Look, there’s a lot to think about. We get it. You’ve got a website, signage and a truck of marketing materials to print—but before you head down that road, check in with us. Eight to 10 months out from launch is typically a good timeframe to kick things off. Download our free Pre-Launch Checklist to see more helpful dates and details.
For launch campaigns, especially those that include a saturation mailer, we recommend having the creative work completed 60 to 45 days out from launch to allow for proper dispersal of marketing deliverables. Read more here on launch campaign best practices.
It’s certainly nice to glean ideas from the success of others. You can learn, admire and reflect, but don’t copy and paste. God has called you to reach a unique group of people in a unique town with your own particular voice.
We don’t, but we do know some incredible organizations that can help, including TeamChurch, Leading Second, the Association of Related Churches (ARC) and The Purpose-Driven Church. We’d love to introduce you.
Can you honestly expect us to answer that one completely unbiased? Not sure if we can. So here’s your answer: While we may not be the best creative option for everyone, we certainly hope you can learn from the resources on our site. But for anyone who’s looking for an upgraded brand and brand strategy, we’re ready to start working with you.
Culture, as you’re probably aware, isn’t dictated so much by the vision of the church, but rather developed by those who come attracted to the vision. We’re passionate about this and write about it often. Head here for some inspiration.
We don’t want to stifle the Holy Spirit by being more mechanical with our planning than we are intentional. The Holy Spirit can be in the moment AND in the planning, if you let Him.