Tag: retention

Episode #28 – Turn It Up to Catholic

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP28_Turn_It_Up_to_Catholic.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | RSShttp://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP28_Turn_It_Up_to_Catholic.mp3Even more buzzwords!  Democrat = less active. Los Angeles Temple visitors center finally reopens after a massive, multi-year renovation.  We’ll do some on the ground reporting in the future. Al hates nature; or farms, or some form of Soviet-era collectivization.  We’re not really sure what he’s going on about, but having a ward or stake farm – you know, the type for all to use communally and enjoy (see: communism) – never ever work. Gary Lawrence, a prominent market researcher speaks at the FAIR Conference in Sandy.  He discusses his findings and recommendations about missionary work and the public relations efforts of the Church.  The man raises some very valid points.  After all, are people afraid to even interact with us because they are afraid that Mormon = crazy nutjob who is going to try and convert me? The Philadelphia Temple clears its final hurdles.  It’s a big one! 85,000 square feet or so; and right in the heart of Philly. …and more outstanding journalism from the Mormon Times. Seriously, if this hack McKay Coppins can get published, why the heck can’t we?  How about we write an article on variations of fry sauce and Jell-O and how that somehow reflects on the inner spirituality of members of the...

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Episode #26 – My Name Is Stetson, and I’m A Mormon

http://media.blubrry.com/thisweekinmormons/p/thisweekinmormons.com/podcast/TWiM_EP26_My_Name_Is_Stetson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | RSSAl broke his arm and has no insurance!  Smooth!  Listen for details on how to help. The Church has a new ad campaign that seeks to show viewers how Mormons are just like everybody else.  We expand on this and debate whether a “big tent” theory (all-inclusive; we’re just like you) or a more contrasting (we’re different, and that’s ok.  There’s a reason why we’re special) approach is better when it comes to Church PR and missionary work.    Both have their merits, but what will help best close the gap when it comes to the public’s perception of the LDS Church? Also, keeping that in mind – Mormons and politics.  What’s the right balance between being a proud member of the Church and trying to not freak one’s would-be constituents out with too much Mormonness? We’re tired of people using mobile phones during church meetings.  Seriously, unless you are actually somehow doing positive work for the Church (as Geoff illustrates), put the thing away and remember the reason you allegedly came to church – to learn and feel the spirit. Retention is an issue that has faced and always will face the Church.  What’s the best way to retain members?  It doesn’t appear that getting people to commit...

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