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Writing a Church Email That Gets Opened with Seth Muse

Welcome in to That Church Podcast where we help Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell.

Today’s episode is with our buddy Seth Muse. Seth Muse serves as the Social Media and Web Associate at The Heights Church in Richardson, TX. He blogs about practical church leadership and hosts The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast. Today he’ll discuss Writing a Church Email That Gets Opened.

Before we jump into our time with Seth, can I just take a sec to say thank you to all of you that are downloading this podcast? We are truly blown away by the growth the last couple of months. Funny how when we put out a consistent podcast, we see growth. There’s a sermon illustration in there somewhere. Could y’all do us a favor though and leave us a rating and some comments on our iTunes page. It’s no secret that it helps to drive more listeners to our content and help us help more digital communicators in Church.

Speaking of which...

Be sure and check out our Chicago Intensive Workshop, April 25th, especially if you like today’s guest, as Ben is one of our trainers.

We’re going to be at Soul City Church with a room full of church communications folks doing what we do best, Helping Digital Communicators Tell The Best Story The Church Has To Tell. It’s a one day Intensive Workshop. Our Speakers are

Mark McDonald - Church Brand Strategist, Be Known For Something - Ways to Know Whether Your Church Brand will Succeed. And How to Fix It.

LAUREN MCALLISTER - Social Media Manager, First Baptist Jacksonville - Down the Rabbit Hole - Turning Negative Social Conversations into Positive Ones

Ben Stapley - Creative Arts Pastor, Liquid Church - Processing Church Communication Requests

DANNY DE LOS REYES - Media Pastor, Northplace Church - Creating and sustaining a thriving volunteer culture in your department

We will be broadcasting the entire day via Livestream on brought to by our friends at Tithly, the innovators in church giving. Be sure and check them out at The cost for the Live Stream is $149. You and your entire team can watch and soak in what our speakers will be delivering in the room. If you’re wanting to join us in person, be sure and grab your ticket before next Wednesday. Prices go up $50 on March 1st.

What's coming after Chicago?

Nashville Workshop- July 14th at Cross Point Church

Atlanta Conference- Sept 26 and 27

Where should we go in 2018? Tweet at us @thatchurchconf and we’ll DM you a discount code to use with either the workshop or the Live Stream.

Well, again our guest today is Seth Muse. He has a checklist for all us to not only write better emails to use in our church marketing strategy, but also how to have more of them get opened and read. We have a link to his blog post with step by step directions on our show notes for the podcast. We know you’re going to love learning from Seth. If you want to hear more from him, be sure and check out his podcast, the Seminary of Hard Knocks. So...sit up, don’t relax and pay close attention to our friend, Seth Muse.


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