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Social Media Church is a podcast for conversations with church leaders about social media, web strategy, and online trends. Hosted by Nils Smith and Nick Runyon.

Social Media Church Podcast Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 77 Ratings

Social Media Church is a podcast for conversations with church leaders about social media, web strategy, and online trends. Hosted by Nils Smith and Nick Runyon.

    The State of Online Church 2022 with Molly Matthews

    The State of Online Church 2022 with Molly Matthews

    When the pandemic started, technology paved a way for churches around the world to reach a greater audience. Thousands of ministries have turned to livebroadcasting, and people definitely have seen its benefits—that they can still attend Sunday services  without physically being present at church.
    As we are entering post-COVID season, churches are embracing and believing that livestreaming is going to be a huge part of the future; since there has been a great shift to viewing everything online, especially during the pandemic season, and it seems to be staying in the long run. It also complements the normal Sunday church services even as they are slowly going back to normal face-to-face activities.
    In this episode of the Social Media Church Podcast, Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson share a very meaningful conversation with guest speaker and CEO of Pushpay, Molly Matthews. Tune in as they talk about where churches can invest their resources for their ministry to gain growth, engagement, and online security.
    A must-listen for all church leaders so tune in to learn more!
     
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    • 59 min
    Should the Church Use Twitter?

    Should the Church Use Twitter?

    Twitter is known as one of the social media platforms that can make a difference for the world. It has proven itself as a powerful app that can directly engage audiences, create brand awareness, and help your business’ customer base grow without needing a huge budget for advanced expertise.
    But with the recent news about Elon Musk buying Twitter, there might be certain changes that your church or ministry needs to anticipate to continue your social media presence being impactful.
    In this episode of the Social Media Church Podcast, Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson share their thoughts about their favorite social media platform, Twitter, and how the church can continue to increase followers, reach potential attendees, and spread the word of the gospel.
    Tune in to know more!
     
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    • 35 min
    Calling Up The Next Generation

    Calling Up The Next Generation

    The generation who grew up and were shaped by technology are the ones who have the skills to use social media to their advantage and integrate the internet as a daily aspect of their life.
    But how do you effectively preach the Gospel to the next generation through social media?
    In this episode of the Social Media Church podcast, Aaron Magnuson, with guest speaker Sam D, talks about how the online church can use different social media platforms to successfully reach the next generation.
    Tune in to know more!
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Is Gary Vee Still Relevant?

    Is Gary Vee Still Relevant?

    The evolution of social media has been fueled to make use of personal communication, retail platforms, and even online ministry.
    Various social media websites offer numerous niches and have grabbed the attention of users from all over the world.
    In this throwback episode, Nils Smith and Gary Vaynerchuk (more known as Gary Vee) talk about social media and the church. While this may be a past episode, its relevance of how Gary Vaynerchuk viewed the future of social media is still on the spot.
    Tune in to know more!
     
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    • 10 min
    Listener Q&A with Aaron Magnuson

    Listener Q&A with Aaron Magnuson

    Social media has fundamentally changed the way we interact and engage with others. 
    It's important to be intentional when posting content and in communicating with your audience.
    In this episode of the Social Media Church Podcast, Aaron Magnuson shares answers to two questions on how creating genuine interactions using different social media platforms can help reach more people in preaching for the advancement of God's Kingdom.
    Tune in to know more!
     
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    • 34 min
    Top 5 Churches to Watch on Social Media

    Top 5 Churches to Watch on Social Media

    Who are the best churches to watch out for social media for inspiration?
    Social media is one of the most powerful communication tools that your church can use. But sometimes it can be a struggle coming up with fresh, new, and creative content ideas all of the time.
    In this episode of the Social Media Church Podcast, Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson share the top 5 churches to watch out for on social media. These churches are leading the way for the other ministries, especially when it comes to inspiration and engaging content.
    Tune in to know more!
     
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

HallDaniel ,

A long history of being the best podcast for church media people

There is a massive backlog of conversations around the theology, philosophy, practice of social media in the church. Pioneers in the space when social media was beginning, SMC Podcast was ready to be the expert voice when the pandemic hit. Excellent hosts and great guests. Practical and prophetic.

silofolous ,

Great help for integrating social media and Gospel

I recently became the social media director for our Church (as well as SS teacher and pastor-in-training), so I've been in need of intelligent discussion about how to use social media in such a way that shines the message of the Gospel through our church, and SMC has been extremely helpful for this. They talk about almost every social media channel we use (although I haven't heard any talk of Faithlife yet), and they talk about new developments well. If you're new to the responsibility of church social media, SUBSCRIBE to this channel. It will do you well.

Hleveque ,

Great podcast

If you work in a church (staff or volunteer), listen to this!

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