Church Marketing Plans & Costs from Major Denominations

May 12, 2005 by

Tim Bednar tips us off to a post at Harbinger quoting the Washington Post (follow all that?) about church marketing plans and costs from the major denominations:

Denomination: United Methodist Church
Slogan or name of ad campaign: “Open Hearts. Open Minds, Open Doors.”
Expenditures: $43 million from 2000 to 2008

United Church of Christ
“God is Still Speaking”
$30 million from 2004 to 2007

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
“Living in God’s Amazing Grace”
$7 milllion in 1999-2000, smaller sums since

Presbyterian Church (USA)
“Here and Now”
$1.5 million by the national church in 2005-2006

Episcopal Church USA
“We’re Here for You”
$750,000 by the national church in 2004-2005

Roman Catholic Church
“It Starts With Faith”
$350,000 for public service announcements in 2004

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One Response to “Church Marketing Plans & Costs from Major Denominations”

  • Boy in the bands
    May 12, 2005

    Church marketing campaign cost redux

    Church Marketing Sucks is part of a daisy-chain of citations leading to some statistics about denominational marketing plan costs.
    I’ve only ever heard of two of the campaigns — the United Methodist’s “Open Hearts. Open Minds, Open Doors” for $43 …

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