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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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Jan 10, 2018

Here’s something exciting to start off the year! Nils Smith and Nick Runyon break the biggest news on Social Media Church to date and shares with us their social media predictions for 2018!

 

Share your thoughts using the hashtag #SMCPodcast



Show Notes:

@runyonski

CV Outreach

Global Media Outreach

Lord Robert Edmiston

National Religious Broadcasters

Alexa

Google Home

Dec 27, 2017

Good words are worth much and cost little. - George Herbert

 

Join us in this podcast as Wes Gay, copywriter of Storybrand and Pushpay, unveils the importance of creating a communication system around the critical importance of words and a handful of tips to become an even better copywriter. It might be less complicated than you think.

Share your thoughts using the hashtag #SMCPodcast


Show Notes:

@wesgay

Wes Gay Website

eChurch

John Maxwell

Bob Goff

PushPay

Donald Miller

@ChrisHeaslip

@eliotcrowther

Seth Godin

Scott Harrison

Charity Water

Clay Scroggins

North Point Community Church

Haley Veturis

Grammarly

 

Dec 19, 2017

In this episode of the podcast, my good friend, and regular guest, Kenny Jahng will be sharing with us his experience participating in this season’s social media trend called Vlogmas, and what you can learn from it!

 

Share your thoughts using the hashtag #SMCPodcast

Show Notes:

 

@kennyjahng

@thechurchbutler

Canon SL2

Apple clips

Splice

 

Nov 15, 2017

In this special edition of the podcast, I will be sharing my recent experience at Museum of the Bible. I also have a special guest (my wife!) joining us for the first time sharing from her perspective as well. This is so much more than a museum and we hope you enjoy our perspective and take our advice!

 

Share your thoughts using the hashtag #SMCPodcast.






Show Notes:

Katie Smith

Museum of the Bible

American Bible Society

Jeremy Burton

National Air And Space Museum

Newseum

 

Nov 7, 2017

How much help is social media for a church planter?

In this podcast, lead pastor of New City Church, Dylan Dodson shares with us his story in planting a church from scratch. From the financial challenges to the nerve-racking discouragements he has faced and how having an online presence has become a must for churches to connect better with people in their community.

Share your thoughts using the hashtag #SMCPodcast.








Show Notes:

Dylan Dodson FB Page

@DylanJDodson

New City Church

Dylan Dodson Website

Louie Giglio

Justin Dean

Oct 31, 2017

Why is social media ministry unappealing to some churches?

There are many reasons that some churches stay away from being fully immersed in social media. For some, it’s a lack of understanding and for others, it’s the lack of resources to invest in yet another form of communication. In this podcast, Seth Muse defines the purpose and benefits of social media in church communications and the different roles it plays that will help any church get connected to people on a more personal level.

Share your thoughts using the hashtag #SMCPodcast.






Show Notes:

Seth Muse

@TheSethMuse

Seth Muse Website

Hope Fellowship Church

Seminary Of Hard Knocks Podcast

Asana

Donald Miller

Copy Hackers

Copy Blogger

Amy Porterfield

 

Oct 24, 2017

What is a secret shopper’s job in the field of ministry? How can this improve a church’s overall effectiveness in ministering their communities?

In this episode,  author of Secrets of a Secret Shopper, Greg Atkinson, provides us with practical wisdom on how to maximize your church’s online resources, ways to attract newcomers to your congregation and helpful advice in dealing with ministerial burnout.

Share your thoughts using the hashtag #SMCPodcast.




Show Notes:

Greg Atkinson

@GregAtkinson

Greg Atkinson Website

Ex-Pastors Website

Full Strength Website

Secrets of a Secret Shopper

Fusion by Nelson Searcy

Louie Giglio

Josh Dowell

Phil Bowdle

Pete Scazzero

Central Christian Church

Cross Point Church

Passion City Church

Gwinnett Church

Westridge Church

 

Oct 17, 2017

In this episode of the Social Media Church Podcast, Nick Ovalle, a former colleague and a good friend of Nils, shares with us how Sandals Church boldly stripped themselves of their trademark and started marketing their ministry through storytelling and funnel marketing. Putting the focus on what really matters while challenging the norm.

Find out more about their noteworthy journey in this new episode. Share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #SMCPodcast.




Show Notes:

Nick Ovalle Facebook

Nick Ovalle - The Storytelling Heart

@Nick_Ovalle

Community Bible Church

David Crowder

Warren Beemer

Justin Pardee

Matt Brown

DJ Chuang

The Wild Library

Stephanie Schaefer

SandalsChurch.tv

Sandals Church Connect

Sandals Church Watch

Primal Branding by Patrick Hanlon

Malcolm Gladwell

Revisionist History Podcast

Andy Stanley

Communicating For A Change

Made To Stick by Chip and Dan Heath

Austin Stone

Brian Mann

Story Clock

Donald Miller

Oct 10, 2017

How effectively do we use social media and other web-based technologies today?

From recording the very first podcasts of the Social Media Church Podcast to battling  depression through utter dependence on Christ and now as a guest himself. Join us in catching up with DJ Chuang as he provides wisdom and practical ways to maximize social media today, online privacy security and top-level domain marketing.

Learn more in this new episode. Share your thoughts with us! Use the hashtag #SMCPodcast in your posts.




Show Notes:

DJ Chuang YT

DJ Chuang FB

djchuang.com

@djchuang

Multi-Asian Church

Demystifying Prayer

Harvest Bible Chapel

Redemption Bible Church

Oct 3, 2017

What does it take to be a “Digital Missionary”?

Well at least that’s what ‘That Christian Vlogger’, Justin Khoe calls himself. When talking about missions, we usually think of spreading the gospel in some remote area in a third-world country. Justin, however, considers YouTube to be his mission field. This week’s podcast is filled with useful knowledge from Justin Khoe as he shares with Nils Smith all about pastoring an area where God called him to be.

What are your thoughts on YouTube as a mission field? Share your thoughts with us! Use the hashtag #SMCPodcast on your posts.



Show Notes:

That Christian Vlogger YouTube Channel

That Christian Vlogger Patreon

Justin Khoe Twitter

Sep 26, 2017

How does your online church fit with your local church?

In this week’s podcast, we are joined by James Eaton, Online Director of Highlands Fellowship. James provides us with some wisdom on how to lead an online church and what the end goal for their online church  is. James also shares how an online church can cater to small groups and the services he uses for live streaming.

Is your local church considering going online? Share your thoughts with us! Use the hashtag #SMCPodcast on your posts.

 

Show Notes:

My StreamSpot

James Eaton 

Highlands Fellowship Church

Highlands Fellowship Facebook Page

Vimeo

TVApp.church

Alexa Skill

Sep 19, 2017

What is the future of virtual reality? Will Amazon’s new social network compete with Facebook?

 

Our regular guest, Kenny Jahng, answers these questions and more in this new podcast with Nils Smith. Together, they share their experience and insights from their immersive virtual reality (VR) experience at VR World in New York City. Kenny and Nils try to predict the future of VR in churches, like having a quiet time with a VR tour of Jerusalem, or attending an actual worship service through VR in your own home. They also discuss how Amazon’s new social network revolves around and with their actual products for sale.  Is this a threat to Facebook?

 

Find out more in this new episode. Share your thoughts with us! Use the hashtag #SMCPodcast in your posts.

Show Notes:

Virtual Reality World (VR World NYC)

Virtual Reality

Kenny Jahng Twitter

Amazon’s New Social Network Launch:

Church Butler

Sep 12, 2017

In this day and age where time is the most valuable commodity, more and more people are starting to appreciate podcasts.

Today, Nils and Jay Kranda tell us how podcasts are becoming more relevant and creating greater opportunities for churches. In this episode, we will also get to know the podcast opportunities beyond just the weekend sermon.

TVApp.church is also giving away free Amazon Alexa Skills for ministries. Just sign up at TVApp.church/alexa.

Find out more in this new episode and share your thoughts with us! Use the hashtag #SMCPodcast in your posts.



Show Notes:

Alexa Skill

Canva

CV Outreach

TVApps.church

Jay Kranda Twitter

Podcast Statistics of 2017

Sep 5, 2017

The recent disaster in our country proved one thing true,our churches weren’t prepared on how or what to communicate in the midst of the storm. While some churches communicated beautifully, others over communicated and some didn’t communicate at all. .

 

When megachurch pastor Joel Osteen seemed to be silent for a moment in the midst of tragedy, people on social media were quick to attack him for not opening his facility in Houston, Texas to those in need. It turned out only to be not true as it was nothing more than a lack of communication between him and the public. His church was also flooded and he wasn’t able to immediately open the doors and risk doing more harm than good.  Everyone has an opinion on what he should have done and I’m sure if he had a do-over he might have done things different. This podcast is not about Joel Osteen, but it is about what every pastor faced in the midst of this storm when you feel speechless, but the world is looking to your words for comfort and direction.

 

Needless to say, public relations or PR, can be critical in times like these.In this episode Justin Dean, author of PR Matters: A Survival Guide for Church Communicators, shares with us about the importance of church PR today. Nils and Justin also talk about how churches should respond to disasters and how church leaders should handle crisis situations.

 

Share your thoughts or questions with us on social media! Use the hashtag #SMCPodcast in your posts.

 

Show Notes:

Book: Church PR: A Survival Guide for Church Communicators

Justin Dean - Twitter

ThatChurch Podcast

ThatChurch Conference

Lakewood Church - Facebook

Joel Osteen - Facebook

Aug 30, 2017

Talking about money inside the church can be awkward for some but that doesn’t make the topic less important.

 

There are many lessons in the Bible about giving money to the church and about being generous. But how does a church and their leaders encourage the congregation to be more generous without sounding like extortionists? Listen to this new podcast with Trent Dunham, president at Dunham+Company, as we discuss how to create a culture of generosity in the church.

 

Find out more in this new episode. Share your thoughts with us! Use the hashtag #SMCPodcast in your posts.

 

Show Notes:

Dunham+Company

Dunham Fundraising Institute

Trent Dunham Twitter

ChurchPlus

Aug 22, 2017

The Bible is currently used by more than 30,000 church organizations and denominations in the world. It would seem like presenting the Bible in it’s barest form is impossible without raising theological debates.

 

Our friends from Museum of the Bible, however, believe they can engage the people with the Bible in a fun, innovative, and educational way. Museum of the Bible invites people to engage with the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible. In this week’s episode, we are joined by Jeremy Burton, Director of Communications for Museum of the Bible, to talk about Bible engagement for all faiths and all walks of life, while using innovative methods to boost social media efforts.

 

Museum of the Bible is located 3 blocks south of the US Capitol in Washington D.C. and is currently under construction. They will open in November 2017.


Show Notes:

Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible Facebook Page

Jeremy Burton Twitter

Museum of the Bible 360° Virtual Reality Tour

Aug 15, 2017

When you hear the word “rebranding” it usually signifies that something needs to be changed. So if people want to rebrand the Bible, does it mean there is something wrong with the Word of God?

We know that there is nothing wrong with the Bible in itself, the real problem lies on how people perceive the Bible. Many people tend to see the Bible as an archaic text with rules and laws that are harsh, judgmental, and impossible to follow. Others view it as a book that has a lists of do’s and dont’s in life; and when you violate enough of them and you get a ticket to hell. There has been too much familiarity of the Bible in the Western world that it has lost its real meaning to them.

In this week’s episode, Arthur Satterwhite from the American Bible Society joins us in sharing all the reasons why the Bible has to be rebranded and how important it is for people to know the real message of God’s Word and enjoy the goodness it has to offer.

 

Share your thoughts with us! Use the hashtag #SMCPodcast on your posts.

 

Show Notes:

American Bible Society

Arthur Satterwhite - Twitter

Project Magellan

Aug 8, 2017

If there is one thing that we keep on hearing from our church leaders who use social media, it’s that “Social media is a tool for evangelism!” - and it’s something that most of us agree with. The rest of the details, however, often do not follow. How exactly do we use social media for evangelism? Do we bombard Facebook with John 3:16’s? Do we create inspirational content and insert hints of the Gospel in them? Or do we just put selfies of our senior pastors on Instagram?

It seems easy to answer but laying out a blueprint for social media use in our ministries isn’t as simple as it appears to be. Joel Southerland joins us in this podcast to answer these questions about social media and evangelism.

 

How does your church utilize social media? Share your thoughts with us! Use the hashtag #SMCPodcast on your posts.

 

Show Notes:

Joel Southerland - Twitter
Peavine  Baptist Church - Facebook

Peavine Baptist Church - Twitter
North American Mission Board

Aug 1, 2017

Jay Kranda, a good friend and a great leader, has been our co-host since 2015. He’s been quite occupied with a couple of things, both in church responsibility and his personal resource "Healthy Online Church."

 

One of the updates Jay has for us is their new product offer in TVApp.church: Amazon Alexa Skill. They also have a Free Amazon Alexa Skill Giveaway through their TVapp.church Facebook Page.

 

Nils and Jay also share a conversation about trends and what they do with their social media profiles.


Share your thoughts with us! Use the hashtag #SMCPodcast on your posts.

 

Show Notes:

Jay Kranda

Healthy Online Church

True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership (Book)

TvApp.church Facebook Contest

TVApp.church Alexa Skill

Amazon: Alexa Skill

Jul 25, 2017

Back in the day, our early Christian ancestors only had a few manuscripts and pages of the Bible which they can only effectively use when they’re together. Thanks to advancements in technology, the few rare scrolls became mass-printed books that are now available to everyone who wanted to own and read the Bible. Technology has played an important part in spreading the Gospel of Christ. If it benefited us in the past, why do some people and churches still fear embracing technology? Are we over-digitizing the church? How far is too far? In this new podcast with Nils Smith and Jason Caston from iChurch Method, we’ll be talking about technology trends, social media, and how they have affected the church before and how they are essential today, more than ever.

 

Share your thoughts with us! Use the hashtag #SMCPodcast on your posts.

 

Show Notes:

Jason Caston

Jason Caston Twitter

Jason Caston Facebook

Jason Caston Instagram
iChurch Method

TVApp.Church

YouTube TV

Jul 18, 2017

Before the general public came to understand the concept of blogs, “vlogs” suddenly came out. This left a lot of people confused and uneasy. What is a vlog? What is it about? How is it different from a blog? In this new episode, we have Sean Cannell of Video Influencers join Nils Smith to tell us that vlogging is not merely converting your written blog to a video format, it opens up a lot more opportunities to connect with people on a personal level and touch lives– one key goal for every ministry. If you’re thinking about starting a vlog, this podcast will be extremely helpful.

 

Should your church or pastor start a vlog? Should you start one? We’d like to hear from you, use the hashtag #SMCPodcast on your posts.

 

Show Notes:

Sean Cannell Twitter

Video Influencers

Video Influencers Youtube Channel

Alejandro Reyes Twitter

Jul 11, 2017

For some people, hearing the word “bots” scares them. Others, however, see this innovation as a relief and an opportunity to make life easier. In this new episode, Chad Hugghins from CV Outreach joins Nils Smith to discuss how Facebook Messenger Bots can add a whole new array of functions to Facebook's messaging app and how this change relationships between ministries and companies with their users.

Do you think your ministry would benefit from using Messenger Bots? We’d like to hear from you, use the hashtag #SMCPodcast on your posts.

 

Show Notes:

Facebook Messenger Bots

Christian Vision

CV Outreach

Chad Hugghins Twitter

Poncho

ManyChat

Jul 4, 2017

Has your church become culturally irrelevant in your community?

 

Many churches today have accepted the challenge of doing the Great Commission but many are stuck and don't know how to do it. In this episode, Rob Peabody of Awaken My City, discusses with Nils the importance of leveraging technology for discipleship instead of traditionally fighting against it. Rob emphasizes how it is important for us to identify the culture and strategize from there; in this case utilizing social media and technology to engage with millennials.

 

Have something to share? Use the hashtag #SMCPodcast on your posts.

 

Show Notes:

Rob Peabody Twitter

Awaken Movement

Awaken My City

Jun 14, 2017

This week’s podcast, Nils Smith and Kent Woodyard talk about innovation in church and dig into the core opportunities for churches to technology. Kent Woodyard shares his experience on how he started with Mogiv in San Diego and then to Pushpay as Strat partners to other companies serving churches using technology in leadership, engagement, giving and the likes. He also discusses how Pushpay works in helping the church. Nils and Kent also share their recent experience in Pushpay's Echurch Summit focusing on technology, leadership and communication as the key needs of the church.

 

What’s your experience with Pushpay? Share it with us by using the hashtag #SMCPodcast

 

Show Notes:

May 31, 2017

Facebook has won the social media war! Nils and Jay share their thoughts on how Facebook has topped the social media networks, and name some better things Facebook did and is doing to get way ahead of every platform we are enjoying today. Current Facebook development includes integration of powerful data analytics. Also, Jay shares why he is switching from DirecTV to YoutubeTV.


Share your thoughts with us by using the hashtag #SMCPodcast.

 

Show Notes:

 

Facebook

Myspace

Google+

Facebook Adwords

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Analytics

YoutubeTV

DirecTV

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