Kevin D. Hendricks

When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998 and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.

Kevin D. Hendricks's Posts:

Church Recommendations Matter
1 Comment » November 19, 2014

Church Recommendations Matter

People trust recommendations over advertising, 81% to 36%. So collecting church recommendations is a powerful way to get people to your church. Here's how to encourage church reviews.

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Certification Lab 2015
No Comments » November 17, 2014

Certification Lab 2015

The Certification Lab is an opportunity for church communication leaders to get better. It's coming to Dallas and St. Louis in 2015.

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Embrace Tradition for Your Christmas Celebration

Embrace Tradition for Your Christmas Celebration

Don't put baby Jesus on a zip line, embrace tradition: candlelight services, classic songs, the Christmas story. People like tradition at Christmas.

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Thanksgiving Graphic: Saying Thank You on Social
1 Comment » November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving Graphic: Saying Thank You on Social

No one has ever complained that you say thank you too much. Encourage your church to give thanks with a free Thanksgiving graphic to share on social media.

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Thank a Pastor
No Comments » November 13, 2014

Thank a Pastor

A lot of pastors work hard, just like you, to help your church communicate better. In fact, a lot of pastors are saving your butt. So let's say thanks.

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The Church Visitor Gift: How Bribery Can Bring People Back
No Comments » November 12, 2014

The Church Visitor Gift: How Bribery Can Bring People Back

The church visitor gift is a tried and true way to make guests feel welcome and bring them back to your church. We talk examples, rationale and more.

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social-justice Article
No Comments » November 11, 2014

More Than Thank You: Supporting Veterans

Let's thank our veterans, yes, but let's also pray for them, pray for peace, and then lead the way to action. Here are a few ways to support veterans.

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End of the Year Church Giving

End of the Year Church Giving

The end of the year is a good time to think about money. We cover new metrics, why it matters, giving strategies and ways to boost online giving.

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Anne Lamott on Grief, Brokenness & Small Steps
No Comments » November 10, 2014

Anne Lamott on Grief, Brokenness & Small Steps

Anne Lamott, the patron saint of brokenness, is an example of honesty, grace and the small victories that church communicators need to embrace.

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Advent: Don’t Reinvent Christmas

Advent: Don’t Reinvent Christmas

Christmas is coming, but you don't need to stress. There's a ready made Christmas promo plan called Advent.

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Be Warm & Inspiring This Christmas: Free Video Download
1 Comment » November 6, 2014

Be Warm & Inspiring This Christmas: Free Video Download

Gary Molander shares the need for churches to be warm and inspiring as they reach out to people for Christmas.

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ChurchM.ag on Unwelcome
1 Comment » November 3, 2014

ChurchM.ag on Unwelcome

ChurchM.ag covers our latest book, Unwelcome. “I think every church should get this and read it, no matter how awesome they think they are.”

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Happy Halloween 2014
1 Comment » October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween 2014

Boo! We've got scary church signs, visitor horror stories, zombies and ghosts. Happy Halloween.

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Embrace Some Awkward: Empathize With Church Visitors

Embrace Some Awkward: Empathize With Church Visitors

Checking out a gym can help church communicators realize how awkward it is for visitors to check out a church. Learn to empathize with church visitors.

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Unwelcome Hangout: Visitors & Church Communication
No Comments » October 28, 2014

Unwelcome Hangout: Visitors & Church Communication

Watch the Unwelcome Hangout to learn more about how churches welcome (or don't) visitors. With Jonathan Malm and Dave Shrein.

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