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Making Sunday Happen Podcast

333: Staffing Trends, Culture and Succession Planning

On today’s episode of the show, we welcome William Vanderbloemen. William has been able to combine over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of Executive Search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search. Prior to his founding The Vanderbloemen Search Group, William studied executive search under a mentor with over 25 years of executive search at the highest level. His learning taught him the very best corporate practices, including the search strategies used by one of the largest and most reputable search firms in the world. He is the author of "Search: The Pastoral Search Committee Handbook," "Culture Wins: The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace" and "NEXT: Pastoral Succession that Works." You’re really in for a treat today.

332: Crafting Videos Using Stock

On today’s episode of the show, we welcome Nic McElveen. Nic is the Product Owner of Video and SFX at Soundstripe. We talked to Nic about how to create video and other media projects using stock video, music and sound effects. Nic has a background in ministry and is really able to speak to how to use stock elements and it can help you make Sunday Happen.

331: New Rhythms for a New Year of Ministry

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2022! We made it!! On this week’s episode of the show, we welcome a good friend, John Shelton. John served on staff with our host, Carl, at Newspring Church where they had a lot of fun together. They have both since moved on to new adventures. Carl started 12:30 Media in 2015 and John left to serve as a Chaplain and as a minister to pastors - a shepherd to shepherds. John and his wife Linda founded More 3:20 recently - a non-profit ministry that serves ministry leaders with free counseling and support. Note from Carl: "John has been a great counsel to me and my family - you’re going to hear me get a little vulnerable in this episode with some ministry struggles that I’ve had in my past and John and I walk through experiences we both have had and how to deal with them and still survive in our faith and in the ability to serve others. I hope our openness and honesty will be an encouragement to you if you might be struggling with some of the same things John and I have seen in ministry."

330: 2021 Year in Review

Welcome to the show. We hope you are having a very Merry Christmas. Another light episode this week - a family episode as we welcome a small group of team members from our 12:30 team. We’re going to chat about what we have seen in the Church this past year, some trends we think might continue into next year and more. This is just a few of the members of our incredible team at 12:30. We are building something really special and we love to do ministry with these incredible people.

329: Working in a Crunch

Welcome to the show. Lighter episode this week as we head into Christmas. You might be catching this episode as you are driving to or from a visit with your family, so we hope you survived or hope you can make it out alive this week. Our host Carl was recently a guest on the Black Bar Podcast where he got to talk to Zach, Caleb and Nick from the Blackbar team all about Creating Media in a Crunch. You’ll hear a little of his story as well as the crew dive into conversation about deadlines and some ideas on how to work ahead and how to create stuff when you’re just plain out of time.

328: What Do I Say Between Songs?

In today’s episode of the show, we welcome a veteran in Worship Ministry. Dennis Worley from Brentwood Baptist will be joining us for a conversation. Dennis has been on staff at Brentwood nearly 30 years and has mentored dozens of young Worship Leaders. He is a powerhouse in the industry. You are in for a treat today. We’ll be talking through Worship Leading over the years and also hit heavily on what Worship Leaders should say between songs when they are leading worship.

327: Songwriting and Women in Leadership (On Location at Onward Conference)

On this episode of our podcast, we'll be sharing interviews that we conducted at the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Onward Worship Leader Conference. We got to spend some time with Worship Leader and Songwriter Justin Tweito as well as Megan Holifield who is on staff at North Greenville University - she works in the Worship Ministry department at NGU and has a good pulse on where worship is, what Worship Leaders are learning and where we are going. Great insight from both of these guests today.

326: The Case for Heaven

This episode of the show is brought to you by the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Apologetics. And Lee Strobel is our guest today. Lee Strobel is an Athiest turned Christian. He is the former award winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune. He has written more than 40 books and sold over 14 million copies of those books. After investigating the evidence for Jesus for nearly two years, Lee became a Christian in 1981. His journey of discovery was chronicled in his book and the motion picture The Case for Christ. He has since become a teaching pastor at 3 of America’s largest churches. We dive deep into his latest book The Case for Heaven and also talk about evangelism and the local church.

325: Saddleback Production

We’re back in the studio this week after doing some shows on location at SALT21. This week, we have a really awesome guest. Rob Mortensen will be joining us. Rob is the Production Pastor at Irvine South Campus of Saddleback Church. We talked with Dennis Choy from Saddleback a couple weeks ago, so we are getting the Saddleback treatment here on the podcast. Rob is a great guy. We talked with him about how they train and pastor their volunteer teams, how they execute Sunday, how they craft their Worship Experiences and more.

324: SALT Conference 2021 (Part Two)

This is our second week of podcast episodes from SALT Conference 2021. If you are in Church Media and Production, Worship, Communications - if you are staff or volunteer, this is a great conference to come to, its one we don’t miss each year. Luke McElroy and his great team run the show there and they are good friends of 12:30media. We as a team really love about coming to these conferences and meeting you, our 12:30 fam. We get to hang out and talk with you and hear what God is doing at your church. Hear about your struggles and victories as you make Sunday happen and ministry in general happen in your community. So this week and next week on the show, you’ll hear interviews with folks who are here at SALT with us.

323: SALT Conference 2021 (Part One)

This week and next week and next we’ll be bringing you podcast episodes from SALT Conference 2021. If you are in Church Media and Production, Worship, Communications - if you are staff or volunteer, this is a great conference to come to, its one we don’t miss each year. Luke McElroy and his great team run the show there and they are good friends of 12:30media. We as a team really love about coming to these conferences and meeting you, our 12:30 fam. We get to hang out and talk with you and hear what God is doing at your church. Hear about your struggles and victories as you make Sunday happen and ministry in general happen in your community. So this week and next week on the show, you’ll hear interviews with folks who are here at SALT with us.

322: 6 Local SEO Tips for Churches

Today we welcome back our guest our guest Paul Cox. Paul was on the show on last week's episode and we talked about how to build your church website in a week. We talked through a lot of tips and tricks when it comes to your website.And we received great insight from Paul and we would encourage you to check it out if you missed it. This week, Paul is going to be talking to us about Tips for Local SEO - Search Engine Optimization. Basically - how do you get your website in the top local searches on google so that people can find you? We’re going to get pretty specific here on some things you can do to increase attendance at your church.

321: How to Build your Church Website in a Week with Paul Cox

Today we welcome Paul Cox on the show. Paul is the owner of the Church Co. He is a great guy. He was on staff at Hillsong for a number of years. You’ll hear that story here. He leads a team that helps churches create affordable websites. Paul zoomed in from Australia and will be on they show this week and next. This week we’re going to talk all about church websites. How you can get one affordably if you don’t have one. What the most popular pages on your church website are. How to automate your site so there’s never outdated stuff on it and more.

320: Voiceover Tips

On today’s episode, we're talking with a member of the 12:30 team - he also is the owner of ChurchVoiceover.com -- Joe Symanski. Joe is a voiceover artist. He has worked for some amazing ministry and corporate clients like Gateway Church, Life Church, Newspring Church, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and others. Him and his team have voiced dozens of our video projects for churches and ministries. We'll talk with Joe about the ins and outs of voicing video content and other projects.

319: Experience Conference 2021 (Part Two)

On today’s episode, we will be sharing two more interviews that we did while we were at Experience Conference in Orlando recently. We'll be talking with Worship Leader Jason Brooks - Jason shares about how to raise up leaders in your Worship Choir. And also we chatted with Ableton Master, Will Doggett. Will takes on a deep dive into Ableton, and specifically how and why to use Multi-Tracks and more.

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