Free Course for Pastors

Build a Marketing Plan that Helps Your Church Grow

We know you’re not a marketing guru but want to leverage best practices to reach people in your community. We created this course with Pastors in mind, to give you handles and ideas you can quickly implement in your church.

The Church Marketing Crash Course for Pastors will give you a practical gameplan for growth

Understand Key Marketing Principles

Marketing and ministry might not seem like they go together, but when you understand these key principles and apply them to a ministry setting, you can reach more people for Jesus.


Build a Marketing Plan

Ideas are great, but plans are better. You’ll hear a lot of ideas in this course, but we’ll also give you documents and templates you can use to make a plan.

Reach More People

Ultimately, the church should be about connecting more people to Jesus. Marketing can help you do this. Your church can be more effective connecting with new people and inviting them to follow Jesus and join the community.

Meet the Instructors

Michael Lukaszewski

Church Fuel

After a decade in student ministry and six years as a church planter and pastor, Michael started Church Fuel to help churches add systems, processes, and strategy to their passion to reach people. He’s been able to help hundreds of pastors and church leaders from churches of all sizes move forward on purpose.

Ryan Wakefield

Church Marketing University

Ryan received his bachelor’s degree in Bible and Marketing from Evangel University. Ryan went on to get his Master’s in Organizational Leadership. He is currently a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. Ryan spent years as the Creative Director for James River Church. In 2013 the Wakefield family moved up to Kansas City to help start Summit Park Church. In the years since, Summit Park has grown to over 1,600 people and is launching their second location in Lee’s Summit.

What do I get with this course?

You'll get:

  • Seven insanely practical videos to watch on your own or with your team
  • An Action Guide to help you capture key ideas and action steps
  • Downloadable PDFs to help you implement what you learn
  • Tons of real-church examples

And if you join Church Fuel, you’ll also get access to all of our other courses, a resource library with more than 150 documents to help you take action, and a ministry coach anytime you need one-on-one help. It’s a part of our “members get everything” approach.

Three Ways to Use the Church Marketing Crash Course


Personal Development

When you finish the course, you will have a basic understanding of marketing and how these efforts can help you reach more people in your community. The lessons you learn and the work you do will have a long-term impact on how you reach people.


Staff Meeting

Many churches take time in existing staff meetings to watch the videos and discuss the exercises. Devoting a part of your meeting to this type of training is a great way to “do” leadership development without adding any additional meetings or workflows.


Team Learning Opportunity

Some churches create extra meeting times or “focus weeks” to work through the material at a more rapid pace. This type of project learning might be a good fit for you or your team.

I'm the pastor of a one year old church plant in Nashville. Thank you for what you do. Many of your resources have been helpful to us. We are averaging between 500-600 in attendance per week, so being able to build systems quickly utilizing your tools has been a lifesaver for us on more than one occasion!

Travis Garner


Enroll for free in The Church Marketing Crash Course

To enroll, fill out the form and we'll send you everything you need to log in and get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

Every video, resource, and course component is accessed online on the private member’s website. You can access from any computer, phone or tablet with an internet connection.

Yes. There is nothing to buy and no subscription required.

Your course will not expire; it’s yours for as long as there’s an Internet.
While any church leader will benefit from this course, it’s geared for pastors, church staff, or those in a leadership position at a local church.

Email anytime you have a question and someone from our team will be in touch.

Down to business. Back to your calling.

Church Fuel supports pastors on a practical level in their efforts to grow an active, engaged church. Members get access to tools, videos, and resources, all continually vetted by experienced church leaders, as well as one-on-one ministry coaching and a private member community.