THE SEMINARY OF HARD KNOCKS PODCAST with Seth Muse and Meagan Ranson
Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

 

Joe Chavez is the former social media director for Elevation Church. In this episode, we talk about how to set up Facebook ads for people in and out of your church depending on which of the 3 levels of connection they are in. We'll also talk about what types of content works for those who are heavily invested as well as those who have no idea who you are. 

 

In this Episode:

  • How to set up a basic Facebook ad for 3 different audiences in your church
  • The different types of ads in Facebook Ad Manager and what they mean
  • Types of content that works best for the three types of audiences

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ChurchFacebookAds.com 

 

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THE SEMINARY OF HARD KNOCKS PODCAST with Seth Muse and Meagan Ranson
Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

The future of the church is a big question. We know it will always endure, but what will it look like? Joanna and I discuss the impact of the digital renaissance that has been forced upon the church in 2020 and how churches can go forward from here with digital tools at the ready.  

In this Episode:

  • How can technology infuse with our in-person meetings?
  • What will be the impact of a digital lockdown on the future of the church?

LINKS

Word Made Digital Podcast
The Future Church Podcast

Seth on Instagram
Meagan on Instagram

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

The carousel post on Instagram is a powerful way to engage your audience with ideas and content in a deeper way. It uses a tactic called "microblogging." What is that you may ask? This episode is all about it and how you can get your church followers to engage longer with content that matters on Instagram.

In this Episode:

  • What is microblogging?
  • How to use the carousel post for microblogging on Instagram
  • How to use Instagram stories as microblogs
  • Content ideas for microblogging on Instagram

LINKS

Hubspot article on Microblogging

Seth on Instagram
Meagan on Instagram

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

How do you know when you're doing well on social media? What metrics do you look at to determine success? Do you have goals? These are all things that churches must begin to master in order to have an impact on social media. Tammy Burdick from Firm Foundations Marketing stops by to talk us through setting good goals for social media and how to tell if you're doing well!

LINKS

Firm Foundations Marketing
Follow FFM on Instagram & Facebook

SEMRush

Seth on Instagram
Meagan on Instagram

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

Seth and Meagan share some of the big takeaways and highlights from The InstaSummit that just happened last week. This summit was all about helping churches master Instagram and understand the platform. They will go into detail about some of the speakers' content and reveal some surprising truths about where the church is with the platform.

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The InstaSummit

Seth on Instagram
Meagan on Instagram

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

As some churches consider reopening their buildings for services, we still have to think through safety and process along with keeping a strong guest first impressions presence alive for your live stream. First impressions expert Greg Atkinson stops by to give us some of his thoughts and wisdom on this episode!

LINKS

Book: Secrets of a Secret Shopper
Blog: 10 questions to ask your congregation before you reopen
Worship Impressions
Greg Online
Greg on Twitter

Seth on Instagram
Meagan on Instagram

OTHER GREAT LINKS

The InstaSummit!

This free online summit will help church communicators master Instagram over three days of intense training! Get your free ticket HERE or upgrade to the Later pass for on-demand access.

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

On this episode, Meagan and Seth talk about TikTok, the state of social media, and 5 types of engaging Instagram posts that connect during a time of quarantine.

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Seth on Instagram
Meagan on Instagram

OTHER GREAT LINKS

The InstaSummit!

This free online summit will help church communicators master Instagram over three days of intense training! Get your free ticket HERE or upgrade to the Later pass for on-demand access.

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

Carl Barnhill of Twelve-Thirty Media specializes in making Sunday happen for churches. But now, that looks really different since moving to the online-only format during the COVID-19 pandemic. Should pastors try to do the same thing online that they would in an in-person service? That is our topic today on this episode!

LINKS

Twelve-Thirty Media

COVID-19 Resources
Making Sunday Happen Podcast
Carl on Twitter

Seth on Instagram
Meagan on Instagram

OTHER GREAT LINKS

The InstaSummit!

This free online summit will help church communicators master Instagram over three days of intense training! Get your free ticket HERE or upgrade to the Later pass for on-demand access.

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

While quarantined, Seth and Meagan try to help church leaders and communicators figure out how to train and resource staff for online ministry. We're dropping links to a lot of great tools and giving you some ideas for training newbies to the online space for success!

LINKS

Zoom Training Video
Calendly Training Video
Episode 117 with Jeff Reed about online church

Zoom
Uberconference
Calendly
Open.life.church
Rightnow media

Seth on Instagram
Meagan on Instagram

OTHER GREAT LINKS

The InstaSummit!

This free online summit will help church communicators master Instagram over three days of intense training! Get your free ticket HERE or upgrade to the Later pass for on-demand access.

88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

Leaders are learners, I always say (and so do lots of people smarter than me). Especially in the world of communications where the game is always changing, we have to constantly be evolving our skillset and honing our craft. These are a few things that you can always be working on when you don't have anything in particular you're learning at the moment!

LINKS

Seth on Instagram
Meagan on Instagram

OTHER GREAT LINKS

The InstaSummit!

This free online summit will help church communicators master Instagram over three days of intense training! Get your free ticket HERE or upgrade to the Later pass for on-demand access.

88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

What if there were a way to reach people online in a real way? If you are church planting in 2020 (or dealing with a viral outbreak), planning for the digital church is a much bigger deal. Join me as I talk to Jeff Reed from Stadia Church Planting!

LINKS

Jeff on Twitter
Stadia Church Planting
The Church Digital Podcast
Episode 76: Is online church "real" church w/ Jay Kranda of Saddleback

OTHER GREAT LINKS

The InstaSummit!

This free online summit will help church communicators master Instagram over three days of intense training! Get your free ticket HERE or upgrade to the Later pass for on-demand access.

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

If you're like many church communicators, you wear a lot of hats. Often the hats don't fit but you've gotta strut out into the street with it on anyway. Many of us have to manage a church website and have no idea how to code or troubleshoot, so we turn to an easy platform like Wordpress. These are some of the plugins we love that help take care of some basic functions for your website and require no CSS or HTML experience.

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SEOPress
Classic Editor
Duplicate Page
Facebook Pixel
Smush
Elementor Builder
Gravity Forms
Post Expirator

OTHER GREAT LINKS

The InstaSummit!

This free online summit will help church communicators master Instagram over three days of intense training! Get your free ticket HERE or upgrade to the Later pass for on-demand access. 

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

Wes Gay says we should pay attention to what major brands are doing on social media, not what major churches are doing. Do you agree? Find out the reasoning behind this idea on episode 115 of The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast!

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Storybrand
Wayfinder Agency
Wes on Twitter

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

This episode I talk to Phil Bowdle about his new book ReThink Communications. He says that Attendance, Engagement, and Attention have all changed and the church has to make a shift. Find out more in this episode!

LINKS

Phil’s website (sweet branding)
Phil’s Book.
Phil’s Twitter
The Communications Shift Your Church May Not Be Ready For

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

Every church communicator faces three obstacles to doing their job and Ryan Wakefield stops by to talk us through solutions for them. What do YOU do when you've got no time, no money, and no buy-in?

LINKS

Free Instagram Course from me and CMU
Church Marketing University Website
Church Marketing University Facebook Group

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

You've GOT to have good photos in this visual society. But putting together a team that can get great shots on a regular basis is tough. Rob Laughter joins us to talk about how you can start a high-quality photography team at your church so you can capture the visual story and get great photos!

LINKS

Photography course at churchphotographers.com
Church Photography Facebook Group
Church Photography Instagram
Episode 46 about Website trends with Rob

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

What project management software are you using for church communications or creative tasks at your church? There are literally hundreds to choose from, but these four always seem to rise to the top.

Meagan and I will break them down and share the pros and cons of each, including the fact that I absolutely HATE one of them. Find out which one in this episode!

LINKS

Trello
Asana
Monday
Basecamp

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

Helping you find common ground with your people so you can empower them for spiritual growth. 

Get notified when I drop a new episode (and other perks) HERE.

We're breaking down some of the tools of the trade that we're using or have recently discovered that help church communicators save time and get more done.

LINKS

Canva
Screaming Frog
Dafont
Kapwing
Trello
Zapier
Draw.io

Free Instagram course from Church Marketing University.*
Subsplash

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Church Communications | Marketing | Social Media

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We're looking at a few Instagram posts from churches we follow and talking about what makes them good posts. It's not just huge churches we're looking at either! 

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Free Instagram course from Church Marketing University.*
Subsplash

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Do you hate church apps like Meagan does? Maybe you don't know a lot about them? Apps aren't for everyone, but there are a lot of great ways a church app can enhance your ministry and connect your people. Manny Matos from Subsplash joins us to talk about everything a Subsplash app can do for you.

LINKS

Free Instagram course from Church Marketing University.*
Subsplash

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Instagram announced it would be making visible likes less so in the coming weeks and influencers and marketers are kinda nervous. But is it a good move for the consumer? One of our church comm family passed on some inside info from Instagram HQ this week and we're breaking it down for you!

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Free Instagram course from Church Marketing University.*

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THE SEMINARY OF HARD KNOCKS PODCAST with Seth Muse

Helping you find common ground with your people so you can empower them for spiritual growth.

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In this episode, I have to start by apologizing for the equipment malfunction that caused my side of the audio to sound like I was recording in a dumpster. If you can get past that, this is a REALLY great episode. 

Ben Stapley is a champion of people, especially creatives in the church space. He has lead multiple teams of creatives and is one of the most pastorly guys in the comms space. This episode is all about how you can get things done, even if your co-workers don't want to use your request system. 

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Ben on Twitter
Trello* (referral)

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THE SEMINARY OF HARD KNOCKS PODCAST with Seth Muse

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In this episode, Meagan and I discuss our favorite fonts right now and what we like about them. Then we're going to hear how she chased a pop star through a theme park. It's a good time!

LINKS

Grammarly* (affiliate)

Meagan's Fonts

Montserrat
Caviar Dreams
Rockwell
Chunk Five

Seth's Fonts

League Spartan
Bangers
Glacial Indifference
Adelle

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typewolf.com

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October 22, 2019

Online Trollslaying, Ep. 104

THE SEMINARY OF HARD KNOCKS PODCAST with Seth Muse

Helping you find common ground with your people so you can empower them for spiritual growth.

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Recently, I gave a talk at That Church Conference about how to handle trolls and online negativity when it shows up on your church's social media feeds. Meagan and I are going to break that talk down and give you some practical tips for how to slay these trolls and still reflect who Jesus is to the world while you do it.

LINKS

Book: I Hear You
Video: Nail in the head

Seminary Stuff: Troll Shirt

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Do online tools like YouTube, online church, or social media replace IRL ministry (in real life)? Dave Adamson, the social media pastor at Northpoint Ministries with Andy Stanley says no, but we should still be leveraging them. We talk theology of online tools as well as give you several tips for YouTube and how you can reach new people with the second largest search engine!

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Dave on YouTube

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This week on the show we're getting you ready for Christmas! It will be here before you know it. Do you have a plan? We've got a 4 step process to think through and a free resource if you need help. Check it!

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mychristmasplan.com from ChurchInk

RSVP App

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YO! This week we're hitting the highlights of a few talks we heard at That Church Conference. For a very limited time, you can get the FREE replay pass below! Also, allow me to introduce my new co-host! She's awesome.

FREE That Church Conference Replay Pass (October 7 & 8, 2019)
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Guys! It's episode 100! Ahhhhh!!! I have a few important things to say to you all in this very short 100th episode of the podcast. Check it out.

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This week I’m bringing back a conversation with Kyler Nixon about branding and design basics that was just a stellar episode. Kyler and I know each other, so we have a lot of fun together in this one and I will tell you what I dodged on the road today that could have killed me. See you inside!

SHOW LINKS

Kyler on Twitter
Kylercreative.com
Canva
Affinity Designer
Gimp
Gateway Church
Babylon Bee article about fonts (satire)

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This week I'm talking to my new friend Joshua Breland. He's running a pretty great communications department at College Park Church in Indianapolis and great things are happening there. One of the great things is that his team is working really well with the other departments of his church and I asked him to come and spill the tea on how he's getting that done! Don't tell my 8th-grade daughter I just said "spill the tea" please.

Show Links

Joshua's Website
College Park Church website
Book- Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy

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Here's part 2 of my conversation with Adam McLaughlin, who recently wrote an insightful article about the way overwhelming stress affects communications professionals. This conversation is an important one for pastors and comms directors to start having because our experience is a little different than that of a minister.

Links

Adam's Website (The article in question)
Adam on Twitter
Fresh Idea Marketing 
5 Dysfunctions of a Team book 
Leadership and Self-Deception book

Dreamers vs. Doers podcast

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More Church Comms on my YouTube channel
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Where church communications are fun, Instagram is life, and no one feels like an idiot.

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Adam McLaughlin is a repeat offender on this show. He recently wrote an insightful article about the way overwhelming stress affects communications professionals. This conversation is an important one for pastors and comms directors to start having because our experience is a little different than that of a minister. 

Links

Adam's Website (The article in question)
Adam on Twitter
Fresh Idea Marketing

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

More Church Comms on my YouTube channel
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Where church communications are fun, Instagram is life, and no one feels like an idiot.

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Understanding the people you're trying to reach is part demographics, part psychographics, and part trial-and-error! Let's talk about the psychology of reach.

Links

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More Church Comms on my YouTube channel
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I'm bringing Alejandro Reyes back to talk about YouTube! This conversation from a previous episode is so helpful for churches to understand how to leverage YouTube to reach people (especially the younger Gen-Z and Young Millenniel crowd) where they spend a huge portion of their time. Alejandro is walking party, so enjoy this episode!

Links

Podcast gear! Seminarystuff.com is live!

Alejandro on Twitter and YouTube
Becoming a Life-Long Learner episode with Josh Blankenship
Sarah Dietschy YouTube Channel
Trey Van Camp YouTube Channel
youtubeforchurches.com

88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

More Church Comms on my YouTube channel
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The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Where church communications are fun, Instagram is life, and no one feels like an idiot.

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This week I talk with Kyler Nixon about websites for churches. He just created my church's site and we talk about how a website fits into your overall communications strategy and some of the ways you can be found on Google!

Links

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This week I tell a story of ultimate humiliation. When does a fun office environment become a toxic one? When does a fun boss become a bully? I'll tell you about a humiliating experience I had at the hands of a boss that you won't believe. Did we fight? Hug it out? You'll have to find out!

The Seminary of Hard Knocks is produced by sethmuse.com, where church communications are fun, Instagram is life, and no one feels like an idiot.

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Where church communications are fun, Instagram is life, and no one feels like an idiot.

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I always love it when I get to talk to one of my best friends about communications. Wes Gay is always helpful when he comes on the show and this time is no different! He and I chase a lot of interesting rabbits on this show, but keep coming back to making clarity a priority in your church and how it helps you connect with your audience with far more success!

Links from the Show

hirewayfinder.com

Wes on Twitter

Wes's website

Storybrand

4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris

 

 

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I'm reissuing a great conversation I once had with Ben Stapley about how to nail the testimony video interview. We dive deep into the psycology of setting up the shoot to make your subject feel comfortable and talk through practical tricks like where to find music and how to phrase questions. Ben is no longer at Liquid Church as it says he is in the episode and has begun serving at a church in Florida. 

Links from the Show

Ben on Twitter & Instagram

BenStapley.info

Amusing Yourself to Death by Neil Postman

WHERE TO FIND MUSIC BED TRACKS:

Premiumbeats.com

Melodyloops.com

Audiojungle.net

musicvine.net

art-list.io

Seth’s addition: Soundstripe.com

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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Where church communications are fun, Instagram is life, and no one feels like an idiot.

This week I'm trying something new. I want to dive into some of my own leadership experiences from time to time and take a few life-lessons from them. This week's story (a more "Serial" approach to the podcast) is about a few times I've witnessed the church shun me and others. It's a very throwback episode, going back to the reason it's called The Seminary of Hard Knocks!

Links from the Show

That Church Conference - Sign up for the BEST communications conference out there!

88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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Justin Trapp has a sermon-planning tool that will help pastors write clear and compelling messages, which will in turn, give communication directors more time to create slides and graphics for the weekend! It's called Sermonary and we'll tell you all about it on this episode of The Seminary of Hard Knocks Podcast!

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