The Seminary of Hard Knocks Podcast with Seth Muse

Church Communications | Social Media | Content Marketing

Understanding the People You’re Trying to Reach, Ep. 95

August 5th, 2019

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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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.

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Starting with YouTube at your church w/Alejandro Reyes, Ep. 94

July 30th, 2019

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

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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!

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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

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What Your Church Website is Actually For w/ Kyler Nixon

July 22nd, 2019

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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!

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Tales from the Trenches: The Jester becomes the Jest

July 15th, 2019

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Tales from the Trenches Edition!

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!

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Clear Messaging beats Clever Every Time with Wes Gay, ep. 91

July 8th, 2019

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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Nailing the Testimony Video w/ Ben Stapley, Ep. 90

June 24th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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

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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The Shunning: Tales from the Trenches, Ep. 89

June 17th, 2019

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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!

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A tool to help your pastor that ultimately helps you w/Justin Trapp, Ep. 88

June 10th, 2019

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

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!

Links from the Show

Sermonary.co
Justin Trapp on Twitter

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Three Important Social Strategies for 2019, Ep. 87

June 4th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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

What are the most important social platforms for churches in 2019? I'll tell you how we're organizing our strategy around the big 3 and maybe throw a 4th in there in this episode.

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Mobilizing your church with social media w/ Dave Shrein, Ep. 86

May 27th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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

We're bringing back my conversation with Dave Shrein from Shrein Media and Church Marketing Sucks to talk about how to get your social media to motivate people to take action! Dave has a TON of great insights for social media managers. In this episode:

  • Mobilizing Churches with Social Media
  • The part social media plays in commitment
  • Dave’s cell phone number!

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The Social Media Industry Report Summary, Ep. 85

May 20th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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

Want to know what the heck is happening in the world of Social Media right now? Check out the Social Media Examiner's Industry Report as I give you the quick summary of some of the major points you need to be aware of!

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Social Media Examiner Industry Report

 

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Using Digital Discipleship as a Strategy w/Stan Rodda, Ep. 84

May 6th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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

Stan is a neat guy. His beard is epic. He is a campus pastor using digital discipleship on purpose as a strategy. Our discussion meanders into cage-fighting and the occasional karate demonstration, but most of the time we stay pretty fixed on how you can use the online world to drive the offline world towards Jesus. 

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Stan's Blog
Blog about Carey's webinar we discussed HERE.

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Why we can’t give responsibility away, Ep. 83

April 29th, 2019

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

Some thoughts from the last few months as I wrestle with delegation and giving away responsibility so that our organization can grow. It's tough to do. Why do you think that is? I share a few reasons that plagued me that may also plague YOU!

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Using Personas that Connect with your Crowd w/ Meagan Ranson, Ep. 82

April 22nd, 2019

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

Meagan Ranson is small, but she will take you out camper-style in Call of Duty. She stops by to talk about how personas can help communicators connect with their crowds in highly effective ways. She also has the most ridiculous rider of any speaker at That Church Conference this year. Check out this really great conversation with Meagan and sign up for the conference below!

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Get the Most Out of Your Church App, Ep. 81

April 16th, 2019

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

Get ready to drop-kick a puppy in this episode where I go against the common thinking (sort of) and help you get the most out of your app! Seriously, no puppies are hurt, but what about feelings? You'll have to find out!

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Send a Message that Matters w/Jonathan Carone, Ep. 80

April 9th, 2019

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

Getting your message right can be tricky, especially if you save that part for last. When you're trying to motivate an audience of people to do something, it's a good idea to listen to Storybrand certified guide, Justin Carone. He talks us through the best ways to think about how to connect with an audience where they already are invested so that they want to take a next step.

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Solving Problems Podcast
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Pro Church Photography Even on a Budget w/ Jeremy Poland, Ep. 79

March 31st, 2019

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

Jeremy Poland is always a lot of fun to talk to and hang out with. He's like that friend that you have a ton of stories about from High School. He's also a magician with a camera. Jeremy stopped by the podcast to talk to us about how we can get great photos at church even if our budget is, eh, conservative. Listen now!

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Jeremy on Instagram
Link to Shot List for our Women's Conference

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How to Train for a Successful Facebook Group Strategy, Ep. 78

March 12th, 2019

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

We're about to launch our 25th Facebook group! This episode is all about how we planned for it, trained for it, we were here for it, and launched it successfully. Downloads are below for content ideas.

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Link to Content List
Hope Fellowship Facebook Groups page (don't join please)

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5 Social Media Questions That Get People Talking, Ep. 77

February 26th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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

This week I'm giving you five easy questions to ask that will help get people talking on your church's social media channels. I'm even giving away a free resource at the link below that will help you create up to 88 (or more) posts that will help do just that as well! I also fight a bear. See what happens this week on the podcast!

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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Is Online Church Real Church? w/Jay Kranda, Ep. 76

February 11th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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

Is online church real church? Should you count attendance like you would if they were there in person? How would you even do that? Jay Kranda has been tackling these tough questions for years at Saddleback Community Church in California. Jay pulls back the curtain of online church and shares a day in the life of an online pastor!

Links from the Show

Jay's Website <--Seriously, tons of great online pastor insight here.
Vanderbloemen
Chop - Church Online Platform
Jay on Twitter

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Rethink Communications w/Phil Bowdle, Ep. 75

February 5th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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

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!

Also, make sure you sign up for the Engage Conference happening this week! There are some real heavy-hitters for church communications, leadership, and marketing here. Get the VIP pass to watch anytime! The conference is February 4-12, so you can still see it. But you can definitely see it at your convenience if you get that VIP pass...just sayin.

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Phil's website (sweet branding)
Phil's Book.
Phil's Twitter

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6 Ways to Gain Attention on a New Social Platform, Ep. 74

January 21st, 2019

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

This week is all about getting your people to pay attention to your new or resurrected social channel! I'm going to give you 6 tips and tricks that can help you gain momentum where there was none and some advice to see it through. 

Also, make sure you sign up for the Engage Conference coming up soon. I'm speaking, but there are some real heavy-hitters for church communications, leadership, and marketing here. Get the VIP pass to watch anytime! The conference is February 4-12, so sign up now!

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5 Ways to Build Trust Online/Instagram Predictions, Ep. 73

January 7th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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

I've got some Instagram prediction from today's experts as well as 5 ways your church can start building a culture of trust online! For the TLDL crowd, here are my summary points.

5 Ways to Build Trust Online
  1. Fill out your Bio
  2. Consistency
  3. Follow Through with thoughtfulness
  4. Authority Quotes
  5. Cited Sources

Listen to episode 73 for the details!

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From Later.com: 13 Experts Share Their Instagram Predictions for 2019
FREE Church Marking University Instagram Course

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Why Pastor’s Should Write Blogs w/ Brandon Cox

December 3rd, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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

This week, I get to sit down with Brandon Cox who is a former Saddleback pastor, now a church planter and last, an avid blogger! How does he do it? Why does he do it? Listen in and find out how pastors can leverage (and keep up with) a healthy blog. 

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Brandon's Church Blog

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Nobody Cares About Your Event: Promoting through the Noise, Ep. 71

November 19th, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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

This week I'm talking you through the heartbreak of realizing that nobody cares about your events. I'm also helping you realize that you can motivate them to! It's a noisy world out there and if you're going to cut through to your audience and compete, you're going to have to promote well. I've got a few best practices for you this week on the podcast. 

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Working with Dreamers but Still Getting Things Done w/ Evan McBroom, Ep. 70

November 5th, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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

This week's episode has the incredible Evan McBroom from Fishhook! We're talking about how dreamers and doers can work together without murdering each other's faces, so check it out!

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Fishhook.us 

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You Can’t Get Chick-Fil-A on Sundays: 4 Marketing Tips for Churches, Ep. 69

October 22nd, 2018

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

In this special episode of the podcast, I walk around my church lobby and talk about four marketing tactics that can help you promote events at your church that creates a little interest and excitement. 

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Daily Video Isn’t Hard w/ Kenny Jahng, Ep. 68

October 8th, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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

In this week's episode, Kenny Jahng and I join forces to save kittens while discussing how churches can keep up with posting daily videos that engage with their audience. You might think it takes thousands of dollars of equipment and a 3-point lighting rig to make a good video, but you might also be wrong. Find out more on this week's episode of the Podcast!

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Kenny on Twitter
Butler.church

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Mailchimp Questions Answered with Justin Dean, Ep. 67

September 24th, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

The lighter, yet helpful side of Church Communications and Social Media

In this week's episode, I talk with Justin Dean about his recent trip to the Mailchimp headquarters where he got answers to some of our most probing questions! Justin and I talk about lists, data, and debate what kind of bear is best. False. Black Bear. Tune in to episode 67!

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Toppling Ministry Silos w/Stephen Brewster, ep. 66

September 9th, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

In this week's episode, I talk with Stephen Brewster about how to identify and destroy ministry silos within your church's staff and teams. Silos are all about making things easier for you or your department. Stephen brings a lot of experience to the table to discuss how to lead your team away from this model and towards teamwork. We also may or may not have a rap battle in the middle. 

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Text Stephen for help here: 615-457-7261 

Stephenbrewster.me (Free Social Media Map)

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Snappy SEO Hacks that Help People Find Your Website w/ Justin Nava, Ep. 65

August 28th, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

In this week's episode, I talk with Justin Nava about how to get your website to rise to the surface in a search engine so more poeple can find your church. Well, it works for all websites, really. Justin is a lot of fun and he even provided the sponsorship for this week's episode. Enjoy!

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Justin on Twitter

Church Training Academy

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Embracing the Future in the Church w/Jonathan Malm, Ep. 64

August 13th, 2018

 The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

In this week's episode, I talk with Jonathan Malm, author of Unwelcome: 50 ways churches drive away first time visitors and now, The Come Back Effect: How hospitality can compel your church's guests to return. We discuss the future of the church and some of the technology changes that growing churches are embracing and declining churches are not. He's a fun guy to hang out with, so don't miss this conversation!

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From Youth Ministry to Communications: How it went down, ep. 63

July 30th, 2018

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Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

Podcast page can be found at www.sethmuse.com/63

In this week's episode, I'm going to open up about my journey down the road from youth ministry to communications. I talk about transitions and how I began learning from others until I realized a central truth: a person is only as strong as his/her network. When I realized I couldn't make the transition alone and that I had access to the best of the best just because I had the internet, it forever changed my life. Let me share what I've learned with you.

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9 Engaging Questions to ask on Instagram, ep. 62

July 16th, 2018

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Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

Show Notes can be found at www.sethmuse.com/62

In this week's episode, I'm covering a few key questions you can ask on Instagram that should help you get the conversation ball rolling. It takes time to cultivate a culture of conversation, but these questions will help you kickstart your Insta!

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Hosting Online Church Services w/Ben Stapley, ep. 61

July 2nd, 2018

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Show notes available at sethmuse.com/61

Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

In this week's episode, I'm talking to Ben Stapley about the philosophy behind church online, how to host it, and how to train others to do it too. We will also talk about charismatic elements you don't see every day.

 

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Chopping the Writer’s Block, Ep. 60

June 20th, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

Show Notes for this episode can be found at www.sethmuse.com/60 

In this week's episode, I'm helping you get past writer's block for when you have to write a clever article for the bulletin or social media caption and you've just. got. nothing.

Links from the Show:

Blog: Chopping the Writer's Block
Copyhackers

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Time to Take Your Phone Out in Church w/ Tyler Smith, Ep. 59

June 6th, 2018

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Show Notes available at www.sethmuse.com/59 

Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

In this week's episode, Tyler Smith from Text in Church tells me not to put my phone away while the pastor is talking. There are loads of texting options to streamline your guest follow-up process and he's got several pointers for getting the most out of them.

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Text in Church

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Content that Kills on Instagram w/ Kenny Jahng, ep. 58

May 21st, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

Episode also found at www.sethmuse.com/58 

In this week's episode, I'm talking to my good friend Kenny Jahng about content that does really well on Instagram. We also discuss the best sandwich known to man and the time I got to eat one. All these thrills and more inside this week's episode!

By the By, I'm Speaking at a Free Conference Soon

THIS WEEK! Catch me at That Church Summit May 23-25, 2018. Go to thatchurchsummit.com to register for free!

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KennyJahng.com
Butler.church

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5 Attitudes of Successful Church Communicators, ep. 57

May 7th, 2018

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Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

Find the show notes at www.sethmuse.com/57 

In this week's episode, I'm diving into 5 Attitudes of Successful Church Communicators. You can measure your follower growth and reach, but how do you measure your influence? You'll need that to get a lot of things done at your church. Lemme break it down for you real nice.

By the By, I'm Speaking at a Free Conference Soon

Catch me at That Church Summit May 23-25, 2018. Go to thatchurchsummit.com to register for free!

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Creating a Strategy for Community with Facebook Groups, ep. 56

April 23rd, 2018

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Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

Show Notes at www.sethmuse.com/56 

In this week's episode, my guest is me and I'm explaining how to start your strategies and roll out Facebook Groups at your church. I give several examples of groups aimed at people you have and a few for people you don't have coming to your church already. Fast and furious info in this episode!

By the By, I'm Speaking at a few Free Conferences Soon

Catch me this week at https://churchmarketingsummit.com/free along with over 30 other church communication and marketing experts!

Then catch me at That Church Summit again in May Go to thatchurchsummit.com to register for free!

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