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Archive for November 2009

philosophy Article
1 Comment » November 30, 2009

Church Marketing Gurus

Recently we mentioned that our own Brad Abare and CFCC board member Phil Cooke were appearing on a livestream from Conversant Life. You can now watch the archived video online: Check ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » November 25, 2009

Paper or Electronic Poll Results

In some places, the church bulletin has already died. And we first discussed the electronic replacement of the bulletin four years ago. But we were curious how our readers respond ...

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public-relations Article
5 Comments » November 24, 2009

How Pastors Should Deal with Reporters

Larry Kroon is pastor of Wasilla Bible Church in Wasilla, Alaska. If that sounds vaguely familiar, it’s the home church of former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. ...

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web-sites Article
7 Comments » November 19, 2009

Joshua Blankenship on Copying

If you’re not familiar with Joshua Blankenship, he’s the web guru behind the scenes at NewSpring Church in Anderson, S.C. A couple times recently, he’s tackled the difficult question of churches, ...

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events Article
No Comments » November 18, 2009

Live Interview with Church Marketing Gurus

Tune in tomorrow, Nov. 19 at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT), as Conversant Life does a live interview with Phil Cooke and Brad Abare. They’ll be talking church marketing ...

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poll-results Article
6 Comments » November 18, 2009

Boon or Bust Poll Results

Just yesterday, Michael Buckingham said, The Internet isn’t powerful because it connects you to information, but because it connects you to other people. And that’s what social media aims to do. In ...

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technology Article
10 Comments » November 17, 2009

The Internet Is Not Your Delivery Boy

The Internet is more than a delivery method. As I was reading a report on the meeting of the European bishops and reps from Facebook, Google, YouTube and Wikipedia, one of ...

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resources Article
6 Comments » November 16, 2009

Church Marketing Plan

The United Methodist Church has put together an online tutorial to help churches create a marketing plan. It’s a seriously-involved, 5-step effort that includes homework with PDF downloads, action steps ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
10 Comments » November 12, 2009

Other Churches Suck: How Not to Market Your Church

We’ve covered plenty of churches who are trying to be edgy, stay relevant and communicate in a way that’s never been done before. Satan hates [insert church here] The 30-day sex challenge Che ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » November 11, 2009

Five Ways to Sabotage Creativity Poll Results

Our pals over at Media Salt recently penned an article on five ways to kill the creative process at your church. But what’s the best way? Well, only your collective ...

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promotion Article
2 Comments » November 10, 2009

Communication You Can Believe In

If you’re like me, it’s often easy to be more focused on communicating the hope of what’s next than it is to heed the need for accurate communication about what’s ...

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examples Article
48 Comments » November 9, 2009

Deadly Viper & Racism in Marketing

Nothing says controversy like an Internet fight over racism in marketing and design. If you weren’t familiar with last week’s blow-by-blow, Asian author and professor Soong-Chan Rah called out racism ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » November 6, 2009

Church Marketing Lab: Message Series, Winter Retreats & More

As Christmas approaches, the Church Marketing Lab is heating up. One of the busiest times of the year means lots of mailers, web sites and more as churches plan for ...

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philosophy Article
No Comments » November 5, 2009

Familiar Story

The Covent Garden district in London traces its roots back to Roman times. For most of its history, Covent Garden has been a cultural center including shopping, dining and the ...

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brand-identity Article
2 Comments » November 4, 2009

Church Logos: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

COLLIDE magazine covers church logos and has a boat-load of good advice. We already mentioned it on Twitter, but it seemed worth the extra attention. Some of the advice is ...

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