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!
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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!
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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.
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!
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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!
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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.
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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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!
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.