Archive for the ‘Public Relations’ Category

public-relations Article
May 20, 2008

Minnesota Church Files Restraining Order Against Autistic Boy

Have you seen this news story? The Church of St. Joseph, a Catholic church in Bertha, Minn., has filed a restraining order against 13-year-old Adam Race, a severely autistic boy, ...

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March 26, 2008

Responding to Attacks

You’ve probably seen a raving, ranting black preacher talking about racism and “God damn America” with a fiery anger on just about every TV channel. The news media found some ...

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April 2, 2007

Understanding Attack Blogs

There’s a new and unfortunate trend in church disputes that you’ve likely heard of by now: the attack blog. Attack blogs are most commonly established by members within the ...

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philosophy Article
February 9, 2007

Don’t Cause Unnecessary Offense

Yesterday I tried to talk about some ways to avoid and address criticism and in the end I was debating with myself about whether or not we should care about ...

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public-relations Article
February 8, 2007

Avoiding & Addressing Criticism

Poor Phil. I can’t help but feel for his predicament (an anti-semitic church ad), and it made me wonder what can be learned from it (i.e., I feel somewhat guilty ...

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public-relations Article
December 4, 2006

Church Protest Called Off: Lessons in Public Relations

So Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, narrowly avoided a protest yesterday from the People Against Fundamentalism. I won’t get into all the gory details (sorry, poor ...

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public-relations Article
October 31, 2006

Tips for Writing an Effective Press Release

Just the Facts, Ma’am Don’t rack your brain trying to craft some clever lead. Just get to the facts. That’s all the reporter wants anyway. If you’ve gotten ...

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public-relations Article
August 31, 2006

Hiring a Sex Offender

Here’s a public relations nightmare in the works: A church hires a registered sex offender to do janitorial work. The local paper covers the story with some bias. A ...

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public-relations Article
August 16, 2006

My Church is in the Newspaper

You know what’s weird? Seeing your own church mentioned in the newspaper. My church landed in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Monday, and I stumbled across it today thanks ...

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July 17, 2006

How Not to do Public Relations

Public relations can be quite the minefield. It’s easy to say something that when quoted on the front page of the newspaper doesn’t look so good. Like when the chief ...

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public-relations Article
April 20, 2006

Larry Ross: Billy Graham’s PR Man

We’ve talked about Billy Graham’s publicity man before, but the New York Times spend seven pages on Larry Ross, so maybe he’s worth another look. “Moses stood there on top of ...

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public-relations Article
March 29, 2006

Church Publicity that Doesn’t Work

This week’s poll is asking about press releases, and while we’ve recently covered how to do press releases, we haven’t talked about how not to do press releases. Jamey Tucker ...

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public-relations Article
February 21, 2006

Church Press Release Basics

The basic rule in getting media attention is to do something newsworthy. Those crazy MyLameSexLife.com guys at Granger Community Church know a thing or two about that. And I promise ...

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public-relations Article
October 21, 2005

A Story of Two Churches

Let’s take a look at two churches that landed in newspaper stories recently. The first is the 6,000-member CedarCreek Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. The second is the 75-member Bethanie French ...

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public-relations Article
October 5, 2005

Free Gas Church in New York Times

Earlier this month we talked about a church giving away free gas to visitors, and last week that church, Clearview Community Church in Sioux City, Iowa, was mentioned in The ...

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