Church Marketing Sucks

Church Marketing SucksWell, it does. Churches claim to have the greatest story ever told, but they sure can’t tell it.

Church Marketing Sucks and the nonprofit behind it—the Center for Church Communication—exist to help churches communicate in a way that doesn’t completely suck. It’s a tall order—we’ve been at it since 2004.

What We Do

We’ve been in charge of editorial for the blog since the very beginning. That’s more than 2,500 blog posts edited, and we’ve written nearly half of them ourselves. In addition to writing and editing, we handle the editorial calendar, weekly email newsletter, volunteers, oversee the social media and handle promotion and extra projects.

Unwelcome: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors by Jonathan MalmExtra projects? Yep, we’ve written or edited a number of books with the Church Marketing Sucks team, including Outspoken, Dangerous, Church Communication Heroes, Getting Started and Unwelcome.

The Impact

More than a decade old, it’s no exaggeration to say Church Marketing Sucks has defined the industry. It’s been mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age, HOW magazine, The Detroit Free Press and more. But the better proof is in the countless pastors and church communicators who point to the site with a knowing smile.

Our work enables the site to be a consistent, steady voice. It’s not a flash-in-the-pan, here-today and gone-tomorrow idea. Helping churches communicate better is a long-term problem, and that requires long-term dedication.

“We couldn’t do what we do to accomplish our mission at the Center for Church Communication without Kevin’s expertise at the helm. He is professional, driven, passionate and awesome at what he does, and he makes all of our content better.” -Chuck Scoggins, executive director

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