Welcome to The Seminary of Hard Knocks Podcast!

This podcast is where ministry leaders can come to learn leadership concepts that may not have been covered in the traditional seminary. Whether you need help planning a mission trip, running a staff meeting, or just understanding how to answer prayer requests about the volume of the band, pastors and ministry leaders can find help all under one roof!

New episodes release every other Tuesday of the month!

Using my scars, screw ups, and successes, I want to help you navigate ministry life with a fewer bruises!

Harnessing the Power of Instagram for your Church, Ep. 33

The most powerful tool in a church communicator's tool belt these days is the little app that could, Instagram. Sure, they stole the best features from Snapchat and assimilated them, but we got a really powerful app out of it with an audience that already existed! (if...

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How to Get Hired in Church Communications w/ Holly Tate

How to Get Hired in Church Communications with Holly Tate of Vanderbloemen Search Group Holly is the Director of Business Development at Vanderbloemen, a pastor search firm that knows what churches are looking for when it comes to hiring staff. She shares a lot of...

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The Power of Networking w/ Jeanette Yates

The Power of Networking with Jeanette Yates Jeanette is the Communications Director at Southside United Methodist in Florida and has become a pro in a very short time. How? Because she networks like a boss! Find out her secrets in another exciting episode of The...

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Writing Church Emails that get Opened: The Podcast

Every church has an all-church email. How can you live without it? However, most emails are deleted before they are even opened and you have to listen to the same old tired response when they don't show up for things: "I didn't know about it!" What if I told you that...

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Communicating Vision During a Capital Campaign

Communicating Vision During a Capital Campaign Adam McLaughlin of ChurchMarketingIdeas.com and his pastor at Life Church in Ft. Meyers, FL, Ryan Deaton stop by to discuss how they communicated their vision to their church during a capital campaign. Capital campaigns...

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Capturing Great Video Testimonies w/ Ben Stapley

Capturing Great Video Testimonies with Ben Stapley Ben Stapley from Liquid Church stops by to give us a LOT of practical insight on how to capture those really great video testimonies and baptism stories. He even talks about how to collect stories in your church for...

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