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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 years 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.

The 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 years 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] Week 2, May 2021: Twitter, Messenger, Google, Instagram, Facebook

    [News] Week 2, May 2021: Twitter, Messenger, Google, Instagram, Facebook

    The Connected Church News: Week 2, May 2021
    1. Twitter opens up Spaces to users with 600+ followers; launches Tip Jar payments
    2. Messenger, Messenger Kids, and Instagram Direct get new features
    3. Google Assistant gets new family-focussed features including stories & games
    4. Instagram brings captions to Stories with a new sticker; coming soon to Reels
    5. Facebook launches Neighborhoods, a new local community building tool

    Shownotes: https://natchi.link/news

    • 5 min
    [News] Week 1, May 2021: WhatsApp, Google, Instagram, YouTube

    [News] Week 1, May 2021: WhatsApp, Google, Instagram, YouTube

    The Connected Church News: Week 1, May 2021
    1. WhatsApp Business users can create ads directly from within the app
    2. Google Pay releases new features to help you save & manage your money
    3. Instagram Live now lets you mute audio or turn off video during broadcasts
    4. YouTube tests new Timed Comments to add context to comments
    5. Top tech giants indicate growth trends in earnings report for Q1, 2021

    Shownotes: https://natchi.link/news

    • 5 min
    [News] Week 5, April 2021: Apple, Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter

    [News] Week 5, April 2021: Apple, Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter

    The Connected Church News: Week 5, April 2021
    1. Apple releases iOS update with ATT & IDFA user-data tracking prompts
    2. Facebook launches new social audio tools; sound bites, podcasts & audio rooms
    3. Google Meet gets new presentation features with the ability to pin & unpin content
    4. YouTube shares a new video presentation on how their recommendation works
    5. Twitter tests a new Professional Profiles feature for brands & creators

    Shownotes: https://natchi.link/news

    • 5 min
    [News] Week 4, April 2021: Facebook, Google, Instagram, Spotify, The Economist

    [News] Week 4, April 2021: Facebook, Google, Instagram, Spotify, The Economist

    The Connected Church News: Week 4, April 2021
    1. Facebook releases new Stories Scheduling option for Instagram & Facebook
    2. Google releases details about new options in Google Workspace for Nonprofits
    3. Instagram officially tests a new option allowing users to turn off ‘Likes’
    4. Spotify launches a new car entertainment device with touch screen & voice commands
    5. The Economist releases 2021 Inclusive Internet Index, a research commissioned by Facebook

    Shownotes: https://natchi.link/news

    • 5 min
    [News] Week 3, April 2021: Twitter, Clubhouse, YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook

    [News] Week 3, April 2021: Twitter, Clubhouse, YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook

    The Connected Church News: Week 3, April 2021
    1. Twitter restructures its advertising options with new grouping
    2. Clubhouse starts rolling out a new ‘Payments’ option for creators
    3. YouTube rolls out ‘video experiments’ globally within Google Ads
    4. WhatsApp releases new stickers in partnership with WHO
    5. Facebook launches new Dynamic Ads for streaming platforms

    Shownotes: https://natchi.link/news

    • 5 min
    [News] Week 2, April 2021: Instagram, LinkedIn, Google, Facebook, Pinterest

    [News] Week 2, April 2021: Instagram, LinkedIn, Google, Facebook, Pinterest

    The Connected Church News: Week 2, April 2021
    1. Instagram releases a new Remix feature inside Reels
    2. Linkedin releases a new Cover Story feature to enhance profiles
    3. Google publishes latest Google Ad Manager Advanced TV Inventory Report
    4. Facebook to build 2 new subsea cables to improve connectivity in Asia-Pacific region
    5. Pinterest launches a new Business Access tool to manage ad accounts

    BONUS: 👉🏼 One simple tip to boost engagement & reach of your social media LIVE streams

    • 9 min

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