Marketing Mistakes Churches Should Avoid

January 6, 2006 by

We’ve been sitting on this one for a couple months, but content can age like a fine wine, right? Anyway, check out Marketing Mistakes Churches Should Avoid from

  1. Thinking marketing is worldly. (I love this line: “True, [markteing] is a business discipline–but that doesn’t make it evil.”)
  2. Not targeting an audience.
  3. Not learning needs of the people you want to reach.
  4. Not connecting your ministry communication to the people’s needs.
  5. Not matching media channels to the target audience.
  6. Not having a communication plan.
  7. Not following up on your communication.

If your church can avoid these common mistakes you’re well on your way to some non-sucky marketing.

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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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