In the season two preview, we take a look back at season one (1:20), talk about what StoryBrand is (3:33) and who this podcast is for (8:48), and then turn our attention to previewing what’s coming up in season two (10:20).
This week is all about Christmas! We ask if people even know what Advent is (3:20) and talk about the Christmas traditions we take for granted (4:20). We also create a BrandScript for Advent (8:50) and give you a templated video script to promote the season (17:42). Plus we try to determine if Kyler has ever read the Bible (23:20) and discuss how singing Silent Night to candle light is actually a little weird (29:46).
Our culture trusts the Church less than at any point in recent history. In this episode, we talk with Wes Gay about how we must find common ground with people (2:30), what empathy looks like (4:25), and how we develop an empathetic culture (12:22). We also look at balancing empathy with numbers (15:07), how we communicate empathy online (16:45), and how we can show empathy in a Sunday service (22:52).
Drew Powell from Crosspoint Church is back with us to talk about why our event promotion usually doesn’t work (2:45), how the hype man is played out (6:38), and how to craft your announcements to connect with people (8:14). He gives us a great story of how he leveraged what people were already thinking into Crosspoint’s biggest one-day small group sign ups ever (10:03) and we discuss having fun with failure (17:07). Plus – are QR codes a thing again (24:20) and a quick tip with Kyler (26:40).
Kyler’s in for the full episode and we’re talking websites! We hit on why your words matter (3:57), examples of great website headlines (7:43), and what should go on your home page (11:15). We also give you some questions to consider about your website (15:02) and tell you why your next steps on your website are probably wrong (19:37). Oh! And Kyler makes a reference that’s probably a little inappropriate but was perfect (21:25) and we give you a wireframe you can use for your home page (23:01).
This week we talk to Drew Powell from Crosspoint Church about who the Christmas service is designed to reach (6:49), how we get people to come back in January (12:18) and how we keep kids engaged in a Christmas Eve service (20:45). Plus we discuss how to leverage your pastor’s influence to reach people (25:03) and have another quick tip for you to implement (30:52).
In this episode we talk about about the single biggest problem churches have in their marketing (3:52) and why making people the hero of the story is hard (4:28). We also give you a fun game to play at your next staff meeting (13:55) and discuss how your marketing plan is different than your discipleship plan (16:49). Plus we show you how to use StoryBrand for your preaching (27:16) and give you a quick tip for how to do a push for volunteers (30:00).