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I am sure most of you have noticed there have been a lot of changing going on here on the website. We are under construction, a realignment of our mission, if you will. We will be adding new sections, taking down some old ones. With any change it can be messy, and normally I would test all of this on a different site and when I had it the way I wanted I would launch.
But this time I wanted to invite you in the creative process as we make these changes. Trying something different. Trying to jump in the song before I know the words. So hang on. it is going to fun. Feel free to leave comments.
Here are some interesting statics via Mashable.com about Facebook.com, I bet you didn’t know. Although the statics are overwheleming and amusing all at the same time. The real key here is how can you utilize the information to grow your congregation, analyze your social strategy, or change your habits. I would be interested to know. Leave a comment below.
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I just looked up and realized it was my birthday coming up . Birthdays are those times in life where you kind of sit back and reassess and look at your life. Your accomplishments and your failures. Last year my wife and kids threw me a fantastic surprise birthday party – guests flew in from across the world and there were dignitaries from state and local government, choirs, dancers, and the works.
I distinctly, remember one of my sons asking me what was left on my “bucket list”. It was at that moment that I realized how truly blessed I really was. God has made it possible for me to achieve just about everything I ever wanted to accomplish in life. I’ve met the people I wanted to meet, I have worked with a ton of famous people, I have sat at the table and negotiated with multi-billion dollar corporations. I have been mentored by the best. Wonderful kids and wife. Folks – Just Blessed.
So here is what I am going to do. I have talked to my team and we have agreed. Starting today we are going to redesign, recreate, and/or design a website for 38 Ministries for $388.00. yes you are reading correctly
Here is the catch – I am looking for ministries that are 3.8 years or younger – especially church plants. This is your chance to have a professional website – with a content management system (this means you can do your own updates!!!!! no waiting on a web designer). Generally my websites run between $2,500.00 – $3,500.00 and sometimes more. So this is an incredible deal.
It is imperative that your ministry have a web presence. 85% percent of newcomers check you out on the web first. If you are older or more established church – think about gifting a web presence to another ministry-
This is my way of giving back- – I hope you will help me in making this birthday a huge success – and more importantly helping ministry communicate in excellence.
J. Richard Byrd
Your Urban Church Marketing Specialist
PS. Here is the website to order:
Does My Ministry Need to Be Less than 3.8 Years Old?
Answer: It is our desire to really help new ministries. Older ministries will be on a case by case basis
What Do I Get In the Package?
You will get a custom header – 3 custom banner components – 5 – 10 pages – Content Management System (so You can make your own updates) – And choice of colors. – hosting and domain names are not included (but I can give you a deal on that as well)
How Long Does it take?
This package will be up and running generally in 2-5 days from the time you pay -
How Do I Pay?
Because of the low price we are only accepting paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org) – go here to pay via paypal ( http://www.realsourcemarketing.com/38388 ) or credit card via the phone.
Trying to work my way out of this depression. How do you Bounce Back after you have been knocked down?
Just wanted to take this time to invite you the Church Marketing Directory over at Church Marketing Sucks. The Directory is a list of tools, resources and companies that help the church communicate better. It’s kind of a yellow pages of church marketing. You’ll find technology blogs, freelance designers, marketing communities, church management software and more. It’s a first step in our plan to replace the long-neglected Don’t Suck List.
I am sure this directory will grow to be a great benefit to the body of Christ. Please Enjoy.
Oh yeah, just what you have been looking for in a project. The ability to create an e-book in the Powerpoint program. I live by content creation and whereas I have a great background in design, it has been relatively easy for me to create e-book content. Well the same ability is available to you. My friend over at Hubspot have created a Powerpoint template for e-books. That is right the same program you have been using for your presentations. Now you can use that to create an e-book.
Don’t believe me go over and take a look at how easy it can be to create an ebook using powerpoint.
It was a great week in the city of Charlotte except for a couple of storms the weather remained fairly decent.
Every week - I read thousands of articles, and blog posts to keep up with the what is happening in the world and also what is relevant in marketing. I don’t only look at church marketing, but a host of technology, non-profit, news, and business articles. Often a great campaign or idea is sparked by something that can be readjusted or retrofitted to meet by business, spiritual, or ministry need.
Read on for the best news, tips, resources and inspiration for your business and ministry this week. These are all things myself and my team have picked out for our own business and our clients this week - and you’ll find them useful too.
Take a look and let me know what you think…
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Personal Blog: http://www.jrichardbyrd.com
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If you’ve got a good article or resource you’d like to share, just reply, comment and/or send it in.
Have a great week and I’ll speak to you soon,
J. Richard Byrd
P.S. Join me here too…
Personal Blog: http://www.jrichardbyrd.com
It is the beginning of a new year. A time to reflect on the past year, and recalibrate for the upcoming year. This is a time to set goals, make new choices and in some cases shed the old baggage that has kept you bound to an old paradigm. Wow that was a long sentence. One of the things that should be chief among any Christian entrepreneur, is to hear from the Lord.
As such, this year I have joined with Rod Kirby of the Success Center, as well as many other Christian entrepreneurs to sponsor, the Win in 2010 Entrepreneur Fast. What is it? Well, I will let Rod explain.
What Are You Doing?
The “Win in 2010? Entrepreneur Fast is a corporate fasting challenge designed to take your life and business to the next level. It’s based on a Daniel Fast which adheres to not eating meats, sweets, breads, and drinking water only. If you’ve never fasted before, don’t worry, you can sacrifice meat only, drinking water only, or not eating sugar only. The main idea is to sacrifice something to be blessed with everything you’ll need to “Win in 2010!”
For more information on the Daniel Fast check this out.
For information on the types of things you can eat read this.
Why Are You Doing It?
I personally wanted to do something for God that would be awesome and to share something with you that would bless your business. This was the best way to accomplish both goals. Also, I’m seeking the Lord to take The Success Center, Inside the Success, and everything that I do to the next level. I’ve accomplished a lot this year but I’m no where near where I want to be. This is an opportunity to quiet my soul in order to get the direction I seek.
Guys that is it in a nutshell – this will be a time for us as a kingdom business community to join together in personal as well as business harmony, and hear from God. I believe that my business is not just to make me rich. That will happen regardless. I believe my business is here to IMPACT the World. Won’t you join us. Watch the video below and then head over to the Success Center to get further information.
This is fresh off the presses. I have been waiting on this roll-out for several months. can you feel my excitement.
I just received this announcement from my friends at LifeChurch.tv. Now there is a way for your church and ministry to effectively track trends in your church. This is a free web app that keeps tabs on attendance, giving, salvation, and baptism. This program gives you easy to understand charts and reports that will catapult your church growth.
This is not a substitute for church membership or contact database, but rather a place where you can monitor patterns in your church. Oh and did I tell you there are mobile features as well !!!! I am telling you this will jumpstart and powercharge your urban church marketing efforts. I will be reviewing this software over the next few days and then will give you my thoughts. But, I know I have hungry/hyper techno-marketing clients who will want this information sooner rather than later. So enjoy. http://www.churchmetrics.com.
A special thanks to the Digerati and LifeChurch teams for this wonderful application. DID I SAY IT WAS FREE!!!
Church Brand Architect
Your Urban Church Marketing Specialist