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The Church Communications Podcast is brought to you by ChurchCommunications.com. Learn more about the latest trends in social media, graphic design, branding, marketing, and more. We want to help you grow your church! From experts like Katie Allred, Ke…


How to Have the Conversation to Kill Off Traditional Events at Your Church
Apr 4 • 14 min
In this episode, Katie Allred and Josh Taylor discuss the benefits of killing off some traditional events at your church.This episode was inspired by
How to Use Your Pastor’s Sermon as Evergreen Content for Social Media and More
Apr 3 • 11 min
In this episode, Katie Allred and Josh Taylor discuss the importance of using the sermon as evergreen content for social media and much more.
App vs Mobile Site—What Should Your Church Do?
Apr 3 • 20 min
In this episode, Katie and Josh discuss the benefits of creating a mobile app or a mobile website for your church.
Church Multiplication with Bob Carlton and Jim Gray
Mar 13 • 37 min
Are you a church plant? Planting a church is a good work, long and hard, but good. How can we communicate our church plant better to our communities that we’re in? Let’s dive in and learn more with Bob Carlton, Multiplication Guru and Jim Gray, Visi…
Multisite Communication Strategy with Peter Gowesky & Carly Seelman
Mar 7 • 32 min
In this podcast, we discuss multi-site church communication strategy with Peter Gowesky of Hope City Church SRQ and Carly Seelman of Family Church.
Shift Happens: How to Navigate Change in Your Leadership
Feb 27 • 12 min
Today on the Church Communications Podcast, Katie and Josh talk about how shift happens. Go back and check out this great blog on Transitional Leadership on the Church Communications blog: https://churchcommunications.com/transition-happ…
Cross Logos—Should we use the cross as a logo?
Feb 19 • 13 min
We’re debating whether or not you should use a cross as your church’s logo—you don’t want to miss this! This episode brought to you by UseBulletin.com.
How to Strategically Communicate Your Church’s Vision, Values, and Culture Online
Feb 13 • 29 min
This morning on the podcast, Josh Taylor and Katie Allred are discussing, “How to Strategically Communicate Your Church’s Vision, Values, and Culture Online.”You can learn more by checking out it out on ChurchCommunications.com.
5 Ways Your Church Can Give Guests a Better Experience
Feb 6 • 19 min
There’s a lot to think about when it comes to our weekly gatherings - facilities, parking lots, volunteers, etc. We consider where people will sit, what they’ll hear, and how things look. In this podcast, Katie Allred and Josh Taylor de…
How to Get Senior Church Leadership Buy In with Katie Allred and Josh Taylor
Jan 30 • 19 min
We’re excited to have StoryBrand Guide, Josh Taylor with us on the show today.Have you tried pitching your ideas to senior leadership and they just aren’t sticking? That’s what we’re talking about today on the Church Communications Podcast.&…
#AskAdam with Carey Nieuwhof
Jan 28 • 29 min
#AskAdam show talking with Carey Nieuwhof about his new book (and Audio Book) “Didn’t See It Coming”
Sheila Bernal Ray on Systems in the Church
Dec 6, 2018 • 25 min
Sheila and Katie discuss the importance of creating good systems in your church communication department.
Rachel Shanower
Dec 6, 2018 • 15 min
Rachel was recently hired at her church, Middlebranch Grace Brethren. She is the Social Media and Marketing Administrator, and also works alongside her husband, who is our Youth Ministry Team Coordinator.
A Review of the Churchome App
Nov 16, 2018 • 25 min
Today we’re talking about the brand new app from Churchome. Today’s podcast is brought to you by PikselFaith.
How to Pick the Right Font
Nov 9, 2018 • 12 min
Today we’re talking about how to pick the right font for your projects. Today’s podcast is brought to you by PikselFaith.
Humanizing Church Comm | Holly Hall Tate | Vanderbloemen Search Group
Nov 1, 2018 • 48 min
Katie chats with Holly Hall Tate from Vanderbloemen Search Group about humanizing church communications.
How to Get the Most Out of a Conference
Oct 31, 2018 • 10 min
Today we’re talking about how to get the most out of a conference. Today’s podcast is brought to you by PikselFaith.
Jenny Randle, Author of Courageous Creative
Oct 25, 2018 • 25 min
Jenny and Katie discuss Facebook ads, how God can work in your marketing strategy, and more.
Facebook’s New Mobile Ads
Jul 18, 2018 • 33 min
We’re partnering with National Back To Church Sunday and Outreach to offer you some FREE RESOURCES to kickstart your Fall outreach. Churches who participated last year experienced a 25% attendance increase on Back To Church Sunday and 87% said…
#AskAdam: How can we create a first impression at our church that makes people stick around?
Jul 18, 2018 • 17 min
Baptism Troughs
Jul 12, 2018 • 25 min
Katie Allred and Darrel Girardier
IGTV Handbook
Jul 6, 2018 • 18 min
Links mentioned in this episode: IGTV Handbook
Google Map’s Taco Finder
Jun 29, 2018 • 31 min
Links mentioned in this episode: WP Engine Acquires Studiopress Wordpress Solutions Including Genesis Framew…
#AskAdam with Brady Shearer
Jun 28, 2018 • 29 min
#AskAdam with Brady Shearer
Welcome to Instagram TV!
Jun 21, 2018 • 23 min
Links mentioned in this episode: Welcome to IGTV
IHOP Now Sells Burgers
Jun 16, 2018 • 20 min
Links mentioned in this episode: Twitter wants to inject li…
#AskAdam with Daniel Irmler
Jun 15, 2018 • 36 min
#AskAdam with Daniel Irmler - taking your questions about turning website visitors into church visitors.
Should Your Church Use Snapchat?
Jun 14, 2018 • 30 min
Today, we have a special episode featuring Nils Smith and Justin Dean. This is a live discussion about whether or not your church should be using Snapchat.
Instagram is Getting Longform Video!
Jun 7, 2018 • 26 min
Links mentioned in this episode: How Instagram’s algorithm works
Pinterest is More Popular than Twitter
May 30, 2018 • 22 min
Links mentioned in this episode: Pinterest 2017 Sales Rise 58 Percent to $473 Million
Instagram is Going to Mute You
May 24, 2018 • 32 min
Links mentioned in this episode: Introducing Mute: A New Way to Personalize Your Feed
#AskAdam with Seth Muse - Answering your church communications questions!
May 18, 2018 • 45 min
Answering your church communication questions LIVE
What Does GDPR Even Mean? (Also We’re Not Lawyers)
May 17, 2018 • 37 min
On this episode, Katie and special guest, Emmy award-winning editor, Jenny Randle, chat about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Google’s Making Phone Calls
May 11, 2018 • 25 min
Links mentioned in this episode: Making it Easier to Do Business on Instagram
#AskAdam with Ryan Holck: How can we best promote and design for Summer Camp / VBS?
May 4, 2018 • 28 min
Summer Camp / VBS is a great opportunity to reinforce your message! Make the most of it this year.
F8 and Facebook’s Announced Changes
May 3, 2018 • 23 min
Today’s sponsor is TourchPoint. TouchPoint is a church management system built by the church for the church. They are an online church management platform and mobile app designed to work together to keep your church connected at any time, and any place…
#AskAdam with Stephen Brewster
May 2, 2018 • 32 min
Stephen Brewster talks about leading creative meetings with leadership and with your team.
Facebook’s New Video Format
Apr 25, 2018 • 20 min
Today’s sponsor is TourchPoint. TouchPoint is a church management system built by the church for the church. They are an online church management platform and mobile app designed to work together to keep your church connected at any time, and any place…
#AskAdam with Brandon Rodgers: What are the best ways to run Social Media for multisite?
Apr 25, 2018 • 30 min
Learn about running and launching Social Media accounts for multi-site churches
The Big Idea Conference Recap
Apr 23, 2018 • 23 min
Today’s sponsor is TourchPoint. TouchPoint is a church management system built by the church for the church. They are an online church management platform and mobile app designed to work together to keep your church connected at any time, and any place…
Facebook’s Going to Congress
Apr 13, 2018 • 28 min
Today’s sponsor is TourchPoint. TouchPoint is a church management system built by the church for the church. They are an online church management platform and mobile app designed to work together to keep your church connected at any time, and any place…
AskAdam with Kyler Nixon: How do you frame new ideas as you explain them to your leaders?
Apr 13, 2018 • 31 min
New ideas aren’t always well received, and while in most cases it’s not our decision, how we frame the conversation can help get the best results.
Bridging the Generation Gap in Church Communications
Apr 6, 2018 • 41 min
In this Episode, Meghan and Jeanette discuss how to bridge the generation gap in church communications.
AskAdam with Kenny Jahng: Using automation to work smarter in church communications
Apr 6, 2018 • 30 min
AskAdam with Kenny Jahng: Using automation to work smarter in your church communications and marketing
Snapchat Video Group Chat
Apr 5, 2018 • 23 min
Today’s sponsor is TourchPoint. TouchPoint is a church management system built by the church for the church. They are an online church management platform and mobile app designed to work together to keep your church connected at any time, and any pl…
#AskAdam with Seth Muse: How can you get out of a creative rut?
Mar 31, 2018 • 33 min
Talking with Seth Muse about getting out of a creative rut.
Instagram Profile Changes
Mar 28, 2018 • 19 min
Check out The Big Idea Conference Today’s Sponsor is Tith.ly
Facebook Changes Coming to Messenger
Mar 24, 2018 • 20 min
Check out The Big Idea Conference Today’s Sponsor is Tith.ly
#AskAdam with Justin Dean: Does my church need a Public Relations strategy, and what needs to be included.
Mar 23, 2018 • 37 min
#AskAdam: Does my church need a Public Relations strategy?
Special Saturday Edition - Instagram Vertical Video
Mar 17, 2018 • 25 min
Check out The Big Idea Conference Today’s Sponsor is Tith.ly
#AskAdam with Ryan Holck. How can we create visual consistency while maintaining our brand?
Mar 16, 2018 • 41 min
How to create a visual brand guide for your church
#AskAdam - (with Jonnathan Brownlee) How can we reach more people locally with Instagram?
Mar 9, 2018 • 38 min
#AskAdam: How can we reach more people with Instagram?
Facebook’s Mass Messenger Feature and Audio Status Updates
Mar 8, 2018 • 30 min
Check out The Big Idea Conference Today’s Sponsor is Tith.ly
Instagram - Helpful tips and Strategy
Mar 8, 2018 • 35 min
Helpful tips and practical strategy to make Instagram work for your church.
Vero, Twitter Bookmarks and Gen Z
Mar 1, 2018 • 16 min
Check out The Big Idea Conference Today’s Sponsor is Tith.ly
Do “Pray For” Graphics Work?
Feb 24, 2018 • 17 min
Check out The Big Idea Conference Today’s Sponsor is Tith.ly
#AskAdam: 9 Rules for effective creative meetings
Feb 23, 2018 • 22 min
9 rules for effective creative meetings at your church
Finding Your Workflow
Feb 23, 2018 • 40 min
Finding your workflow will help you maximize your work and minimize your stress.
#AskAdam with Wes Gay: What is a story brand, and how can we build a compelling brand at our church?
Feb 16, 2018 • 39 min
#AskAdam: Wes Gay talks with us about Donald Miller’s book: Building A Story Brand and how those principles apply in our Church Communications.
#AskAdam with Rich Birch - What role does communications play in church growth?
Feb 9, 2018 • 33 min
Rich Birch talks with us about the role that communications play in church growth.
Facebook’s Coming Changes
Feb 8, 2018 • 22 min
Check out The Big Idea Conference Today’s Sponsor is Tith.ly
Remembering Your Why
Feb 2, 2018 • 26 min
When it comes to church communications or any form of communications we cannot lose sight of our purpose and the “why” behind what we do.
What’s Going on with Instagram?
Jan 31, 2018 • 23 min
Check out The Big Idea Conference Today’s Sponsor is Tith.ly
2018 Easter Marketing Ideas
Jan 26, 2018 • 27 min
Check out The Big Idea Conference Today’s Sponsor is Tith.ly
Equipping Your Staff and Volunteers
Jan 17, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode, we discuss tools to help you equip staff and other volunteers to use social media effectively. We look at the rise of Facebook Groups and their use in ministry settings, how a simple trick during a staff meeting or other gathering can …
The New Facebook News Feed
Jan 17, 2018 • 42 min
Check out The Big Idea Conference Today’s Sponsor is Tith.ly
OUR BIG ANNOUNCEMENT
Jan 13, 2018 • 25 min
Check out The Big Idea Conference Today’s Sponsor is Tith.ly
#AskAdam: What the Facebook?! (and what does this week’s announcement mean for your church?)
Jan 12, 2018 • 47 min
#AskAdam: What does this week’s facebook announcement mean for your church?
Where It All Began
Jan 5, 2018 • 20 min
In this Episode, Meghan & Jeanette discuss how Two Church Girls and a Microphone happened and why they are on this journey to help ministry leaders create a strategy, build community and keep it real in church communications.
2018 Social Media Trends
Jan 3, 2018 • 37 min
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What We’re Focusing on in 2018
Jan 2, 2018 • 24 min
Today’s sponsor is the Church Marketing Summit. Over 35 of the top social media and digital influencers in the church space at one conference. Names like Carey Nieuwhof, Brady Shearer, Katie Allred, Jarrid Wilson, Nils Smith, Haley Veturis, Stephen Bre…
14 Tools We Love & Why
Dec 24, 2017 • 23 min
Today’s sponsor is the Church Marketing Summit. Over 35 of the top social media and digital influencers in the church space at one conference. Names like Carey Nieuwhof, Brady Shearer, Katie Allred, Jarrid Wilson, Nils Smith, Haley Veturis, Stephen Bre…
A Marketing Formula That’s Guaranteed to Work
Dec 15, 2017 • 23 min
Today’s sponsor is the Church Marketing Summit. Over 35 of the top social media and digital influencers in the church space at one conference. Names like Carey Nieuwhof, Brady Shearer, Katie Allred, Jarrid Wilson, Nils Smith, Haley Veturis, Stephen Bre…
How to Work Better in 2018
Dec 8, 2017 • 35 min
Today’s sponsor is the Church Marketing Summit. Over 35 of the top social media and digital influencers in the church space at one conference. Names like Carey Nieuwhof, Brady Shearer, Katie Allred, Jarrid Wilson, Nils Smith, Haley Veturis, Stephen Bre…
The 2017 Church Communications Christmas Wishlist
Nov 29, 2017 • 33 min
Today’s sponsor is Storytape. Storytape is one subscription for unlimited stock footage downloads.
Facebook Creators App and KFC’s New Tent
Nov 22, 2017 • 23 min
Today’s sponsor is Storytape. Storytape is one subscription for unlimited stock footage downloads.
Following Instagram Stories
Nov 15, 2017 • 21 min
Today’s sponsor is Storytape. Storytape is one subscription for unlimited stock footage downloads.
280 Characters
Nov 12, 2017 • 27 min
Today’s sponsor is Storytape. Storytape is one subscription for unlimited stock footage downloads.
Visual Storytelling with Brady Shearer
Nov 3, 2017 • 33 min
Today our interview is with Brady Shearer, founder of Storytape. Storytape is one subscription for unlimited stock footage downloads. In this episode talk about how visually tell stories.
The Original Storyteller, Facebook killing Pages reach, and new Twitter rules
Oct 25, 2017 • 29 min
TODAY’S SPONSOR: The Original Story Teller by Robert Carnes The Original Storyteller seeks to answer those questions through the lens of God’s stories. He is the first and best storyteller. His stories reveal the essence of all great st…
Facebook Live Screen Sharing, Social Media Policies, and Burning Out
Oct 18, 2017 • 28 min
TODAY’S SPONSOR: DISCIPLESHIP.ORG CONFERENCE Use PROMO “CHURCHCOMM” to reserve your seat for 20% off: The National Disciple Making Forum
AOL IM Dies, Twitter Bookmarks and 280 Characters
Oct 14, 2017 • 27 min
TODAY’S SPONSOR: DISCIPLESHIP.ORG CONFERENCE Use PROMO “CHURCHCOMM” to reserve your seat for 20% off: The National Disciple Making Forum
Instagram Stories Poll, Hootsuite Pricing Change, and Facebook Video Metrics
Oct 4, 2017 • 29 min
TODAY’S SPONSOR: DISCIPLESHIP.ORG CONFERENCE Use PROMO “CHURCHCOMM” to reserve your seat for 20% off: The National Disciple Making Forum
New Instagram Grid and the Return of QR Codes
Sep 22, 2017 • 27 min
TODAY’S SPONSOR: DISCIPLESHIP.ORG CONFERENCE Use PROMO “CHURCHCOMM” to reserve your seat for 20% off: The National Disciple Making Forum
New iPhone, Facebook Beta Features and Instant Videos
Sep 15, 2017 • 31 min
TODAY’S SPONSOR: DISCIPLESHIP.ORG CONFERENCE Use PROMO “CHURCHCOMM” to reserve your seat for 20% off: The National Disciple Making Forum
Canva, Facebook Watch, and Video Metrics
Sep 7, 2017 • 27 min
TODAY’S SPONSOR: DISCIPLESHIP.ORG CONFERENCE Use PROMO “CHURCHCOMM” to reserve your seat for 20% off: The National Disciple Making Forum
Hurricane Harvey, New iPhone, and Mobile App Usage
Aug 31, 2017 • 33 min
TODAY’S SPONSOR: DISCIPLESHIP.ORG CONFERENCE Use PROMO “CHURCHCOMM” to reserve your seat for 20% off: The National Disciple Making Forum
Facebook Offline Ads, Teen Usage of Social Media, and Google Home
Aug 25, 2017 • 32 min
TODAY’S SPONSOR: DISCIPLESHIP.ORG CONFERENCE Use PROMO “CHURCHCOMM” to reserve your seat for 20% off: C…
New Snapchat Features, Facebook Redesign, and Chrome Ad Blocker
Aug 17, 2017 • 29 min
TODAY’S SPONSOR: DISCIPLESHIP.ORG CONFERENCE Use PROMO “CHURCHCOMM” to reserve your seat for 20% off: C…
Facebook Groups App, Diversity, and Instagram Live
Aug 9, 2017 • 31 min
TODAY’S SPONSOR: CHURCHLINK DESIGN Sign up for the 14 Day Trial at http://churchlinkdesign.com CHECK US OUT ONLINE: …
Facebook Audio Ads, Gen Z, and YouTube’s Huge Numbers
Jul 28, 2017 • 25 min
Check out this week’s sponsor! The 7 Sneakiest Facebook Tricks That Can Double Your Church’s Facebook Engagement Our Big Top Five…
Facebook Live!
Jul 18, 2017 • 48 min
We’re live on Facebook. Here’s what were talking about today… This week’s sponsor is The 7 Sneakiest Facebook Tricks That Can Double Your Church’s Fa…
Online Church with Jason Caston
Apr 24, 2017 • 25 min
Today, we’re talking to one of our favorite people, Jason Caston. Jason is the author of the iChurch Method. You can find Jason on
Creating Immersive Experiences with Dawn Nicole Baldwin
Apr 17, 2017 • 21 min
Today, we’re talking to Dawn Nicole Baldwin from AspireOne. Dawn is an expert in branding and communications for churches. Listen to her as she drops some wisdom on us!
Empowering Group Leaders with Marcy Carrico
Apr 10, 2017 • 19 min
Facebook Marketing with Richy Hirtle and Andrew Riis
Apr 3, 2017 • 28 min
Today, we’re talking to Richy Hirtle and Andrew Riis from Reachout Marketing. Richy and Andrew are experts in Facebook marketing. Check out their insights on this episode and their book recommendation.
Resources for Churches with Kent Shaffer
Mar 27, 2017 • 25 min
Event Planning with Deborah Ike
Mar 20, 2017 • 21 min
Templatizing Your Ministry with Michael Hamilton
Mar 13, 2017 • 14 min
Today we’re talking to Michael Hamilton from ArtSpeak Creative.
Simplifying Your Message with Eric Williams
Mar 6, 2017 • 19 min
How to Reach an Unchurched Audience with Jacob Sanders
Feb 27, 2017 • 22 min
Today, we have the one and only Jacob Sanders from Verve. Jacob gives us some awesome insight into running church communications in the city of Las Vegas. Also check out Jacob’s book recommendation. It’s worth the l…
Best Practices for Building a Church Website with @ChaseReplogle
Feb 20, 2017 • 29 min
Church Communications Outside of the Bible Belt with @SCLinthicum
Feb 13, 2017 • 24 min
Majority of our listeners live inside the Bible Belt. However, there’s a good portion of us who live in communities that don’t have a church on every street corner. Today we’re talking to Stewart Linthicum about running church communications for a chur…
Setting Up Your Staff for Success with Shev Sayed
Feb 6, 2017 • 20 min
Today we’re about how to structure your team up for success, regardless of the size and how to set up a process to work with staff and other departments. Our guest is Shev Said from King of Kings in Omaha, Nebraska.
Social Media for Student Ministries with Ashley Aucker
Jan 30, 2017 • 32 min
Starting a Communications Ministry with Katy Wreyford
Jan 23, 2017 • 36 min
Are the first communications director or minister at your church? Are trying to figure out whether to start with a social media strategy or create branding guidelines? If this is you, then this podcast will speak to your needs. We’re interviewing Katy …
Rebranding Your Church with @MattHail
Jan 16, 2017 • 37 min
Today, we’re chatting with longtime friend and creative director Matt Hail. Matt is going to walk us through his process of rebranding Friendswood Community Church to become The Harbor. You can reach Matt on Twitter at @MattHail or at
Creating Compelling Stage Announcements with @benstapley
Dec 6, 2016 • 31 min
Today’s guest is Ben Stapley from Liquid Church and we’re talking about how to create compelling stage announcements with Ben Stapley. Ben is an amazing communicator with a wealth of knowledge that you should check out. You can find him at
Social Media at a Traditional Church with @LMichelleJax
Nov 21, 2016 • 41 min
Today’s guest is Lauren McAllister and we’re talking about handling social media for a traditional church. Lauren is the social media manager for First Baptist Jacksonville, which a large multiple campus church in Jacksonville, Florida. Be sure to chec…
What We’re Focusing on in 2017 with @katiejallred and @dgirardier
Nov 14, 2016 • 29 min
We’re taking a break from our normal interview schedule to talk about what we’ll be focusing on in 2017 for church. We’re talking about Facebook Live, the future of Twitter and email lists!
Communicating to Millennials with @wesgay
Nov 7, 2016 • 35 min
Today’s guest is Wes Gay and we’re talking about to communicate and manage millennials. Be sure to check out Wes’s website WesGay.com to connect with him and learn more about millennials.
Web Design for Your Church with @ahaywood
Oct 28, 2016 • 32 min
Today’s guest is Amy Haywood and we’re talking about best practices when designing for the web. Be sure to check out Amy’s website AmyHaywood.com to connect with her and learn more about web design.
The Best Tools for Your Ministry with @TheSethMuse
Oct 12, 2016 • 49 min
Today’s guest is Seth Muse and we’re talking about the best tools for your ministry. Be sure to check out Seth’s website sethmuse.com to connect with him and check out his podcast The Seminary of Hard Knocks….
How to Get the Most Out of Instagram with @jonathanmalm
Oct 5, 2016 • 35 min
Today’s guest is Jonathan Malm and we’re talking about getting the most out of Instagram. Be sure to check out Jonathan’s website Sunday Social for really great Instagram graphics for your church. Also make sure yo…
9 Rules for Effective Creative Meetings with @Adam_mclaughlin
Sep 21, 2016 • 25 min
Today’s guest is Adam McLaughlin and we’re talking about effective creative meetings. Check out this post by Adam entitled: 9 Rules for Effective Creative Meetings
Crisis Management for Your Church with @justinjdean
Sep 16, 2016 • 30 min
Has your church ever dealt with a crisis? Having a crisis plan for your church can help you define scenarios that may happen and help you know what to do in case the worst happens.
How Churches Can Use Snapchat…Better with @vanbaird
Sep 13, 2016 • 37 min
Serving in Church Technology with @gumbystation
Jun 17, 2016 • 18 min