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Podcast 410: The Impact of AI on the Future of Ministry with Drew Dickens

Join us for a captivating discussion with the insightful Drew Dickens as we explore the impact of AI on the future of ministry.

In this episode, Drew, a visionary at the intersection of technology and spirituality, shares his perspectives on how artificial intelligence is reshaping the landscape of ministry. Dive into the ethical considerations, opportunities, and challenges as we navigate the integration of AI into sacred practices. 

Whether you're a tech enthusiast, religious leader, or intrigued by spirituality in the digital age, our conversation with Drew Dickens provides profound insights into the spiritual dimensions of AI. 


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Podcast 409: The State of Online Ministry in 2024 with Jay Kranda



Step into the digital pulpit with us as we sit down with Jay Kranda in this episode of the Social Media Podcast. 

Together, let’s navigate the intricate landscape of online ministry in 2024, exploring the latest trends, challenges, and innovations. Drawing from his extensive expertise, Jay discusses the evolution of virtual worship services, the role of social media, and the unique opportunities and obstacles faced by ministries in the digital age.  

Join us for an insightful conversation that explores how technology continues to shape and redefine the way we connect with our faithful communities.

Show Notes: 

Connect with Jay Kranda and Saddleback Church 

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Podcast 408: Virtual Reality Church with Stuart McPherson of Lakeland Church

Step into the virtual sanctuary with Stuart McPherson, a ministry pioneer from Lakeland Church. 

Join us for an intriguing discussion on the emergence of Virtual Reality Church as Stuart provides a firsthand experience of Lakeland Church's journey into the realm of VR in exploring the fusion of ministry and technology. 

Whether you're a tech enthusiast or a church leader curious about the evolving landscape of bridging faith and tech, this conversation with Stuart McPherson provides a captivating glimpse into the transformative opportunity of Virtual Reality and discipleship.


Show Notes:

Connect with Stuart McPherson and Lakeland Church 

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Podcast 407: Technology, Theology, and Digital discipleship with Dr. Stacy Dandrige

In today’s episode, Dr. Stacy Dandrige, a leading expert in the intersection of technology and theology, guides us through the transformative impact of digital advancements on spiritual practices and discipleship.

From ethical considerations in AI to the potential of digital platforms for religious outreach, we explore the dynamic relationship between faith and technology.

Join us for a compelling discussion that transcends boundaries, offering insights into how technology shapes and challenges our spiritual lives in the digital age. This is a must-listen for anyone curious about the evolving landscape where technology and theology meet.

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Podcast 406: Church Copywriting Like a Pro with Holly Crawshaw

From sermon series descriptions to social media posts, seasoned expert in church communications, Holly Crawshaw, joins us as she unveils the secrets of church copywriting, providing invaluable insights on crafting compelling messages that will resonate with your congregation.

Tune in for more practical tips to help you communicate with impact and foster a deeper connection with your community.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, this episode is your guide to elevate your church copywriting skills and move people toward their next step.


Show Notes:

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Podcast 405: Pastors and Personal Branding with Angie White

Join us in the latest episode of the Social Media Church Podcast as we sit down with Angie White of Rock Church to explore the tension that comes around pastors and personal branding. In this conversation, Angie shares invaluable insights into the challenges and opportunities pastors face in developing their personal brand. 

From navigating social media to maintaining authenticity in the digital age, Angie provides a unique perspective on how pastors can effectively communicate their message while staying true to their calling.  

Whether you're a pastor seeking to enhance your online presence or someone intrigued by the evolving intersection of faith and the digital world, then this episode is for you! Subscribe now and stay updated with the latest news and trends in the digital realm.


Show Notes:

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Podcast 404: How to Transform Your Life with Faithly

Are you a Christian leader or ministry enthusiast looking for inspiration and connection? 

Tune in as we get to know Alicia Lee and Danny Yoo who founded the heart and soul of a Christian social network, Faithly. Join us on this insightful journey to explore the intersection of faith and ministry, gain valuable insights, and how this platform can help you. 

Subscribe today and stay connected with Faithly as we navigate the challenges and opportunities of Christian ministry and deepening connection with other ministry leaders. 


Show Notes:

  • Faithly is a digital network for Christians in ministry. Their members are pastors, leaders, staff, and volunteers of various churches, ministries, and organizations.


Connect with Alicia Lee, Danny Yoo and Faithly 

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Podcast 403: A Neural Network for Sermons with Michael Whittle

Prepare to embark on a spiritual and technological journey like no other, as we unveil a groundbreaking fusion of faith and innovation with Michael Whittle. 

In this episode, we dive into the fascinating intersection of spirituality and cutting-edge technology, guided by Michael's expertise. We explore how neural networks and AI are transforming the sermon landscape, drawing wisdom from sacred texts and traditions to inspire and guide congregations. 

Through in-depth conversations, we uncover the ethical, theological, and practical dimensions of this groundbreaking approach, shedding light on the convergence of faith and innovation in the digital age. 

Show Notes:

  • Pulpit AI offers a remarkable solution for enhancing your sermons and discipleship content. By uploading an audio file of your sermon, this service can automatically create a transcript, segment it into chapters, and generate keyword hashtags.


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Podcast 402: Ministry and Metrix with Amber Smart

The words “data” and “analytics” have been thrown around a lot in the digital and social media world. But do we really know what they mean and why they're important? And why does it matter for our church?

Join us for this captivating conversation as Amber Smart, founder of SmartMetrix, shares her expertise on how we can connect these dots and help our churches make better decisions with data-driven strategies and establish an effective digital strategy.


Show Notes:

  • Smart Metrix is a boutique consulting firm focused on data visualization. Founded in 2013, they empower leaders from coast to coast and across industries to share information quickly and with intent to grow and improve.
  • Digerati [di·ge·ra·ti] - people with expertise or professional involvement in information technology (Oxford Languages). 
  • Big Data refers to the large, diverse sets of information that grow at ever-increasing rates. It encompasses the volume of...
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Podcast 401: Social Media Management for Multisite Churches with Kent Richardson

Uncover invaluable insights and strategies tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities multisite churches face when navigating social media management. 

Tune in as special guest Kent Richardson, the Director of Communications for New Life Community Church in Chicago, shares his wisdom on crafting compelling content, optimizing platform management, utilizing essential tools, strategic scheduling, and measuring success in the realm of multisite church on social media. 

Whether you're a church leader, pastor, communicator, or someone who’s intrigued by this dynamic intersection of faith and digital engagement, this conversation is bound to empower your online presence.


Show Notes:

Connect with Kent Richardson and the New Life Community Church: 

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