The Power of YouTube Packaging to Reach More People for Your Church

Podcast 428: Finding the Christ in Canva

design social media Jun 13, 2024

 

Join us on this episode as DK Hammonds sits down with Roger Coles, a Canva design expert and top Canva Creator. 

Roger shares his journey from designing templates in Canva to becoming a leading figure in the community. Together, they dive into best practices for crafting impactful visual campaigns, utilizing Canva's brand kits, video editing tools, and consistency features. 

Discover how to find God in creativity through songwriting and enhance audience engagement using automation tools like MiniChat. 

Whether you're a designer or part of a ministry, this episode is packed with valuable tips and insights to elevate your social media presence.

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Podcast 427: The Power of YouTube Packaging to Reach More People for Your Church

social media Jun 06, 2024

In this episode, Nils Smith and DK Hammonds discuss proven strategies for optimizing YouTube videos and channels for churches. 

They cover the importance of titles, descriptions, tags and thumbnails based on insights from top YouTube experts. Nils shares tips for packaging content to maximize views and reach from YouTube's algorithm while DK emphasizes continually improving quality over time. They encourage prioritizing YouTube as a platform with unique opportunities for online and offline engagement. 

Learn practical tips you can implement to grow your ministry on the world's largest video platform.

 

Show Notes:

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Podcast 426: AI and the Future of Bible Engagement with John Plake of American Bible Society

 

John Plake, Chief Program Officer at American Bible Society, joins Nils Smith to discuss insights from ABS's annual State of the Bible report on AI and online church trends. 

They explore public perceptions of AI in relation to spirituality and the Bible across generations. John shares how research found differences between general and religious views, and concerns about jobs. Insights are provided on AI's potential to expedite Bible translation and how organizations like ABS are cautiously exploring responsible AI integration. 

Listeners are encouraged to download the free State of the Bible resource to learn more about understanding various audience segments for effective outreach.

 

Show Notes:

Connect with Nils Smith: 

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Connect with John Plake:

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Podcast 425: Handling the Haters on Social Media

social media May 23, 2024

Sit down with Nils Smith and DK Hammonds as they discuss how to effectively manage negative comments and reviews that come with increased online influence. 

They explore ignoring trolls, responding to criticism privately, and focusing on positive conversations. DK shares wisdom from personal experiences and advises having a plan to cut out distractions. On the other hand, Nils emphasizes stewarding engagement well and protecting pastors' well-being. 

Learn practical strategies for navigating online haters and building trust with potential church attendees through your digital presence, only here at the Social Media Church Podcast. 

 

Show Notes:

Connect with Nils Smith: 

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Connect with DK Hammonds:

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Podcast 424: How to Expand Your Church's Reach Through Sermon Shots with Corey Alderin

content sermon clips May 16, 2024

 

In this episode, DK Hammonds interviews Corey Alderin of Sermon Shots to learn how churches can use their app to repurpose sermons into engaging social media content. 

Corey demonstrates how to easily create high-quality video clips, discussion guides, blog posts, and more using the sermon transcript and audio. DK and Corey discuss how Sermon Shots can save churches significant time and money on content creation while expanding their message's reach online. 

Listen to find out how your church can start using Sermon Shots to maximize your sermon's impact this week!

 

Show Notes:

Connect with Corey Alderin:

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Sermon Shots Website 

Connect with DK Hammonds:

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DK Hammonds Twitter

DK Hammonds YouTube 

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Podcast 423: A New Way to Reach People Online with Brad Hill of Gloo

Tune in to this insightful episode as Nils Smith sits down with Brad Hill from Gloo to explore the intersection of technology and outreach in churches. 

With declining church attendance, the conversation delves into the urgency for innovation in leveraging digital tools effectively. Brad sheds light on Gloo's initiatives, including the Explorer’s Program, and their marketplace of resources aimed at helping churches connect with seekers in today's digital age. 

Drawing from his own experiences, Nils shares anecdotes from his previous church's digital ministry endeavors. Together, they emphasize the importance of maintaining an online presence and being responsive to messages. 

If you're looking for practical insights on how to harness technology for ministry, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in now! 

 

Show Notes:

Connect with Nils Smith: 

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Connect with Brad Hill:

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Podcast 422: Battle of the Platforms: X vs Threads

X vs Threads, which is better? 

X, renowned for its expansive user base and user-friendly interface, goes head-to-head with Threads, a platform focused on concise communication and niche communities. 

In this episode, we dissect the unique features, user demographics, and community dynamics of each platform. 

Whether you're a die-hard fan of Platform X or intrigued by Threads' specialized approach, join us as we explore which platform reigns supreme in the digital realm–only here on the Social Media Church Podcast with Nils Smith and DK Hammonds. 

 

Show Notes:

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Connect with DK Hammonds:

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DK Hammonds Twitter

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Podcast 421: Bridgetown Church Quitting Live Streaming Services

Step into the world of Bridgetown Church as they make a radical decision in the digital age–quitting live streaming services. 

In a landscape where online connectivity seems essential, this Portland-based congregation is challenging the status quo. Discover how this move has reshaped the Bridgetown community's engagement with worship, fellowship, and spirituality. 

What does it mean for a modern church to prioritize in-person connections over digital reach? 

Join us as we unravel the story of Bridgetown Church's journey toward a more intentional, embodied experience of faith in the 21st century.

 

Show Notes:

Connect with Nils Smith: 

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Connect with DK Hammonds:

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Podcast 420: Discussing The Potential Ban Of TikTok

social media tiktok Apr 04, 2024

Join Nils Smith and DK Hammonds in this podcast episode as they dive into the potential ban of TikTok in the US and its far-reaching implications, particularly for churches. 

Through engaging debate, they weigh the likelihood of a ban and contemplate what the future may hold for the platform. Amidst the uncertainty, the hosts also provide valuable advice for churches in utilizing TikTok for ministry engagement. 

Discover key strategies for adapting content with other platforms and maximizing opportunities on TikTok while it remains available. 

Don't miss this insightful discussion on the evolving landscape of social media and its impact on faith communities.

Show Notes:

Connect with Nils Smith: 

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Connect with DK Hammonds:

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DK Hammonds Facebook 

DK Hammonds Twitter

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Podcast 419: Viral Church Content and Effective Ministry with Brotha Rollins

social media Mar 22, 2024

Join DK Hammonds for an insightful conversation with Brotha Rollins, a pioneer in online preaching and social media ministry, as they dive into the world of viral church content and effective storytelling. 

Discover how authentic stories, intertwined with the gospel message, can deeply engage audiences and gain practical tips from Brotha Rollins' years of experience editing sermons. 

From the importance of investing in technology for ministry to preserving church history through media archives, this episode explores the fascinating intersection of faith, storytelling, and technology, offering valuable insights for pastors and anyone interested in reaching audiences through online platforms.

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