400% Growth Thanks to Creative Missions

400% Growth Thanks to Creative Missions

June 7, 2013 by

Creative Missions wrapped up in Alaska last month. If you somehow missed all our posts about it, it’s a missions trip for creatives. This year 30 church communicators traveled to Anchorage, Alaska, to help local churches communicate better. We’re talking logos, web sites, videos and more. You can check out the recap for the full story.

We love Creative Missions. And here’s a good reason why: 400%. Andy Swart is the pastor of Metro Church in Northwest Arkansas and shares in the video below how a visit from Creative Missions in 2012 enabled his church to grow by 400% in eight months. He created this video to encourage this year’s team:

“As pastors, we think theologically, we think about pastoral care. A lot of times we don’t really see the value in marketing, brand, social media, website presence and some of those things. But I want to encourage you in this: You’re going to be planting seeds.”

So many great stories came out of Alaska from this year’s Creative Missions. Seeds have been planted and hopefully churches in Anchorage will see God moving.

Creative Missions for Your Church
Dangerous: A Go-to Guide for Church CommunicationWhile an official Creative Missions trip only happens once a year, you can still have a Creative Missions experience for your church. We wrote the book on it. Dangerous: A Go-to Guide for Church Communication was written by Creative Missions participants and shares basic marketing insights on topics including strategy, web sites, social media, video, writing and more. It’s designed to give your church the same kind of help a visit from Creative Missions offers.

Is your church ready to be dangerous? Grab a copy of Dangerous today.


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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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