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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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Jan 13, 2016
Jay interviews Jimmie Davidson who is the lead Pastor of thebrooks.church. The Brooks is an online church that meets in homes across the globe. They talk about planting an online church, the platforms they use, Facebook being their main platform, and current church planting movements. 
 
Show Sponsor: Social Media Church Basics Course. Sign up at socialmediachurch.university
 
 
Full Bio of Pastor Jimmie
Jimmie Davidson is the founding pastor of Highlands Fellowship Church, one of the largest multi-site churches in America with 4,000 in average attendance. Jimmie is the founder of the Global Glory of God PEACE House where over 300 international business leaders and Pastors have been trained from over 70 nations, touching tens of millions of lives. 
 
Most recently Jimmie served as the Pastor of Global PEACE leading all global missions efforts at Saddleback Church including the planting of 4 Global Saddleback Campuses on four continents including Hong Kong, China; Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina, Manila, and the Philippines. 
 
In addition to all this Jimmie is the Church Planting Catalyst with NAMB in Orange County, CA. Jimmie is using all his training to launch a church, using current technology, fully online and in homes across the globe. 
 
 
Show Notes:
http://thebrooks.church/
https://www.facebook.com/thebrookschurch/
http://www.namb.net
http://www.nilssmithsolutions.com/blog/3-questions-with-jimmie-davidson-launching-a-100-online-church
Dec 30, 2015
The SocialMedia.Church Team is launching a blog in January. Jay and Nils introduces David Hearne as the newest member of the team. Learn more about David at http://www.pastordavidhearne.com
 
Show Notes:
 
David’s Recommended Blogs:
Jay’s Recommended Blogs:
Nils's Recommended Blogs:
 
Links:
 
Want to contribute to the Social Media Church’s blog? Use the hashtag  #SMCpodcast and tweet “I want to join the team!"
 
 
Show Sponsor: Purchase the Social Media Church University “Basic Course” for only $25 at http://socialmediachurch.university
Dec 23, 2015
Nils and Jay talk about how you can effectively manage your Social Media Platforms for your Ministries. They also discuss the latest trends of technology and Jay’s experience with Uber. Use #SMCpodcast to share your thoughts and ideas.
 
Show Notes:
 
 
Social Report - http://socialreport.com
 
 
Meet ups -  http://socialmedia.church/episodes/2015/6/23/nestcam-meetupcom-episode-126
Dec 9, 2015

Nils Smith and Jay Kranda give you a 40 minute preview of session 2 of their www.socialmediachurch.university basics course. The Social Media Church Basics is their Foundations course introducing church leaders to the core social networks and how they are most effectively used for ministry. Nils and Jay don't talk theory, but practical application showing you specific examples and easy to use tools to maximize your time investment when using social media for ministry. The course includes 6 video sessions that are approximately 20 minutes each. The best part of the course is not the video training sessions though, but the interactive comment section where you can engage with Nils and Jay along with the entire Social Media Church Basics community. Purchase the video course right now at www.socialmediachurch.university!

Dec 2, 2015
Pictures rule the newsfeed. You don’t need a professional designer to look like pro anymore. Use shareasimage.com or canva.com. Do you have a website or an app to create great social media graphics? Share with us using the #SMCpodcast tag. 
Nov 25, 2015
Nils and Jay answer one common question that Ministries and Church Leaders have when it comes to Social Media, “What Social Networks Are Best For Your Ministry?” They also talk about the new features of Twitter and the exciting features of Virtual Reality. Engage on the show by using #SMCpodcast. 
 
Show Sponsor: TVapp.church
 
Show Notes:
 
-Leadership Network http://leadnet.org 
-Twitter’s New Feature https://goo.gl/CO5bBH
Stay in Tune Using Google Trends http://goo.gl/VPjt1Y
-Twitter.com
-Instagram.com
Nov 18, 2015
Nils is live in Colorado with Jason Caston, Author of iChurchMethod.com talking about how Churches can start building their own websites both on Desktop and Mobile. Jason gives some great tips on how to make it work on a Church’s budget plus the do’s and don'ts of building a website. Engage on the show by using #SMCpodcast
 
Show Sponsor: TVapp.church
 
Show Notes:
 
 iChurchMethod.com
Nov 4, 2015
Jay and Nils talk with the Church Online Pastor at Life.Church (Alan George) about Hubspot and MailChimp automation. The idea to use Hubspot/MailChimp was sparked after Alan rented a DVD from Redbox. They briefly talk about the future of mobile, Apple TV, and Life.Church’s change away from LifeChurch.TV. 
 
*Sponsored by TvApp.Church* > learn how you can win an Apple TV here!
 
Show Notes:
MailChimp automation
HubSpot.com
Follow Alan George on Twitter
- Check out Life.Church’s online services and see Alan in action

 

Oct 28, 2015
Jay Kranda is the Vice President of the www.savannahgolfclassic.org. The charity was setup three years ago and in this episode Jay shares learnings from incorporating the charity through Legal Zoom, to building the website, creating an email list, taking donations easily, and everything in-between. 
 
Show Sponsor: TVapp.church
 
Show Notes
"A good friend is silent in grief” blog post by Jay
legalzoom.com
wufoo.com
creativechurchstaffing.com
mailchimp.com
Setting up a self-hosted site on WordPress
paypal.com or stripe.com
Oct 21, 2015

DJ Chuang, the founder and former host for of Social Media Church Podcast joins Nils Smith on this week’s episode. They discuss how they got started with podcasting and DJ's feedback on how Social Media Church has changed under Nils and Jay's leadership. 

 
Show Notes:
 
DJ Chuang on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/djchuang
 
DJ's Chuang Website: http://djchuang.xyz
 
 
Online Church Leaders - http://onlinechurchleaders.com
 
DJ' Chuang's book - http://multiasian.church
 
Oct 14, 2015
Facebook reactions are here! Have you heard about them yet? Facebook is doing a beta in Ireland and Spain and most likely to the rest of the world very soon. To learn all the details listen to this weeks episode. 
 
  • http://goo.gl/aXlgGy
  • http://goo.gl/BQA0vd
Oct 7, 2015
Nils and Jay talk about basic tips for churches to podcast wisely. Got a podcast you want to recommend? Share it with us by using #SMCpodcast hashtag.
 
Show Notes: 
  • libsyn.com 
  • Jay’s mic - http://goo.gl/W5YHWB
  • Nils’s mic - http://goo.gl/B6ICbL
  • Check out The Village Church Podcast - http://goo.gl/7dLcJ
  • Amplify - http://amplifysocial.media
 
Sep 30, 2015
Nils and Jay talk about the new dislike button and the recently updated notes feature. They talk about the new iPhone, 3D touch, and 4k on the mobile phone as well. 
 
 
 
Show Notes: 
  • Elon Musk book - http://amzn.to/1A4EBuN
  • VR and Churches episode - http://bit.ly/1JyK2zS
  • Facebook Notes Update - http://on.mash.to/1JyK8Y9
  • VR New Game - http://on.mash.to/1iFpxfm
  • Netflix VR and Daredevil - http://on.mash.to/1FxdaMY
  • Facebook VR headset - http://cnet.co/1R3w1R0
  • Facebook dislike button - http://on.mash.to/1LXRCpE
Sep 23, 2015

Nils talks with our special guest, Halie Powell, the Social Media Manager at Community Bible Church, in San Antonio, TX. They discuss different tools like Social Report for scheduling social media and social graphic mobile apps such as Studio and Phonto. Learn more about how you can maximize your church's influence through social media. We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas! Use #SMCpodcast and let us know!

 
Show Notes:
 
Social Report - http://www.socialreport.com
 
Phonto - http://www.phon.to
 
Studio - http://www.madewithstudio.com
 
Halie Powell's Twitter - https://twitter.com/haliebpowell
 
Halie Powell’s Instagram - https://instagram.com/haliebpowell
Sep 16, 2015

Nils and Jay talk about how the church can leverage Apple TV in creative ways. Every home has a TV which means every church has a device in everyone home to accomplish their vision. Listen to the show to spark your imagination to better use the TV for your church’s goals. Share your thoughts and ideas by using the #SMCpodcast hashtag. Tune in to the end of the show because the hosts have a special announcement regarding Apple TV and your church. 

 
 
Show Notes:
  • Why Saddleback Church is Getting on Roku http://bit.ly/1Osm28i
  • The Future of TV http://bit.ly/1QeeULf
  • Getting Ready for Apple TV http://bit.ly/1LdRyG7
  • What Church Online Can Do Better http://bit.ly/1M8lQc6
  • 101 to Setting Up an Online Church http://bit.ly/1O2YioX
  • Live Streaming a Church Service http://bit.ly/1MoxEtu
Sep 14, 2015

Nils and Jay talk about two learnings the church can take away from the NFL. 

*Tune in on Wednesday show for a special announcement

Enage with the #SMCpodcast hashtag.

Sep 11, 2015

Nils and Jay do a 3 minute review of the new iPad Pro, Apple TV, iPhone, and more. This is a rapid fire thought review of what and how the church can leverage all the things that were announced. Share your thoughts on the event using #SMCpodcast.

Sep 9, 2015

Nils and Jay talk about the future of mobile and the church. 

 

Show Notes:

The Church App (Subsplash) - http://thechurchapp.org

Impact Factors - http://impactfactors.net

Mobile Roadie - http://mobileroadie.com

CBC App - http://apple.co/1ekJx1O

Saddleback App - http://apple.co/1Lh13zZ

Texting service - http://txtsignal.com/

Sep 2, 2015

Nils and Jay talk about the pros and cons of autoplay on social media. Autoplay became a social media story this past week with the shooting that happened in Virginia. Listen and share your thoughts using the #SMCpodcast on social media.

 

Show Notes:

Mashable autoplay story on the shooting - http://on.mash.to/1JzufFR

Criag Gross episode  - http://bit.ly/1hQUr4B

Randy Craft episode - http://bit.ly/1NkPLk7
 
Dilbert blog post on writing - http://bit.ly/1gXYMlq
 
Gary Vaynerchuk  ad on “Passive Income Reality” - http://bit.ly/1JJD9fv

 

 

Aug 26, 2015

What is the stand of the Church when it comes to politics? Hear Nils and Jay share their own thoughts about church leaders, social media, and politics. They also discuss Facebook’s new Live Video Streaming and other new features.

 
Show Notes:
 
Brady Shearer - http://bradyshearer.com/
Pro Church Tools - http://prochurchtools.com/
Sean Cannell - youtubeforchurches.com
Facebook Purchasing Article - http://on.mash.to/1fKPDg3
#smcpodcast - Share an interesting story about pastors and politics
Aug 24, 2015
Jay talks with Andrew Mason about how he launched SmallGroupChurches.com, different tips for using social media in small groups, and general trends with technology and the church.
 
Links: 
http://smallgroupchurches.com/
http://smallgroupnetwork.com/2030/
http://andrewsmason.com/about/
http://twitter.com/_AndrewSMason
Aug 19, 2015
Jay talks with Randy Craft. Randy is the Groups Pastor and Local Outreach Pastor at Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN. Randy was also on staff at Saddleback Church for 14 years. Small groups and social media is talked about and current apps/tech that help make Randy’s day more productive. 
 
Aug 12, 2015

 

Nils and Jay discuss different tools on scheduling social media content for different networks. They also share their recent reads and how these books has helped them as church leaders.

Show Notes:

 
Jay's Recent Reads:
Nils' Recent Reads:
Scheduling Tools:
Links to Nils' and Jay's books:
Aug 5, 2015

Nils and Jay talk about volunteer guidelines for a social media in ministry. Nils talks about how to get volunteers, implement policies, and the goal of social media for ministries. They also introduce two new great resources for church leaders: Emotionally Healthy Leader by Pete Scazerro, and 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage by Dr. Kim Kimberling.

Show Notes:

Book Recommendations:
Man Who Quits Job to Periscope Full Time - http://goo.gl/nwCRxy
 
Full Moon Story - http://goo.gl/CPbFGT
 
Haley Veturis Episode - http://ow.ly/Qm1Mj
 
Jay and Nils' books:
Jul 29, 2015

Show Notes:

Nils and Jay discuss the benefits of Online Conferences and some best practices to make the most out of an online conference experience. They also debrief Amazon Prime Day and talk about the importance of not over promising and under delivering. 

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