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Discover how to leverage technology in your church

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

By Seth Hinz | Nov 29, 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 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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Interview with a Church Communication Professional - Sheree (Part 2)

By Seth Hinz | Oct 17, 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 Sheree Howard, an amazing church communicator who is currently serving as the Communications Director and Director of Contemporary Worship at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas, and give us all a chance to learn from her ministry.

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

By Seth Hinz | Oct 13, 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 Sheree Howard, an amazing church communicator who is currently serving as the Communications Director and Director of Contemporary Worship at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas, and give us all a chance to learn from her ministry.

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5 Options for Building Forms on Your Website

By Seth Hinz | Sep 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Whether it’s an event registration, contact information update, photo contest entry, guest feedback, or prayer request, you’ll make your life a lot easier if you deploy a form to collect information.

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Topics: Website Forms

How to Use Webinars for Member Training

By Seth Hinz | Sep 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

I love a good productivity hack. I especially love one that increases the productivity of me, my co-workers, and the people we serve. That’s why I’m a big fan of webinars for training. We can provide live trainings on a wide variety of topics, record them, and make them available for on-demand viewing.

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Creating Communication Touch Points with a Sign-In Sheet

By Seth Hinz | Aug 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

I was recently contacted by a pastor who was having a hard time communicating with a group that meets every other month in his region. He’s already done the hard part, which is to get a gathering organized that people are interested in attending. However, the Facebook group that keeps the conversation going isn’t pulling its weight. He’s finding that when he posts, only about 10 percent of group members are actually seeing his posts.

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How to Create Call-To-Action Links on Facebook

By Seth Hinz | Aug 16, 2016 9:30:00 AM

In newsfeeds that are constantly jammed with more and more content, it’s important to give your links every chance they can get to stand out above the rest. One way to stand out is to use Call-To-Action Links on Facebook. 

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Promoting and Covering Your Event through Social Media (Part 3)

By Seth Hinz | Jul 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is part 3 of a series called “Promoting and Covering Your Event through Social Media” by Seth Hinz and Bill Johnson.

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7 Leadership & Marketing Podcasts Actually Worth Your Time

By Seth Hinz | Jun 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Stitcher is a free app you can use to browse through and listen to podcasts. The Sticher website boasts over 65,000 podcast shows. That’s years of content.

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How to Join or Host a Live Twitter Chat

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

Here’s a complete hypothetical, but maybe you’ve been there.

You arrive to work, you set your bag down, say hi to the team, grab that cup of coffee, and retreat to your desk. You power up the computer, take one big swig of coffee, queue up the to-do list, sit back, and you think to yourself, “I have no idea what I’m doing,” or worse, you feel all alone.

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