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As a Church, the Body of Christ, we are all called to fulfill the Great Commission given to us by Jesus in this digital era. In order to do that effectively in today's social-media-dominated world, it is important for us to equip ourselves with the knowledge, skill, and understanding of how this online ecosystem works. In The Connected Church Podcast, along with his expert guests, Natchi Lazarus covers practical and strategic topics that will equip the Church for this digital and social media age. Natchi has more than two decades of experience working with nonprofits, churches, ministries, Christian faith-based businesses, and entrepreneurs. In this podcast, he not only uses his experience and expertise from his work to derive solutions to complex digital media challenges that ministries face but as an experienced educator, he also breaks down complex technical topics to simple, doable actionable tasks. Discover why top global nonprofits, churches, and faith-based ventures seek Natchi's help to implement social media ministry strategies for their online and digital media programs.

Connected Church Natchi Lazarus

    • Religion & Spirituality

As a Church, the Body of Christ, we are all called to fulfill the Great Commission given to us by Jesus in this digital era. In order to do that effectively in today's social-media-dominated world, it is important for us to equip ourselves with the knowledge, skill, and understanding of how this online ecosystem works. In The Connected Church Podcast, along with his expert guests, Natchi Lazarus covers practical and strategic topics that will equip the Church for this digital and social media age. Natchi has more than two decades of experience working with nonprofits, churches, ministries, Christian faith-based businesses, and entrepreneurs. In this podcast, he not only uses his experience and expertise from his work to derive solutions to complex digital media challenges that ministries face but as an experienced educator, he also breaks down complex technical topics to simple, doable actionable tasks. Discover why top global nonprofits, churches, and faith-based ventures seek Natchi's help to implement social media ministry strategies for their online and digital media programs.

    [News: 228] Week 3, Feb 2024: OpenAI, ChatGPT, Google Gemini, AI, YouTube, X

    [News: 228] Week 3, Feb 2024: OpenAI, ChatGPT, Google Gemini, AI, YouTube, X

    Welcome to Connected Church News - Episode 228 
     
    The Weekly Digital, Social Media & Web3 News episode for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits.
     
    This week, we have news about: OpenAI, ChatGPT, Google Gemini, AI, YouTube, X
     
    Week 3, Feb 2024:
     
    🗞️ News 1: OpenAI says, Now ChatGPT has a 'Memory' & it can Remember/Forget Info       
     
    🗞️ News 2: YouTube Studio Mobile gets Upload Option; New Community Post Feed    
     
    🗞️ News 3: X Announces a New 'Creator Targeting' Option within its Ads Manager   
     
    🗞️ News 4: Google Bard is Rebranded to Gemini; New 'Advanced' Paid Plan Released       
     
    🗞️ News 5: LinkedIn Launches a New 'Media Planning API' for Agencies & Marketers 
    For detailed notes, source links, resources mentioned in the show and the transcripts visit: https://natchi.net/news  
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    • 5 min
    [News: 227] Week 2, Feb 2024: Disney, Bluesky, YouTube, Meta, Snapchat

    [News: 227] Week 2, Feb 2024: Disney, Bluesky, YouTube, Meta, Snapchat

    Welcome to Connected Church News - Episode 227 
     
    The Weekly Digital, Social Media & Web3 News episode for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits.
     
    This week, we have news about: Disney, Bluesky, YouTube, Meta, Snapchat
     
    Week 2, Feb 2024:
     
    🗞️ News 1: Meta to Label AI-Generated Images Across its Family of Apps      
     
    🗞️ News 2: Disney Plans to Create 'A New Universe' in Partnership with Epic Games    
     
    🗞️ News 3: YouTube adds an Option to View Vertical 'Live Streams' on Shorts Feed  
     
    🗞️ News 4: Snapchat Reports 800 Million Users; Meta VR Labs Reports $1Bn in Sales       
     
    🗞️ News 5: Bluesky (Twitter Alternative) Opens Up Moving Out of Invite-Only Mode 
    For detailed notes, source links, resources mentioned in the show and the transcripts visit: https://natchi.net/news  
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    • 5 min
    [News: 226] Week 1, Feb 2024: Apple, Google, Meta, X, YouTube

    [News: 226] Week 1, Feb 2024: Apple, Google, Meta, X, YouTube

    Welcome to Connected Church News - Episode 226 
     
    The Weekly Digital, Social Media & Web3 News episode for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits.
     
    This week, we have news about: Apple, Google, Meta, X, YouTube
     
    Week 1, Feb 2024:
     
    🗞️ News 1: Google Releases Gemini-Pro and ImageGen-2 inside Bard AI Globally      
     
    🗞️ News 2: Apple VisionOS App Store gets Zoom, Disney, TikTok and other Top Apps    
     
    🗞️ News 3: X Expands Vertical Video Ads Globally with Full-Screen Sound-On Videos  
     
    🗞️ News 4: YouTube Crosses 100 Million Subscribers for Premium and YouTube Music       
     
    🗞️ News 5: Meta Releases a New Engagement Attribution Option inside Video Ads 
    For detailed notes, source links, resources mentioned in the show and the transcripts visit: https://natchi.net/news  
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    If you have any comments or questions write to podcast@natchilazarus.com 
     

    • 6 min
    [News: 225] Week 5, Jan 2024: Reddit, Twitch, Google, Meta, LinkedIn

    [News: 225] Week 5, Jan 2024: Reddit, Twitch, Google, Meta, LinkedIn

    Welcome to Connected Church News - Episode 225 
     
    The Weekly Digital, Social Media & Web3 News episode for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits.
     
    This week, we have news about: Reddit, Twitch, Google, Meta, LinkedIn
     
    Week 5, Jan 2024:
     
    🗞️ News 1: Google Adds New AI-Powered Features for Chrome & Google Classroom   
     
    🗞️ News 2: Meta Restricts Direct Messaging for Teens on Instagram & Facebook    
     
    🗞️ News 3: Reddit Launches Advertising Mini-Site with Examples, Tips & Resources  
     
    🗞️ News 4: LinkedIn Ads 'Lookalike Audiences' to be Discontinued from March 2024       
     
    🗞️ News 5: Twitch Launches New 60/40 Revenue Share Model in Partner Plus Program 
    For detailed notes, source links, resources mentioned in the show and the transcripts visit: https://natchi.net/news  
    Like what you are hearing? Subscribe on iTunes (https://natchi.net/apple) or Spotify (https://natchi.net/spotify)
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    • 5 min
    [News: 224] Week 4, Jan 2024: Apple, Meta, Google, AI, ChatGPT, WhatsApp

    [News: 224] Week 4, Jan 2024: Apple, Meta, Google, AI, ChatGPT, WhatsApp

    Welcome to Connected Church News - Episode 224 
     
    The Weekly Digital, Social Media & Web3 News episode for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits.
     
    This week, we have news about: Apple, Meta, Google, AI, ChatGPT, WhatsApp
     
    Week 4, Jan 2024:
     
    🗞️ News 1: Apple Ushers In Spatial Computing Era with the Release of Vision Pro   
     
    🗞️ News 2: Google Introduces a New 'Circle to Search' & AI Multisearch Experience    
     
    🗞️ News 3: Meta introduces New 'Creator Management Tools' for Agencies & Creators  
     
    🗞️ News 4: OpenAI Partners with Arizona State University: ChatGPT Hits the Campus       
     
    🗞️ News 5: WhatsApp Channels get New Features: Polls, Voice Notes, Status Updates 
    For detailed notes, source links, resources mentioned in the show and the transcripts visit: https://natchi.net/news  
    Like what you are hearing? Subscribe on iTunes (https://natchi.net/apple) or Spotify (https://natchi.net/spotify)
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    If you have any comments or questions write to podcast@natchilazarus.com 
     

    • 5 min
    [News: 223] Week 3, Jan 2024: OpenAI, ChatGPT, TikTok, Instagram, AI, Google, X

    [News: 223] Week 3, Jan 2024: OpenAI, ChatGPT, TikTok, Instagram, AI, Google, X

    Welcome to Connected Church News - Episode 223 
     
    The Weekly Digital, Social Media & Web3 News episode for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits.
     
    This week, we have news about: OpenAI, ChatGPT, TikTok, Instagram, AI, Google, X
     
    Week 3, Jan 2024:
     
    🗞️ News 1: OpenAI Launches its GPT Store with Custom Versions of ChatGPT   
     
    🗞️ News 2: TikTok Videos to Get Big Screen TV Views with New Chromecast Support    
     
    🗞️ News 3: Instagram Announces New Initiatives to Protect Teens on the Platform  
     
    🗞️ News 4: Google Releases Multiple New Features and Tools in CES 2024       
     
    🗞️ News 5: X Makes an Announcement that it is "Now a Video-First Platform" 
    For detailed notes, source links, resources mentioned in the show and the transcripts visit: https://natchi.net/news  
    Like what you are hearing? Subscribe on iTunes (https://natchi.net/apple) or Spotify (https://natchi.net/spotify)
    Share this episode with other leaders of nonprofits, churches and ministries.
    If you have any comments or questions write to podcast@natchilazarus.com 
     

    • 5 min

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