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Concise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing

Author : Robert E Stevens
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Discover the marketing basics to draw new members—and more funds—to your church! Though more and more religious organizations increasingly attempt to use marketing techniques to improve response, little literature exists to explain crucial concepts, terms, and strategies. The Concise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing fills this gap by providing novice marketers with basic theories and terms in easy-to-understand language. This A-to-Z reference presents the essential concepts and techniques, such as benefits to constituents, target markets, market research, and advertising, all with plain and concise explanations to apply to your situation, all aimed to effectively increase the numbers and resources of your faith-based organization. As people become increasingly inundated with advertising and given more choices, the need for a religious organization to cut through this informational clutter to present its own positive features to the right audience becomes vital. From social cause marketing to measuring attitudes of respondents and constituent analysis, the Concise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing details the tools needed to measure and increase positive response to allow your organization to effectively compete in today’s world. Numerous figures and tables clearly illustrate more complex concepts and terms to make comprehension fast and easy. An appendix has been included that provides a complete review of the early and contemporary literature applicable to marketing and religion as well as the origins of religious organizational marketing. The Concise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing clarifies foundational marketing concepts and terms as they relate to church and religious organizations. Entries include: benefits brand equity cause-related marketing communication methods competition competitive advantage constituent analysis and behavior controlling marketing activities data collection and analysis demographics quantitative research directive marketing focus groups geodemographics marketing planning and research new program development performance evaluation and control publicity SWOT analysis—Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of an organization target audience and so much more! The Concise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing is the perfect source for marketing beginners looking for the basic knowledge needed to market their church or organization, as well as being a quick bookshelf reference for more experienced religious marketers.

Religious Institutions

Author : Joan Brothers
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Against All Odds

Author : Brad Christerson
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Religious institutions are among the most segregated organizations in American society. This segregation has long been a troubling issue among scholars and religious leaders alike. Despite attempts to address this racial divide, integrated churches are very difficult to maintain over time. Why is this so? How can organizations incorporate separate racial, ethnic, and cultural groups? Should they? And what are the costs and rewards for people and groups in such organizations? Following up on Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith's award-winning Divided by Faith, Against All Odds breaks new ground by exploring the beliefs, practices, and structures which allow integrated religious organizations to survive and thrive despite their difficulties. Based on six in-depth ethnographies of churches and other Christian organizations, this engaging work draws on numerous interviews, so that readers can hear first-hand the joys and frustrations which arise from actually experiencing racial integration. The book gives an inside, visceral sense of what it is like to be part of a multiracial religious organization as well as a theoretical understanding of these experiences.

Religious Organization

Author : James A. Beckford
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The Role of Deprivation in the Origin and Evolution of Religious Groups

Author : Charles Y. Glock
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Transnational Religious Organization and Practice

Author : Stanley J. Valayil C. John
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In Transnational Religious Organization and Practice Stanley John offers a contextual analysis of Kerala (South India) Pentecostal churches formed in the context of temporary economic migration to Kuwait examining the transnational nature of the organization and practice of faith.

How to Manage an Effective Religious Organization

Author : Michael A. Sand
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If you are one of the millions who regularly attend religious services, you are undoubtedly aware of the profound effect your church, synagogue, mosque, or temple has on your life. Your religious congregation is likely involved in celebratory occasions such as births, marriages, and religious holidays, as well as in times of misfortune, illness, or the death of a loved one. Therefore, it is important, to have input into the major decisions that your congregation makes. And it is even more essential to know your duties, responsibilities, and options if you are even peripherally involved in its management. How to Manage an Effective Religious Organization will teach you: How your religious leader is hired, evaluated, and, if necessary, let go How you can offer suggestions to your priest, minister, rabbi, or imam Whether your religious organization is financially stable, and what type of fundraising is needed How the governing body of lay leaders of your congregation can be more effective How to Manage an Effective Religious Organization will give you numerous ideas for improving your congregation, whatever its religious affiliation.

Concise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing

Author : Robert E Stevens
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Discover the marketing basics to draw new members—and more funds—to your church! Though more and more religious organizations increasingly attempt to use marketing techniques to improve response, little literature exists to explain crucial concepts, terms, and strategies. The Concise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing fills this gap by providing novice marketers with basic theories and terms in easy-to-understand language. This A-to-Z reference presents the essential concepts and techniques, such as benefits to constituents, target markets, market research, and advertising, all with plain and concise explanations to apply to your situation, all aimed to effectively increase the numbers and resources of your faith-based organization. As people become increasingly inundated with advertising and given more choices, the need for a religious organization to cut through this informational clutter to present its own positive features to the right audience becomes vital. From social cause marketing to measuring attitudes of respondents and constituent analysis, the Concise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing details the tools needed to measure and increase positive response to allow your organization to effectively compete in today’s world. Numerous figures and tables clearly illustrate more complex concepts and terms to make comprehension fast and easy. An appendix has been included that provides a complete review of the early and contemporary literature applicable to marketing and religion as well as the origins of religious organizational marketing. The Concise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing clarifies foundational marketing concepts and terms as they relate to church and religious organizations. Entries include: benefits brand equity cause-related marketing communication methods competition competitive advantage constituent analysis and behavior controlling marketing activities data collection and analysis demographics quantitative research directive marketing focus groups geodemographics marketing planning and research new program development performance evaluation and control publicity SWOT analysis—Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of an organization target audience and so much more! The Concise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing is the perfect source for marketing beginners looking for the basic knowledge needed to market their church or organization, as well as being a quick bookshelf reference for more experienced religious marketers.

Religion and Organization Theory

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Despite the profound influence that religious organizations exert, religion occupies a curiously marginal place in organization theory. This volume aims to make available in one place existing knowledge on religion and organizations, encouraging more organization theorists to include religion as part of their research activities and agenda.

Religious Organizations in the United States

Author : James A. Serritella
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This book examines the legal structures within which religious organizations conduct their activities. The legal structures of religious organizations encompass not only their corporate organizations, but the many ways employment, property ownership, decisions regarding forms of ministry, and participation in society define a particular instiution. The authors, from a variety of practicing, religious, and scholarly backgrounds, provide a range of perspectives — both practical and theoretical — on these issues. The book fills a void in the current resources, providing a detailed description of policies, identity, and the effect of legal rules on church structures. Contributors include Patricia Carlson, Angela Carmella, Mark Chopko, Carl Esbeck, Patty Gerstenblith, H. Reese Hansen, Donald Hermann, Bernadette Kenny, Douglas Laycock, William Marshall, Martin Marty, John Massad, Patrick Schiltz, Elizabeth Sewell and Rhys Williams.

Religious Organization and Religious Experience

Author : John Davis
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Freedom of Religious Organizations

Author : Jane Calderwood Norton
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Religious freedom is now widely accepted as fundamental to any liberal democracy. It is recognised in domestic, regional, and international human rights instruments and its importance is lauded by philosophers, lawyers, judges, clergy, and even politicians. While it is easy to support religious freedom in the abstract, tensions can arise between the activities of religious organizations and the law that challenge this general commitment to religious freedom. Should religious organizations be permitted to discriminate against women or gay people in their employment practices, when admitting members, or in providing goods and services? Should the courts interfere in these organizations to protect the interests of a disaffected member or to resolve internal property disputes? Should the state allow religious tribunals to determine or advise on family matters? While much has been written about religious individuals and the law, there has been a discernible lack of literature on organizations and the law. Jane Norton fills this gap with The Freedom of Religious Organizations. By exploring potential conflicts between the law and religious organizations, and examining whether the current British response to such conflicts is justified, this book will consider when English law ought to apply to religious organizations and how these conflicts should be dealt with.

Managing Religion The Management of Christian Religious and Faith Based Organizations

Author : M. Torry
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This two-volume work explores the management of religious and faith-based organizations. Each chapter offers a discussion of the earliest Christian organizations based on New Testament evidence; a study of managing faith-based organizations; and an exploration of secular management theory in relation to the management of faith-based organizations.

Proceedings at the Annual Meeting of the Free Religious Association

Author : Free Religious Association (Boston, Mass.). Meeting
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Directory of Churches and Other Religious Organizations in Metropolitan Detroit

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Religious Bodies 1926 Separate denominations statistics history doctrine organization and work

Author : United States. Bureau of the Census
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Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations

Author : Historical Records Survey (U.S.). California
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Sacred Companies

Author : N. J. Demerath III
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Religion is intrinsically social, and hence irretrievably organizational, although organization is often seen as the darker side of the religious experience--power, routinization, and bureaucracy. Religion and secular organizations have long received separate scholarly scrutiny, but until now their confluence has been little considered. This interdisciplinary collection of mostly unpublished papers is the first volume to remedy the deficit. The project grew out of a three-year inquiry into religious institutions undertaken by Yale University's Program on Non-Profit Organizations and sponsored by the Lilly Endowment. The scholars who took part in this effort weree challenged to apply new perspectives to the study of religious organizations, especially that strand of contemporary secular organizational theory known as "New Institutionalism." The result was this groundbreaking volume, which includes papers on various aspects of such topics as the historical sources and patterns of U.S. religious organizations, contemporary patterns of denominational authority, the congregation as an organization, and the interface between religious and secular institutions and movements. The contributors include an interdisciplinary mix of scholars from economics, history, law, social administration, and sociology.

Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America

Author : Robert Ellwood
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This text explores the major new or unconventional religions and spiritual movements in America that exist outside the Judeo-Christian tradition.

World Guide to Religious and Spiritual Organizations

Author : Union of International Associations
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