A Conversation about Innovation with Kent Woodyard: Podcast 215

This week’s podcast, Nils Smith and Kent Woodyard talk about innovation in the church and dig into the core opportunities for churches around technology. Kent shares his experience on how he got started serving churches in tech with Mogiv based in San Diego and then most recently to Pushpay. Nils and Kent also share their recent experience from PushPay's eChurch Summit focusing on technology, leadership and communication as key development needs within the church.

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Has Facebook Won the Social Media War?: Podcast 214

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.

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Show Notes:




Facebook Adwords

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Analytics



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Learnings from Facebook's F8 Conference: Podcast 213

How did Facebook win in social media?

Jay and Nils discuss more trends about social media, especially Facebook. Nils recently went to Facebook’s F8 Conference, it’s primarily a conference for developers and people who optimally use the platform. Nils talk about the stuff he learned from the conference. They also talk about the innovations Facebook has done over the years, and Nils also shares his insights about how Facebook has won over social media.

What’s your story about the innovations of Facebook throughout the years? Share it with us by using the hashtag #SMCPodcast.


Show Notes:

Facebook Live

F8 Conference


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Breaking Down Facebook Ads for Ministries: Podcast 212

How can church leaders use Facebook for their ministries?

Integrating Facebook as an advertising tool in our church or ministry can create a big impact in connecting and engaging with people and bringing them closer to God.  In this week’s podcast, Jay and Nils talk about Facebook’s two advertising options: Facebook Boost and Facebook Ads. These tools can help church leaders advertise their church’s content or ministries. They also share each other’s insights about the differences between the two strategic marketing options in Facebook. Hear Jay’s and Nil’s strategic advice on leveraging Facebook ads.

What do you think about Facebook ads/boost? Share it to us by using the hashtag #SMCPodcast!

Show Notes:

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A Conversation with Brady Shearer of Pro Church Tools: Podcast 211

How do you tell your church ministry stories on social media?

In this episode, Nils Smith is with Brady Shearer from Pro Church Tools. Pro Church Tools is an online platform company that helps churches maximize time beyond Sunday service. They discuss about the questions that are often asked when it comes to accomplishing your church's mission statement — not only in the real world perspective but also in the digital world. Nils then throws in a quick question about what social media platform where church leaders can ideally focus on to improve their ministry. Brady also shares his encouraging words for churches to begin sharing their stories. 

What stories do you share about your ministry through social media? Share it with us by using the hashtag #SMCPodcast.

Show Notes:

Pro Church Tools

Nucleus Platform

Facebook Ads Guide

Brady on Instagram

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A Conversation with Warren Bird from Leadership Network: Podcast 210

Do you believe that social media can boost your ministry?

Nils Smith is joined by Warren Bird from Leadership Network for this week’s episode. They talk about the core trends in social media that are essential for churches and how church leaders can utilize those features. They also talk about the ideas and widely asked questions about online campuses. Lastly, take note of their predictions about the latest trends of social media for churches in the next five years.

What are your Social Media ideas for your church? Share it with us by using the hashtag #SMCPodcast.


Show Notes:

Leadership Network

Leadership Network Advanced - for newsletters and regular promotions for SMC podcasts

Warren Bird’s Twitter

How to Break Growth Barriers by Warren Bird - for churches of all sizes

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More VR and Facebook Messenger: Podcast 209

Virtual/Augmented Reality and Facebook Messenger are now a trend with their latest updates that are also essential in interacting and connecting people together.

Nils and Jay have been talking about VR for about a year now. But, in this week’s Social Media Church podcast episode, they discuss about the advantages of integrating VR and Facebook Messenger to  your ministry. They also discuss about how the interface of each platform is useful for handling your church ministry.

What d’you think of Virtual/Augmented Reality and Facebook Messenger’s latest updates? Share it with us by using the hashtag #SMCPodcast.


Show Notes:

Matt McKee of Circle

CV Outreach

Facebook Messenger


Vimeo 360

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A Conversation with Jeremy Smith of Churchmag: Podcast 208

How can we integrate technology and social media to our churches?

Jeremy Smith of Churchmag joins Nils Smith in this week’s SMC podcast. Churchmag, formerly Churchcrunch, is a place that offers great resources that help churches become more tech-savvy and connect with even more people. Let’s hear their discussion about how churches are progressing with technology and what should be improved with technology and social media for the sole purpose of spreading the gospel.

How’s your church doing with technology? Share it with us by using the hashtag #SMCPodcast.


Show Notes:

Churchmag - The #1 Resource for Church Technology and Creativity.

Jeremy Smith’s Twitter

Churchmag’s Twitter

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Analyzing Online Church Models: Podcast 207

Social media is a great way to build an online community where people can connect with each other.

In this week’s Social Media Church podcast episode, Nils Smith and Jay Kranda talk about Online Church Models and how you can promote your Online Church through social media. They also discuss about strategies that are used or can be used by online churches. Jay also shares his insights about his social media prediction!

What strategy are you using for your online church? Share it with us by using our hashtag #SMCPodcast.



Show Notes:

Facebook Live - a powerful tool for broadcasting your ministry

CV Outreach - awesome partnership for online churches

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Social Media Predictions Interview with Kenny Jahng: Podcast 206

What’s the next big thing in social media over the next few years?

Kenny Jahng, the Pastor of Media and Innovation at Liquid Church,  joins Nils in this week’s podcast as they talk about their predictions on social media. They also discuss how social media was introduced to people, how it was developed throughout the years, and how it could be improved. Moreover, they also identify the differences between social media platforms offering almost the same features as the others.

Do you have your own social media predictions too? We’d love to hear it! Engage with us through #SMCPodcast.


Show Notes:

Kenny's Website

Kenny's Twitter

TVApp Church

Church Butler

Check out Kenny Jahng’s insights HERE!

Check out Nils Smith’s insights HERE!

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