Posts By: Brad Abare

Q Conference Meetup & Discount

On April 27-29, 2009 the Q conference is coming to Austin, Texas. This is not a bells and whistles hipster event with big names and games. It’s a strategic gathering of thinkers and doers who want to see change and bring change. I participated in the last two Q gatherings (Atlanta and New York) and… Reads more »

And the HOW Winner Is…

The winner of the CFCC HOW Design Conference giveaway is Vincent Scatliffe of Peace Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga. Vincent was one of the first 30 people to respond to the offer and was entered in a random drawing that was conducted today. Congratulations Vincent! If you’d like to join Vincent, Michael and the many… Reads more »

Michael Buckingham To Present At HOW

Last week we announced the beginnings of our partnership with HOW, including an invitation they extended to CFCC for doing a workshop at the HOW Design Conference this May 18-21. It’s my pleasure to introduce Michael Buckingham as the presenter for the CFCC session at the HOW conference this year. Many of you know Michael… Reads more »

CFCC Partnering with HOW

The relationship started nearly two years ago when I met HOW magazine editor Bryn Mooth at a conference we were both attending in Chicago. And after the nice little article that ran last December in HOW magazine, I decided to re-visit the conversation and put some ideas out there for a possible partnership. I’m pleased… Reads more »

CFCC Ad Network, Update

At the end of last year, we announced the CFCC Ad Network. It was slow to get started but it is finally gaining some momentum. If you’re interested in advertising across all CFCC sites, there is still space available through the end of 2007. Although painful for a little nonprofit like CFCC, we have had… Reads more »

MinistryCOM 2006

Early this month I had the privilege of meeting a handful of the people who hang out in the Church Marketing Lab. We were all attending the second annual MinistryCOM event in Phoenix, and coming together to sharpen our skills, meet new people, and discover more ways of telling the Story better. Thanks to everyone… Reads more »

The Realities of CFCC

This week we continued our ‘heart and soul’ series with some kind words from DJ Chuang. Last week I shared some of the dreams that have been twirling in our heads and hearts, and where we see things going with the Center for Church Communication. Now we want to bring it back to earth a… Reads more »

The Future of CFCC

The ‘heart and soul’ series continues. Last week, Kevin shared some of the accomplishments we’ve realized over the last several years through the Center for Church Communication, especially in light of Church Marketing Sucks and the overwhelmingly amount of people who are benefiting from its mission to frustrate, educate and motivate the church to communicate,… Reads more »

Our History

Last week, Kevin wrote about why we do what we do for the first entry in our heart and soul series. This week I get to share a little of the history and how we got here. A Growing Church in ChicagoIt all began in 1997 as a volunteer for a suburban Chicago church of… Reads more »