I’ve had several people either comment or send me an e-mail asking about the the BIG PUSH (or what we at CCC call IGNITE). I referenced this in my post about Cedar Creek going multi-site and part of their amazing growth is through the semi-annual outreach campaign they call the BIG PUSH. Cedar Creek Community Church in Toledo, Ohio is putting together what they are calling “A BIG PUSH conference on DVD” and plan to advertise it this summer through Outreach Magazine. They are still pricing it and expect it to come out somewhere around $30-$50. However, I got permission from Deb Mersereau to give you her e-mail address, which is DebM@AroundTheCreek.com. If you e-mail her she will respond with how you can get info on the BIG PUSH.
I have spent quite a bit of time with Lee Powell (great guy!) the Lead Pastor at Cedar Creek. Lee was a marketing guy for Sears before he became a pastor and took some of the stuff that he learned at Sears and applied it to Kingdom outreach. As a result of me getting to know Lee we have begun to do our own version that we call IGNITE. When we did last fall we saw an increase of about 900 in attendance. It is very marketing intensive and I believe works best in medium size markets like Toledo. But you should check it out.