Does Marketing Belong In Ministry?

Why are so many churches content with being culturally irrelevant and creatively archaic? If you train someone to be irrelevant, they will be. If someone is given archaic ideas for presenting relevant material, the material will no doubt be perceived as boring and outdated. Seminary is not the cause for antiquated portrayals of a pertinent message; however it can be a prominent contributor to waking up a sleeping giant.

The fact is millions of dollars are spent each year to fill our minds with immoral images, our children with sugar charged & fat loaded foods, and our homes with more stuff to keep up with the Joneses, and yet many church youth programs are mind-numbing and the church around the corner from the seminary hasn