Non-Traditional Church Ad

December 16, 2004 by

Brian Baute blogs about a non-traditional church ad for Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Greensboro, N.C. that appeared in a local progressive paper. He quotes the text of the ad (I’d love to see a scan of it) and though he likes parts of it, challenges it as going too far in trying to be relevant. Frankly, I’m less interested in Brian’s tangent about accepting/rejecting culture and more interested in the church’s ad. Placing an ad in this kind of local paper is a gutsy thing to do (at least knowing the local papers in my area). I’d say if their authenticity backs up the ad, more power to ’em.

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7 Responses to “Non-Traditional Church Ad”

  • JW
    August 3, 2005

    I live in Greensboro and this church is a really nice place to visit, but they have COMPLETELY sacrificed the Gospel in the interest of being “relevant”. It’s really just one committee meeting away from becoming a Unitarian church.

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  • jane nauman 1829 cottage row cedar falls,ia-50613
    March 17, 2006

    I am looking for an email address for —Church Impressions-3511 West Market Street-Greensboro, N.C.-27403– I would like to contact them in regards to getting a permission slip to use a photo taken in the spring of 2000.
    Thank you

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  • Pam Manzo
    July 3, 2006

    They went out of business in about 2002 (the week after the terriorist attack) Pam

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  • b
    July 10, 2008

    It was actually Feb. 18th 2002 that Church Impressions went out of business. A whole lot of people were out of work for a year or more because of that. I was one of them. Ugh.

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  • Susanna
    December 16, 2008

    Does anyone know if Church Impressions used to be “Landmark Christian Media Group”? I also am looking for permission to use a photo from a 1999 church directory, which was done by Landmark, which has the same address as Church Impressions. If so, does anyone know who the owner was?

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  • David Stanley
    April 13, 2010

    Re: Church Impressions
    Actually Church Impressions was the brand. It was owned by Landmark Christiam Media Group, which was owned by Landmark Communications. Landmark Communications is now Landmark Media Enterprises and is the same company that owns The Weather Channel. I apologize to any of the people that worked at Church Impressions. I quit in 2002 and it seems the company went down right after that!

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  • John Marshall
    December 16, 2010

    Is there any way to access older pictures that Church Impressions took for church directories? It’s a long shot but I’d like to obtain the original digital version of a photo of my mother taken in about 1999. Time is critical so any quick responses would be appreciated. Thanks.

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