Brenton Balvin

Brenton Balvin is a writer, blogger and speaker who is passionate about helping churches create great first impressions, developing innovative ministry ideas and making sure church marketing doesn't suck. Brenton lives in Minneapolis, Minn. with his wonderful wife and three loud, energetic and basically insane small children (all under the age of four) who he is grooming for the NHL.

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Facebook Evangelist
11 Comments » February 20, 2013

Facebook Evangelist

The new family visiting our church came because someone kept posting exciting things about our church on Facebook. That person is our Facebook Evangelist. Your church should have one too.

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first-impressions-beyond Article
10 Comments » June 20, 2007

8 (Or So) Questions About Your Church Signage

When I was 10 years old there was a song by Tesla that was rocking the airwaves called “Signs.” All my friends and I loved the song. You ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
4 Comments » April 27, 2007

Taking Outreach Lessons From Denny’s

I love what Denny’s restaurant is doing to try and attract the college crowd, via Nation’s Restaurant News (subscription required): Denny’s plan is to become a “social gathering” place for students ...

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evangelism-outreach Article
27 Comments » April 4, 2007

Church “Mascots” for Children’s Ministry?

Recently I was part of a team of people that used a store mascot to do some local marketing. OK, I was the guy dressed up as a giant A&W ...

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first-impressions-beyond Article
9 Comments » January 25, 2007

First Impressions: Presentation vs. Promotion

A friend from church has been sporadically carrying on a conversation with me about first impressions. He knows that I am a big first impressions guy and he positions himself ...

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