Read This First

If you’re checking out Church Marketing Sucks for the first time you may want to start with some of our big picture entries. We won’t say they’re the final word, but they’ll make a good beginning. For more on what Church Marketing Sucks is and who’s behind it, head over to the about section.

Big Topics

  • Church Visitors: Walking into a church for the first time can be scary. We’ve collected a host of resources to help you welcome church visitors.
  • Christmas Ideas: The church marketing Christmas elves are ready to help with planning, promotion and inspiration for Christmas.
  • Easter Ideas: We’ve got loads of Easter ideas and examples to help you with the biggest Sunday of the year.
  • Church Communicator Burnout: We do important work—sharing the gospel—but that doesn’t mean we can work ourselves to death. Burnout is a serious issue.


A great place to start is some of the resources we’ve put together:

Getting Started, Outspoken, Dangerous & Heroes ebooks

  • God Rest Ye Stressed Communicators: Planning Christmas for Your ChurchBuy Now >>
    It’s an ideal companion for communicators with the weight of the season on their shoulders. This is one gift you’ll definitely want to open early.
  • Unwelcome: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time VisitorsBuy Now >>
    Walking into a church for the first time can be scary. Are you making your first-time guests feel welcome?
  • Getting Started in Church CommunicationBuy Now >>
    A three-part series that covers writing copy, website basics and landing a job, available separately or collected in a handy 3-in-1 volume.
  • Outspoken: Conversations on Church CommunicationBuy Now >>
    A collection of insights and wisdom from more than 60 church communications professionals. It features short chapters on every topic you need, including marketing, branding, leadership, creativity, technology and more.
  • Dangerous: A Go-to Guide for Church CommunicationBuy now >>
    In partnership with Creative Missions, this booklet features 19 articles on the basics of church marketing, including design, writing, sound, video, web, social media and several articles on big picture strategy for beginners.
  • Church Communication Heroes Volume 1: Lessons From Those Who Have Gone BeforeBuy now >>
    Church communicators need heroes. This ebook explores the stories of 15 such heroes, featuring a diverse collection of inspiring and challenging saints.

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Next you can check out blog posts from our archive going back to 2004:


Practical Ideas & Tips on Getting Started






Writing & Editing

More Church Marketing Help:

You’ve just dipped your toe in a pool of church marketing content. Dive into our archives—which go back to 2004—for much, much more.

For even more church marketing help you can turn to our nonprofit parent, the Center for Church Communication (CFCC). As our umbrella organization, CFCC has a number of projects to help church communicators: