Archive for January 2010

news-updates Article
5 Comments » January 29, 2010

Church Marketing Sucks Redesign

If you’re not keeping up with the Freelance Lab and Job Lab, you might have missed this note. Church Marketing Sucks and our parent organization, the Center for Church Communication, ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » January 28, 2010

Haitian Crisis Poll Results

The recent disaster in Haiti was of a scale unheard of in the Western Hemisphere. Some of you shared stories of how your churches were responding to the disaster in ...

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interviews Article
18 Comments » January 26, 2010

Seth Godin Addresses Linchpin and Church Marketing

Recently, Jeff Goins, who has blogged for us before, had the opportunity to interview Seth Godin as part of a blog tour for his new book, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? ...

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philosophy Article
19 Comments » January 22, 2010

Designers vs. Pastors

Let me begin with a confession. I’m a pastor, I am not a designer. In fact, I have to admit that I actually suck at design. But, my saving grace ...

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poll-results Article
3 Comments » January 20, 2010

Year-end Ask Poll Results

We covered Saddleback’s request for money at the end of 2009 recently, but we wanted to know how their request made you feel. What do you think of churches doing ...

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technology Article
35 Comments » January 19, 2010

It’s Time To Get Your Sermons Online

Each week pastors across the world are creating valuable content. They work hard studying, praying and seeking the wisdom of others. They then polish of this all into a sermon ...

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the-christian-walk Article
2 Comments » January 18, 2010

The Truest Form of Relevance

As a church marketer, I often read articles questioning whether or not the church is relevant, a copycat or not original. I read these because it’s my job to represent ...

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social-justice Article
6 Comments » January 15, 2010

How Does Your Church Respond to Disaster?

In the face of tragedy the church is rising up. It’s amazing to see so many examples of the church being, well, the church. I’d link to them, but let’s ...

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public-relations Article
18 Comments » January 14, 2010

Haiti, Robertson, Deal With the Devil

Church Marketing Sucks is no stranger when it comes to covering conversations about stupid things Christians say. From Sponge Bob and gay tolerance to suggesting the U.S. assassinate Hugo Chavez, ...

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news-updates Article
3 Comments » January 14, 2010

New CFCC Leadership

A few weeks back we hinted at a coming official announcement about the board of directors for the Center for Church Communication (our nonprofit parent). That announcement is here. It’s ...

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poll-results Article
3 Comments » January 13, 2010

2010 Trends Poll Results

We’re well aware our readers are a wise and thoughtful bunch, so this week we asked your thoughts on what 2010 would hold for churches. Your response was a bit… ...

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news-updates Article
12 Comments » January 12, 2010

Why Can’t Christians Be Original?

Encouraging the church not to be a copycat is a popular topic around here. The subject landed a spot in our top 10 posts of 2009 and was your pick ...

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church-business Article
8 Comments » January 11, 2010

Saddleback’s Big Ask

You might have heard that Rick Warren made headlines last week with his end-of-year financial ask: They needed $900,000. They got $2.4 million. Some lauded their commitment to stay within ...

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advertising Article
23 Comments » January 7, 2010

Losing Your Message but Gaining Publicity

Just before Christmas, a church in New Zealand launched a new billboard that received extensive coverage from news outlets and blogs around the world. The church was aiming to leverage the ...

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » January 6, 2010

Best Advice Poll Results

Whether we’re writing an original piece or commenting on some external marketing atrocity, we always aim to temper our columns with solid advice for churches looking to communicate their message. ...

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