Have you heard about Discord?
Discord is an online digital platform that serves as a good space to meet and chat with people — despite starting out with a very simple reason: how to communicate with friends while playing games online. You can opt to communicate through chat, voice calls, or face-to-face conversations with people from different parts of the world without a time limit.
But how can this platform benefit the digital church in building a community and pointing others to Jesus?
In this episode of Social Media Church Podcast, join Nils Smith, Aaron Magnuson, along with Jonah Wiley, as they discuss how Discord has become an amazing tool to create communities, and how the church can use that opportunity to reach non-believers to help them grow more in their relationship with Jesus.
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TikTok is the 3rd largest social media network and is taking Gen Z—and even millennials—by storm. But can it be used for an even bigger purpose: to preach the gospel to others and advance the Kingdom of God?
Many churches may be looking at their digital resources and wonder how they can be able to disciple people through TikTok. The good news is that you don't need a lot to create great content.
Join Nils Smith, Aaron Magnuson, and TikTok influencer, Jonah Wiley, in this episode of Social Media Church Podcast as they talk about utilizing TikTok to create engaging content to speak truth, discuss the Scripture, and encourage others. They share the limitless opportunity of this social media platform to reach non-believers with the Gospel.
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Facebook has just celebrated their 15th anniversary. With their incredible platform, it remains to be the single most effective social media marketing platform out there.
There's no denying that Facebook is a powerful app. Unfortunately, according to an article from Healthcare Success, its organic reach has continued to decline since 2016. Should your church continue to invest in Facebook? Or is it time to get off Facebook?
Let's hear it from Nils and Aaron in this episode of the Social Media Church Podcast as they talk about the popular social media platform, Facebook, and if your church needs to make a shift from that app.
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If your digital church or ministry is still on the verge of starting out your social media presence, you’re probably thinking and testing out the waters as to which social media your church should focus on.
YouTube is a given. But there’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, and now, Discord. Some other budding social media platforms to add to the list are Twitch, LinkedIn, and more!
Join Nils and Aaron in this episode of the Social Media Church Podcast as they talk about the best social media platforms your church should be on and the perks for each social media network. It will surely help you decide!
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There are a couple of reasons why an employee stays with a company. A few of these reasons are having a safe working environment, the feeling of being valued, and financial security.
By being a volunteer, financial security is obviously not applicable. A common denominator volunteers have is having the heart of a servant. So, if there’s something a leader could do for his/her volunteer, that is to help them grow and develop their crafts.
In this episode, podcast guest and one of the SMC Conference speakers, Briana Zananiri shares the blueprint of starting, building, and sustaining a group of media team volunteers in the church world.
As churches continue to ride and embrace the complex yet exciting wave of social media, it’s best to be reminded and grounded of the purpose of why we are utilizing these platforms – that is to make real connections and relationships in our sphere of influence so we can bring people to Christ.
So if our goal is only to get more likes, engagements, or shares on social media, then we need to reevaluate things.
In this episode, host Aaron Magnuson shares a conversation with Stadia’s Director of Digital Church Planting and our podcast guest, Jeff Reed about the importance of discipleship in a phygital church.
It wasn’t too long ago, we only heard pastors preach once a week in a church building on Sundays.
But in this digital age that we live in that’s no longer the case.
Our host, Aaron Magnuson in this podcast episode shares a candid conversation with guest and one of the SMC Conference’s speakers, DK Hammonds on how we can further maximize the power of social media to amplify the Gospel and the message of hope in Jesus through social audio platforms.
So churches, it’s time that we tap into our people’s stories and bring people together. Because PEOPLE CONNECT WITH PEOPLE. When we make that connection, they will start talking and from there, it’s a guarantee that amazing things will happen.
Join our host, Aaron Magnuson, in this podcast episode as he shares a conversation about leveraging storytelling for our communication and online content strategy, with one of The SMC Conference’s speakers, and podcast guest, Dr. Jen Bennett.
It has been two weeks since we had our very first Social Media Church Conference and we’re still celebrating all that God did.
More than 400 church ministry leaders are ready to amplify their ministry to the next level so they can take the gospel to more people from near and far! How exciting is that?!
In this episode, we’re going to give you a flashback of the conference experience and highlights from our speakers and thought leaders’ sessions.
Day 1: PLATFORM PRIORITIES
05:53 Nachi Lazarus - The Why and How of Using Private Messaging Apps for Church
06:50 Nona Jones - From Social Media to Social Ministry
07:43 Sean Cannell - YouTube for Churches & Ministries: 5 Critical Questions You Need to Ask to Make a Real Impact with YouTube in 2021
12:05 Casey Helmick - 3 Things I’ve Learned From 30 Million Podcast Downloads
Day 2: CONTENT MANAGEMENT
13:01 Brady Shearer - My Favorite Social Media Post Format For Churches
14:03 Joanna La Fleur -...
What a Conference we just had! And we want to give a BIG thank you to you, our listeners!!
After months and months of preparation, we are happy to report that The Social Media Conference reached over 400 church leaders worldwide!
Join our hosts Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson as they share a candid conversation about their joy and experiences as initiators and hosts of the recently concluded Conference plus sharing what the participants’ next steps should look like, equipped with knowledge and tools to maximize the power of social media for online ministry.
P.S We may or may not be brewing for another...it’s for you to find out! Hop into the conversation here.