves has a sarcastic little blog post about how church leaders in the developing world don’t get it. They’re doing goofy things like ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » May 15, 2009

Church Marketing Lab: Summer Fun and More

This week in the Church Marketing Lab, we hit 8,000 pieces submitted. It’s come a long way since this announcement. One thing that still hasn’t gotten old is to see ...

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events Article
3 Comments » May 14, 2009

What’s the Story?

It’s been a week of exciting news in the world of church communications events. First on the list, the Center for Church Communication is excited to announce a new conference, ...

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philosophy Article
27 Comments » May 13, 2009

Church Copycats

Recently, I came across Godwitter.com via the xpirimental blog. My palms became sweaty, my heart sped up, my stomach twisted and my mind went back to the service formerly known ...

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