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Archive for August 2012

Giving Away the Collection Plate by John Richardson
2 Comments » August 29, 2012

Giving Away the Collection Plate by John Richardson

Traceway Baptist Church found a new brand and marketing voice by giving away their offerings for an entire year. Founding pastor John Richardson explains how they got there.

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Generosity: The Brand of the Early Church
3 Comments » August 29, 2012

Generosity: The Brand of the Early Church

Traceway Baptist Church found a new brand and marketing voice by giving away their offerings for an entire year. Founding pastor John Richardson explains how they got there.

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Is Your Church Website Embarrassing?
5 Comments » August 28, 2012

Is Your Church Website Embarrassing?

If your church website is embarrassing, fix it. Get UnEmbarrassed: 10 Secrets to Effective Church Websites is a quick and free ebook that offers practical advice.

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Getting Started: Kelley Hartnett
1 Comment » August 27, 2012

Getting Started: Kelley Hartnett

"I approached my church communications role with a rainbows-and-unicorns perspective. Most of the time that worked. But sometimes it knocked me on my rear, to be honest."

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Church Marketing Lab: Controversial Topics
No Comments » August 24, 2012

Church Marketing Lab: Controversial Topics

A recent post in the Church Marketing Lab created a bit of controversy. Should we use pop culture as part of our church marketing efforts? Is it a gimmick that ...

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Office Hours: Project Management & Social Networks for Churches
3 Comments » August 22, 2012

Office Hours: Project Management & Social Networks for Churches

Our own Justin Wise has online office hours and takes your questions. This week he talks about project management and incorporating seniors into technology.

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Busy Pastors Can Say No to Social Media
6 Comments » August 21, 2012

Busy Pastors Can Say No to Social Media

OtterBox CEO Curt Richardson opted out of social media: "I believe that to be a valuable participant in social media, you must really dedicate the time."

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Getting Started: Kelvin Co
2 Comments » August 20, 2012

Getting Started: Kelvin Co

With 25 years of communication experience, Kelvin Co shares his insights on getting started in church communication.

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The Pixelated Church: Managing the Tensions of Church Online (Part 2)
No Comments » August 16, 2012

The Pixelated Church: Managing the Tensions of Church Online (Part 2)

Church online calls leaders to think outside the box and into the future. Exploring online church services with examples and stories.

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The Pixelated Church: Managing the Tensions of Church Online (Part 1)
No Comments » August 15, 2012

The Pixelated Church: Managing the Tensions of Church Online (Part 1)

As more and more churches offer online services, we explore some of the tensions and issues created by online church experiences.

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Getting Started: Joe Porter
No Comments » August 14, 2012

Getting Started: Joe Porter

From volunteer to creative director, Joe Porter has been in the church marketing trenches. We talk to him about what he's learned and how churches can get started in church ...

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Lessons for the Church from the 2012 Olympics
2 Comments » August 13, 2012

Lessons for the Church from the 2012 Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics offer plenty of lessons for churches. Here are three: Tell a story, be a good sport, you're not in control. Plus, bacon!

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Wrecked: Awesome Brag
No Comments » August 10, 2012

Wrecked: Awesome Brag

"Wrecked is a manifesto for a generation dissatisfied with the status quo and wanting to make a difference." Pick up a copy for cheap & support one of our writers.

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Church Marketing Lab: Getting Ready For The Fall
No Comments » August 10, 2012

Church Marketing Lab: Getting Ready For The Fall

As the fall approaches, the Church Marketing Lab is full of series graphics, youth kick-off designs and other compositions.

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Office Hours: Online Budgets & Bulletin Advertising
No Comments » August 8, 2012

Office Hours: Online Budgets & Bulletin Advertising

Our own Justin Wise has online office hours and takes your questions. This week he talks about online marketing budgets and bulletin advertising.

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