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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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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. 

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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. 
 
 
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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.

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

May 4, 2016

Where do you start with Facebook Live? Jay talks with Aaron Magnuson about how he has been doing Facebook Live at his church and using it in birthday shoutouts. Aaron gives three simple starter steps for you to leverage Facebook Live at your church. They also discuss sports and a few other tangents.

 

Show Notes

Follow Aaron on Twitter

The Grove Facebook Page

How Do I verify my Page?

The Third Wave by Steve Case

Apr 27, 2016
Nils and Jay talk about Facebook’s reportedly Snapchat-like camera app in the works and if it has any chance to draw the committed Snapchat users away. 
 
Tell us what you think by using the #SMCpodcast.
 
 
Show Notes:
 
Facebook's Snapchat-like Camera App
Apr 20, 2016
Jay interviews Alec Tod from Northview Church about being the Online Pastor for the last 6 months and things they've learned from having a church online for 1 year. Alec shares his funnel system for local attenders and those who attend from a far distance. They discuss why they moved from online campus pastor to online pastor and why that was an important culture shift internally.
 
You also need to check out these heatmap tests per Alec’s recommendation. They talk about Alec’s coffee company and a bunch more. 
 
P.S
You need to see Alec’s sweet jean jacket! 
 
Follow Alec on Twitter

 

Apr 13, 2016

Scott Hagan is the author of “The Language of Influence: 500 Insights for Life and Leading” and is on the show this week to talk about social media, his 100,000 liked Facebook Page Note 2 Leaders, church planting, and much more. Scott is the senior pastor of Real Life Church in Sacramento and shares how social media is really just what good teachers have been doing for a long time. Check it out and share any questions/feedback by using the #SMCpodcast.

 

 

Show Notes

 

Check out Scott’ book

Follow on Twitter

Like on Facebook

Check out his website 

Apr 6, 2016

Instagram and Snapchat are two hot apps these days. In this podcast, Jay and Nils review and comment on the latest updates for these apps. Changes always ensue varied consumer reactions. Will these updates make us like these apps better or like them less? One sure thing, though, is that change is always aimed at improvement. Join the show and tell us what you think!

 

We’d love for you to check out Social Media Church on the Apple TV Store and leave a review. Suggest future show topics and SocialMediaChurch.University courses by using the #SMCpodcast.  

 

Show Notes

What’s new on Instagram?

Instagram ads

Don’t miss out on Snapchat updates

 

Get the Snapchat Basics course on SocialMediaChurch.University

 

Follow Nils and Jay on Snapchat:

Nils Smith - nilssmith1

Jay Kranda - jaykranda

 

And on Instagram:

Nils Smith - instagram.com/nilssmith

Jay Kranda - instagram.com/jaykranda

Apr 1, 2016

Tesla announced their mass marked model on 3/31/16 live online. Nils and Jay talk about the event, how it is important for the world, and why Nils was one of the first 100,000 that pre-ordered the car. 

Mar 30, 2016

Nils and Jay are huge fans of online ads. In this podcast, they talk about the various ways and opportunities for marketing churches online. They discuss practical steps for churches to take in order to take advantage of online ads and become more strategic in reaching more people to bring the Gospel to the world more efficiently.

 

We’d love for you to check out Social Media Church on the Apple TV Store and leave a review. Suggest future show topics and SocialMediaChurch.University courses by using the #SMCpodcast.  

Show Notes

Facebook Ads

Google AdWords

Google Grants

Youtube Ads

Instagram Ads

Twitter Ads

Pinterest Ads


Check out Searchable.Church and maximize Google AdWords to make your church more searchable and people become more reachable.

Mar 23, 2016

Jay is the Online Campus Pastor of Saddleback Church. He shares what he does as a leader of the online extension of the church. Nils Smith is the Innovation Pastor of Community Bible Church and his work involves everything online--the websites, social media, online church and the church mobile app. In this podcast, Jay and Nils talk through the nature of forming relationships in small groups online and offline--and the things that happen in between.

 

We’d love for you to check out Social Media Church on the Apple TV Store and leave a review. Suggest future show topics and SocialMediaChurch.University courses by using the #SMCpodcast.  



Show Notes

 

Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon Mackenzie

Saddleback Church Online Campus

Community Bible Church

Small Groups on Purpose by Steve Gladen



Watch video clips of this podcast -

https://youtu.be/xRhULtXSPPY

https://youtu.be/MwuO7nKwsFQ

https://youtu.be/3IAuZXtMuNE

Mar 16, 2016

How has been your experience with Facebook Live? Jay and Nils share their thoughts on this new live video sharing platform. Nils shares his experience in last week’s VaynerMedia event and comments on how VR technology can help churches. Lastly, Jay and Nils review the pros and cons in using Social Automation in social media platforms.

 

We’d love for you to check out Social Media Church on the Apple TV Store and leave a review. Suggest future show topics and SocialMediaChurch.University courses by using the #SMCpodcast.  


Show Notes

 

Apple TV App Store

Social Media Church podcasts on Vimeo

TV App technology for your church

Facebook Live is here

YouVersion Free.Bible

VaynerMedia

Faithbox

Oculus Rift Store, Google Oculus Cardboard

Social Report, Hootsuite



Watch video clips of this podcast -

https://youtu.be/t3oXYsss05g

https://youtNqMv4bmd4u.be/PD

https://youtu.be/P_wGb6fSoO0

Mar 9, 2016

The Social Media Church Podcast has expanded--we are now on TV App! Jay and Nils share tips for churches on video recording, editing and sharing video online live. What’s more? The hosts share their thoughts on how to approach the politics on social media.

 

 

Show Notes

 

TVApp Church

Apple TV Store

Splice for iPhone

GoPro Acquires Splice App

Media Social Platform, Church Online Platform, Libsyn

Periscope

 

Watch video clips of this podcast -

https://youtu.be/YmQtaM5CnWA

https://youtu.be/vHxp0kUCB2A

https://youtu.be/eWPlFIQ2zg4

Mar 9, 2016

Nils and Jay discuss Facebook reactions and talk about the pros and cons to these new reactions. They share updates on The Church Online Platform, TV Apps and talk about Kevin Spacey. They also discuss how online training platform technology changes the game for on-demand training and more!

Suggest future show topics and SocialMediaChurch.University courses by using the #SMCpodcast.  


Show Notes

 

Listen to our previous podcast on Facebook reactions: http://socialmedia.church/podcast/2015/10/13/facebook-reactions-episode-143

 

Church Online Platform

Life.Church LifeGroup

TVApp.church

Kevin Spacey MasterClass

 

Online training platforms:

Trained Up

Kajabi

 

Watch video clips of this podcast -

https://youtu.be/caVuzI1MadQ

https://youtu.be/fCeMY9jieWs

https://youtu.be/ooajdCeqx8k

Jan 27, 2016
Tony and Devin from Aware3 join Nils and Jay  as they share their thoughts about Mobile & the Church.  Aware3 is a company that helps churches connect with their people. Their branded church apps help ministries drive greater generosity, build strong community and enhance connection beyond Sunday morning. Learn more about their smart, simple mobile solutions for your church here www.aware3.com  
 
Register for this week’s live webinar here (link inserted)
 
 
Show Notes
 
Aware3 - www.aware3.com  
 
Follow Jay and Nils on Snap Chat
 
Nils Smith - nilssmith1
Jay Kranda - jaykranda
Jan 20, 2016

Nils and Jay discuss social networks, Peach App and Snapchat. Learn more about this fun and simple app that can help you grow your network and reach out to your community. 

 
Feel free to join us and go to SocialMedia.Church to join our webinar!
 
Show Notes:
 
 
Snapchat:
  • Follow Nils at: nilssmith1
  • Follow The Whitehouse at: whitehouse
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