Church Marketing Lab Round Up #1

March 31, 2006 by

The 411 (page 1 of 6)Yesterday we announced the new Church Marketing Lab, a place where you can help churches improve their communications. So let’s do it. Here’s a round up of church marketing samples posted to the Lab in the last month (we’ve got some catching up to do). Check ’em out and offer your feedback (check our our guidelines for instructions).

The 411 – youth group newsletter of Messiah Episcopal Church in St. Paul, Minn. (OK, so that one’s mine)

devotional bookletDevotional Booklet – for Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Ind.

First Christian CYF Homepageweb site for the youth group of First Christian Church in Grand Island, Neb.

Revolution House of Prayerweb site for the Revolution House of Prayer in Manitou Springs, Colo.

Advent Bulletin – a bulletin shell for Redwood Chapel Community Church in Castro Valley, Calif.

Car Wash TicketsCar Wash Tickets – fundraising tickets for Hamilton Primal youth church in New Zealand.

Potential Logos – 3 logo designs for Everlasting Fellowship Church in Milwaukee.

DH cartoonDesperate Housewives – cartoon highlighting a new sermon series at Skyline Church in La Mesa, Calif.

Beliefs Brochure
– trifold brochure for Prairie Ridge Church in Ankeny, Iowa. Also check out their logo and video.

Pre-School Sign – part of an interior design campaign.

billboardat10mphPassion Play – billboard for Christian Celebration Center in Midland, Mich. Be sure to check out the matching postcard.

Smile – a personal invite card for Celebration Church in Blountville, Tenn. Be sure to check out the back side, their invite card promo and newsletter.

Garden Party v2Garden Party – father/daughter ball flier for Christ the Rock Community Church in Menasha, Wisc.

Bulletin – for Christian City Church in Hamilton, Ontario.

Bulletin – for Calvary Bible Church in Boulder, Colo. Be sure to check the back side.

Pill Bottle Invitation PostcardPill Bottle Invite – for River City Church in Jacksonville, Fla. Be sure to check out their logo, web site and e-mail newsletter.

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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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5 Responses to “Church Marketing Lab Round Up #1”

  • phill Longmire
    March 31, 2006

    Hey I really liked the cartoon…
    UHHH just thought I would throw that out there…

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  • Kevin D. Hendricks
    March 31, 2006

    Wow, phill, that’s as bad as me putting my own submission first. Oh, wait. Nevermind.

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  • Michael Box
    April 2, 2006

    I really enjoyed seeing what others are putting out there. One thing that has never really set well with me is when churches or ministries utilize a popular icon, saying, or theme and “transform” it into something “christian.” I’m not saying it can’t be useful, but it wouldn’t attract me. I think that Christianity has been one step behind popular culture for several decades, and it would be nice if we could start producing “original” pieces as ways to market our message. I know that there is “nothing new under the sun,” but can’t we at least try?

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  • Kevin D. Hendricks
    April 3, 2006

    And that’s definitely something we’ve talked about before, Michael. Check out our piece on Christian imitation.
    And if that’s how you feel, take some action. Join the Church Marketing Lab and offer your feedback.

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  • Michael Box
    April 3, 2006

    Thanks Kevin. I will, I also want to be a guest blogger. I already submitted one piece. Looking forward to interacting here at CMS.

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