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Podcast 375: How Mariners Church is Building their Online Ministry with Justin Herman

Guess who’s changing the game with online ministry? Mariners Church.

With everything going digital these days, churches are exploring the potential of expanding online. Having an online presence means getting to connect with people from all over the world beyond just your physical church. It's a great way to connect with members and share the Gospel with more people.  

Hop on in this conversation with Justin Herman, a remote online pastor in Arizona with experience in serving an online church in California. His expertise in the online church community with Mariners Church is more than what we need to know to kickstart the journey toward having a digital church.


Show Notes:
Nils Smith Website

Nils Smith Facebook

Nils Smith Twitter

Nils Smith Instagram

Nils Smith LinkedIn

Justin Herman Instagram

Justin Herman Email 

Digital Coffee with Justin 

Mariners Online Instagram

Mariners Church

Social Media Church Discord

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Podcast 374: The Rise and Fall of Clubhouse

If you’re an audio-based enthusiast, you’d probably heard about Clubhouse. Clubhouse blew up fast during the pandemic and became the talk of the town as celebrities, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders all flocked in to host live discussions on the audio-based social media app.The social media app attracted many high-profile personalities, and for a time, it provided a unique way for people worldwide to interact, connect, and engage.

But Clubhouse's success was short-lived due to the declining quality of content, as the platform became overrun with spammers. The app's exclusivity also hindered its growth, and it failed to pay creators while it still had the opportunity. Twitter and Facebook also started to launch their own audio-only features, competing against Clubhouse’s exclusivity.

Tune in this podcast episode as, DK Hammonds shares with Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson what he thinks were the reasons for the rise and fall of Clubhouse.

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Podcast 373: Short Form Simplified with Corey Alderin

Posting full sermons online has become standard for most churches, but short-form video has taken over social media, and churches have struggled to keep up. The content is in the sermon, but the time required to edit horizontal to vertical while finding the right clips, editing the captions, and everything in between is no small task!

In this podcast, Corey Alderin explains how they’ve simplified the process of creating short-form content from sermons and why they’ve done it with the trends on TikTok, Instagram, and even YouTube. 


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Nils Smith Website

Nils Smith Facebook

Nils Smith Twitter

Nils Smith Instagram

Nils Smith LinkedIn

Corey Alderin Website

Corey Alderin Facebook

Corey Alderin LinkedIn

Sermon Shots

Sermon Shots Tiktok

Sermon Shots YouTube

Book Brush

Telling Ministries

Social Media Church Discord

Social Media Church Webinar

Amplify Social Media

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Podcast 372: To App or Not to App with Drew Landrum

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The big debate in church technology is whether to have an app or not. It’s still a conversation that needs to be discussed by leaders and pastors alike, especially those who seek to innovate their church culture.

Churches now have access to good technology more than ever. There are plenty of opportunities for ministries to conveniently reach out to their community. However, not many see the advantages of having a church app. It may not be for all, but it is crucial to understand its importance and the advantages of having both a church app and a church website. 

Watch the latest episode of the Social Media Church Podcast as Nils Smith and Drew Landrum of SecureGive talk about how church leaders can leverage a mobile app, the importance of the security of digital properties, and the future of HTML5 websites.

Join us in this conversation!

 

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Nils Smith Facebook

Nils Smith Twitter

Nils Smith Instagram

Nils Smith LinkedIn

Drew Landrum Facebook

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Podcast 371: A Conversation with Katie Allred about Empowering Women in Ministry

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Empowering women has been a focus in different industries but it's not always talked about within the church. We believe it's time we start a conversation as women offer tremendous value to the faith community. 

Women in the church are important so it's a must that churches include them and to allow them to use their talents and gifts for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Women can do so much more! 

It's time that women are given different opportunities in the ministry. Women are encouraged to become the people God wants them to be, just as how we empower men the same way. By empowering everyone and not just women, the church can become a community that fully reflects the love of God. 

Watch this episode of the Social Media Church Podcast as Nils Smith and Katie Allred have an interesting conversation about empowering women in the ministry. Learn why churches should give more opportunities to women beyond the kitchen and the home. 

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Podcast 370: It's Time to Yelp Your Church

Many people say that a church doesn’t need to worry about reviews. But we think otherwise. 

It doesn’t matter if reviews are on Yelp, Google, or any other social media platform. A review is still a review—and it matters.  Pastors and leaders must understand that reviews can affect the church more than you think. They don’t exactly tell the world how God is moving in your community, but they tell you that some things ought to change. 

Reviews by real people–newcomers, regular churchgoers, volunteers, and staff–should matter more. Every opportunity should be an avenue to improve and encourage others in telling how the church has made an impact in their lives. 

Watch this episode of the Social Media Church Podcast as Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson discuss getting reviews online. Learn why you shouldn’t ignore the feedback you receive, what you can do, and how you can highlight the work that God is doing. 

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Podcast 369: ChatGPT for Ministry

There are many things we've predicted to trend this 2023 but we didn't see this one coming. ChatGPT. 

An AI-powered conversational partner, ChatGPT is just one of the many smart tools that are being utilized by businesses today. This state-of-the-art system depends on artificial intelligence to process natural language.  

AI has been around for decades but it's only in the last few years that such a technology is rapidly changing the world. It's not only for businesses but also for personal use. It has been the talk of the town for quite a while now and there have been a lot of conversations going on around it.. If you've tried it already, then you know that it's surprisingly very fast and smart for a new technology on the rise.

ChatGPT is now used by millions of people in the tech space. Definitely, it's a useful tool but like any platform, there are still quite a few downsides. Beyond the disadvantages, the church community can still use it to accomplish the goal...

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Podcast 368: What Churches Can Learn from MrBeast

We’re talking about MrBeast! Yes, the 24-year-old YouTube star Jimmy Donaldson aka MrBeast is our topic for today.

But why him, you ask? Because we think he’s so relevant and that churches could learn a lot from him. 

Our host Nils Smith has recently done a deep-dive into MrBeast and what he is doing. The famous influencer’s reach is just massive –getting an average of 100 to 200 million views on every episode. What he’s doing is fascinating and pastors and church leaders could look at his examples and learn from them. 

Watch the latest episode of the Social Media Podcast and find out more about what MrBeast does as hosts Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson discuss how he makes money, his generosity, and what the church can do better to reach more people for the Gospel.

Join Social Media Church hosts Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson as they talk about how MrBeast’s tactics can also be used by the churches.

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Podcast 367: A New 2023 Podcast Strategy for Your Church

Podcasts aren’t outdated; they’re even becoming more popular than ever. It’s another social media strategy your church should try. 

Churches should also do podcasting  as there are many opportunities around it. So, if you’ve started thinking about doing it, it’s crucial that you understand your “why,” identify your niche, and know the techniques you can apply. 

Watch this new episode of the Social Media Podcast to find out as hosts Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson discuss podcasting, how they started, and how churches can leverage this practice. 

Join Social Media Church hosts Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson as they talk about how podcasts can be part of your church’s social media strategy. 

 

Show Notes:

Aaron Magnuson Facebook

Aaron Magnuson Twitter

Aaron Magnuson Instagram

Aaron Magnuson LinkedIn

Aaron Magnuson Clubhouse

Aaron Magnuson Facebook

Aaron Magnuson Twitter

Aaron Magnuson Instagram

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Podcast 366: A New Short-Form Video Strategy for Your Church

If you see us all over social media this year, that’s because we’ve started to dive deep into short-form vertical videos. 

And in case you haven’t noticed, what’s trending now is vertical video. It’s not only for TikTok but vertical video is for every major platform we know, even on YouTube!

This is the sign that your church needs to start doing a short-form video strategy. These vertical videos–whether YouTube Shorts, TikTok, Instagram or Facebook Reels–can deliver organic engagement and traffic to your channel or website. 

In this episode of the Social Media Church Podcast, we learn why you should and how you can leverage short-form, bite-sized vertical videos. We think they just work and get people’s attention!  

Listen and discover why we believe short-form videos will be big in 2023. 

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