The Awesome Communicator Episode

The Awesome Communicator Episode

December 17, 2014 by

More About this 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 hear from… our listeners. The Awesome Communicator Episode is all about highlighting the successes of our community for the benefit of our community. This is the first of two episodes where we talk with Church Marketing Podcast listeners about their 2014 experiences.

About Our Guests

Kristy Henry is the “social media marketing person” at Christ’s Church Federal Way. As a full time volunteer Kristy is responsible for the digital footprint for her church in Washington which has a weekly attendance between 500 and 600 people. After hitting a plateau in Facebook traffic, Kristy launched an Advent effort and has seen reach increase of 100% over this time in 2013 and finally seen an increase in page likes and website traffic after an extended period of leveled off growth.

Meiko Seymour is the communications director at Evangel Temple in Columbus, Ga. December 2014 is Meiko’s 1-year anniversary at Evangel Temple. One of his top priorities for 2014 was to eliminate excessive Sunday morning verbal announcements. The culture Meiko arrived in was including as many as five verbal announcements in one Sunday service. Meiko has led his church to narrowing that selection down to approximately two per service in hopes of communicating more effectively from the platform. Evangel Temple has a weekly attendance of approximately 1,200-1,300 and as a growing church the communication needs continue to become more complex.

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Dave Shrein is the owner of Shrein Media, LLC and helps churches and small businesses communicate their big picture effectively through their website, email, and social media. You can discover more digital marketing training on his website, DaveShrein.com.
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6 Responses to “The Awesome Communicator Episode”

  • Bethany
    January 15, 2015

    Really great episode, but some of the links are wonky. :)


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    • Dave Shrein
      January 16, 2015

      Thanks for the heads up Bethany. I just corrected those errors! Glad you liked the episode. What was your favorite section?


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  • Bethany
    January 20, 2015

    Dave–I really enjoyed Kristy’s interview. I actually went back and listened to it a second time to make sure I caught it all. Coming from a smaller church I was able to relate well, and got some ideas for our Facebook usage and Easter campaign. I have the second Awesome Communicator in my queue for today!


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  • Dave Shrein
    January 22, 2015

    Bethany, that’s awesome! Kristy is great and I really learned a lot from listening to her as well! Thanks for sharing!


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  • Stephen Morrissey
    January 23, 2015

    Great episode Dave! Finally catching up and I had to press pause and write down some ideas. Expect an article coming of mine coming soon that references the experiences of being a new visitor to a church. Thanks for the podcast and thank you for the inspiration for some new content. You and the site are a blessing to the entire church communications community.


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  • S Petersen
    November 25, 2015

    I know this post is a year old, but I just wanted to send kudos to Kristy. I’m working on updating our church website, right now, and have been researching good ones and yours is BEAUTIFUL! This site has been a huge help to me as I’ve stepped into the church office manager position and am trying to keep up with all our marketing! Thanks so much!


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