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February 06, 2008

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jeffhowat

just a thought here....
This 'high profile' very expensive once a week service seems to be a sticking point for you. There is no arguing the extensive nature of this type of outreach/venue. However, I think this fits very much into the same type of advertising as "negative marketing". I live watching commercials then critiquing them. I have done this for years (my kids hate it). But I often ask them and talk about effectiveness of it.
Anyway, bring this up because of negative marketing. Have you ever seen a commercial for a product, like doz. eggs for $.39? This is actually LESS than they pay for the eggs. Why would a company spend tens of thousands of dollars to advertise a product when they are going to LOOSE money on that product? Well, the answer is probably obvious. Studies show that almost all who venture in for eggs, walk out with something else!
Hence, negative marketing.
I suppose it is much the same way in church. Although we seem to put many eggs (ha, ironic choice of metaphor!) in one basket, we have many other programs, ie, Monday night life, small groups, all of the kids programs, etc, that may actually run fairly efficiently because of the people that volunteer to serve in these ministries.

So, singling out one event and saying it is not cost efficient isn't a fair critique. One would have to look at the church as a whole.

This decision making process would have to be made by someone that is fully invested in the church, aware of all it's programs, cost, and spiritual returns, ie; board of directors and elders.

Jeff

Peggy

I resonate deeply with your thoughts about very intentional disciple making strategies. I have been at work for over two years now on a vision for just this kind of thing: old-fashioned apprenticeship!

You have given me an interesting angle from which to approach partnering with my local church in this endeavor.

Hmmm...thanks!

Peggy

I resonate deeply with your thoughts about very intentional disciple making strategies. I have been at work for over two years now on a vision for just this kind of thing: old-fashioned apprenticeship!

You have given me an interesting angle from which to approach partnering with my local church in this endeavor.

Hmmm...thanks!

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