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Social Media Trends for 2017 with Travis Walser

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By Justin Dean with SundayU
Explore ways you can grow your church and engage your community from Sunday to Sunday. We believe that weekly worship services are still one of the best evangelical tools available, and we’re passionate about helping you grow your church and make your Sunday services better.

However… we believe real discipleship, community, and relationships are all built Sunday to Sunday. Listen in as we explore practical communications and marketing techniques that will help grow your church.
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Justin talks with Jeremy Schroeder, the Communications Director from Declaration Church in Houston, TX. Jeremy got his start at Declaration during the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey... volunteering to utilize social media to mobilize his church to help the community. His story is amazing. Listen through to the end - we've got a HUGE surprise for Jeremy. 
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Welcome to Sunday to Sunday
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Church Communicators & Senior Pastors -BFF's 4EVA with Seth Muse
Learn from church communications expert, Seth Muse, why church communicators and pastors should be best friends.
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Why Your Church Needs a Wordpress Website with Adrian Campos
Today Justin talks church websites with Adrian Campos, a communications specialist in Iowa who runs Church Online Solutions. Adrian shares his passion for Wordpress and why its a better option for your church website than Squarespace, Six, or any of the others.
30:58
July 27, 2017
What are Distributed Churches? with Nathan Clark
Nathan Clark is the Director of Digital Innovations at Northland Church down in Florida. He's also the founder of Wondermade - a fun marshmallow delivery service (wondermade.com). Nathan shares how they've grown locally through "distributed churches" and other innovative techniques to reach their community.
32:33
July 20, 2017
Building Effective Church Websites with Brandon Swain
Brandon Swain from Lakeshore Baptist shares tips for building effective church websites.
25:54
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Social Media Strategies from the Phoenix Suns with Jeramie McPeek
Jeramie McPeek has a long history working with the NBA and the Phoenix Suns running digital communications, as well as social media for the Houston Super Bowl Committee. Now he runs his own marketing agency and volunteers as the Social Media Manager for Mountain Ridge Church. In our interview with Jeramie he shares some incredibly practical social media and communications tips that the church world can learn from his business experience.
34:48
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Bonus Episode - Giving via Digital with Tithely
Our friends at Tithely share some great statistics regarding how to help move your church to online giving. http://get.tithe.ly/
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May 30, 2017
How to Get $10,000 in grant money from Google with Chad Hugghins
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. In today’s episode we’re joined by Chad Hugghins is the Marketing and Content Manager at CV North America. He loves connecting churches to Seekers through CV Outreach. His BFA in Theater and time spent as an out of work actor in Hollywood doesn't serve him in anyway in his current career, but he has some fun stories. We actually broke up our time with Chad into 2 podcasts. Today we let Chad take us in the weeds a bit about Google Adwords and how your church can get $10,000 a grant money from Google. Then next week, check back in as we delve into Facebook Ads in a way that you’ve probably never heard of. One way to make sure you don't’ miss next week’s episode or any of our future episodes is to Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. So, if you haven’t done that already, hit pause, and we’ll wait on you to go and do that. By the way, it doesn’t cost you anything to Subscribe and you stay up to date on all of our future episodes. Speaking of things that are free... We at That Church Conference have some pretty big news. At least we think it’s big news. Through partnerships with Tithly, ChurchInk and Design Pickle we are hosting an absolutely FREE online conference called That Church Summit. It’s a two day online event on July 25th & 26th. You can go to thatchurchsummit.com for all the info. We just announced this last week and already over 400 of you have signed up! That’s crazy. Right now we have 10 speakers lined up and we’re hoping to add a couple of more. Speakers from North Point Church, Saddleback, Liquid Church just to name a few. And man! This content though. Really quickly, I’m going to give you the topics that we are going to be covering during the this free online event: How to Tell a Good Story on Social Media Leveraging the Power of Photography Why Email Marketing Is Still Relevant & How Your Church Should Be Using It The ABC’s of Church Communications Making Time for the Most Important Projects Developing Your Weekly Rhythm Entrepreneurial Mindset in the Church How Smaller Churches Can Leverage Digital & Social Media Engaging People Where They Are Cultivating Sustainable Faith in a Digital World Plus a couple of more topics to be announced later. Did I mention all this is free? We’ll be talking about this more in the coming weeks but you can check out all the details at thatchurchsummit.com Well let’s jump into our conversation with Chad Hugghins. Chad and his organization, CV Outreach, have done way more than most of us to spread the Gospel digitally. As I mentioned earlier, he dropped so much knowledge that we had to split up his time over two podcast episodes. Today we take a deep dive into the Google Ad Words platform. Specifically, the $10,000 grant that Google gives to nonprofits and how CV Outreach will literally do most all of the work for you. So sit up, don’t relax and learn from our time with Chad Hugghins.
37:23
May 18, 2017
Implementing the SCOPE system for Communication Requests with Joanna la Fleur
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. In today’s episode we’re joined by Joanna la Fleur. She is the Creative Communications Director at C4 Church in Toronto Canada suburbs. Joanna received her undergrad in International Business and Communication and her Masters in Theology with a focus in Communications. She lives high in a micro condo and drives a mini cooper. She not only rocks a microphone but she’s also internationally known since she has lived in 4 nations. Stay tuned for a unique method of handling communications requests that she uses at C4 church. Before we get to that, we at That Church Conference have some pretty big news. At least we think it’s big news. Through partnerships with Tithly, ChurchInk and Design Pickle we are hosting an absolutely FREE online conference called That Church Summit. It’s a two day online event on July 25th & 26th. You can go to thatchurchsummit.com for all the info. Right now we have 10 speakers lined up and we’re hoping to add a couple of more. And man! This content though. We have really stepped it up. How to Tell a Good Story on Social Media with Emily Cummins Leveraging the Power of Photography with Dave Adamson Why Email Marketing Is Still Relevant & How Your Church Should Be Using It with Kenny Jahng The ABC’s of Church Communications with Anthony Miller Making Time for the Most Important Projects with Michael Lukaszewski Developing Your Weekly Rhythm with Phil Bowdle Entrepreneurial Mindset in the Church with Jonathan Malm How Smaller Churches Can Leverage Digital & Social Media with Meghan Howard Engaging People Where They Are with Justin Brackett Cultivating Sustainable Faith in a Digital World with Steven Dilla Plus a couple of more to be announced later Did I mention all this is free? We’ll be talking about this more in the coming weeks but you can check out all the details at thatchurchsummit.com Well let’s jump into our conversation with Joanna la Fleur. She teaches us about SCOPE and how C4 implements their various levels of SCOPES to help their ministry areas with the importance of their Communications requests and what platforms their requests will be published. Really fascinating and super practical stuff. So sit up, don’t relax and learn from our time with Joanna la Fleur. SHOW NOTES Connect with Joanna Website http://joannalafleur.com Twitter and Instagram @joannalafleur
30:30
May 11, 2017
Digital Micro Churches with Nathan Clark
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. In today’s episode we’re joined by Nathan Clark. In the last 13 years Nathan has founded and led online ministry at Northland Church. Northland was a pioneer in online worship and the first church to stream live worship on the iPhone. Nathan and his wife, Jenn, also run Wondermade - a renowned marshmallow and ice cream company. SHOW NOTES Connect with Nathan https://www.northlandchurch.net/team/nathan_clark Wondermade https://wondermade.com His Ted talk https://youtu.be/6RuRc6uOFYg
27:17
May 4, 2017
The Easiest Way to do a Church Newsletter You've NEVER heard of with Matt Morrison
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. In today’s episode we’re joined by Matt Morrison. Matt is the 32-year-old founder of Church OS based in Vancouver, Canada, where he lives with his wife Chelsea and their two daughters. For the past seven years, Church OS has focused on helping churches set up great websites. I think you are really going to enjoy our conversation with Matt on a super simple solution for your email newsletter that we bet you have never thought of and are going to completely facepalm over once you hear about this idea. But, before we get to that... As this podcast episode goes up on iTunes, That Church Conference is gearing up for our 2nd Intensive Workshop in Chicago. It’s THIS Tuesday April 25th. So...less than 6 days away. We’re going to be at Soul City Church with a room full of church communications folks, Helping Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. What is a one day Intensive Workshop? Our Speakers are LAUREN MCALLISTER - Social Media Manager, First Baptist Jacksonville - Down the Rabbit Hole - Turning Negative Social Conversations into Positive Ones Mark McDonald - Church Brand Strategist, Be Known For Something - Ways to Know Whether Your Church Brand will Succeed. And How to Fix It. Ben Stapley - Creative Arts Pastor, Liquid Church - Processing Church Communication Requests DANNY DE LOS REYES - Media Pastor, Northplace Church - Creating and sustaining a thriving volunteer culture in your department If you can’t make it to Chicago, we will be making the videos available to our PRO Members on ThatCC.com. Having a PRO Membership is the best way for you and your team to get your hands on all the content on our website. Practical hands on teaching from folks doing what you’re doing at your church. Now, let me put things in perspective here. The ticket to the conference is currently $349. The Annual cost to join our PRO Member site is $489 bucks! Sooooo, for just $49 you can sign up for the monthly PRO account, watch the Chicago Workshop, then cancel your membership. Why would I tell you to do that? Because we have heard from dozens of members that had that same intention, but once they they saw all the amazing content that the PRO membership gave them, they all stuck around. The best value is the annual membership for $489, but feel free to sign up for the monthly to check things out, then we’ll credit that back to you if you want to change to an annual bill. Make sense? Go to thatcc.com to check out all the details. Let’s get back to our interview with Matt Morrison. Like I said earlier, this process that Matt has, once you hear it, you’re going to be kicking yourself for not having this kind of system in place on your website. An unbelievably simple tool that will for sure make you work smarter, not harder. Mat even has some graphics that he shares on his screen for our PRO Members to watch online, in case you needed another reason to sign up for that. So sit up, don’t relax and learn from our time with Matt Morrison. SHOW NOTES Connect with Matt https://twitter.com/mattmorrison http://www.churchos.com
32:43
April 20, 2017
The church guest experience from the street to the seat with Mark Weaver
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. In today’s episode we’re joined by Mark Weaver. Mark is on staff at Vale Church in Bloomington, IL. He has an incredible passion to see people from where ever they are in life’s journey, to discover Christ and His purpose for their life. He has had the opportunity to serve with some of America’s fastest growing churches and believes wholeheartedly in serving people. I think you are really going to enjoy our conversation with Mark. But, before we get to that... As this podcast episode goes up on iTunes, That Church Conference is gearing up for our 2nd Intensive Workshop in Chicago. It’s on Tuesday April 25th. So...less than 13 days away. We’re going to be at Soul City Church with a room full of church communications folks, Helping Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. What is a one day Intensive Workshop? Our Speakers are LAUREN MCALLISTER - Social Media Manager, First Baptist Jacksonville - Down the Rabbit Hole - Turning Negative Social Conversations into Positive Ones Mark McDonald - Church Brand Strategist, Be Known For Something - Ways to Know Whether Your Church Brand will Succeed. And How to Fix It. Ben Stapley - Creative Arts Pastor, Liquid Church - Processing Church Communication Requests DANNY DE LOS REYES - Media Pastor, Northplace Church - Creating and sustaining a thriving volunteer culture in your department If you can’t make it to Chicago, we will be making the videos available to our PRO Members on ThatCC.com. Having a PRO Membership is the best way for you and your team to get your hands on all the content on our website. Practical hands on teaching from folks doing what you’re doing at your church. For just $49 you can sign, watch the Chicago Workshop, then cancel your membership. Why would I tell you to do that? Because we have heard from dozens of members that had that same intention, but once they they saw all the amazing content that the PRO membership gave them, they all stuck around. The best value is the annual membership for $489, but feel free to sign up for the monthly to check things out, then we’ll credit that back to you if you want to change to an annual bill. Let’s get back to our interview with Mark Weaver. Really practical conversation on the process of moving a first time guest through the process of assimilating them into your church. The guest experience from the street to the seat and how to engage them to your church's intentional movement plan to help them take their next steps to fully engage in your church's mission. Mark even has some graphics that he shares on his screen for our PRO Members to watch online. So sit up, don’t relax and learn from our time with Mark Weaver. SHOW NOTES Connect with Mark https://www.peoplemattermore.com https://twitter.com/markweaver__ http://www.vale.church
34:03
April 13, 2017
Key Ways for Churches to Engage with Members and People They Want to Attract to their Church with Heather Heuman
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. In today’s episode we’re joined by Heather Heuman. She is going to be talking with us about Key Ways for Churches to Engage with Members and People They Want to Attract to their Church (Visual Content, Live Video and Posting Tips). Heather is the CEO/founder of Sweet Tea Social Marketing. Being a social media speaker, consultant and strategist for churches and christian business owners and brands, Heather travels the country helping them leverage the power of social media to get real results by creating a solid strategy and helping them execute it. She's had the privilege of working with clients such as Chick-fil-A, several churches and speaks regularly all over the country. Heather lives in Columbia, SC with her husband and 3 children. Justin gets to have a really cool conversation with Heather that’s coming up in just a bit. As this podcast episode goes up on iTunes, That Church Conference is gearing up for our 2nd Intensive Workshop in Chicago. It’s on Tuesday April 25th. So...less than 20 days out. We’re going to be at Soul City Church with a room full of church communications folks, Helping Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. What is a one day Intensive Workshop? Our Speakers are LAUREN MCALLISTER - Social Media Manager, First Baptist Jacksonville - Down the Rabbit Hole - Turning Negative Social Conversations into Positive Ones Mark McDonald - Church Brand Strategist, Be Known For Something - Ways to Know Whether Your Church Brand will Succeed. And How to Fix It. Ben Stapley - Creative Arts Pastor, Liquid Church - Processing Church Communication Requests DANNY DE LOS REYES - Media Pastor, Northplace Church - Creating and sustaining a thriving volunteer culture in your department We will be broadcasting the entire day via Livestream on thatcc.com brought to by our friends at Tithly, the innovators in church giving. Be sure and check them out at http://get.tithe.ly. The cost for the Live Stream is $149. You and your entire team can watch and soak in what our speakers will be delivering in the room. If you’re wanting to join us in person, be sure and grab your ticket soon as there are only a few spots left. Hope you can make it!! Let’s get back to Justin’s interview with Heather Heuman. Key Ways for Churches to Engage with Members and People They Want to Attract to their Church (Visual Content, Live Video and Posting Tips) SHOW NOTES Heather’s Contacts: http://www.sweetteasocialmarketing.com https://twitter.com/heatherheuman https://www.facebook.com/SweetTeaSocialMarketing
37:34
April 6, 2017
To Group or Not to Group? with Ryan Bilello
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. Today’s episode is with Ryan Bilello. He is a foster parent and adoptive daddy living with his wife and 3 children in Milwaukee, WI. When it's not football season or when he’s not enjoying a great local craft beer, he likes to nerd out about all things social media. We cover whether or not your church should utilize Facebook Groups for various ministry areas. SHOW NOTES Reach out to Ryan: Twitter https://twitter.com/ryan_bilello Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ryan_bilello Website http://www.ryanbilello.me
24:19
March 30, 2017
Easter Production and Event Advertising with Lauren McAllister
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. Today’s episode is...well...interesting to say the least. We’re joined by Lauren McAllister who is the Social Media Manager for 1st Baptist in Jacksonville, FL. Lauren is going to be one of our speakers at our Chicago Intensive Workshop, April 25th https://thatcc.com/conference/chicago. We’re going to be at Soul City Church with a room full of church communications folks doing what we do best, Helping Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. It’s a one day Intensive Workshop. Our Speakers are LAUREN MCALLISTER - Social Media Manager, First Baptist Jacksonville - Down the Rabbit Hole - Turning Negative Social Conversations into Positive Ones Mark McDonald - Church Brand Strategist, Be Known For Something - Ways to Know Whether Your Church Brand will Succeed. And How to Fix It. Ben Stapley - Creative Arts Pastor, Liquid Church - Processing Church Communication Requests DANNY DE LOS REYES - Media Pastor, Northplace Church - Creating and sustaining a thriving volunteer culture in your department We will be broadcasting the entire day via Livestream on thatcc.com brought to by our friends at Tithly, the innovators in church giving. Be sure and check them out at http://get.tithe.ly. The cost for the Live Stream is $149. You and your entire team can watch and soak in what our speakers will be delivering in the room. If you’re wanting to join us in person, be sure and grab your ticket soon. SHOW NOTES
34:07
March 23, 2017
Is Your Marketing Color Blind? with Mark MacDonald
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. Today’s episode is with a new friend of ours, Mark MacDonald. Mark is a Bible Teacher, author of Be Known For Something, speaker, and communication strategist for BeKnownForSomething.com. He empowers churches to become known for something relevant (a communication thread) throughout their ministries, websites, and social media. Mark is going to be one of our speakers at our Chicago Intensive Workshop, April 25th https://thatcc.com/conference/chicago. We’re going to be at Soul City Church with a room full of church communications folks doing what we do best, Helping Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. It’s a one day Intensive Workshop. Our Speakers are Mark McDonald - Church Brand Strategist, Be Known For Something - Ways to Know Whether Your Church Brand will Succeed. And How to Fix It. LAUREN MCALLISTER - Social Media Manager, First Baptist Jacksonville - Down the Rabbit Hole - Turning Negative Social Conversations into Positive Ones Ben Stapley - Creative Arts Pastor, Liquid Church - Processing Church Communication Requests DANNY DE LOS REYES - Media Pastor, Northplace Church - Creating and sustaining a thriving volunteer culture in your department We will be broadcasting the entire day via Livestream on thatcc.com brought to by our friends at Tithly, the innovators in church giving. Be sure and check them out at http://get.tithe.ly. The cost for the Live Stream is $149. You and your entire team can watch and soak in what our speakers will be delivering in the room. If you’re wanting to join us in person, be sure and grab your ticket soon. If you listen to this entire episode, Mark actually gives out a discount code that you can use for either the in person of the live stream ticket. SHOW NOTES Mark online: https://twitter.com/markmac1023 https://about.me/markmacdonald https://www.beknownforsomething.com/
36:34
March 16, 2017
Social Media Trends for 2017 with Travis Walser
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. Today’s episode is with a new friend of ours, Travis Walser. In the church world you may have heard of people being Reformers. Well Travis is actually just a Former. Specifically, he is a former website project manager, a former marketing director. A former worship leader, a former youth pastor, and a former media coordinator. Hw is now a graphic designer for a huge southeastern church, Olive Baptist and a blogger on creative church communication and marketing strategies over on his website traviswalser.com Before we jump into our time with Travis, can I just take a sec to say thank you to all of you that are downloading this podcast? We are especially thankful for the reviews that we get. If you have a second, you should check out the only 4 Star Review we’ve ever gotten. It’s the only non 5 Star Review. While you’re there, maybe take a second to leave your review and tell folks why our content helps us help more digital communicators tell the best story the Church has to tell. Speaking of which... Be sure and check out our Chicago Intensive Workshop, April 25th https://thatcc.com/conference/chicago. We’re going to be at Soul City Church with a room full of church communications folks doing what we do best, Helping Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. It’s a one day Intensive Workshop. Our Speakers are Mark McDonald - Church Brand Strategist, Be Known For Something - Ways to Know Whether Your Church Brand will Succeed. And How to Fix It. LAUREN MCALLISTER - Social Media Manager, First Baptist Jacksonville - Down the Rabbit Hole - Turning Negative Social Conversations into Positive Ones Ben Stapley - Creative Arts Pastor, Liquid Church - Processing Church Communication Requests DANNY DE LOS REYES - Media Pastor, Northplace Church - Creating and sustaining a thriving volunteer culture in your department We will be broadcasting the entire day via Livestream on thatcc.com brought to by our friends at Tithly, the innovators in church giving. Be sure and check them out at http://get.tithe.ly. The cost for the Live Stream is $149. You and your entire team can watch and soak in what our speakers will be delivering in the room. If you’re wanting to join us in person, be sure and grab your ticket soon. What's coming after Chicago? Nashville Workshop- July 14th at Cross Point Church https://thatcc.com/conference/nashville Atlanta Conference- Sept 26 and 27 https://thatcc.com/conference Where should we go in 2018? Tweet at us @thatchurchconf and we’ll DM you a discount code to use with either the workshop or the Live Stream. So be and sure and check all that out today. Speaking of today, our guest is Travis Walser. I’m sure so many of you will identify with the “swiss army knife” of tools that Travis has in his communications toolbox. He’s done a little bit of everything in the church comm world which makes it super easy to talk to him about most anything digital related. He wrote a blog post earlier this year, actually it’s a video which is so appealing to my ADD, he vlogged about Social Media Trends For Churches In 2017. So we spent our time catching up with Travis and talking about the trends to look out for this year. So sit up, don’t relax and get ready to learn from our buddy Travis Walser. SHOW NOTES Travis Walser - https://twitter.com/traviswalser http://www.traviswalser.com http://www.traviswalser.com/social-media-trends-for-churches-in-2017/ Olive Baptist - https://twitter.com/olivebaptist http://www.olivebaptist.org
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March 9, 2017
Writing a Church Email That Gets Opened with Seth Muse
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. Today’s episode is with our buddy Seth Muse. Seth Muse serves as the Social Media and Web Associate at The Heights Church in Richardson, TX. He blogs about practical church leadership and hosts The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast. Today he’ll discuss Writing a Church Email That Gets Opened. Before we jump into our time with Seth, can I just take a sec to say thank you to all of you that are downloading this podcast? We are truly blown away by the growth the last couple of months. Funny how when we put out a consistent podcast, we see growth. There’s a sermon illustration in there somewhere. Could y’all do us a favor though and leave us a rating and some comments on our iTunes page. It’s no secret that it helps to drive more listeners to our content and help us help more digital communicators in Church. Speaking of which... Be sure and check out our Chicago Intensive Workshop, April 25th https://thatcc.com/conference/chicago, especially if you like today’s guest, as Ben is one of our trainers. We’re going to be at Soul City Church with a room full of church communications folks doing what we do best, Helping Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. It’s a one day Intensive Workshop. Our Speakers are Mark McDonald - Church Brand Strategist, Be Known For Something - Ways to Know Whether Your Church Brand will Succeed. And How to Fix It. LAUREN MCALLISTER - Social Media Manager, First Baptist Jacksonville - Down the Rabbit Hole - Turning Negative Social Conversations into Positive Ones Ben Stapley - Creative Arts Pastor, Liquid Church - Processing Church Communication Requests DANNY DE LOS REYES - Media Pastor, Northplace Church - Creating and sustaining a thriving volunteer culture in your department We will be broadcasting the entire day via Livestream on thatcc.com brought to by our friends at Tithly, the innovators in church giving. Be sure and check them out at http://get.tithe.ly. The cost for the Live Stream is $149. You and your entire team can watch and soak in what our speakers will be delivering in the room. If you’re wanting to join us in person, be sure and grab your ticket before next Wednesday. Prices go up $50 on March 1st. What's coming after Chicago? Nashville Workshop- July 14th at Cross Point Church https://thatcc.com/conference/nashville Atlanta Conference- Sept 26 and 27 https://thatcc.com/conference Where should we go in 2018? Tweet at us @thatchurchconf and we’ll DM you a discount code to use with either the workshop or the Live Stream. Well, again our guest today is Seth Muse. He has a checklist for all us to not only write better emails to use in our church marketing strategy, but also how to have more of them get opened and read. We have a link to his blog post with step by step directions on our show notes for the podcast. We know you’re going to love learning from Seth. If you want to hear more from him, be sure and check out his podcast, the Seminary of Hard Knocks. So...sit up, don’t relax and pay close attention to our friend, Seth Muse. SHOW NOTES Seth Muse http://www.sethmuse.com https://twitter.com/TheSethMuse Seminary of Hard Knocks https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-seminary-of-hard-knocks-podcast-with-seth-muse/id1127886760?mt=2 Writing a Church Email That Gets Opened [Checklist] http://www.sethmuse.com/writing-church-email-checklist/ Dave Shrein https://twitter.com/daveshrein
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March 2, 2017
Leading a Creative Team with Ben Stapley
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. Today’s episode if with our Ben Stapley. Ben is the Creative Arts Pastor at Liquid Church. Liquid in located in New Jersey with 6 campus’. Ben is responsible for the weekend service, worship experience, video creation, and church online. Today he’ll discuss how to lead a Creative Team even if you’re not a creative. Be sure and check out our Chicago Intensive Workshop, April 25th https://thatcc.com/conference/chicago, especially if you like today’s guest, as Ben is one of our trainers. We’re going to be at Soul City Church with a room full of church communications folks doing what we do best, Helping Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. It’s a one day Intensive Workshop. Our Speakers are Mark McDonald - Church Brand Strategist, Be Known For Something LAUREN MCALLISTER - Social Media Manager, First Baptist Jacksonville Ben Stapley - Creative Arts Pastor, Liquid Church DANNY DE LOS REYES - Media Pastor, Northplace Church We will be broadcasting the entire day via Livestream on thatcc.com brought to by our friends at Tithly, the innovators in church giving. Be sure and check them out at http://get.tithe.ly. The cost for the Live Stream is $149. You and your entire team can watch and soak in what our speakers will be delivering in the room. If you’re wanting to join us in person, be sure and grab your ticket before next Wednesday. Prices go up $50 on March 1st. What's coming after Chicago? Nashville Workshop- July 14th at Cross Point Church https://thatcc.com/conference/nashville Atlanta Conference- Sept 26 and 27 https://thatcc.com/conference Where should we go in 2018? Tweet at us @thatchurchconf and we’ll DM you a discount code to use with either the workshop or the Live Stream. Well, again our guest today is Ben Stapley. Ben made such a good point in our pre-recording that so many of you go to seminary to learn the Bible and how to teach it or even communicate it. There just isn’t a lot of training on how to lead, much less, lead a group of creatives that are so vital to your Sunday morning being attractive and inviting. So in the interview, Ben walks us through how to do that. How to lead a group of creatives whether you are one or not. SHOW NOTES Ben Stapley - https://twitter.com/benstapley http://www.benstapley.info/ Liguid Church - https://twitter.com/liquidchurch https://liquidchurch.com
30:02
February 23, 2017
Blogging & Podcasting for Your Church with Rob Laughter
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. Today’s episode is with our friend Rob Laughter. Rob is a Christian, a husband, and a father to two beautiful girls. Rob has 15 years' experience in website design and development, and spent six years as the CEO of Connective Insights, a digital marketing agency, before founding Churchly in 2015. Before we jump into that conversation, just a reminder to Be sure and check out our Chicago Workshop, April 25th https://thatcc.com/conference/chicago Show Notes: Christian leaders creating awesome content on the web: https://getchurchly.com/blog/3-reasons-pastor-maintain-personal-blog/ https://twitter.com/RobLaughter https://twitter.com/getchurchly http://roblaughter.com/
23:51
February 16, 2017
Maximizing Instagram with Jacek Obolewicz
Jacek Obolewicz has been running a digital agency www.mediayouneed.com for 4 years. Recently he started a blog called www.techchurch.co to share what he have learned. He is also a youth pastor in the north of Poland.
33:35
February 9, 2017
No Excuses to Starting an Online Church with Steve Fogg
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. Today’s episode if with our friend Steve Fogg. Steve launched a Church Online in Australia that grew to Megachurch size in a country that you wouldn’t think could happen. Him recounting how that happened will be such an encouragement to all of us in the trenches that are trying to grow your online presence. Before we jump into that conversation, just a reminder to Be sure and check out our Chicago Workshop, April 25th https://thatcc.com/conference/chicago Well, again our guest today is Steve Fogg has over 20 years of hard earned experience in the creative industry as a designer, creative director and design business owner and until recently lead the communications team at Crossway church in Melbourne Australia. Our time with Steve is so great. He covers the timeline of events that led to launching Crossway Church Online. And for those that are hesitant to get a new project started because another church inspired you...man...is Steve gonna hit you right in your pain points. So, sit up, don’t relax and learn from our conversation with Steve Fogg. SHOW NOTES #cmschat Twitter Chat - Thursdays at 9pm EST Crossway Church - http://www.crossway.org.au Life Church - http://www.life.church Quote - “What are you waiting for? Just start.” - Nils Smith https://twitter.com/NilsSmith @stevefogg Stevefogg.com Launch Your Church Online - http://www.launchyourchurch.online
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February 2, 2017
Creative Volunteer Teams and Blogging with Alec Tod of E91 Church
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. Today’s episode if with our buddy Alec Tod with E91 Church where he is the Communications Director We’re on the topic of leading an all volunteer creative team and how to best utilize Blog posts in order to grow your church. Be sure and check out our Chicago Workshop, January 17th https://thatcc.com/conference/chicago We’re going to be at Soul City Church with a room full of church communications folks doing what we do best, Helping Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. It’s a one day Intensive Workshop. Our Speakers are Mark McDonald - Church Brand Strategist, Be Known For Something LAUREN MCALLISTER - Social Media Manager, First Baptist Jacksonville Ben Stapley - Creative Arts Pastor, Liquid Church DANNY DE LOS REYES - Media Pastor, Northplace Church We will be broadcasting the entire day via Livestream on thatcc.com brought to by our friends at Tithly, the innovators in church giving. Be sure and check them out at http://get.tithe.ly. The cost for the Live Stream is $149. You and your entire team can watch and soak in what our speakers will be delivering in the room. What's coming next? Nashville Workshop- July 14th at Cross Point Church https://thatcc.com/conference/nashville Atlanta Conference- Sept 26 and 27 https://thatcc.com/conference Where should we go in 2018? Tweet at us @thatchurchconf and we’ll DM you a discount code to use with either the workshop or the Live Stream. Alec Tod may be unique to some and not so much to others. he is a one man show and leans heavily on volunteers for his creative team. He works really close with the guest services team at his church to create a consistent experience at E91... from online off-line. And he works really hard to create quality versus spending too many plates and having that quality suffer. We actually did this recording back on December 1. So keep that in mind when you hear us talking about Christmas. So, sit up, don’t relax and learn from our conversation with Alec Tod of E91 Church.
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January 26, 2017
Part 2: Facebook Advertising with Andrew Riis and Richy Hirtle
Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. Today’s episode is part 2 of a 2 part podcast with Andrew Riis And Richy Hirtle with Reach Out Marketing. http://www.reachout-marketing.com We’re on the topic of doing FB Ads the right way - Wait til you hear what they said about the ad we had running at the time we we recorded this episode. It’s kinda embarrassing. Be sure and check out out San Diego Workshop, January 17th https://thatcc.com/conference/sandiego/ We’re going to be at The Rock Church with a room full of church communications folks doing what we do best, Helping Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. It’s a one day Intensive Workshop. Our Speakers are JAY KRANDA - Online Pastor at Saddleback Going From Online to Offline: Church Online Best Practices SAM HOOVER How To Connect Social Media to a Bigger Story MAGGIE BARRAGAN - Social Media Manager at The Rock Church & MEI LING NAZAR - Public relations rock star Public Relations & The Church: Engaging With Your Community ANTHONY MILLER - Pastor of Communications at Saddleback Marketing and Communications in the Church We will be broadcasting the entire day via Livestream on thatcc.com brought to by our friends at Tithly, the innovators in church giving. Be sure and check them out at http://get.tithe.ly. And that stream will be up for a few days afterwards. The cost for the Live Stream is $149. You and your entire team can watch and soak in what our speakers will be delivering in the room. During the podcast we tell you how to get $50 off the Livestream access. What's coming next? Chicago Workshop - April 25th Soul City Church https://thatcc.com/conference/chicago/ Nashville Workshop- July 14th at Cross Point Church https://thatcc.com/conference/nashville/ Atlanta Conference- Sept 26 and 27 https://thatcc.com/conference/ Today’s episode is part 2 of our 2 part conversation with Andrew Riis and Richy Hirlte with Reach Out Marketing http://www.reachout-marketing.com 11:45 mark: Link to our Rick Rolled post https://thatcc.com/blog/no-more-buildings 13:18 mark: Call To Action is critical 15:05 mark: The importance of a Landing Page for Ads 17:00 mark: The ad is the LAST thing you create in a campaign, NOT the first 17:35 mark: “Ad Set” Level defined 18:15 mark: Don’t spend so much on an initial ad. Run a cheap A/B test. 18:55 mark: How to Double your reach with a simple tweek 20:20 mark: Run as many $20 ads as you can and change 1 variable in each 20:45 mark: Run different images 21:00 mark: Never touch your ad in the first 24 hours 22:55 mark: Retargeting...When and Why 23:15 mark: Facebook Pixel Defined 24:34 mark: Van’s brain exploded 28:00 mark: Mailing Postcards versus doing an Ad 32:14 mark: Relevance Score 35:50 mark: Building a Custom Audience based on your email list 36:11 mark: Create a Lookalike Audience 38:25 mark: Our Ad Meets Its’ Demise 38:59 mark: Van gets a little too excited about a Mailchimp Import button 39:40 mark: We hire Andrew and Richy and give them ALL OUR MONEY 41:25 mark: http://www.reachout-marketing.com
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January 12, 2017
Part 1: Facebook Advertising with Andrew Riis and Richy Hirtle
Happy New Year! Welcome back to our first podcast of 2017. So excited about all the guests that we’re bringing you to start off this new year. We think the list is pretty impressive... Seth Muse Jacek Obolewicz Rob Laughter Ben Stapley Travis Walser Ryan Bilello Mark Weaver Steve Fogg Alec Tod and so many more. Atlanta Conference- Sept 26 and 27 https://thatcc.com/conference/ San Diego Workshop January 17th https://thatcc.com/conference/sandiego/ Chicago - April 25th Soul City Church https://thatcc.com/conference/chicago/ Nashville - July 14th at Cross Point Church https://thatcc.com/conference/nashville/ This episode is all about Facebook Ad Marketing. What are ads? Should I pay to Boost a Facebook Page post? We’ve brought on Andrew Riis and Richy Hirtle from Reach Out Marketing. This is the first of a two part podcast, because the content was just so rich and so deep we wanted to make sure our listeners got as much value as possible from these episodes. http://www.reachout-marketing.com/ Listen closely near the end of this episode for how your church can have Andrew and Richy create a Facebook Ad for free.
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January 5, 2017
3 Ideas Not To Be Confused: Branding, Marketing & Advertising with Adam McLaughlin
Adam oversees Marketing and Communications at Life Church in Fort Myers, Florida, blogs at ChurchMarketingIdeas.com, loves coke slurpees and recently released his first church marketing ebook: Trust Glue – 11 ways to create a first impression that sticks. In our interview with Adam he shares the differences between Marketing, Branding, and Advertising and why churches should care, and shows us why it’s important to create an experience that matches your church’s core values.
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September 7, 2016
Youth Ministry Tools with Tom Pounder
Tom Pounder has a background in Student Ministry, working over 17 years with teenagers. He currently serves as a Student Ministry Coach and Online Campus Pastor at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs and runs a podcast at YMSidekick.com. In this interview, Tom shares with Van and Justin some of the digital strategies that have worked well for Tom as he coaches other student ministry leaders.
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August 31, 2016
Getting Things Done When You Have Lots of Responsibilities with Justin Allison
Justin Allison is the Pastor of Small Groups and Media at Greenwood Baptist Church in Weatherford TX. He just finished a Ph.D. in Old Testament and occasionally teaches OT and Hebrew classes at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also blogs about technology and the bible over at bible-tech.net. He’s a man that wears many hats and handles a lot of responsibilities at a relatively smaller church. In our interview with him he shares some practical organizational tips and gives us a peak into how he gets things done even with everything on his plate.
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August 24, 2016
You Gotta Get Weird to Reach Millennials with Jeremy Poland
Jeremy Poland is the Multimedia & Marketing Manager at 4640 Student Center, a youth group in Colorado. Jeremy creates web & live visuals, operates multiple church media accounts, & administrates an international community of Church Social Media Managers. In our interview with Jeremy he shares great advice on having a “voice” as your church — writing from a comical, fun perspective, and how to create sharable, viral content — rather than simply getting the information out. He’s a millennial reaching millennials and shares tons of tips that can help your church reach the next generation in creative ways. According to Jeremy you gotta get weird if you really want to reach millennials.
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August 17, 2016
The Vision Behind Church Online with Jay Kranda
In this interview Van Baird and Jay discuss the church online strategy and vision at Saddleback, and what it takes to foster community through an online platform.
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August 10, 2016
Church Delegation with Shawn Wood
Learn from the lead pastor who has been in your seat. Shawn Wood shares his strategy for delegation no matter what your role is in the church.
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August 3, 2016
015: Church Communications with Meghan Howard
Van and Justin chat with Meghan Howard, Associate Pastor at Fairborn United Methodist Church in Fairborn, Ohio. Among the many tasks under her responsibility, Meghan handles all digital communications for her 250 person church.
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July 27, 2016
014: Life.Church Social Media with Beau Coffron
Van Baird and Justin Dean sat down with Beau Coffron to talk social media strategy at one of the largest churches in the world.
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July 20, 2016
013: Leading Millennials with Wes Gay
Van Baird and Justin Dean chat with Wes Gay about helping millennial leaders think strategically and communicate clearly.
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July 13, 2016
012: Digital Storytelling Tips with Brady Shearer
Van Baird interviews Brady Shearer, creator of ProChurchTools.com. Brady is a digital storytelling master and shares how churches can get better at sharing the greatest story ever told.
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July 6, 2016
011: Leading Volunteers, with Steven Brewster
Van Baird and Justin Dean chat with Stephen Brewster from Cross Point Church. In this Q&A style interview, Stephen shares a ton of practical tips on how to build, develop, lead, and manage a successful volunteer team at your church.
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June 28, 2016
010: Data and the Church, Interview with Steven Dilla
Justin Dean and Justin Brackett were able to interview Steven about the work that he is creating for the church, diving into topics on the theology behind our digital strategies, including the theological concerns behind “church online,” and we discuss the consequences of focusing on outputs over outcomes.
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May 26, 2016
009: "Stop Stealing Other People's Stuff" with Carrie Kintz
Carrie has a gift of using pop culture references to explain how to be relevant in the church as we try to lead the lost to Jesus. Listen in as Justin Dean and Van Baird interview her via Blab.
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May 11, 2016
008: Digital Strategy for the Church with Darrel Girardier
Justin Dean and Van Baird talk digital strategy for the church with guest Darrel Girardier from Brentwood Baptist Church in Nashville, TN.
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April 27, 2016
007: Using Digital to Reach People Far From God with Chris Dunagan
Justin Dean and Justin Brackett blab with Chris Dunagan, the social media and content manager from NewSpring Church, about using digital platforms to reach people far from God and disciple people online.
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April 20, 2016
006: Communicating the Why with Kem Meyer
Learn from Communications Coach and church media veteran, Kem Meyer, as Justin Dean and Van Baird blab with her about communicating the why behind what we do.
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April 19, 2016
005: Building a Ministry Built on Compassion with Jarrett Stevens
Justin Dean and Van Baird talk with Jarrett Stevens about his new book Four Small Words, as well as the importance of compassion and community when planting a church.
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April 7, 2016
004: Social Media KPI's with Dave Adamson at North Point Ministries
Justin Dean and Van Baird interview Dave Adamson, the Social Media Pastor at North Point Ministries. He talks about running social media at North Point and what they look out for when it comes to KPI's and analytics. He also talks about his #BibleInPhotos ministry on Instagram.
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April 6, 2016
003: Phil Bowdle with Steps To Be Healthy & Sustainable In Ministry
From our latest Blab Show, Van Baird and Dave Adamson talk with Phil Bowdle from West Ridge Church on how to battle ministry fatigue and the steps to be healthy and sustainable in ministry.
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March 31, 2016
002: Social Media Hacks for Easter from Tim Schraeder
Tim Schraeder from Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago shares some incredibly practical social media tips that you can implement in time for Easter.
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March 24, 2016
001: Our First Blab: Interview with Katie Allred
Replay our first Blab Show where we interview Katie Allred from Brentwood Baptist Church and one of the co-manager's of the Church Communications Facebook Group.
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March 16, 2016
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