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Technology should not transform ministry, but rather do the things that people don’t have to do so they can do what they do best.

Seth Hinz

Seth Hinz serves as Assistant to the President—Web/Media for the Michigan District of the LCMS. A graduate of Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Seth is passionate about connecting church-communication folks and equipping ministries to communicate effectively in the ever-changing digital age. Seth is married, has two sons, one daughter, and enjoys popcorn, Wes Anderson movies, and way too many things on Netflix.
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Using IFTTT for Social Media Automation

By Seth Hinz | Oct 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

IFTTT is a dream come true and can save an entire weekend of your time in a single click. I use this tool to automate portions of the social media marketing efforts in Michigan, and I’m always seeking out new ways to expand our reach and reduce the time we have to spend on busywork.

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How to Automate Your Church Social Media

By Seth Hinz | Jul 11, 2017 2:00:00 PM

This post is an excerpt from Seth Hinz's ebook Social Media Automation.


Social media automation tools will help you scale your social media marketing efforts. You’ll discover how to schedule out and recycle content indefinitely, find and engage in conversations you’ve been missing, expand your follower base, and reduce the time you spend on repetitive tasks. All of this will turn you into a lean and mean marketing machine. One stop short of full-on robot.

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Agile Failing for Church Communications

By Seth Hinz | Apr 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Done is better than perfect, and I needed to learn to get to “done” faster.

True confessions - rapid fire edition.

  • I love working on teams.
  • I love getting feedback on my work.
  • I hate working alone.

Here’s the problem: Most of the time, I work alone, in an office digging away at code, video editing, graphic design, you name it.

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Social Media Roundup - Posts Churches Can Try

By Seth Hinz | Mar 28, 2017 9:02:04 AM

If you oversee scheduling social media posts for your church, you may sometimes feel like you’re staring at a blank canvas each week. Either that or the canvas has so much paint on it you don’t know what you’re looking at anymore. If this is you and you’re looking for a refresh, here are some ideas for your social media calendar. 

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Interview with a Church Communication Professional - Rebecca Thomas (Part 2)

By Seth Hinz | Jan 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

Part two of a two part series on Church Communication Professionals.

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Interview with a Church Communication Professional - Rebecca Thomas (Part 1)

By Seth Hinz | Jan 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

Part one of a two part series on Church Communication Professionals.

In the world of church communications, it is important for us to learn from each other and share what works and what doesn't. With that in mind, I wanted to interview Rebecca Thomas, an amazing church communicator who serves as the director of communication for Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton Township, Michigan, and give us all a chance to learn from her ministry.

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The Best Meeting Agenda Template I've Ever Used

By Seth Hinz | Jan 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Have you ever been in a meeting that veered off course and shifted to family, sports, or even movie recommendations? Most meetings appear harmless, they start with “we need to discuss X.” However, five minutes into many meetings, a team can end up looking around wondering who actually called the meeting and if it’s supposed to go 30 minutes or 60 or? 

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Interview with a Church Communication Professional -  Meredith (Part 2)

By Seth Hinz | Dec 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Part two of a two part series on Church Communication Professionals.

In the world of church communications, it is important for us to learn from each other and share what works and what doesn't. With that in mind, I wanted to interview Meredith Whitefield, an amazing church communicator who serves as the Media Director for St. John Lutheran Church, in Cypress, Texas, and give us all a chance to learn from her ministry.

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Interview with a Church Communication Professional -  Meredith (Part 1)

By Seth Hinz | Dec 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Part one of a two part series on Church Communication Professionals.

In the world of church communications, it is important for us to learn from each other and share what works and what doesn't. With that in mind, I wanted to interview Meredith Whitefield, an amazing church communicator who serves as the Media Director for St. John Lutheran Church, in Cypress, Texas, and give us all a chance to learn from her ministry.

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Interview with a Church Communication Professional -  Emilie (Part 2)

By Seth Hinz | Dec 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 

Part two of a two part series on Church Communication Professionals.

In the world of church communications, it is important for us to learn from each other and share what works and what doesn't. With that in mind, I wanted to interview Emilie Finke, an amazing church communicator who is in charge of Social Media & Women's Ministry at The Point in Knoxville, Tennessee, and give us all a chance to learn from her ministry.

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