Social Media Church podcast
By DJ Chuang
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Get the insider stories and real-life practical examples of how church leaders and churches are actually using social media to effectively extend their ministry impact around the world! And you'll hear lots of new ideas too.
||Van Baird on Listening and Podcasting: Episode 77||Van Baird launched Relational Equity to help cultivate meaningful relationships through social media, though he'd prefer to use the word media instead of social media. He explains why on this episode of Social Media Church; we also talk about how to li...||3/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kent Shaffer of ChurchRelevance.com and OpenChurch.com: Episode 76||Kent Shaffer is the founder of ChurchRelevance.com and OpenChurch.com. Kent met up with me (DJ Chuang) in-person during his road trip through Orange County, California and we sat down to talk about how he got into social media,||2/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clint Schnekloth, author of Mediating Faith: Episode 75||Clint Schnekloth wrote this new book titled, "Mediating Faith: Faith Formation in a Trans-media Era", and is lead pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Fayetteville, Arkansas). He joined the Social Media Church podcast for a conversation about the b...||2/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Justin Wise, author of The Social Church: Episode 74||Social Media Church has a lively conversation with Justin Wise, author of a brand new book, The Social Church: A Theology of Digital Communication, just released 1 week ago and the print edition was already sold out on day 1 and it is still temporarily...||2/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Brandon Cox, author of Rewired: Episode 73||On this special episode of the Social Media Church podcast, listen to keen insights from Brandon Cox -- church planter, social media enthusiast, and author of a new book, REWIRED: How Using Today's Technology Can Bring You Back to Deeper Relationships,||2/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mei Ling Starkey of The Rock Church: Episode 72||Mei Ling Starkey is the Media Relations/Social Media Director at The Rock Church in San Diego, California, founded & led by Pastor Miles McPherson. She connected with us on the Social Media Church podcast while en route between one thing and another; w...||1/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Content, Podcasts, and Church Websites: Episode 71||DJ Chuang pontificates on where to get content for feeding social media, Christian podcasts produced for podcast listeners, and what every church website needs to make plain and simple. More importantly, he wants to hear from you!||1/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pete Mitchell & Peyton Jones of Church Planter: Episode 70||Pete Mitchell and Peyton Jones together publish the Church Planter Magazine and host the Church Planter podcast - both are great resources by church planters for church planters. How they do all that they do I don't know,||1/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jason Curlee: Episode 69||Jason Curlee is a campus pastor at Bay Area Fellowship (Corpus Christi, TX) at their Kingsville Campus and also launching out as a social media coach to train church leaders & small businesses to use social media more effectively.||1/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Christian Podcast Directory Launched: Episode 68||'Twas the night before Christmas and I had some extra time during holiday vacation to launch a Christian Podcast Directory. Yes, consider it my Christmas gift for you listeners of the Social Media Church podcast. -||12/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jason Morris of Westside’s Online Campus: Episode 67||This live recording of Social Media Church podcast features a conversation with Jason Morris, Innovation and Technology Pastor, of Westside Family Church (Kansas City). We talk about how Westside made its decision for launching an online campus,||12/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dusty Craig of WC Online: Episode 66||This episode of Social Media Church features a conversation with Dusty Craig, the Lead Pastor of WC Online. WC Online is the online campus for White's Chapel UMC (Southlake, TX). We talk about how the church decided to launch its online campus,||12/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||David Housholder of Robinwood Church: Episode 65||David Housholder is a Lutheran pastor at Robinwood Church in Huntington Beach, California, and on this episode of the Social Media Church podcast, host DJ Chuang sat down with David to talk about how his church has strengthen relationships through a Fa...||11/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Church and Social Media Revolution: Episode 64||Dr. Lawrence Terlizzese is a research associate with Probe Ministries. Dr. Terlizzese's recent commentary on the social media revolution gives us insights on how we communicate today and the contrast from traditional media.||11/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||What can you do with $0 budget? (Episode 63)||DJ Chuang, host of the Social Media Church podcast, checks-in with listeners after catching the tail-end of the iMinistry 2013 conference, held at Lake Pointe Church near Dallas, Texas. I introduce the idea of innovating without a budget and describe h...||10/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Social Media inside Calvary Chapel: Episode 62||Josh Turansky is Director of Online Strategies for CalvaryChapel.com and an Assistant Pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (California). Josh spoke at the Calvary Chapel Senior Pastor's Conference 2012 and shared some keen insights about Calvary Chapel||10/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Coming Internet Expansion: Episode 61||The Internet as we know it will be history and exciting changes are coming in the next 2 years. An estimated 700+ top-level domains (TLD) will be launching, like .SHOP, .WEB, .HOTEL, .MENU, and many many more. - One TLD of particular interest is .BIBLE,||9/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mark MacDonald: Episode 60||Mark MacDonald is Creative Brand Strategist at BeKnownForSomething.com and soon-to-be Communications Director at Community of Faith near Houston, Texas. Mark explains on Social Media Church why church communications is so important and essential,||9/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shamichael Hallman: Episode 59||Shamichael Hallman of New Direction Christian Church (Memphis, Tennessee) talks about his role as a Pastor of Innovation there, and how they're leveraging social media, online, and mobile app. And listen for the most valuable piece in the conversation ...||9/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dr. Verity Jones of the New Media Project: Episode 58||Dr. Verity Jones is Project Director of the New Media Project, founded in 2010 to help religious leaders think theologically about digital technology. Listen to an excerpt from their February 2013 conference, Digital Church: Theology and New Media,||9/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Darrel Girardier of Brentwood Baptist Church: Episode 57||This episode of the Social Media Church podcast features Darrel Girardier, Digital Strategy Director for Brentwood Baptist Church (Nashville, Tennessee). Darrel was previously a Creative Director at LifeWay Christian Resources.||8/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Neil Franks, the 2 Minute Pastor: Episode 56||On this episode of Social Media Church, you'll hear a conversation with Pastor Neil Franks, who is known as the 2-Minute Pastor, a video devotional app on mobile phones (Android and iOS). Pastor Franks is also the Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church o||8/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Corrin Bauer of Mars Hill Church: Episode 55||This Social Media Church episode features a conversation with Corrin Bauer, Online Communications Manager (aka Social Media Manager) at Mars Hill Church (Seattle, Washington), a multi-site church (currently) with 14 campuses in 4 states,||8/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Year Without Facebook: Episode 54||What is it like to unplug? To stay offline, not just giving it up for Lent, but for a whole year? On this episode of Social Media Church, Clement Wen talks with me over lunch (thus the ambient noise) and describes how he did youth ministry without Face...||7/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||4 Levels of Social Media Engagement: Episode 53||Started off this episode of Social Media Church with a conversation that sparked my preliminary thinking about 4 levels of social media engagement, for which I'd love your feedback. And the featured guest conversation is with Jan Lynn,||7/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
Social Media and the Church connect, finally
Big churches have been doing it for a while but now it's time for every neighborhood church to get on board. Of course the question which comes to mind is, "How?" That question comes immediately followed by, "Which one?"
D.J. Chuang is getting Social Media experts from within other churches together to help us all know what helps them and what can help others. The conversations make you feel like your sitting in the living room discussing what happening in the church abroad. The more we talk the more get saved.
Why not use social media? Why not share Christ online?
This is required-listening for our whole Online Team!!!
I've learned a TON from all the great interviews that DJ Chuang arranged!!! Just hearing from other Online ministers how they do it always gives me tips from their best practices!!!
After discovering DJ Chuang and his podcast in January 2013, I have listened to nearly every episode he’s broadcasted to date. DJ provides a unique opportunity to listen in on great conversations with church leaders who are fully engaged in figuring out how to best build community and share the Gospel in this Digital Age.