Archive for December 2009

news-updates Article
1 Comment » December 31, 2009

Best @cmsucks Tweets of 2009

We started the official Church Marketing Sucks Twitter feed earlier this year and we’ve been having a lot of fun with it. And since ‘best of the year’ lists are ...

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poll-results Article
3 Comments » December 31, 2009

Merry Holidays Poll Results

It was a scary question to even consider asking. Would there be riots? Would Fox News cover our piece? Worries aside, we advanced boldly, asking that Christmas question: How important ...

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news-updates Article
2 Comments » December 30, 2009

Top CFCC News of 2009

We’ve had a good year here at Church Marketing Sucks, along with our nonprofit parent the Center for Church Communication (CFCC). It’s a bit self-indulgent, but as we look back ...

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news-updates Article
2 Comments » December 29, 2009

Most Hotly Debated Posts of 2009

With 2009 quickly coming to a close and everyone releasing their end-of-the-year and end-of-the-decade lists we thought we’d play along. So here is the first of several ‘top of 2009′ ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
2 Comments » December 23, 2009

Cash for Clicks: Yule Log 4 A Cause

The good folks at The Chapel in Chicago have come up with an interesting idea to spread the word and the warmth this year. It’s called Yule Log 4 A ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » December 22, 2009

Extreme Church Makeover Poll Results

As 2009 comes to a close, many of your are pining for some upgrades around your church facilities. We decided to see just where our readers are longing for an ...

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the-christian-walk Article
6 Comments » December 21, 2009

Called to Consistency & Living in Brokenness

From the beginning one of the communications issues we’ve continually harped on is that some of the very worst marketing for churches is Christians themselves. So often we’re a poor ...

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news-updates Article
3 Comments » December 18, 2009

Get a Job for Christmas

What’s the gift that keeps on giving? That’s right, employment. As you look to start 2010 off right, we’d like to humbly suggest our Job Lab and Freelance Lab for ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
11 Comments » December 16, 2009

Free Advice: Don’t Offend Those You Hope to Reach

Recently, a church in the San Diego area hosted an event, and then came under some heat. You can read the full story on San Diego’s 10news.com, but here is ...

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poll-results Article
3 Comments » December 15, 2009

Church Design Pet Peeves Poll Results

This week we took a good, long look at the pet peeves we all love to hate. I’m sure the poll was met with cringing and gnashing of teeth, with ...

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resources Article
No Comments » December 14, 2009

What Matters Now: Free eBook

Marketing guru Seth Godin offers yet another free ebook, What Matters Now. But it’s not all Seth. It features 70 other smart folks giving quick, 200-word riffs answering the question ...

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web-sites Article
44 Comments » December 11, 2009

Do You Need a Web Site?

I’m speaking next week to a group of college pastors, and I’m struggling. The first session is about church, communication and creativity … no problems there. The second session is ...

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peer-review Article
No Comments » December 10, 2009

Church Marketing Lab: Invitations and Series

In case you’re keeping score, we’re just a hair shy of 10,000 uploads to the photo pool in the Church Marketing Lab. And nearly 4,000 members, to boot! That’s great ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » December 9, 2009

Thanksgiving Poll Results

We shared some stories last week of churches who were being thankful around the holidays. But each church has their own traditions and values, so we wanted to know how ...

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demographicsresearch Article
14 Comments » December 7, 2009

Church Size and Spiritual Belief

Church size matters. Well, not really, but it can have an interesting affect on the spiritual beliefs of a congregation. Despite the persistent perception that mega-churches somehow water down the ...

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