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Social Media Church Podcast

Social Media Church is a podcast for conversations with church leaders about social media, website strategy, and online trends.
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Mar 27, 2020

In this podcast, Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson respond to Church Communications’ recent podcast on the Top 10 Unwritten Rules for Social Media with Kenny Jahng and Seth Muse. Nils and Aaron go into detail about what these unwritten rules are, to what extent they agree or disagree with them, and why. 

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Mar 6, 2020

In this podcast, Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson talk about dealing with haters, bashers, and critics on social media. Listen as they share their thoughts on the importance of addressing negative comments, handling controversial issues, and creating general rules for your church’s social media engagement. 

 

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Feb 26, 2020

In this podcast, Nils Smith and Nick Runyon talk about the pros and cons of being real and authentic on social media as well as the great things that Nick learned from the SMC Podcast on his final episode as co-host. Listen as they share their thoughts on how ministry leaders can draw the line between privacy and transparency in the age of social media, and their predictions for technology this 2020. 

 

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Feb 1, 2020

In this podcast, Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson talk about crowdsourcing and repurposing content for your church’s social media platforms. Listen as they share their thoughts on how the church community and other groups of internet users can help share meaningful content from your organization online.

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Jan 22, 2020

In this podcast, Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson delve into the importance of real-time church updates to increase engagement on social media and connect with the audience in a more personal way. Listen as they share their thoughts on the advantages of going live, highlighting events, and sharing impactful church moments. 

 

This and more on the SMC podcast.

 

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Dec 29, 2019

In this podcast, Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson talk about the future of Instagram and how churches can maximize this platform for church growth in 2020. Listen as they share their thoughts on the most effective Instagram features to utilize for your church. This and more on this SMC podcast.

Learn more about Social Media Church, visit www.socialmedia.church

Dec 17, 2019

In this podcast, Nils Smith and Mark Venti talk about leveraging technology to help connect people and build healthy church relationships. Listen as they share their thoughts on the Churchome Global app, a mobile technology where people can watch church services together and get connected with groups based on their location. This and more on this SMC podcast.

 

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Dec 4, 2019

In this podcast, Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson talk about Kanye West’s newest album “Jesus is King,” and his Sunday Services. Listen as Nils and Aaron share their thoughts on what churches can learn from the virality of his latest artistic project that has gained various opinions on social media. This and more on this SMC podcast.

 

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Nov 27, 2019

In this podcast, Nils Smith and Casey Fulgenzi talk about connecting churches and ministries with creative and faith-based freelancers through a project called ChurchLancer. With the rising demand for workers specializing in graphic design and content, do churches need to outsource to a larger agency? Listen as they share their thoughts on outsourcing freelancers, podcasting and developing websites. These and more on this SMC podcast. 

 

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Nov 14, 2019

In this podcast, Nils Smith and Justin Dean talk about this extraordinarily popular video app called TikTok, where users can shoot, edit, and share 15-second videos filled with filters, music, special effects, animation, and a lot more. With millions of followers that are mostly teens, is TikTok more than just a fun social app for a particular audience? Listen as they share their thoughts on how church leaders can reach young people through this new platform. These and more on this SMC podcast. 

 

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Oct 8, 2019

In this throwback podcast episode, Nils Smith and Gary Vaynerchuk talk about social media and the church. While this may be a past episode, we’ve come to realize how relevant this is and how the forward-thinking Gary Vaynerchuk is still spot on on some of the things the church can do to be more accessible, not only in the age of new technology, but in having the skills to provide content people are interested in. Listen to this episode to learn more about it.

 

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Sep 12, 2019

In this podcast, Nils Smith and Jeff Reed talk about online church and how relying on technological advancements can help churches connect, share, and reach more people. Listen to this podcast to learn more about online church, how it can change the way we share about faith, and how important it is for churches, big or small, to adapt to this. 

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Aug 22, 2019

In this podcast, Nils Smith and Nick Runyon talk about one of the most controversial things Facebook has recently started on: its very own cryptocurrency, Libra. With Facebook’s mission to bring the world closer together, is Libra one of its ways to create meaningful connections to its end users? Listen as Nick and Nils share their thoughts on how this could be a game-changer for churches, and how this could make an impact in the global economy. These and more on this SMC podcast. 

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Jul 2, 2019

In this podcast, one of our favorite guests, Kenny Jahng, joins host Nils Smith to delve into how pastors can take advantage of LinkedIn’s renaissance. Over the years, LinkedIn has evolved with features that can help nonprofit leaders and pastors alike connect and communicate with their congregation in ways other social media platforms cannot. Listen as they talk about this and more. 

 

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Show Notes:

Kenny Jahng: https://www.kennyjahng.com/

Kenny Jahng Twitter: https://twitter.com/kennyjahng

Kenny Jahng LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennyjahng/

Nils Smith: http://nilssmith.com/ 

Nils Smith LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nilssmith/

May 14, 2019

In this podcast, Samford University’s Social Media Manager, Charissa Carnall, joins host Nils Smith and shares her journey as one of the early adopters of social media. Having worked as Global Community Management Lead at Western Union, a Fortune 500 company, she recalls the struggles of introducing social media, and learning the importance of branding, authenticity, and being relational on different platforms in the process. Charissa and Nils also discuss valuable insights and strategies for ministry leaders today.

 

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Show Notes:

Charissa Carnall

Charissa Carnall Twitter

Charissa Carnall LinkedIn

Nils Smith

Apr 8, 2019

In this episode, Nils Smith and Nick Runyon are together to talk about one of the most confusing, overwhelming, yet exciting topics today–cryptocurrency. Nils and Nick address questions about why blockchain technology should matter to nonprofit organizations, especially churches, and share its advantages and disadvantages to a church’s  mission, and more.

 

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Show Notes:

Crypto for Good in Amazon

Engiven

Nick Runyon

Nils Smith

Mar 5, 2019

In this episode, Jay Kranda, Nick Runyon, Nils Smith and Justin Murff are together for the Virtual Church Gathering to talk about what exactly a virtual church is, how ministries and organizations are handling the current digital expressions, how core principles of the church are carried out in today’s digital context, and more of the challenges and opportunities along with it.

 

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Show Notes:

Jay Kranda: https://www.jaykranda.com/

Saddleback Church: https://saddleback.com/

Nick Runyon: https://nickrunyon.com/

CV Outreach: https://cvoutreach.com/

Nils Smith: http://nilssmith.com/

Nils Smith YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBOV814sSrufYjAU4cZhaWQ

Justin Murff: https://www.facebook.com/jtmurff

Feb 15, 2019

In this episode, we’re joined by Daniel Hall, Chief Creative Officer of Echo Global, a contact center for Gospel conversations. Daniel shares his learnings from their three million ministry conversations online and discusses with Nils the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and real-life communication, as well as digital opportunities for ministries and churches today.

 

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Show Notes:

Daniel Hall Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hall.daniel

Daniel Hall Twitter: https://twitter.com/halldaniel

Echo Global: https://www.echoglobal.org/

Echo Global on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbVcs4CvXNxHQx2Broisfg

Echo Global App: https://www.echoglobal.org/app

Dec 6, 2018

In this episode, we’re joined by the “vlogging pastor” of Passion Creek Church, Arizona, Trey Van Camp. Nils and Trey talk about Trey’s humble beginnings, the creative process he takes for his vlogs, and more about the “Vlog Your Ministry” course he is launching especially for pastors–plus a FREE video training announcement at the end of the podcast!

 

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Show Notes:

 

Vlog Your Ministry

Vlog Your Ministry Cohort

Trey Van Camp Website

Trey Van Camp YouTube

Trey Van Camp Facebook

Trey Van Camp Twitter

Trey Van Camp Instagram

Trey Free Video Training

Nov 22, 2018

In this episode, we’re joined by long time friend of the SMC Podcast and the Online Pastor of Saddleback Church, Jay Kranda. Jay and Nils discuss online church communities, the Churchome Global app, and the opportunities and challenges that come along with these.

 

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Show Notes:

 

Jay Kranda Website

Jay Kranda Facebook

Jay Kranda Twitter

Jay Kranda Instagram

Jay Kranda YouTube

Churchome Global

Nov 14, 2018

In this episode, we’re joined by a long-time online friend and the new Online Campus Pastor of CCV SoCal, Aaron Magnuson. Aaron shares with us the ministry opportunities made available through social media and technology, and his plans to maximize these resources in his new role.

 

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Show Notes:

 

Aaron Magnuson Facebook

Aaron Magnuson Twitter

Aaron Magnuson Instagram

Aaron Magnuson YouTube

CCV SoCal

Nov 6, 2018

In this episode, we’re once again joined by my good friend, media producer, consultant and author, Phil Cooke.  Phil shares with us significant steps that are key to getting the most out of creativity and has a special surprise announcement toward the end of the episode.

 

You can also check out Podcast 246 Leading Creatives with Phil Cooke: http://www.socialmedia.church/podcast/leading-creatives-with-phil-cooke-podcast-246

 

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Show Notes:

 

Phil Cooke

Phil Cooke Facebook

Phil Cooke Twitter

Cooke Pictures

Unique Creative Planner

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey

Think Like an Artist: and Lead a More Creative, Productive Life by Will Gompertz

Oct 31, 2018

In this episode, Nick Runyon and Nils Smith talk about three of the biggest leaders in the technology space todayFacebook, Google and Apple, and look into whether they are “friends” or “enemies” of the church, and more about what roles they play for churches to thrive.

 

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Show Notes:

Podcast 248: Building Faith-Based Communities through Facebook Groups with Nona Jones & Bishop Walker

Facebook

Google

Apple

Oct 9, 2018

In this episode, analytics consultant and creator of Viz.Bible Robert Rouse joins Nick Runyon as they talk about how the concepts of data visualization and business intelligence play huge roles in churches and ministries today.

 

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Show Notes:

 

Robert Rouse Twitter

Viz.Bible

Viz.Bible Facebook

Faith Leads Tech Conference 2018

Oct 3, 2018

In this episode, innovation marketing consultant James Poulter joins Nils Smith as they take the discussion of Alexa further into the roles, opportunities and challenges posed by artificial intelligence in churches and ministries.  

 

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Show Notes:

 

Alexa

Amazon Alexa

James Poulter

James Poulter YouTube

James Poulter Instagram

James Poulter Facebook

James Poulter Twitter

James Poulter Linkedin

The Church of England Digital Labs

Lego Duplo

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