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Podcast 385: Get Away with Pastorstays (No Strings Attached)

church ministry Jun 29, 2023

Pastor Stan Russell saw a significant need, felt a clear calling and leaned into innovative technology to meet that need. Pastor Stan is on a journey to helping pastors get and stay healthy and refreshed!

In this episode you’ll hear how a non techy leaned into technology, but I think more than your learnings from this episode I think you’ll find a ministry that’s actually ready to minister directly to you! 

Join us in this episode where we learn about  PastorStays, a Christian community co-founded by Pastor Stan to connect pastors and ministry leaders with a place to getaway. Get ready to be uplifted, inspired and encouraged by the unwavering faith and dedication of Pastor Stan Russell in this episode of the Social Media Church podcast. 


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Podcast 384: Church Marketing Fundamentals with Justin Nava

In this episode of the Social Media Church Podcast Justin Nava takes us on a journey through the fundamental principles of church marketing. He explores the importance of understanding your target audience, identifying their needs, and tailoring your message to resonate with them and attract them to your church. Justin also delves into the significance of branding and creating a cohesive identity for your church—both online and offline.

Listen in to this episode as we learn from Justin Nava's expertise and gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of church marketing.


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Nils Smith LinkedIn

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Podcast 383: The Power of Kindness with Greg Atkinson

church social media Jun 06, 2023

In a world that feels overwhelming, it’s easy to underestimate the power of a small act of kindness. However, no matter how insignificant these gestures may seem, they have the ability to make a profound impact in our lives and those around us. I think we’ve all seen in the social media world especially that there’s a lack of kindness present online! 

Join us in this episode of the Social Media Church Podcast as Greg Atkinson takes us on a captivating journey through the pages of his latest book. Drawing from his own experiences and extensive research, Greg sheds light on the transformative power of acts of kindness, and how they can create a ripple effect that transcends boundaries and brings about positive change.


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Nils Smith Website

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Podcast 382: Be Faithful with a Few with Tom Pounder

Tom Pounder's captivating journey is an inspiring testament to the power of embracing digital platforms to further the mission of the church. As an early adopter and visionary, Tom has been at the forefront of leveraging the internet and social media to reach and engage people in meaningful ways.

Join us as Tom candidly shares his remarkable story, delving into his passion for utilizing digital tools to create dynamic and inclusive communities. From hisbeginnings as a youth pastor to his present-day role as a thought leader and influencer in the realm of online ministry, Tom provides invaluable insights into the challenges and triumphs he has encountered along the way.

Throughout the episode, he reflects on the pivotal moments that ignited his passion for digital discipleship, sharing anecdotes that shed light on how he has effectively utilized the platforms like social media, podcasting, and live streaming to connect with individuals and foster a sense of belonging.

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Podcast 381: Learning to Share the King with Joshua Broome and Rashawn Copeland

church digital social media May 19, 2023

Are you a believer looking to deepen your relationship with God? Or are you someone who is curious about the intersection of technology and spirituality?

Joshua Broome and Rashawn Copeland, two inspiring Christian speakers and content creators, share their personal experiences of finding Jesus online. Offering unique insights on how technology can be used to deepen one's faith and connect with a wider community of believers, this episode is going to help you understand how to link tech and faith.

We’ll get a glimpse of Joshua and Rashawn’s stories of how they discovered Jesus through social media, podcasts, and other online resources. There’s even a lot to discover about the importance of building relationships and community with other believers, both online and in person; and exploring how faith can be integrated into various areas of life, including relationships, career, and personal growth.

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Podcast 380: Don't Scroll: 7-Point Framework for Creating Reels with Ben Bennett

church ministry tiktok May 12, 2023

Are you looking to effectively share the message of the gospel with others? Look no further! Here’s an effective seven-point outline for sharing the Gospel, covering all the essential components of God’s message. 

Author, podcast host, speaker, and the valued Director of the Resolution Movement at the Josh McDowell Ministry, Ben Bennett shares with us the seven-point outline that will  effectively communicate the good news of Jesus Christ to those around you. 

Whether you're a seasoned evangelist or just starting out, this video provides practical guidance for effectively sharing the message of hope and redemption—from establishing the existence of God to explaining the concept of sin and salvation. Don't miss out on this valuable resource for sharing the gospel with others!


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Podcast 379: Exploring the Pastoral Impact and Power of YouTube with Sallie Guillory

church ministry soc May 05, 2023

There’s more to what meets the eye! YouTube may be one of the most powerful websites on the internet right now. But how do we utilize it to be a powerful tool for spreading the message of hope, love, and faith to a global audience?

Join us in this episode of the Social Media Church Podcast as we talk about the challenges and opportunities of building an online community, the importance of authenticity and vulnerability in creating content, and the role of technology in shaping the future of pastoral ministry. All that and more with pastor and content creator, Sallie Guillory!

Tune in for an exciting discussion as Sally shares with us her firsthand experience in using YouTube to connect with people and impact their lives.


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Podcast 378: Holy Scared with Jason Romano

The idea of a “sports ministry” may not be widely known, but it involves merging a passion for sports with the love for Jesus and His followers. This is what Sports Spectrum is all about – shining a light on the intersection of faith and sports. 

Sports Spectrum is an interview-driven podcast hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano. He came to realize that there were people doing his work, but for a greater purpose. This realization called him to start something similar, but for God this time.

In this episode of the Social Media Church Podcast, Jason Romano of the Sports Spectrum Podcast, shares his experience listening to God’s call for him to transition out from one job to another — one that involved his passion for both sports and for God.


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Podcast 377: Tech-Mediated Ministry with Bryan Barrineau and Heath Woolman

Many believe technology use in the church started only in the last century. However, it didn't just begin with radio broadcasts and TV evangelism; it dates back to the Old Testament, when God’s people used various tools to communicate messages from God. One example was when Noah built an ark to deliver a message from God. 

Today, the tech-mediated ministry is evident in social media, live streaming of church services, mobile apps, and more. While many churches rush to reach high engagement, some people believe that what matters most are the stories of lives changed. Churches often focus on the quantitative side, but it's essential to consider the qualitative aspect.  

In this episode of the Social Media Podcast, Heath Woolman, Chief of Staff and Instructor at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX., and Bryan Barrineau, Student Pastor of FBC Enterprise, share their insights based on their study of Technology-Mediated Ministry and its role in fulfilling...

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Podcast 376: How Ministry Brands is Approaching Church Technology in 2023 with Nathan James

church ministry Apr 03, 2023

While the mission of the Church doesn’t change, the technology needs of churches everywhere is constantly changing. One company that is working to improve the way churches and ministries operate through technology is Ministry Brands. 

Ministry Brands has a fairly long history in the church technology space, but they are also on the verge of pioneering a new approach on how to better serve churches through software development. This includes church management systems, online giving, and mobile apps designed for ministry application.

In this episode of the Social Media Podcast, Nils Smith sat down with Nathan James to discuss what they're up to at Ministry Brands in 2023. 

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