Church Marketing New Year’s Resolution

January 7, 2008 by

New Year’s resolutions never work. Let’s face it, you’ll probably be too busy to get organized. And somehow chocolate will be the downfall of your diet. So maybe you could join us in a little bit better New Year’s resolution this year: Make us change our title.

Church Marketing No Longer Sucks isn’t quite as catchy, but it’d be a lot more encouraging. We’d even settle for Church Marketing Kinda Sucks.

Here are some ideas for how you can help church marketing no longer suck in 2008 …

Help the Center for Church Communication

  • Be involved in the Church Marketing Sucks blog. Read and comment faithfully to share with the community.
  • Spread the word. Tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell everybody.
  • Be a guest blogger and do some writing for us.
  • Get involved in the Church Marketing Lab and give other church communicators feedback and encouragement
  • Check out the Job Lab and Freelance Lab to post jobs for your church or find out how you can help churches.
  • Join the CFCC ad network to promote yourself, event, company, etc.
  • Make a donation to the Center for Church Communication. Trust us, we’re not looking to get rich, just to keep this baby running.

Help the church through ways besides CFCC
Believe it or not, our organization isn’t the only way to help churches communicate more effectively. Here’s some non-CFCC ideas to contribute to the mission.

  • Get involved and stay involved with your local church. Say hey to newcomers, think of how to use your talents and give constructive feedback.
  • Realize that you are the church. And everything you do markets the church. Live life in a way that reflects what Christ has done for you.
  • Save money. Make stuff. Cut costs. Use that extra money to help someone in need or further the message.
  • Make more friends. We’ve beat the drum a lot that viral marketing is the most effective marketing, so invest in people.
  • Think outside of the box. Do things that have never been done and take risks. Set goals to take risks, and don’t compromise for the status quo.

Church Marketing Sucks is nothing without the people that read it. Stay with us in 2008, and we’ll hope to give you way more of the church market-y goodness that you love so dearly. We’ll provide the information, you act on the information and we’ll see what happens.

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Joshua Cody

Josh Cody served as our associate editor for several years before moving on to bigger things. Like Texas. These days he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, and you can find him online or on Twitter when he's not wrestling code.
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4 Responses to “Church Marketing New Year’s Resolution”

  • Scott Magdalein
    January 7, 2008

    You guys are doing a wonderful job with this project. Keep up the good work. Guest blog coming soon.

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  • Mewie
    January 7, 2008

    Just came across your site for the first time. I love your efforts in grabbing attention with a controversial domain name.
    My thought leadership blogs also aim to glorify God, yet my focus is on non-believer/seeker target markets – how marketing and faith can be understood and integrated in their daily lives.
    Keep up the great work – I look forward to commenting more in the near future. God bless.

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  • Greg Davis
    January 8, 2008

    Keep up the good work in 2008! I believe you guys have a unique and worthy calling to help keep churches throughout the country focused and challenged to keep doing better for the cause of Christ.

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  • Greg Harrison
    January 11, 2008

    Churches and Ministries are involved in a spiritual business and they can use the tools of traditional business marketing to meet their goals. Growth is a primary goal of many Churches and Ministries and an often overlooked marketing method to help with growth is direct mail.
    We are a Christian greeting card publisher, designing and publishing cards that help Churches and Ministries keep in touch with their members and reach out to their communities. We offer some retro-style, contemporary and mod style cards that appeal to an audience that is discerning in the marketing methods that catch their attention.
    We know that the personal effect of a mailed greeting card can have a very positive impact in this digital age. It’s an often overlooked means of communication for Churches and Ministries. Direct marketing is a valuable and effective partner to digital communication and we’ve been helping Churches and Ministries grow through this marketing medium for over 30 years. Thanks….Greg Harrison

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