Tag: Entrepreneur

The Perfect Follow-Up Plan for Church Guests

A friend of mine told me his daughter (Lexie) and son-in-law (John) had moved to a new city and spent a short amount of time looking for a church. They did find one quickly and enjoyed the pastor and atmosphere. Just one small problem … They never gave the church their contact info. It wasn’t…

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6 Steps to Get Guests Back After Your Big Event

(NOTE:  I’m using Easter as the illustration big event.  Put yours in and your good to go!) Ever said to yourself after Easter, “Where did everybody go?” I remember talking to a pastor/friend of mine after he had asked that question and he was ready to quit the ministry and go be a truck driver….

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Top 8 Steps to Prepare Your Church for Easter

[NOTE: This blog is focused on the major event on the church calendar – Easter.  It’s principles articulated herein are applicable across the spectrum of church events and seasons.] Easter is just around the corner! Pastors are in full swing preparing for one of the greatest weekends on the church calendar. I have pastors all…

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The Perfect Follow-Up Plan After Easter

[NOTE: This blog is focused on the major event on the church calendar – Easter.  It’s principles articulated herein are applicable across the spectrum of church events and seasons.] Today, I want to get you the perfect follow-up plan for your church. If you read the blog I did entitled “Blunder #1” I talked about…

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Rethinking Easter: From Big Event to Big Impact

[NOTE: This blog is focused on the major event on the church calendar – Easter.  It’s principles articulated herein are applicable across the spectrum of church events and seasons.] Ever wonder where all those guests from Easter went the next Sunday after Easter? I’ve been at this for years and it is a perennial challenge…

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How Rethinking Easter Will Grow Your Church

[NOTE: This blog is focused on the major event on the church calendar – Easter.  It’s principles articulated herein are applicable across the spectrum of church events and seasons.] Here’s a question for you: What is going to make this Easter different from last Easter?  By that I mean … what is going to cause…

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12 Marketing Mistakes Churches Make

When churches work hard and try new things to get the word out, I love it! But sometimes things don’t pan out the way pastors think. Many times that’s simply because the approach could have been different. This is not an indictment on churches. We love the church! If you’ve found your church making any…

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8 Breakthrough Findings From More Than 2,000 Churches

After 2,014 churches took the Church Marketing Strength Assessment, we discovered 8 specific breakthrough findings that will help you see the growth you desire. What are growing churches doing? And what are flat or declining churches not doing? That’s what you’ll see in this brief summary of the 8 breakthrough findings revealed. (NOTE: To our…

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10 Ways Church Photography Helps You Reach People

You’ve likely spent a number of hours this year praying about ways your church can reach more people. You’ve probably already read a few books, blogs, and maybe even attended a church conference. You may have a few new outreach ideas that you and your board are praying about doing this year or next. Reaching…

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What Does Having 5 Google Reviews Mean for Your Church?

Over the last few months The Hardy Group offered the Church Marketing Strength Assessment for pastors and church leaders. 2,014 churches responded giving us the most comprehensive analysis on that subject out there today. In the Assessment we asked 20 questions with three-answer (Yes, No, Don’t Know) options to each question. I want to zero…

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