Archive for February 2010

news-updates Article
No Comments » February 25, 2010

Jobs and Freelance Gigs in the New Year

The New Year has brought plenty of jobs and freelance opportunities to the Job Lab and Freelance Lab. If you’re in the market to help the church communicate and make ...

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » February 24, 2010

Social Marketing Strategy Poll Results

The Smithsonian Institution made some waves a few months ago with their social media strategy. It’s hard to know if they were being frustrating over-achievers or meticulously-documented marketers, but it ...

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reviews Article
4 Comments » February 22, 2010

Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity by Mark Batterson

The premise of Washington, D.C., pastor Mark Batterson’s latest book is the greatest commandment found in Mark 12:30, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all ...

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poll-results Article
3 Comments » February 17, 2010

State of Church Marketing Poll Results

After five-and-a-half years of Church Marketing Sucks, we thought it was about time to check your feelings on the state of church marketing–where we’ve been and where we’re going. Here’s ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
14 Comments » February 15, 2010

Our Marketing Budget is $0

This year our church made the decision to pull all of our traditional marketing dollars (phone book, newspaper, radio, etc.), and we moved it to equipping our people and staff ...

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public-relations Article
16 Comments » February 11, 2010

What Do You Do When Your Church Is Attacked in the Media?

There’s nothing quite like sweeps week investigative journalism from the local TV news for over-the-top drama, tenuous facts and hit job reporting–especially when the focus of those reports is your ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » February 10, 2010

The Big Game Poll Results

The most important game of the year played with an oblong air-pocket covered in leather, which airs around the beginning of February, is no stranger to us. We’ve covered it ...

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church-business Article
19 Comments » February 8, 2010

Snowmageddon Cancels Church: Communicating a Crisis

Welcome to Washington, D.C., the snow capital of the country. In the past month and a half, we’ve had two major snowstorms of over 20 inches (affectionately named “Snowpocalypse” and ...

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advertising Article
20 Comments » February 5, 2010

Christian Advertising at the Super Bowl: Subtle & Controversial

The commercials are by far my favorite part of the Super Bowl. The last couple of years have been pretty mediocre in terms of the million dollar ads, but I’m ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
1 Comment » February 4, 2010

The Church, Haiti and Disaster

Last week, we talked about your feelings on the way churches responded to the Haitian disaster. Us? We were beaming with pride. And dreaming of a future where the church is ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
22 Comments » February 3, 2010

Fight Church: Mixed Martial Arts as Ministry

Recently the New York Times examined the growing practice of churches and evangelical groups creating mixed martial arts ministries. [A particular martial arts ministry] is one of a small but growing ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » February 3, 2010

Online Sermons Poll Results

Kevin Finn recently gave churches the challenge to get their sermons online. And we were curious just how many of our intrepid readers were already part of churches who make ...

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