So, you’re losing your Church members – What’cha gon do?

So, you’re losing your Church members – What’cha gon do?

Marketing Musts
  If you want to know how to revive your church, and how to bring back the old members and bring in new members, we have provided a list of 5 effective ways to revamp and revitalize your church to bring in new faces, and keep old ones. There needs to be an effective outreach! Send out a special calling post message inviting members to an “Old School” party, with music for the older members, food, dancing and an overall great time! Reach out to the local Colleges and Universities and get students to participate in youth lock-ins or community service events that the Church is having. Dedicate one Sunday to have a “College Day” and allow students from local Colleges and Universities to wear their college paraphernalia. Older members…
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Getting the Word Out – What, When, Where?

Getting the Word Out – What, When, Where?

Marketing Musts
[caption id="attachment_809" align="alignright" width="300"] Bunnie on the phone, smart phone and computer Getting The Word Out[/caption] Often we talk of “getting the word out.”  The bigger question for you to answer is WHY? WHY am I trying to reach people?  To get them to see my point of view.  To sell something. To get folks to participate/come to a special event.   To stop doing certain things. To persuade and convince.   And the list of reasons get more personal. WHAT was the last thing for which you tried to get the word out?  Maybe it was to convince a group of individuals to vote; or maybe it was to get certain folks to come out and hear a special presentation.   And maybe you are just trying to get the word out…
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Getting Started with a New Project – What You Must Know

Getting Started with a New Project – What You Must Know

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Whenever I am called on to “get the word out” on a specific project, I use every skill that I have ever learned to get my job done to the best of my abilities. I understand that marketing – and the practice of this misunderstood discipline, is ever changing. The 21st century has brought the most changes, back-to-back, in to our field of work. The objectives of most marketing projects are the same today as yesterday.  It is the tools and techniques in marketing that have most certainly changed and continue to change as technology makes us all quiver to think what is next.  What bothers me, however, is the tendency to put more stock in social media and ditch traditional media.  It’s like, “out with the old and in…
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Finding a Focus for Your Marketing

Finding a Focus for Your Marketing

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It’s time to do another blog – to send out a message to non-profit organizations and/or my church  friends –  to try and impart some of the techniques that I have learned over the past 40 years about "Getting the Word Out: Marketing Your Ministry." To get in the mood, I usually read through my book and come to a chapter, or a section that I think will resonate with people who take trying to grow their churches, their ministries and their businesses seriously. One good suggestion is to buy the book and read it.  No, buy two copies of the book and give the other copy to another trusted member of your flock asking them to help you with the project.  This will give you a partner from which to…
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“Get the Edge” Marketing and Promotions

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There is enough business, in never-nerver land, for all of us. We just have to learn the true meaning of "networking" and do it. We should help each other; when you think about it, we can't do it all. We should be in the business of building teams from a variety of effective services and proven products that enhance ours goals. Toward this end, I met two guys -- Jeff and John -- who own and operate Get The Edge (GTE) Marketing and Promotions.. They have a program defined as Invitation Outreach and Retention and I like the ideas and the hard-work attitude of the men who are implementing the program. This particular program is designed to help churches grow their memberships. After contracting with a church, they work with…
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