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Social Media Church is a podcast for conversations with church leaders about social media, website strategy, and online trends.
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Now displaying: October, 2012
Oct 30, 2012

This episode features a conversation with Josh Burns with a bonus segment of my best tips for churches thinking about launching an Internet campus. Josh Burns, Director of Web and Social Media at Park Community Church (Chicago, IL), explains how he gets paid to do social media for a church, the philosophy of how his church uses social media as a means to connecting people into face-to-face relationships, and how to know if your church’s social media strategy is effective.

Show Notes

Connect with Josh Burns at his blog joshburns.net/blog or twitter @jburno

Park Community Church is on Twitter @parkchurch, Facebook facebook.com/parkcommunitychurch, and Instagram @parkchurch; here’s some articles that mention them:

watch Real Social Media Ministry’s Interview with Josh Burns of Park Community Church

Getting Started: Josh Burns (ChurchMarketingSucks.com 10/15/2012) – about working in church communications

Churches blogging about life-change stories: Park Community Church’s Transformed LivesMars Hill (Seattle)The Austin Stone,NewSpring

 

Oct 23, 2012

Why should churches and pastors use social media? It’s a question I still hear from more pastors than not, even though the impact of social media can be as great as being a factor for overturning the government of Egypt, and shaping the political conversations of this election year, to name a few. DJ Chuang, host of Social Media Church podcast, starts on a conversation on these 5 things and invites your thoughts:

  1. What is the value of social media for churches?
  2. perspective on survey, “How churches use social media”
  3. social engagement on Facebook
  4. Onlinechurch.com
  5. thinking about this podcast

Show Notes ::

Social Media Church episode 5 with Vince Marotte

Josh Burns: Measuring Success for Social Media in Your Church

Buzzplant survey “How churches use social media” published at Mashable.com

Justin Wise: “websites with a blog get 55% more traffic than those sites that don’t“, citing a 2009 HubSpot survey

social media milestone on October 4th, 2012: One Billion People on Facebook

Facebook Tells Brands the Percentage of Fans Who See Their Posts = 16% (mashable.com, May 2012)

Facebook Pages Only Reach 17% Of Fans (allfacebook.com)

Facebook EdgeRank 101 #infographic

6 Tips to Increase Your Facebook EdgeRank and Exposure (socialmediaexaminer.com)

Nils Smith’s iMinistry 2012 notes

onlinechurch.com

Social Media Church episode 2 with Nils Smith

PageData’s list of top Facebook pages “Most Talked About” in the Church/Religion category

Facebook page of Smoky Mountain Christian Village

 

And a postscript (that I wanted to say on this episode but forgot in the moment): what’s been (pleasantly) surprising is how much variety there is for how churches are using social media. This shows me that social media really are communication tools that can be used in so many creative ways. And the first step is to start. You’ll learn so much as you go, and like a treadmill, once you start, you’ll have to keep up and keep on learning.

Oct 16, 2012

This episode of Social Media Church podcast features a conversation with Jay Kranda, the Internet Campus Pastor at Saddleback Church, yes, the one pastored by none other than Pastor Rick Warren. You’ll hear about how Saddleback’s Internet Campus is developing to be more purpose-driven, how they’re doing online small groups, Saddleback’s value for community. Plus, a couple of questions were posed to the host of Social Media Church, DJ Chuang, about how he keeps up with tech trends and what he fears about online church.

Show Notes:

Connect with Jay Kranda on his blog hyperthinking247.com, Twitter @jaykranda and Facebook facebook.com/Jaykranda

Infographic on Global Reach of Saddleback’s Internet Campus

Mashable.com
TheNextWeb.com
GigaOM.com

Oct 9, 2012

What surfaced during the conversation on this episode of Social Media Church with Dan Ohlerking, Online Campus Pastor of Healing Place Church (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) was the lifeline of prayer. We often talk about the importance of prayer as church leaders, yet where can the average person go to participate in prayer online? Hear how Dan and Healing Place Church is providing online worship and online prayer, including a rare-to-find weekly online prayer gathering.

Show Notes ::

Connect with Dan Ohlerking on Twitter @danohlerking and Facebook facebook.com/danohlerking

Healing Place Church’s Online Campus

HPC Online Prayer Wall – Facebook Prayer Group – “It’s where to go online when you need prayer.”

Online Prayer Gathering every Wednesday at 12PM Central Time

Oct 2, 2012

What’s it like to be at a church where social media usage is actively encouraged and most welcomed? Social Media Church talks with Chris Surratt of Cross Point Church (Nashville TN), one of the most social media active churches around, where multiple faces and voices can be seen and heard online almost every day. Hear the back story of what prompted Cross Point Church to start its Internet Campus, how they mobilized 800 people for flood relief through Twitter alone, and how social media shapes how they do everything atCrossPoint.tv.

Show Notes::

Connect with Chris Surratt on Twitter @ChrisSurratt and Facebook facebook.com/chrissurratt
Pete Wilson – withoutwax.tv @pwilson
Carlos Whittaker – ragamuffinsoul.com@loswhit“Single Ladies Devastation” viral video with 6,000,000+ views
Jenni Catron – jennicatron.tv@jennicatron
Stephen Brewster – stephenbrewster.me @b_rewster
Brent Hodge – brentinworship.com @inworship

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