Archive for October 2009

events Article
No Comments » October 30, 2009

Cultivate & Story: Church Communication in Chicagoland

As the autumnal march of church conferences continues, this was a big week with Cultivate and Story in the Chicago area. Both conferences had different approaches–Cultivate was no frills, community-based ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » October 27, 2009

Church Apps Poll Results

We recently wrote on churches developing iPhone applications. The article spawned some great discussion, and we wanted to know what the Church Marketing Sucks community thought–too techno-centric? A great idea? ...

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brand-identity Article
6 Comments » October 26, 2009

The Branding Process: Start to Finish

Designer Von Glitschka recently shared his experience doing a branding/identity project for Northwest Church in Shoreline, Wash. He shares the many iterations the design went through as well as some ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » October 23, 2009

Church Marketing Lab: Story Books, Retreat Promos & More

When folks in the Church Marketing Lab haven’t been chatting about the Christmas hall of fame, Twittering tools for churches and effective versus original, they’ve been helping one another through ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » October 21, 2009

Wambulance Poll Results

Crying babies in church services can be a downright pain in the backside. Partly because they’re crying, loudly, in church. But even more so due to the inevitable mental gymnastics ...

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reviews Article
17 Comments » October 21, 2009

Deadly Viper Character Assassins

Editor’s Note: Due to an on-going controversy over culturally insensitive themes in the book’s design, the publisher of this book, Zondervan, has issued an apology and pulled the book from ...

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multimedia Article
7 Comments » October 20, 2009

Tell a Story That’s True

I keep coming across videos being passed around by Christians that are essentially video versions of debunked e-mail forwards. There’s the more professional “Does God Exist?” video featuring a childhood ...

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technology Article
21 Comments » October 19, 2009

Your Church: Is There an App for That?

You might have heard the old news that Mars Hill in Seattle has developed an iPhone application. As has The Reaction, a movement in Denver. And a couple weeks ago, ...

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reviews Article
2 Comments » October 15, 2009

Donald Miller’s Million Miles

I think Donald Miller has finally written a book to compete with the attention from his last hit, Blue Like Jazz. I realize he has written other books since, but ...

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building-design Article
14 Comments » October 14, 2009

$5 Million Bridge to Somewhere: Tie it to the Purpose

Church building campaigns can be hard for congregations to swallow. But how about building a $5 million bridge to ease parking congestion for a church? That’s what North Point Community ...

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poll-results Article
16 Comments » October 14, 2009

Invitations Poll Results

The question is a little bit awkward, and it can feel like you’re about to get in trouble. “Have you invited anyone to church recently?” For me, memories of youth ...

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news-updates Article
1 Comment » October 13, 2009

We’re on Facebook

We’ve recently been diving into the world of social media and content as status updates with our foray into Twitter. Now we’ve joined the Facebook bandwagon as well, utilizing much ...

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social-justice Article
7 Comments » October 12, 2009

Nov. 8th: Orphan Sunday

In October, we didn’t really get any church holidays. In all fairness, it’s a busy season. With fall festivals, trunk or treats, harvest fairs and tribulation trails, there’s very little ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » October 9, 2009

Church Marketing Lab: Themed Lobbies & Christmas Coming Early

It’s been awhile since we’ve rounded up all the shenanigans going on in the Church Marketing Lab, so we thought we’d let you know what’s been going on. Discussions have ...

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the-christian-walk Article
No Comments » October 8, 2009

America’s Giving Challenge

The Case Foundation just kicked off a month long fund raising effort with America’s Giving Challenge. They’re giving away $150,000 in prize money to charities that can mobilize the most ...

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