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Dec 22, 2016

2016 was a tremendous year for online church. It became known through social media and paved its way on fully strategizing churches all over the world. In today’s podcast, which would be the last episode for 2016, Nils and Jay did a flashback on the milestones of the online church ministry. They also talked about predictions on what will happen to social media in the year 2017. Tune in to the podcast and see what’s in store for you this 2017!

 

We would like to hear your learnings and forecasts too! Tell us by using the #SMCPodcast.

 

Show Notes:

Launch of new course : Free 60 minute course

TVApp.church Social Media Church University Courses , basic courses and snapchat courses

Predictions in 2017

Social Media’s Live video

Facebook TV and Integrate Facebook Live

2016’s Social Network is Instagram

2017 forecast Social Network - it is said that Snapchat will beat Instagram

Spotify

Podcast networks

 

Dec 15, 2016
With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to be finalizing which gifts to give to everyone. In this episode, Nils and Jay talked through a lot of perfect tech gift ideas. They give insightful reviews of gadget specifications and some tech ideas you might want to consider before buying a gift for important people in your life. Tune in to the podcast to grab some Christmas tech ideas!  
 

We’d love to hear YOUR Christmas tech gifts ideas, too! Tell us by using the hashtag #SMCPodcast.

 

Show Notes:

Nest 

RICOH VR Camera 

Flexible Tripod for iPhone, for GoPro 

Multi-material 3D printer  

Nintendo MINI NES 

UDI U818A quadcopter 

Circle with Disney 

Amazon Echo Dot 

Meebo 

Dec 10, 2016

Amazon’s announcement of grab-and-go stores sparked several conversations around technology changing ways of living and their possible effects. In today’s podcast, Nils and Jay share their thoughts on a couple of recent tech updates and on how pastors and churches respond to these changes. They also talk about the pros and cons of Facebook’s Donate button. Tune in to the podcast and share what you think!

To engage with the show and the hosts, use the hashtag #SMCPodcast.

 

Show Notes:

Amazon announces new grab-and-go grocery stores with no cash registers

Elon Musk: Jobs will be taken by robots

Hardcore History Podcast

Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast

Donate Button--Fundraising tools for Nonprofits on Facebook

Free Church Online Course

Nov 18, 2016
Nils and Jay are back after a hiatus in the Social Media Church podcast! In this podcast,they share their thoughts on last week’s Election in connection with social media and the church. They also talk about a couple of recent updates around social media. Tune in to the podcast!
 
Engage with the show or suggest a future topic using the hashtag #SMCPodcast.

 

Show Links:

Search your community to see what’s being talked about with Twitter Search

Apple rumored to get into AR business

New to Instagram Stories: Boomerang, Mentions and Links

Log on to TVApp.Church

Oct 20, 2016

Jay talks with the lead pastor of City Rising Church LA Brandon Lyons. They talk about what it looks to plant a church in 2016, how to deal with current social topics on social media, and some pointers to developing a community communication plan and internal communication plan.

Visit the City Rising Church website & follow Brandon on Twitter.

Oct 12, 2016

This week, Facebook introduced Workplace. Nils and Jay share their thoughts and reaction to this new update as well as their experience with some other new updates around Facebook including Marketplace, Facebook for Nonprofits, giving on Facebook and Facebook Live. Tune in to the podcast and share what you think!

We love hearing from you! Use the hashtag #SMCpodcast to engage with the hosts or suggest a future show topic.

 

Show Links:

Sign up for Facebook Workplace

Facebook Marketplace

Charitable Giving in Facebook

Key Ministry on Facebook

Facebook for Nonprofits

Oculus Live Demo

Mark Zuckerberg’s Live Barbecue

Oct 5, 2016

Nils and Jay talk about Click Funnels--a tool that combines all other tools used for online marketing--and how ministries can utilize the conversion process to achieve goals.They go over the Click Funnels method and technology, Jay’s experience using the tool in ministry and a little bit about recommended TV shows to watch. Tune in to the podcast!

To engage with the show, ask questions and share what you think, use the hashtag #SMCpodcast.

 

Show Links:

The Profit (TV show)

Starting a small group at Saddleback

Check out Jay Kranda’s website

Sep 30, 2016

Jay and Nils take a social /tech perspective to review last Tuesday’s Presidential Debate and they discuss Hillary and Trump’s conversion funnel and social media strategies. They also go over TVApp Church updates, Snapchat’s name change, “Spectacles” and Jay answers a hot-seat question. Tune in to the podcast! To engage with the show, use the hashtag #SMCpodcast.

 

Show Links:

Visit TVApp.Church

Trump’s “Crooked Hillary” Snapchat filter

How should pastors and churches be involved with politics--Concerned Women for America

Snapchat is just “Snap” now

Snapchat releases smart sunglasses “Spectacles”

Sep 22, 2016

The internet loved NFL’s live stream on Twitter last week. Jay and Nils run down on Twitter joining the livestreaming scene and real-time viewing developing into social. They also talk about landing pages for gathering email leads, maintaining a website alongside social media profiles and using Clickfunnels for ministry.

We’d love to know your suggestions for future show topics! Tell us what you think using the hashtag #SMCpodcast.

Show Links:

Video Influencers with Sean Cannell, Video Influencers Youtube channel

The Profit on Facebook, Watch The Profit on Hulu

Clickfunnels

People loved live streaming NFL on Twitter

Twitter’s Periscope acquisition

Sep 14, 2016

Jay and Nils talk about social media response systems--the best way to set them up, some pros and cons and some things to avoid. They also share their reaction towards Apple’s latest news around iPhone 7 and some notable stuff from last week’s Apple event.

 

Show Links:

Apple Event September 7, 2016

Woman tweets asking for help, Amtrak responds 7 months later

Social Media Management tools:

Social Report

Hootsuite

SproutSocial

Buffer

Sep 7, 2016

Nils and Jay talk about a couple of new trends around Facebook: Facebook for Nonprofits and Facebook Live being utilized more by churches. They go over the best practices churches and other organizations can follow when setting up social media profiles. Listen to the podcast now!

We'd love to know what you think. Engage with the show or suggest a future show topic with the hashtag #SMCpodcast.

 

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Aug 31, 2016

Jay talks about how at Saddleback Online they are rolling out a brand new type of event called “Regional Online Meetups”. The events are geared to help better connect people in their local area and start more small groups through Saddleback Church's online services. Nils shares how he lost his drone and gives some practical applications drones can provide in capturing footage for your church. Update on Instagram Stories. Jay and Nils share how TVapp.church not only has Apple TV support, but just added Amazon Fire TV. 

Show Links:

Aug 24, 2016

Nils Smith is joined by Dr. Kim Kimberling of Awesome Marriage and they talk about how technology has changed the way they minister to couples who dream of taking their marriage to the next level. Tune in to the podcast.

We’d love to hear from you! Leave a review on iTunes or suggest a future show topic by using the hashtag #SMCpodcast.


Show Notes

Visit the Awesome Marriage

Website

Facebook page

Youtube Channel

On Pinterest

Connect with Dr. Kim on

Instagram

Twitter

LinkedIn

Aug 18, 2016

In the previous podcast, Jay and Nils reacted to Instagram Stories. In this podcast, they go along with further views of the recent update as well as their thoughts on 3D printing and coding for kids. They also talk about the Olympics, some stories and how social media and changes the overall experience.



Show Notes

Mattel ThingMaker 3D printer let’s kids make their own toys

3D printed iPhone case that helps swipe better to catch pokémons

Changing education paradigms--the paperclip test

Aug 11, 2016

Among all social platforms, the attention is now on Instagram. Thanks to its new update called Instagram Stories which is practically a clone of Snapchat Moments. In this podcast, Nils and Jay share their reaction to this new big thing in social media. They also talk about what’s on top in the iTunes Charts, the newest live event camera called Mevo and Nils’ first week on his new job at Dunham+Company.

How do you find Instagram Stories? Tune in to the podcast and tell us what you think by using the hashtag #SMCpodcast.


Show Notes

Nils’ first week at Dunham+Company

Instagram CEO on Stories: Snapchat deserves all the credit  

ITunes Charts

Mevo live event camera

Aug 3, 2016
Sacred Holidays founder Becky Kiser joins the podcast to talk about her social media strategy to ramp up her platform.
 
 
Show Notes:
 
Sacred Holidays website
 
Sacred Holidays social media
 
Jul 27, 2016
Nils and Jay talk through some recent Instagram changes that could be important to your ministry, Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for Facebook, some recent features to Facebook Live, and Jay recaps his meetup events from the north east trip. 
 
 
Show Links:
 
5 Instagram Changes Marketers Need to Know
 
Setting Up and Analyzing Activities on Instagram 

 
Jul 20, 2016
Pokémon GO is a summer phenomenon. The daily active users have passed Twitter already. I bet you have already spotted someone playing the game in your area. Jay and Nils talk through practical ways your church can use the new game to reach your community.
 
 
Show Notes:
 
Pokémon Go tops Twitter’s daily users, sees more engagement than Facebook 
14 Ways Your Church Can Use Pokémon Go Right Now
Jul 13, 2016
Jay shares his recent experience with Microsoft’s HoloLens and how the church will benefit from augmented reality in the near future. Jay and Nils talk through creative ideas that the church can do in the coming years and an internet roundup of all things augmented reality. 
 
 
Show Links:

 

Jul 6, 2016
Email is not dead. Only 80% of your church community attends your services weekly. Email is the perfect way to promote what you are talking about at your weekend service to get that 20% who were not planning on attending the weekend. Don’t ignore email blasts. Nils and Jay talk through easy next steps for your church to start using email. 

 
Show Notes:
Jun 29, 2016

Nils talks with Ruthi Dworak-Crockett from CBC Online Church about a different kind of mission field: online. Ruthi disproves the idea that online ministry is for young individuals. Ruthi goes through the essentials of church online ministry and building impactful relationships across continents online. Tune in to the podcast and let us know what you think by using the hashtag #SMCpodcast.   

 

Show Notes

Get in touch with Ruthi

CBC Online Church


Get this FREE resource: Learn from the core innovators around CBC Online Church to start your own online ministry.

Jun 22, 2016
Nils and Jay talk about the power of Facebook targeting. Basic tactics are discussed and things your church should be doing right now to leverage Facebook targeting to accomplish your goals as a ministry. 
 
 
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Jun 1, 2016

Jay and Nils talk about everything from standing cardboard desks to website video backgrounds to presidential candidates’ tour buses and social platforms. They share valuable takeaways from Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’ social media engagement. Whose social media works for millennials? Whose model can work as a church social media strategy? Tune in to the podcast!

 

Show Notes

Oristand cardboard desk

Check out the new Amplify website’s video background

MySaddleback’s video background

Donald Trump’s Facebook and Twitter

Bernie Sanders Facebook and Twitter

May 25, 2016

Nils and Jay have Holly Tate from Vanderbloemen Search Group on to talk about inbound marketing and the church. Holly is the Director of Business Development at Vanderbloemen. The church has the best content. The church should be a leader in creating content and thinking creatively about reaching people in their cities. They talk about practical ideas your church can implement to your church.

 

 

Show Notes

Follow Holly on Twitter 

Vanderbloemen group

Vanderbloemen blog

Vanderbloemen podcast

GoToWebinar

Inbound Marketing blogs at Hubspot

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