Foundations of the First Virtual Reality Church: Podcast 242

Blog Banner 242.png

D.J. Soto, founder, and pastor of Virtual Reality Church shares with us his story on how the first VR Church came to life. Nils Smith and Nick Runyon also discuss some of the most controversial questions about the future of the church in a virtual reality world.

Share your thoughts using the hashtag #SMCPodcast.


Show Notes:


Virtual Reality Church

Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift

HTC Vive

Mark Zuckerberg

Tim Lucas

Liquid Church


Life Church

Wired - VR Church

NBC Network

Samsung Gear VR




A Conversation with Kenny Jahng about Virtual Reality World and Amazon’s New Social Network: Podcast 227

NEW Podcast BANNER 227.png

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

Subscribe: iTunes | RSS I SoundCloud I Stitcher

Facebook Live, VaynerMedia, Virtual Reality and Social Automation: Podcast 165

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 podcast on Vimeo

TV App technology for your church

Facebook Live is here

YouVersion Free.Bible



Oculus Rift Store, Google Oculus Cardboard

Social Report, Hootsuite


Watch video clips of this podcast -


Subscribe: iTunes | RSS I SoundCloud I Stitcher

What Social Networks Are Best for Your Ministry? Podcast 149

What Social Networks Are Best for Your Ministry? Podcast 149

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. 



Read More

VR news with Apple/NBA, Jack Dorsey, & Bill Simmons: Podcast 147

VR news with Apple/NBA, Jack Dorsey, & Bill Simmons: Podcast 147

Nils and Jay talk about recent news of Apple trying out Virtual Reality (VR) with U2, NBA’s experiment with VR, Jack Dorsey jumping into the role of CEO again of Twitter, and Jay’s favorite sports podcast.

Read More