Posts Categorized: Press Clippings

Interviews with Cynthia Ware

Recently our executive director, Cynthia Ware, has found herself in the news on a few occasions. We’re glad to welcome her as a part of our team and looking forward to the church at large benefiting from her voice in the community. She discussed ministry excellence with skill and poise in a recent piece from… Reads more »

Brad Abare on Christian Copycats

If you’ve followed us for any time at all, you likely know that we tend to give a rough time to Christian copycats. Recently, our founder Brad Abare sang this same tune once more in The Tampa Tribune. Brad responds to the fad of Christians making puns or spin-offs of popular culture items, saying: “The… Reads more »

Church Marketing Sucks in the Leadership Journal

The latest issue of the Leadership Journal took a look at churches using social media, and they turned to Church Marketing Sucks for reference. Our own Michael Buckingham is quoted on the issue, saying: “The Internet isn’t powerful because it connects you to information, but because it connects you to people.” And they go on… Reads more »

Brad Abare on Smart Phones and Spirituality

Our own Brad Abare recently penned an article for Christianity Today considering the benefits and detriments of the cell phone revolution on spirituality. He examines the obvious benefits of the technological advance–greater access to biblical texts, great connectivity amongst individuals and improved availability of resources for those seeking to go deeper. But perhaps more astutely,… Reads more »

Chicago Tribune on Cultivate

Recently, the Chicago Tribune looked at the issue of churches marketing themselves online, and more specifically, the Cultivate Conference recently held at Park Community Church: On Tuesday, 250 Web-savvy Christians — from blogging pastors to iPhone programmers — gathered at Park Community for Cultivate 09, an interactive conference on ministry communication, which includes marketing strategy…. Reads more »

CFCC in Veritas

Veritas, an online magazine for twentysomethings in Des Moines, Iowa, did a story on social media and the church. The story includes an interview with our own Brad Abare who offered his perspective on social media and the importance of forging offline relationships.