I recently went on a 37,000-mile prayer pilgrimage around the world. I discovered a world of prayer traditions across the Judeo-Christian faith family, including some of the weird uncles and crazy cousins. I’m fascinated by churches and marketing, so I made a point to take notes as I enjoyed the wild adventure. Here are a few marketing lessons I learned from churches around the world, and how we can apply it to our local ministries and congregations.
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Twitter only allows 140 characters and places like Facebook and Google+ are not ideal places to discuss deep issues.
But alas, it’s what we all do.
So how do you deal with conflict that occurs on social media (because it will happen)? What happens when your church, ministry or nonprofit faces it?
We have the Saddleback Church Online Campus Pastor and the Social Media Church Podcast’s very own Jay Kranda to discuss.
We live in a world where getting noticed is getting harder and harder. Whether we’re launching a start-up, trying to promote a book, or convincing people to read our blog, our targeted audience is bombarded with messages and information.
How do you stand out from the crowds?
Captivology (clever title by the way) is all about the psychology of capturing people’s attention, whatever you may need it for.
It discusses seven ‘attention triggers’, more or less scientifically proven methods of getting noticed:
I love Star Wars and I love LEGOS. So the fact that I have LEGO Star Wars sitting on my night stand at home is no surprise.
That being said, for those that have the same love, what you are about to see may disturb you. I joke, but only in part.
Here are the stats shared in the video:
- The LEGO Super Star Destroyer cost $800
- It took 3 people 16 hours to construct
- The footage is filmed at 100 frames per second to maximize destruction.
Now for the destruction (and tears).
Grab your favorite beverage.
Pull-up a chair.
It’s time for your weekly Church tech snack pack:
During my childhood, Sonic the Hedgehog challenged me on the issue of where my confidence rested.
During college, Timmy Turner of “The Fairly OddParents” showed me that not everything you wish and desire for your life is necessarily beneficial.
During my late 20’s, Dipper Pines of “Gravity Falls” challenged me on the topic of Manhood.
And during my early 30’s, Ed Elric of “Fullmetal Alchemist” showed me what happens when you try to play the role of God in certain areas of your life.
Each character and each series played a role in making me question deeply certain areas of my own life especially as it relates to my own Christian walk and my relationship with Jesus Christ.