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Archive for June 2011

poll-results Article
1 Comment » June 30, 2011

Church Artwork Poll

Nearly half of churches have incredible artists and love it. Results from our church artwork poll.

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5 Ways to Market Your Church Through a Fundraiser
6 Comments » June 29, 2011

5 Ways to Market Your Church Through a Fundraiser

Community fundraisers are by their very nature a church marketing tool, but you can go beyond the typical promotions to get more out of your fundraiser.

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Church Diversity: Sunday the Most Segregated Day of the Week
4 Comments » June 27, 2011

Church Diversity: Sunday the Most Segregated Day of the Week

Only 7.5% of American churches are racially diverse and the biggest problem is that we don't see that as a problem.

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Church Diversity Sucks: Why Diversity Matters
14 Comments » June 27, 2011

Church Diversity Sucks: Why Diversity Matters

The church still remains 93% segregated, nearly 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. declared Sunday the most segregated day of the week.

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events Article
3 Comments » June 24, 2011

Events Calendar: Conferences & Meetups

There are lots of great events on our calendar for church communicators and creative types coming up this summer and fall.

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Fighting Hate with Grace, Sarcasm & Donuts
5 Comments » June 23, 2011

Fighting Hate with Grace, Sarcasm & Donuts

How Mars Hill Church in Seattle responded to being picketed by Westboro Baptist "Church".

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Office Hours: Church Fan Pages & Weaning Publicity
8 Comments » June 22, 2011

Office Hours: Church Fan Pages & Weaning Publicity

Our own Justin Wise has online office hours and takes your questions. This week he talks about Facebook fan pages and experimenting.

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Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society
1 Comment » June 21, 2011

Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society

Required reading for anyone who has wrestled with the tension of living the life you want and living the life you live.

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A Letter to Pastors: Is Communication PR or DNA?
12 Comments » June 20, 2011

A Letter to Pastors: Is Communication PR or DNA?

Is your church communication PR or DNA? An open letter to pastors about two ways of handling communications and the startling differences.

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Church Marketing Directory: Signs, Graphics, Web & Sound
1 Comment » June 17, 2011

Church Marketing Directory: Signs, Graphics, Web & Sound

We run down some of the recent additions to the Church Marketing Directory.

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Book Preview: The Accidental Creative
No Comments » June 17, 2011

Book Preview: The Accidental Creative

Todd Henry describes himself as an arms dealer for the creative revolution. He's got a new book out that can help your church communicate creatively.

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Don’t Forget the Old-School Technology
7 Comments » June 15, 2011

Don’t Forget the Old-School Technology

Technology is wonderful. But sometimes we're too quick to embrace new technology and we leave people in the dust. Remember that there can still be value in using old technology. ...

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poll-results Article
No Comments » June 14, 2011

Creative Missions Poll

80% thought Creative Missions was brilliant and want to know when the next one is, according to our less than scientific poll.

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See Your Artwork
5 Comments » June 14, 2011

See Your Artwork

Your turn! A look at user-submitted church artwork, from sermon series graphics and paintings to the old standby: stained glass.

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Church Vocabulary Lesson
18 Comments » June 13, 2011

Church Vocabulary Lesson

Words communicate. Duh. So we take a look at some common church vocab that should probably go.

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