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.
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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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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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.
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.
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...
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.
You might be wondering if social media is still going to be relevant for churches in 2023.
The answer seems pretty obvious! If you still want to know exactly why, hang on to this episode of the Social Media Podcast because we’ll be talking more about it—how the evolution of the web came about, and how Web3 is going to shape the future for social media.
The World Wide Web has evolved from a static, read-only environment into a dynamic and collaborative medium. The evolution of the internet to Web3 has ushered us into a new era, which not many people might still get.
In this episode, we learn about the role of social media in churches this 2023. Find out how your team can still take advantage of the different platforms and jump in to keep up with the changes in the digital realm.
Join Social Media Church hosts Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson as they talk about how the evolution of web and the future of social media can do for churches this year.
Twitter remains an important social media platform not only for information dissemination, but also crucial for creating engagement.
In the past decade, it has become a major tool of brand marketing for companies, organizations, and even celebrities. We believe Twitter will even explode this year in a good way, especially with Elon at the helm.
In this episode of the Social Media Church podcast, we learn about how the church can take advantage of Twitter this year. Discover how your Twitter account can have more engagement in 2023.
Join Social Media Church hosts Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson as they talk about how to approach Twitter and what kind of strategies may be good to implement.
It’s time to wrap up this year and get ready for the 2023 social media predictions!
With everything almost going back to normal after the pandemic, it’s another season to look forward to and social media for churches are definitely here to stay! The Internet isn’t going away and we all know it will continue to play a significant role in everybody’s lives.
The biggest networks are the usual suspects: YouTube, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook. LinkedIn surprised us all as it’s becoming a more interesting place for networking. Facebook may be slowing down but it will remain for certain audiences. As for Twitter, it’s entering a new phase with Elon Musk at the helm.
In this episode of the Social Media Church podcast, we learn about how the different social media platforms have fared and adapted to the times. Find out to know what those apps are and what the hosts think will get bigger in 2023.
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