What does it take to serve the church?

July 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

CBA Retailers+Resources magazine explores key questions to help those who produce and sell Christian resources to serve the local church. According to the 2012 edition of Barna Reports Pastors + Books, beyond pastors, the typical church environment also has many other consumer groups: board members, elders, deacons, staff members, and volunteers. “I believe there’s a lot of

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2015 exhibitor visit, ICRS preview set

July 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The 2015 International Christian Retail Show Exhibitor Site Visit in Orlando is Tuesday, Sept. 16. This convention-center preview opportunity not only helps improve exhibitors’ 2015 marketing impact, but also will include advance information on new ICRS direction for 2016 and beyond.

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Harrisons win Carpentree ICRS drawing

July 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

At the International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta (June 22-25), Carpentree, Inc. sponsored a drawing for $500 in free retail product for stores placing an order at ICRS and recording a video testimony for Carpentree. Marketing Manager Sherry Morris said Lighthouse Christian Store (Beford, IN), owned by Keith and Brenda Harrison, is the winner. The Harrisons have been customers of Carpentree since 2001.

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Back-to-School shoppers prefer stores

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) found that in-store shopping is the preferred method for Back-to-School shoppers. The July report indicates 90% of households select brick-and-mortar stores for the shopping season. While still comprising a 23.7% share of back-to-school shopping, discounters are expected to decrease

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Leave something behind at ICRS?

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The ICRS Lost and Found box is at the CBA office. To see if your missing item is in it, please contact the CBA information mailbox at info@cbaonline.org.

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Adams wins CBA promotion at ICRS

July 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Lisa Adams of Love Unlimited Christian Bookstore in Elbertson, GA won CBA’s Town Center drawing at the 2015 International Christian Retail Show. She won two free nights at a 2015 ICRS Orlando hotel, a $300 gift card, and a 1-year retail membership with CBA.

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Baker hosts dialog on gays and church

July 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Recognizing the need for healthy, grace-filled conversation on issues of faith between the Church and the gay community, Baker Book House will host a discussion on The Church & Homosexuality: A Model Dialogue 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Grand Rapids, MI store. Two well-known representatives for the gay Christian community, Justin Lee and Wesley Hill, have been invited to speak for 20 minutes each,

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About A Mile releases debut album

July 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Three brothers comprising About A Mile released their self-titled album this week (Word Entertainment). From CBA Retailers+Resources review: “It takes a unique style of musicianship and a rare attitude of worship to pull listeners in long enough to stay for 12 tracks.

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August CBA Retailers+Resources digital edition available

July 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Check out the August issue of CBA Retailers+Resources, the Christian product industry’s premier monthly connection to all the latest product and retail trends, featuring stories on “The Church and Christian Retail Share Future Hope and Direction,” “Build Deeper Church Connections,” “Help Customers Live Out Their Church Experience,” and much more.

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August 2014 Best-seller Lists

July 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The CBA Best-Seller and category top-seller lists are compiled from actual sales in Christian stores as reported through CROSS:SCAN. All rights reserved. In order that our retail members may better utilize the Best Sellers Lists, CBA is now providing ISBNs/UPCs on all of the lists, with the exception of Bible lists.

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