Have you ever listened to a podcast and thought, "This is so bad!"? Yeah, us too. So we've compiled our top 4 tips for creating a church podcast that doesn't suck and really connects with your audience!
1) Make it relatable.
If you want listeners to relate to what you're saying, make sure your podcast has relatable themes. For example, if you're talking about how much God loves you, make sure that you talk about things listeners can relate to. How does God's love feel? What have people experienced from God's love?
Most people tune out of a podcast when it is no longer interesting or relatable.
Nowadays, it’s a lot harder to keep people’s interest. So, the easiest bar to hit is to be relatable. If people can find you’re relatable to them and experience the same things they experience they are more likely to listen to your message and subscribe.
2) Be authentic.
Your listeners will appreciate hearing real stories from real people in real life situations—and they'll be able to connect with them more easily if they feel like they know them personally.
This doesn't mean that you should focus on the negative, but rather that it's okay to share stories where people are struggling or going through trials and challenges.
In fact, if you can help people in your community find hope when they're facing difficult times, then that's a great thing for everyone involved!
When it comes to finding stories for your podcast, don't just limit yourself to people who are in leadership roles within your church or organization. The truth is that most people have interesting stories to tell—even if they're not the ones who typically get asked by the media.
3) Keep it simple!
Don't try to do too much at once or get too complicated with your message—keep it simple so people can understand what you're trying to say without difficulty or confusion. Most people already have enough going on in their lives. They aren’t always looking to dive deep into something and add more academics. Keep the message clear, simple, and straightforward. Your audience will thank you for it.
4) Know who your audience is!
Your podcast will have an audience — whether or not you realize it yet — and that audience will have certain expectations about what you're going to talk about each week. Before you start recording, figure out who these people are (or at least ask someone) so that you know what kind of content will resonate with them the most when creating topics for each episode. And remember that just because someone attends your church doesn't mean they'll listen to your podcast every week (or even once). Make sure that anyone who might be interested in listening knows where to find it, and that your content is something they actually want to listen to.