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Church Marketing Lab: T-Shirts and Great Discussions

Church Marketing Lab: T-Shirts and Great Discussions

September 3, 2010 by

As summer wanes and fall heats up, we’re seeing plenty of activity in the Church Marketing Lab. If you haven’t stopped by, you’ve missed discussions on the proper verbiage for impaired guests, the utility of Apple’s Magic Trackpad and the real importance of having the word “church” in your name. And of course, tons of folks have been submitting their design work for review. Here are a few examples:

Stand Series

This series graphic is for an upcoming series called Stand.

Men's Retreat: Conquering the Mountain of Life 2.0

The Conquering the Mountain of Life retreat has a couple options for their t-shirt design.

Christian Athiest

Here is some key art for the upcoming series Christian Atheist.

grounded layout

Fairfax Community Church is looking for some feedback on their finished bulletin spread.

Remember, you can always submit your own design work or participate in the discussion boards to get free church marketing feedback and engage with experts in your field!

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4 Responses to “Church Marketing Lab: T-Shirts and Great Discussions”

  • tim
    September 9, 2010

    no offense – but most, if not all christian t shirts are cheesy. it’s not that the design is bad… maybe it’s the theme that’s cheesier… i don’t know. maybe it’s just me.

    and the Stand logo… seems like someone is trying to hard. what is worth fighting for? who is fighting for it? is the man standing there going to fight the cracked terrain? lightning?

    i like Fairfax.cc stuff. i was drawn to that immediately. that’s my style. i would be drawn to that if it were a flyer of some sort.


    • don
      September 14, 2010

      I agree about the cheesyness of most Christian shirts. I started a store for thoughtful Christian apparel at http://www.churchify.me.

      I hope to create a bunch more designs that provoke discussion and keep from being corny.


  • Steve
    September 16, 2010

    I was looking for t-shirts today, that were of a similar edgy vein to some of the Threadless shirts – something that looks good, that also communicates something other than the brand of the shirt. I couldn’t find any stores with these kinds of shirts – can anyone recommend any?

    @Don – I notice your store has a category of t-shirts named ‘Cheesy’ :)


  • Sarah F.
    May 20, 2011

    I’d love a loose fitting, 100% cotton, lightweight shirt that has a small logo that says, “Simply Christian”.

    With all the affluence we enjoy, and all the suffering around us, maybe getting back to basics and simplifying our lives, our love for Jesus, would be good… It might also test our own willingness to scale down and use our affluence to further the gospel.

    Who knows, Simply Christian might be a good conversation starter… and life changer. Blessings abound!



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