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Certification Lab Is Back
No Comments » August 20, 2014

Certification Lab Is Back

"I've died and gone to church communicator's heaven." That's the feedback the Certification Lab gets and it's coming Oct. 13-14.

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Groups Engine: Helping People Find Your Small Groups

Groups Engine: Helping People Find Your Small Groups

Managing small groups at your church can be difficult and technology isn’t always the great savior it claims to be. Groups Engine hopes to be different.

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Robin Williams & How the Church Responds to Mental Health
2 Comments » August 18, 2014

Robin Williams & How the Church Responds to Mental Health

There are a lot of questions in the aftermath of Robin Williams' suicide. Here's how one church has responded to rising suicide in their community.

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How Is Your Church Responding to All the Pain in the World?
4 Comments » August 14, 2014

How Is Your Church Responding to All the Pain in the World?

There’s a lot of pain and anger and hurt in the world right now (like always). So how does your church respond and share hope and love to hurting people?

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How to Avoid Burnout for Church Communicators
2 Comments » August 13, 2014

How to Avoid Burnout for Church Communicators

The word "burnout" is practically profanity. How can you possibly burnout when you're doing the Lord's work? It's pretty common actually, and it's nothing that can't be prevented.

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Meet Our Church: Recognizing Volunteers on Facebook
10 Comments » August 11, 2014

Meet Our Church: Recognizing Volunteers on Facebook

Many churches have a few volunteers who help with everything, but they're rarely recognized for their hard work. Honor your volunteers with props on social media.

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events Article
No Comments » August 8, 2014

Chicago Meetup: August 14

Join us for a meetup in Chicago during the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit. We'll converse, connect and commiserate over tasty deep dish pizza.

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5 Ways to Engage Those Who Aren’t Giving Regularly
No Comments » August 7, 2014

5 Ways to Engage Those Who Aren’t Giving Regularly

Only 5 to 25% of most congregations donate 50 to 80% of the money. So how do we engage people to give more? Technology can be one solution.

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Church Marketing Podcast: The You Episode
No Comments » August 6, 2014

Church Marketing Podcast: The You Episode

Fall is coming, and life will get busy. Are you taking care of yourself? This episode of the podcast covers self-care with Ahna Hendrix and touches on Pinterest and photography.

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How Do You Get People to Attend Church More Often?

How Do You Get People to Attend Church More Often?

Church isn't something people always look forward to. You have to reach out and make it convenient and meaningful to persuade those who would rather stay home.

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How to Build a Team at Your Church
No Comments » August 4, 2014

How to Build a Team at Your Church

Ministry can't be a solo affair. You need help. You need a team. We look at recruiting, training, celebrating and applauding your team.

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Church Marketing Lab: Why Get Involved?
No Comments » August 1, 2014

Church Marketing Lab: Why Get Involved?

While sometimes I feel like I'm the only one at my church who cares about effective communication, I know I'm not the only one in the Church who cares.

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Reflecting on 10 Years of Church Marketing Sucks
2 Comments » July 31, 2014

Reflecting on 10 Years of Church Marketing Sucks

A lengthy and self-indulgent reflection on 10 years of Church Marketing Sucks. It's like a massive Throwback Thursday. Thanks for 10 years.

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10-Year Anniversary Auction

10-Year Anniversary Auction

Our 10-year anniversary celebration ends with a special charity auction. We've got one last "That's How We've Always Done It!" T-shirt and it goes to the highest bidder.

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Meet Our Team
No Comments » July 30, 2014

Meet Our Team

Say hello to our team and find out who's in charge of what. And there's always room for more.

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Does Church Marketing Still Suck?: Cynthia Ware

Does Church Marketing Still Suck?: Cynthia Ware

"That's the way we've always done it," doesn't work anymore. The fourth wall is coming down and the emperor has no clothes.

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How Will Church Communicators Change in 10 Years?
4 Comments » July 29, 2014

How Will Church Communicators Change in 10 Years?

For the past month we've talked about how far church marketing has come. Now we need to talk about where it's going.

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Watch the 10-Year Anniversary Hangout
4 Comments » July 28, 2014

Watch the 10-Year Anniversary Hangout

We celebrate 10 years by talking church marketing with Brad Abare, Kevin D. Hendricks and Chuck Scoggins.

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