Pro Church Podcast with Brady Shearer

Communication is tough, but even small changes can move the needle forward. Brady discusses a commonly used phrase in church announcements and why we should stop using it.

What's In This Session?

  • Small changes can move the needle forward (0:56)
  • "Don't miss it!" (1:31)
  • Reason #1: Consequences (2:06)
  • Reason #2: Laziness (3:33)
  • Alternative: "See you there!" (6:15)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/1-phrase-church-stop-using-say-instead-ep-092/.

Direct download: Podcast-PCD-016-02-092.mp3
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Brady and Alex share some digital tools we have begun to use on a regular basis at Pro Church Tools and how they can be helpful for you and your church.

 

 

What's In This Session?

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-new-digital-tools-using-2018-ep-091/.

Direct download: Podcast-PCD-016-01-091.mp3
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Watch the video version of this episode of The #AskBrady Show here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProChurchTools

 

#TIMESTAMPS:

 

1:44 - If we have a youth group page what kind of stuff am I posting? What would they want to see, what kind of stuff would they interact with?

13:54 - When it comes to A/B testing hashtags on Instagram, should I make a new Instagram post with the second set of hashtags, or should I delete set A and replace with set B in the same comment?

19:58 - I saw that Nucleus.Church was pinned with an app like logo, I was wondering if you could explain how to make your website capable of doing this.

22:25 - Should I try to make every post something for both the youth and older crowd? Should I just focus on one group, or should I try to have some posts directed at each group?

 

Brady Shearer is the CEO of Pro Church Tools Inc., a company helping churches communicate better. Through weekly videos, podcasts, and articles, Pro Church Tools reaches more than 25,000 churches every month.

 

Brady is the host of The #AskBrady Show, a church communications focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as the Pro Church Podcast, a weekly interview audio podcast.

 

Follow Me Online Here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bradyshearer

Facebook: http://facebook.com/prochurchtools

Website: http://prochurchtools.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bradyshearer

Direct download: Podcast-AB-062.mp3
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We are living through the biggest communication shift in 500 years, and social media and technology continues to advance and change. Brady discusses the platforms that are most popular with Gen Z.

 

 

What's In This Session?

  • Attention is the most valuable commodity your church can possess (1:14)
  • Timeless message in timely mediums (1:59)
  • YouTube (2:37)
  • Snapchat (5:22)
  • Instagram (8:24)
  • You don't need to create the content yourself (8:53)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/student-youth-ministry-gen-z-3-social-platforms-church-needs-consider-ep-090/.

Direct download: Podcast-PCD-015-06-090.mp3
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The older you are, the more life experience you have to share. Brady discusses how millennials can make the most of the life lessons of those from older generations and learn from their experiences.

 

 

What's In This Session?

  • What do you wish you knew at 25 that you know now? (1:24)
  • Ask their opinion (4:45)
  • Don't generalize an individual relationship (7:00)
  • Conclusion (8:38)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-ways-millennials-learn-older-church-leaders-ep-089/.

Direct download: 01Podcast-PCD-015-05-089.mp3
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In past episodes Brady has discussed the implications of the millennial generation. In this episode he talks about how older church leaders can disciple millennials.

 

 

What's In This Session?

  • Empower & Champion (1:14)
  • Ask their opinion (5:40)
  • Don't generalize an individual relationship (8:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-ways-older-church-leaders-can-help-disciple-millennials-ep-088/.

Direct download: Podcast-PCD-015-04-088.mp3
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It's important to use our resources wisely. Brady shares the story of a church who used Facebook Ads to benefit their growth strategy, and how to make it work for you.

 

 

What's In This Session?

  • The story (0:30)
  • Step #1: Promote an event, not a church service (4:18)
  • Step #2: Target those 18-65+ within a 10 mile radius of your church (5:28)
  • Step #3: Landing page with a form (5:52)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/church-150-spent-109-facebook-ads-got-241-new-visitors-ep-087/.

Direct download: PCD-015-03.mp3
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Every week has 168 hours. The average weekly church service is around an hour long, but the influence of your church doesn't need to end there. Brady talks about seizing the other 167 hours in a week.

 

What's In This Session?

  • #1: Directed spiritual reflection (2:19)
  • #2: Q&A Podcast (4:38)
  • #3: Patreon (6:15)
  • #4: Document the journey (7:22)
  • #5: Facebook Ads (9:13)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-groundbreaking-ways-churches-can-seizethe167-ep-086/.

Direct download: Podcast-PCD-015-02.mp3
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Brady shares why Google and Facebook reviews are so important for your church, as well as how to trigger more of them.

 

What's In This Session?

  • Reviews appear first on Google (0:27)
  • Google My Business pulls a star rating and displays it (0:51)
  • Drown out false negative reviews (1:52)
  • Host a contest (2:25)
  • Use an anniversary or birthday to trigger reviews (4:55)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/get-5-star-online-reviews-church-ep-085/.

Direct download: Podcast-PCD-015-01_1.mp3
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Watch the video version of this episode of The #AskBrady Show here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProChurchTools

 

#TIMESTAMPS:

 

0:59 - Other than passing the speed test, what are some tips and tricks to improve our site’s SEO?

9:08 - How many times could or would you play the same video announcement for an event?

10:46 - What are your thoughts on Facebook fundraisers for nonprofit and whether you think it can be a good tool for my church to utilize to accept donations, offerings, etc.?

15:27 - Is there any information or ministry that DOESN’T make the cut for the church website? If so, how do you decide?

 

Brady Shearer is the CEO of Pro Church Tools Inc., a company helping churches communicate better. Through weekly videos, podcasts, and articles, Pro Church Tools reaches more than 25,000 churches every month.

 

Brady is the host of The #AskBrady Show, a church communications focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as the Pro Church Podcast, a weekly interview audio podcast.

 

Follow Me Online Here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bradyshearer

Facebook: http://facebook.com/prochurchtools

Website: http://prochurchtools.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bradyshearer

Direct download: Podcast-AB-061.mp3
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