Catching Up with Jay Kranda and Talking About Churchome Global: Podcast 262

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In this episode, we’re joined by long time friend of the SMC Podcast and the Online Pastor of Saddleback Church, Jay Kranda. Jay and Nils discuss online church communities, the Churchome Global app, and the opportunities and challenges that come along with these.

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Show Notes:

Jay Kranda Website

Jay Kranda Facebook

Jay Kranda Twitter

Jay Kranda Instagram

Jay Kranda YouTube

Churchome Global

A Conversation with Jay Kranda about Podcasting and Alexa Skills: Podcast 226

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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. is also giving away free Amazon Alexa Skills for ministries. Just sign up at

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


Show Notes:

Alexa Skill


CV Outreach

Jay Kranda Twitter

Podcast Statistics of 2017

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Catching up with Jay Kranda: Podcast 220

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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 Amazon Alexa Skill. They also have a Free Amazon Alexa Skill Giveaway through their 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) Facebook Contest Alexa Skill

Amazon: Alexa Skill

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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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Analyzing the Presidential Debate, Snapchat Spectacles & A Wild Card Question for Jay: Podcast 192

Jay and Nils take a social/tech perspective to review last Tuesday’s Presidential Debate and they discuss Hillary and Trump’s apparent 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.


Show Links:

Visit TVApp.Church

Trump’s “Crooked Hillary” Snapchat filter

How should pastors and churches be involved with politics--Concerned Women for America

Snapchat is just “Snap” now

Snapchat releases “Spectacles”

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The New iPhone and Social Media Response Systems: Podcast 190

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.


Show Links:

Apple Event September 7, 2016

Woman tweets asking for help, Amtrak responds 7 months later

Social Media Management tools:

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Aware3 with Tony and Devin talking Mobile & the Church: Podcast 158

Aware3 with Tony and Devin talking Mobile & the Church: Podcast 158

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

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The Peach App and More: Podcast 157

The Peach App and More: Podcast 157

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. 

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TheBrooks.Church Talks Online Church, Facebook Video, & Planting Movements: Podcast 156

TheBrooks.Church Talks Online Church, Facebook Video, & Planting Movements: Podcast 156

Jay interviews Jimmie Davidson who is the lead Pastor of 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. 

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