• 1
  • 2
  • 3
Learn more about my journey in church and marketing.
Have you ever wondered... What if Starbucks marketed like the church?
The book that started a movement; get your copy of ChurchMarketing 101.
BEYOND RELEVANCE MUSINGS ON CHURCH, STRATEGY, AND CULTURE

BY RICHARD REISING

Follow Richard on Twitter
RT @DailyKeller: “It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you.” Tue Jun 16 03:14:27 +0000 2015
RT @DailyKeller: “Truth without love is harshness; it may be right but you ignore it because of it's bite. Truth and love together transfor… Thu Apr 09 13:12:00 +0000 2015
RT @DailyKeller: Love is never primarily defined in the Bible as a feeling. At its foundation love is at least a commitment and a promise. Fri Mar 27 19:12:01 +0000 2015
RT @CSLewisDaily: “#Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance, the only thing it cannot be is modera… Tue Nov 11 03:47:45 +0000 2014
First 5k ever. First selfie without my daughter. :) #secondrunselfie http://t.co/TNe5SK6w9q Sat Nov 01 15:25:31 +0000 2014
RT @DailyKeller: “Anxiety is a daily statement to God saying, ‘I don’t think you have my best interest in mind’.” Thu Oct 09 14:01:58 +0000 2014
RT @timkellernyc: The heart of the gospel is the cross, and the cross is all about giving up power. Wed Sep 17 00:58:27 +0000 2014
RT @CSLewisDaily: "I don’t believe that good work is ever done in a hurry." ~ The C. S. Lewis Bible Sat Sep 13 12:57:25 +0000 2014
RT @mattedmundson: Our captivity to teach should never take precedent over our capacity to learn. #traidcraftAGM14 Sat Sep 13 12:57:04 +0000 2014
RT @DailyKeller: “You don't fall into love. You commit to it. Love is saying I will be there no matter what.” Sat Sep 13 12:56:38 +0000 2014
Very excited to be asked to speak this coming Wednesday on "Marketing God's Way" at Gateway Church http://t.co/PVKc31cGWB Sat Sep 13 12:55:03 +0000 2014
RT @CSLewisDaily: I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everyth… Fri Sep 12 00:41:41 +0000 2014
RT @DailyKeller: “If you don’t preach like there are lost people present, there won’t ever be any.” Mon Aug 18 05:06:29 +0000 2014
RT @timkellernyc: Jonah stands as a warning that human hearts never change quickly or easily even when someone is being mentored directly b… Sat Aug 16 02:19:46 +0000 2014
RT @DailyKeller: “Putting our faith in Christ is not about trying harder; it means transferring our trust away from ourselves and resting i… Sat Aug 16 02:17:19 +0000 2014
In life, there are people you can count on to DO THINGS & people you can count on to GET THINGS DONE—how exactly do you describe the rest? Thu Jul 03 03:07:02 +0000 2014
Excited to share some unique principles on Kingdom Influence next week. Visit if you can. Gateway Church: http://t.co/hlsoLtg05i Fri Mar 28 18:54:21 +0000 2014
Dec 15

The Video: A Treasure Hunt

Dec 15
Dec 15

The idea for the video came to me about five years ago. I had spoken at a conference about creating an atmosphere that fostered growth and had a pastor couple visit me directly after to tell me they loved what I talked on and agreed with every point, but they still could not see why their church wasn't growing. They went on to describe a list of culture-killers that made me realize that the issues are often much too close for us to see in our own world. When this is the case, your best shot at understanding is through a parable. Jesus taught this way when He knew that they weren’t understanding the point that was hitting them right in the face (Matthew 13:13).

In this video parable, my team and I had a blast packing it full of hidden jewels. One of these jewels was a joke about how we often don’t replace the memorabilia of the past. A 5000+ member church client of ours had a signed photo of a guest artist up on its wall that was about 25 years outdated, even though this artist had visited the church again within the year (certainly having a newer photo available). In homage to our commitment to yesteryear, we placed a different 20+ year old Christian music poster in the video. I'll give a Next Level Pack (six books and a DVD) to the first 3 that find it. Post your response here. Name the artist and the cassette. I’ll keep the posts hidden until our winners are determined.

11 comments

« back

Jed Culbertson

Amy Grant
The Collection

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 12:02 PM CST

OK

That's a tough one! I've watched the video a few times this morning, and can't figure it out. I'm guessing it is the poster behind the pastor in the 1-on-1 interview, but can't see enough of it to see what it is. Maybe it's the poster in the far corner that you can see when they first enter the church/sbux also.

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 12:55 PM CST

Aaron Jackson

Amy Grant: The Collection

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 1:51 PM CST

Jimmy Beach-Davey

Phil Keaggy "Play Thru Me"

Having been born in the 80's it was pretty funny looking through album covers and posters of the 70's and early 80's.

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 3:45 PM CST

Renee C

Is it the smiley face guy? This is hard?

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 4:22 PM CST

Renee C

I meant - This is hard!

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 4:28 PM CST

JaDean Stricker

Amy Grant
The Collection

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 5:39 PM CST

Auran

I've narrowed it down to being the poster when they first walk into the Starbucks - but I can't identify the artist (if i had to guess i'd say it was Michael W Smith) or the cassette. I suppose this is a problem of me a) not living in America and b) not being alive 20 years ago :P

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 7:19 PM CST

TJ Reiser

Amy Grant - The collection

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 11:08 PM CST

Matt

Is that a black & white Amy Grant poster in the lobby when the couple walks in (at the 1:17 mark)?

Posted on Tue, Dec 16, 2008 @ 7:11 AM CST

OK

MAN! It was one of the two locations I thought it could have been, but I couldn't tell what poster it was! Nice work by the winners.

Posted on Tue, Dec 16, 2008 @ 5:57 PM CST

Post Comments

Hear Richard Speak

10/04/2016
Gateway Conference
    -Southlake, TX

4/12/2016
UMC Pastoral Network
    -Dallas, TX

11/10/2015
International Conference
    -Fort Worth, TX

11/06/2015
UT Arlington - College of Business
    -Arlington, TX

10/26/2015
Wesley Foundation
    -Raleigh, NC

10/15/2015
Covenant Conference
    - Carrollton, TX

Artistry Labs

©2017 Artistry Labs. All Rights Reserved.