99 episodes

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 DK Hammonds, Nils Smith and Aaron Magnuson

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 61 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.

    Finding the Christ in Canva

    Finding the Christ in Canva

    Join us on this episode as DK Hammonds sits down with Roger Coles, a Canva design expert and top Canva Creator. 
    Roger shares his journey from designing templates in Canva to becoming a leading figure in the community. Together, they dive into best practices for crafting impactful visual campaigns, utilizing Canva's brand kits, video editing tools, and consistency features. 
    Discover how to find God in creativity through songwriting and enhance audience engagement using automation tools like MiniChat. 
    Whether you're a designer or part of a ministry, this episode is packed with valuable tips and insights to elevate your social media presence.
    –Credits to Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art, Central Arkansas Library System–
    Show Notes:
    Connect with Roger Coles:
    Roger Coles LinkedIn 
    Roger Coles Instagram 
    Roger Coles TikTok 
    Connect with DK Hammonds: 
    DK Hammonds Instagram
    DK Hammonds Facebook 
    DK Hammonds Twitter
    DK Hammonds YouTube 
    Social Media Church Discord


    Amplify Social Media, your trusted partner in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of social media marketing.
    This episode is brought to you by Donorbox. Thousands of churches trust Donorbox MinistryMatters to increase tithes and offerings. With comprehensive tools like a lightning-fast donation form, donor-managed recurring giving, the powerful Donorbox Live™ Kiosk app to collect in-person donations, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer functionality, and more, raising more for your church or ministry has never been easier. Discover how Donorbox MinistryMatters can elevate your ministry's impact today.
     

    • 42 min
    The Power of YouTube Packaging to Reach More People for Your Church

    The Power of YouTube Packaging to Reach More People for Your Church

    In this episode, Nils Smith and DK Hammonds discuss proven strategies for optimizing YouTube videos and channels for churches. 
    They cover the importance of titles, descriptions, tags and thumbnails based on insights from top YouTube experts. Nils shares tips for packaging content to maximize views and reach from YouTube's algorithm while DK emphasizes continually improving quality over time. They encourage prioritizing YouTube as a platform with unique opportunities for online and offline engagement. 
    Learn practical tips you can implement to grow your ministry on the world's largest video platform.
     
    Show Notes:
    Connect with Nils Smith: 
    Nils Smith Website
    Nils Smith Facebook
    Nils Smith Twitter
    Nils Smith Instagram
    Nils Smith LinkedIn
     
    Connect with DK Hammonds: 
    DK Hammonds Instagram
    DK Hammonds Facebook 
    DK Hammonds Twitter
    DK Hammonds YouTube 
     
    Social Media Church Discord
    Amplify Social Media, your trusted partner in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of social media marketing.
     
    This episode is brought to you by Donorbox. Thousands of churches trust Donorbox MinistryMatters to increase tithes and offerings. With comprehensive tools like a lightning-fast donation form, donor-managed recurring giving, the powerful Donorbox Live™ Kiosk app to collect in-person donations, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer functionality, and more, raising more for your church or ministry has never been easier. Discover how Donorbox MinistryMatters can elevate your ministry's impact today.

    • 39 min
    AI and the Future of Bible Engagement with John Plake of American Bible Society

    AI and the Future of Bible Engagement with John Plake of American Bible Society

    John Plake, Chief Program Officer at American Bible Society, joins Nils Smith to discuss insights from ABS's annual State of the Bible report on AI and online church trends. 
    They explore public perceptions of AI in relation to spirituality and the Bible across generations. John shares how research found differences between general and religious views, and concerns about jobs. Insights are provided on AI's potential to expedite Bible translation and how organizations like ABS are cautiously exploring responsible AI integration. 
    Listeners are encouraged to download the free State of the Bible resource to learn more about understanding various audience segments for effective outreach.
     
    Show Notes:
    Connect with Nils Smith: 
    Nils Smith Website
    Nils Smith Facebook
    Nils Smith Twitter
    Nils Smith Instagram
    Nils Smith LinkedIn
     
    Connect with John Plake:
    John Plake LinkedIn 
    John Plake Twitter
     
    American Bible Society 
    Social Media Church Discord
    Amplify Social Media, your trusted partner in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of social media marketing.
     
    This episode is brought to you by Donorbox. Thousands of churches trust Donorbox MinistryMatters to increase tithes and offerings. With comprehensive tools like a lightning-fast donation form, donor-managed recurring giving, the powerful Donorbox Live™ Kiosk app to collect in-person donations, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer functionality, and more, raising more for your church or ministry has never been easier. Discover how Donorbox MinistryMatters can elevate your ministry's impact today.

    • 30 min
    Handling the Haters on Social Media

    Handling the Haters on Social Media

    Sit down with Nils Smith and DK Hammonds as they discuss how to effectively manage negative comments and reviews that come with increased online influence. 
    They explore ignoring trolls, responding to criticism privately, and focusing on positive conversations. DK shares wisdom from personal experiences and advises having a plan to cut out distractions. On the other hand, Nils emphasizes stewarding engagement well and protecting pastors' well-being. 
    Learn practical strategies for navigating online haters and building trust with potential church attendees through your digital presence, only here at the Social Media Church Podcast. 
     
    Show Notes:
    Connect with Nils Smith: 
    Nils Smith Website
    Nils Smith Facebook
    Nils Smith Twitter
    Nils Smith Instagram
    Nils Smith LinkedIn
     
     
     
    Connect with DK Hammonds:
    DK Hammonds Instagram
    DK Hammonds Facebook 
    DK Hammonds Twitter
    DK Hammonds YouTube 
     
    Social Media Church Discord
    Amplify Social Media, your trusted partner in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of social media marketing.
     
    This episode is brought to you by Donorbox. Thousands of churches trust Donorbox MinistryMatters to increase tithes and offerings. With comprehensive tools like a lightning-fast donation form, donor-managed recurring giving, the powerful Donorbox Live™ Kiosk app to collect in-person donations, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer functionality, and more, raising more for your church or ministry has never been easier. Discover how Donorbox MinistryMatters can elevate your ministry's impact today.

    • 30 min
    How to Expand Your Church's Reach Through Sermon Shots with Corey Alderin

    How to Expand Your Church's Reach Through Sermon Shots with Corey Alderin

    In this episode, DK Hammonds interviews Corey Alderin of Sermon Shots to learn how churches can use their app to repurpose sermons into engaging social media content. 
    Corey demonstrates how to easily create high-quality video clips, discussion guides, blog posts, and more using the sermon transcript and audio. DK and Corey discuss how Sermon Shots can save churches significant time and money on content creation while expanding their message's reach online. 
    Listen to find out how your church can start using Sermon Shots to maximize your sermon's impact this week!
    Show Notes:
    Connect with Corey Alderin:
    Corey  Alderin LinkedIn
    Sermon Shots Website 
    Connect with DK Hammonds:
    DK Hammonds Instagram
    DK Hammonds Facebook 
    DK Hammonds Twitter
    DK Hammonds YouTube 
    Social Media Church Discord

    Amplify Social Media, your trusted partner in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of social media marketing.
     
    This episode is brought to you by Donorbox. Thousands of churches trust Donorbox MinistryMatters to increase tithes and offerings. With comprehensive tools like a lightning-fast donation form, donor-managed recurring giving, the powerful Donorbox Live™ Kiosk app to collect in-person donations, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer functionality, and more, raising more for your church or ministry has never been easier. Discover how Donorbox MinistryMatters can elevate your ministry's impact today.

    • 35 min
    A New Way to Reach People Online with Brad Hill of Gloo

    A New Way to Reach People Online with Brad Hill of Gloo

    Tune in to this insightful episode as Nils Smith sits down with Brad Hill from Gloo to explore the intersection of technology and outreach in churches. 
    With declining church attendance, the conversation delves into the urgency for innovation in leveraging digital tools effectively. Brad sheds light on Gloo's initiatives, including the Explorer’s Program, and their marketplace of resources aimed at helping churches connect with seekers in today's digital age. 
    Drawing from his own experiences, Nils shares anecdotes from his previous church's digital ministry endeavors. Together, they emphasize the importance of maintaining an online presence and being responsive to messages. 
    If you're looking for practical insights on how to harness technology for ministry, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in now! 
     
    Show Notes:
    Connect with Nils Smith: 
    Nils Smith Facebook
    Nils Smith Twitter
    Nils Smith Instagram
    Nils Smith LinkedIn
     
    Connect with Brad Hill:
    Brad Hill Facebook
    Brad Hill Twitter
    Brad Hill LinkedIn
    Gloo  
    Social Media Church Discord

    Amplify Social Media, your trusted partner in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of social media marketing.
    This episode is brought to you by Donorbox. Thousands of churches trust Donorbox MinistryMatters to increase tithes and offerings. With comprehensive tools like a lightning-fast donation form, donor-managed recurring giving, the powerful Donorbox Live™ Kiosk app to collect in-person donations, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer functionality, and more, raising more for your church or ministry has never been easier. Discover how Donorbox MinistryMatters can elevate your ministry's impact today.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 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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