Church Giveaways Poll

February 13, 2006 by

Churches have been known to give away houses, Harleys and hummers to entice visitors. C'mon, they're holding out. What would you like to see churches offer?Last week we had a fun poll about church giveaways, asking how to up the ante beyond houses, Harleys and Hummers to some really cool giveaways.

And it’s a tie: 15-minute sermons and dibs on the fried chicken shared the top spot with 29%. A prime parking spot was next with 23% and season tickets to the front pew was the least attractive imaginary giveaway with 19%. Apparently the front pew isn’t the place to be.

This week we get [slightly] more seriously and ask about those church signs with the clever slogans. Weigh in with your vote now.

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Kevin D. Hendricks

When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998, runs the hyperlocal site West St. Paul Reader, and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.
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2 Responses to “Church Giveaways Poll”

  • RC
    February 13, 2006

    I’m excited to see the church sign poll this week…I recently got into a little bit of a blog conflict after I criticized the “church sign wisdom” another woman was posting on her blog.
    I documented the controversy just the other day on my own blog.
    Ahh…those crazy church signs.
    –RC of

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  • A.B. Dada
    February 14, 2006

    I posted this accidentally on the May05 post with my PDA. Mods please nuke the old one.
    I am donating 4-color 48″ x 84″ billboards to my church, 2 per 2 weeks.
    We’re looking to combat ad blindness, and opposite sides of the sign might be Q&A style to gain attention from morning and evening traffic. Our building is on a busy road.
    If you post something funny, and don’t mind us using it, drop a note to and I’ll be ecstatic.
    I’m going to ask CMS to review our 52 signs if they’re interested.
    I also am looking to help other churches with a free signage ministry. We’re retiring the billboards after 2 weeks to send freely to others in the Body.

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