The Seminary of Hard Knocks Podcast with Seth Muse

Church Communications | Social Media | Content Marketing

Enhancing your ministry with YouTube w/Dave Adamson, Ep. 103

October 14th, 2019

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.

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

March 12th, 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 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.

Links from the Show

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

88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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

January 21st, 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 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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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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!

Links from the Show

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

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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!

Links from the Show:

Kenny on Twitter
Butler.church

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

9 Engaging Questions to ask on Instagram, ep. 62

July 16th, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

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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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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!

Links from the Show:

KennyJahng.com
Butler.church

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7 Apps to Help You Rock Your Church Instagram, ep. 54

April 9th, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

Show notes are found at www.sethmuse.com/54 

This week I'm giving you the secret chords that will help you rock your church Instagram like Weezer during the Pinkerton years! These 7 apps help me make Instagram sing and they will help you too.

Some other cool stuff

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts
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By the By, I'm Speaking at a few Free Conferences Soon

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

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

I'm not speaking at it, but you should also check out the Big Idea Conference coming up in Nashville. When you register, use promo code SETH to save $25 off your ticket!

Thanks for listening! 

 

Hacking the Church Growth Flywheel using Communications w/ Rich Birch, ep. 49

March 5th, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks Podcast with Seth Muse

Show notes available at www.sethmuse.com/49 

Check out Big Idea Nashville conference coming up in April and use promo code SETH for $25 off your ticket! 

Getting your Pastor to Post on Social Media, Ep. 47

February 19th, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks with Seth Muse

Show notes are at www.sethmuse.com/47 

 In this episode, I give you a few ideas for your pastor to post on his/her personal social media accounts that can help get them started engaging online. See the full blog of ideas here.

Reading YouTube Analytics to Reach your Community w/ Lauren McAllister, ep. 45

January 30th, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks Podcast with Seth Muse

Helping church communicators navigate the ever-changing landscape of social media to feel successful every day!

Show Notes are at www.sethmuse.com/45 

In this episode, I talk with Lauren McAllister, the communications director at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL about how to read YouTube analytics. Reading these numbers can help you create content for your church YouTube that works and takes a lot of guesswork out of it. She's so much fun to talk to, so I know you'll enjoy it. It also gets super real around the 30min mark, just sayin...

Leveraging YouTube to Reach Your Community w/ Alejandro Reyes, ep. 44

January 16th, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks with Seth Muse

A fine place to expand your knowledge of church communications and social media!

Get the show notes with all the links discussed in this episode at www.sethmuse.com/44 

The Art of Digital Listening w/ Kevin Fontenot, Ep. 34

June 28th, 2017

The Art of Digital Listening with Kevin Fontenot

Show Notes for this episode can be found at www.sethmuse.com/34.

If you want to deliver compelling messages to your followers, you will need to do a little research at first. You'll have to practice the art of listening online to see what your people care about and struggle with most. Only then will you be able to learn how to minister to them properly via your church's social media channels.

Kevin is a marketing professional for Trained Up and helps churches all over to focus their message and reach new people. 

Slaying Online Trolls and Other Magical Beasts w/ Justin Dean, ep. 28

May 3rd, 2017

Show notes and links (plus a special bonus "behind the scenes" track for this episode) can be found at www.sethmuse.com/28

In this episode:

You approach a large door. Do you go in? Y or N

You open the door and find a huge troll? Do you (A)ttack, (R)un or use (M)agic?

If you've been in charge of social media of a company or church, you've likely encountered internet trolls before. What do you do? 

Out of nowhere, they bash your pastor, call your church a cult, and pray God sends plagues! 

Justin Dean has been through it all and stops by the podcast to talk about how we should handle trolls and other magical beasts as we manage our church's social media.