Church Marketing Podcast
By Dave Shrein
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Finally, a podcast all about church communication for church communicators. There's a lot of great content being created for church communicators, but not a whole lot of podcasts... so we started one. Uncover scalable solutions when it comes to marketing your church's mission and vision to the context you've been called to serve. The Church Marketing Podcast is the official podcast of Church Marketing Sucks.
||CleanThe Email Marketing for Churches Episode||Email marketing isn't for only the most savvy or the mega churches. Any church of any size can capitalize on email and transform it into their strongest tool for communication. Most churches find themselves completely absent from sending any type of em.||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Sunday Bulletin Episode||Every week you produce that same bulletin. It's like wrangling livestock trying to round up everything that needs to go in this titanic printed mess. You know it's not dying anytime soon so you've gone out and tried to find examples of other church bul.||3/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Social Media Mistakes Episode||There are two types of social media mistakes: those that can't be avoided and those that can. It's as simple as that. No matter how much training, education and experience you have working with social media the ever changing technology and social lands.||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe How We Do It Episode||You know how you operate week in and week out. What you don't know is how the church across town (or across the country) operates. Often we learn the most by observing the practices of others and in this episode of the Church Marketing Podcast you are .||10/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Communication Episode||Are you keeping the three c’s of communication in mind when creating content for your church? In this podcast Dave Shrein talks with Ryan Holck about how utilizing these three c’s will help communicate the mission of your church more effectively.||9/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Periscope Episode||You've been asking the question since April: How can we use Periscope at our church. You've probably launched a broadcast showing your band playing, or maybe a baptist but the question remains - why and how should I use Periscope for my church. In this.||8/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Communication Schedule Episode||Consistency, niche and unique voice... these are the three traits necessary to maintain a successful website blog. As you pursue your communication strategy, it is as important as ever to make sure that you maintain a consistent publishing rate with co.||5/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Website Content Episode||WIIFM? These five letters represent the most powerful filter that every piece of copy for your organization must be passed through. When you have this concept of WIIFM at the forefront of your mind your writing becomes more compelling and your call to .||4/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Live and Online Episode||You’ve witnessed the transition - gone are the days of members attending Sunday services 4-5 times a month. As a matter of fact, churches are fortunate if a regular attender will walk into the worship center twice in one month. The modern church must||3/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Leadership & Volunteer Episode||You know that communications span way beyond the pixels on a computer screen or the ink that's used on a print piece. The effectiveness of your communication is a sum of church mission, leadership vision, ministry events and details. In The Leadership .||3/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCertLab '15 Instructor Hangout||How'd you like a shot in the arm of communication encouragement and strategy? In this very special episode of the Church Marketing Podcast Dave Shrein takes 60 minutes to moderate a hangout with four of the most influential leaders in Church Communicat.||2/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Communicating with Pastors Episode||The position of Communication Director (or Pastor) is fairly new. While many large churches (5,000+) have had someone in this role for a long time, the average church is just now discovering the need for someone to ask strategic questions about how the.||1/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Awesome Communicator Episode 2||Wanna hop on the wall again and learn from the success and failures of others? This is the 2nd episode focusing on awesome church communicators. In this episode we speak with two church communicators about branding, guidelines, volunteers and team buil.||1/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Awesome Communicator Episode||There is no better way to learn than to live as a fly on the wall as others talk about their successes and failures. While there are certain names we all know in church marketing and communication, there is one set of individuals that you have yet to h.||12/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Christmas Social Episode||Social is a beast, mostly because there is an expectation for churches to have a presence on all networks, even if churches don’t understand all of them. Understanding a platform and then gaining clarity for our main church account is hard enough. Add||11/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Christmas Planning Episode||Every church has a different process for planning out various seasons of ministry or series’ of messages, yet the central element that is vital to every process is the idea of "The Approach." In The Christmas Planning Episode we examine series plannin||11/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnwelcome with Jonathan Malm||Does our communication drive visitors away? If you're looking to decipher how your communication is received by visitor, Jonathan Malm's new book, Unwelcome gives you a list of 50 ways your church may be driving away first-time visitors. Whether you've.||11/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Media Essentials Episode||There are a lot of online communities where knowledgeable experts on church media gather and share ideas. Often these forums present amazing solutions in terms that reach over the heads of green media directors or volunteers. In this episode we look at.||10/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Social Media Episode||We know how we use social media for ourselves, but what should social media look like when a church uses it? While it’s typical for church culture to slowly adapt to new mediums and modes of communication, it is also typical that social media networks||9/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCertification Lab with Jenny Rain||Jenny has been on staff as the communications director at National Community Church in Washington, D.C., for just over 12 months and in that time has had to build a communication department from the ground up. In the conversation, Jenny and Dave talk a.||9/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Church Website Episode||Who's visiting your website and what are they doing while they're there? If you don't know the answer to that question you're missing out on key criteria that can help you make decisions about every other area of your online communications (and offline.||9/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe You Episode||School is back in session (though it seems earlier than when we were in school) and the fall is coming into focus. The You Episode is all about self-care. Entrepreneur Ahna Hendrix joins the Church Marketing Podcast from Vietnam to share how she practi.||8/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Seat at the Table Episode||It is much easier for a stakeholder to tell a story than it is to recite a mission statement. Communicators have the important role of telling the story of the organizations they represent in a compelling way so that when stakeholders walk away, they s.||6/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Communication Volunteer Episode||If you’ve had questions about how to recruit and use communication volunteers in your church, this is the podcast episode for you! Phil Bowdle lends his voice and experiences from West Ridge Church in Georgia, sharing from what he has done well and no||6/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's the Big Idea? A Conversation with Justin Wise||It’s completely normal for church communicators to feel alone in their role. It is a role fairly new to any church under 5,000 people. While many folks on a church staff have experience as a youth pastor, associate pastor, children’s director, execu||5/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChurch Marketing Podcast: Sneak Peek With Josh Burns, Part 2||This episode is in response to a request made in the comment section of a previous episode requesting information on Facebook and Facebook Ads. Josh Burns and I discuss our experience with ads as well as some best practices for getting started and usin.||4/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChurch Marketing Podcast: Sneak Peek with Gerry True, Part 2||In our final sneak peek episode we talk about how to cater a message to your audience, balancing service times for attendance, knowing your audience and an item of recommended reading.||4/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChurch Marketing Podcast: Sneak Peek With Gerry True||In this third sneak peek episode of our new podcast our conversation with Gerry True zero's in on planning ahead for Easter and other big events.||4/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChurch Marketing Podcast: Sneak Peek With Josh Burns||The second sneak peek of our new podcast includes a conversation with Josh Burns about social media invites for Easter.||4/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChurch Marketing Podcast: Sneak Peek With Phil Bowdle||An early sneak peek at our new podcast with special guest Phil Bowdle. We talk about Easter, invite cards, Facebook and more.||3/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the practical advice this podcast provides from Communicators who care deeply about communicating well and who are willing to share what they are learning! Great resource!
Church Marketing Podcast
I would recommend this podcast for church leaders who are doing any sort of marketing.
I may be a bit biased, but I'm excited about the future of this podcast. Dave does a great job of having candid conversations around church communications, while drawing out the best tips that can be applied quickly. Worth a listen!