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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.

 

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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! 

 

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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. 

 

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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.

 

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Podcast 418: A Conversation on Digital Discipleship and Preaching with Reverend Janiece Williams

In today’s episode, DK Hammonds sits down with Reverend Janiece Williams for a rich discussion on digital discipleship and preaching. 

Rev. Williams shares insights from her experience in creating Christian education resources and a new sermon development workbook. They explore how churches can effectively engage in digital discipleship and the importance of cultural analysis, biblical exegesis, and lifelong learning for preachers. 

Take the time to learn about Rev. Williams' journey in publishing her work and overcoming fear by obeying God's voice. 

This conversation will give you inspiration and practical tips for an effective ministry in an ever-changing digital world. Tune in now! 

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Podcast 417: Building a TikTok Ministry

In today’s episode, Nils Smith and DK Hammonds dive into the world of social media for churches and ministries.

Together, they explored the power of TikTok as a tool for reaching new audiences. DK reveals his secrets in unlocking viral growth on TikTok, from clever hashtag strategies to engaging duets and livestreaming while Nils introduces the intriguing concept of a 24/7 prayer room on TikTok Live. 

Follow along as they inspire listeners to think outside the box, using TikTok's unique features for impactful ministry outreach. Tune in for practical tips on engaging younger generations right where they are–on TikTok.

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Podcast 416: Getting Ready for Apple Vision Pro

In today’s episode, hosts Nils Smith and DK Hammonds explore the future of technology through the lens of spatial computing devices like Apple's new VR headset, the Apple VR Pro. 

From potential use cases in productivity, education, and gaming to its implications for churches and ministries, this discussion offers insights into the capabilities of current and upcoming spatial technology platforms. 

Discover how these technologies could enhance worship experiences, outreach efforts, and more, as Nils and DK provide ideas for preparing churches and ministries around upcoming innovations in the space.

Tune in for a fascinating look at the intersection of technology and society, with practical implications for a variety of industries and organizations.

 

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Podcast 414: Bridging Faith and Technology: Navigating Digital Ministry Convo with Krys McDonald

Join Pastors DK Hammonds and Krys McDonald as they navigate the dynamic intersection of theology and technology in today's digital landscape. 

In this episode, Krys shares her journey in ministry and her passion for digital discipleship. Pastor DK also emphasizes the importance of fostering online community and relationships through social media. Together, they offer practical advice for churches, including strategies for engaging with worshippers throughout the week and moving individuals from moments to missions. 

Tune in for insights on leveraging culture to spread the gospel online, opportunities to join St. Mark's online community, and expert guidance on digital evangelism. Don't miss out on maximizing your church's digital presence and impact.

 

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Podcast 413: God in the Grid: Uniting Theology, Tech, Culture, and Social Church

In today’s episode, we're joined by Dr. John Dyer, Ph.D., a distinguished expert at the forefront of bridging faith and technology in today’s digital age. 

Together, let’s navigate the intricate interplay between ancient theology and contemporary tech, unraveling the impact on our spiritual journey and the evolving landscape of the Church. In this conversation, Dr. Dyer provides profound insights into how the grid of interconnected elements shapes our understanding of God. 

Whether you're a tech enthusiast, theologian, or simply curious about how we can bridge the gap between the church and tech, then join us for an meaningful conversation that will transcend traditional boundaries–only here at the Social Media Church podcast. 

 

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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.

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