Archive for the ‘Off the Wall’ Category

Stephen Colbert on Extreme Measures for Boosting Church Attendance
1 Comment » April 22, 2014

Stephen Colbert on Extreme Measures for Boosting Church Attendance

The day after Easter, Stephen Colbert explored church marketing, specifically looking at mixed martial arts as outreach.

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Friday Flogging: Christmas Lights Gone Wrong
3 Comments » December 6, 2013

Friday Flogging: Christmas Lights Gone Wrong

A Christmas light display featuring the flogging of Jesus? You can't make that up. Plus new U2, Pope Francis, reality TV, wise words from Jon Acuff and Instagram video tips.

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off-the-wall Article
1 Comment » August 13, 2013

Weekly Church Attenders Have the Best Sex

Married people, those who attended church weekly and people who had the fewest sexual partners had the best sex, according to the Family Research Council.

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Church Marketing Scares
4 Comments » October 31, 2012

Church Marketing Scares

A Halloween round up of some of the scariest church marketing you've ever seen, including Star Wars, church signs and more.

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off-the-wall Article
19 Comments » September 4, 2009

Communicating Hate Sucks

Steven Anderson, pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Ariz., recently preached a sermon titled, “Why I Hate Barack Obama.” Whether you’re for or against President Barack Obama isn’t ...

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off-the-wall Article
4 Comments » August 11, 2009

How Bad Is Your Children’s Ministry?

For a church in Utah it was apparently bad enough to prompt a 7-year-old to steal the family car and drive himself home. The boy told his father he didn’t ...

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off-the-wall Article
27 Comments » June 9, 2009

Bring Your Gun to Church Day

Pastor Ken Pagano of New Bethel Church in Louisville, Ky., is encouraging members to bring their handguns to church for an “Open Carry Celebration” Sunday. The event will include patriotic ...

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off-the-wall Article
4 Comments » June 3, 2009

Lessons from Stale Lake

This video created by Eagle Brook Church in Minnesota watches like a laundry list of church communication screw-ups. The video, entitled A Visit to Stale Lake, positions itself to poke fun ...

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off-the-wall Article
9 Comments » April 23, 2009

Is Your Church Cooking Guinea Pigs?

You read the post title and thought I had a real home run metaphor for you, a lá Killing Cockroaches or Chasing Lions. Well, consider yourself disappointed. You might not ...

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off-the-wall Article
5 Comments » November 7, 2008

What if the Church Marketed Like Starbucks?

This has been floating around on various blogs, but it’s poignant enough that you need to see it or see it again. And there’s no more appropriate place than a ...

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off-the-wall Article
2 Comments » October 23, 2008

The Church Logo Scorecard

Jon Acuff at Stuff Christians Like has posted his guide to creating the holiest church logo possible. It’s very funny, as usual from him, and it’s particularly pertinent to church ...

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off-the-wall Article
9 Comments » September 25, 2008

Your Church Smells

Endorphin branding. Does your church do it? Maybe I should tell you what it is first. Per Newsweek (reporting a P.R. e-mail), endorphin branding is “the use of scent as a ...

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off-the-wall Article
3 Comments » September 5, 2008

Hire These Guys

You’ll need to wait until they get out of trouble with the law, but we’ve got some guys your church probably needs to hire. From March to May, the two ...

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off-the-wall Article
16 Comments » August 15, 2008

Praying for Rain on Obama & Saying No to Money

Here we have two case studies in why Church Marketing Sucks still sucks: Church Rejects Donation from Lottery WinnerThe title pretty much says it all. $600,000 could do a heck of ...

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off-the-wall Article
5 Comments » July 22, 2008

Jesus Goes Marketing

If you’re interested in spending a few minutes checking out some funny photos, you might want to see the blog at NEOchurch. Essentially, they dressed up like Jesus and took ...

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