Jan 292013
 January 29, 2013  Episodes Tagged with: , ,  3 Responses »

Listen to this Social Media Church podcast conversation with Todd Rhoades about how he curates interesting content about the church, his perspective on the evolution of social media, how email is still relevant, online conferences at Leadership Network, why social media is underutilized in local churches, and more. Todd is the Director of New Media and Technology Initiatives at Leadership Network. Todd’s blog has been described as “one half Bible and one half National Enquirer.”

Show Notes

Connect with Todd Rhoades at ToddRhoades.com and @ToddRhoades on Twitter

List of most popular Facebook pages of churches and ministries

#video MinistryBriefing: Facebook Makes You Hate Life with Todd Rhoades and Matt Steen

#article Study finds rampant envy on Facebook: Social network can lead to feelings of misery and loneliness, German researchers say (Chicago Tribune)

#article Why Facebook Makes You Feel Bad About Yourself (TIME Health & Family)

Jan 222013
 January 22, 2013  Episodes Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »

Listen to how social media was integrated into the Urbana 12 conference with Adam Jeske, who directed and coordinated the 14-member Social Media Squad at the Urbana Missions Conference to actively engaged 16,000+ participants along with others off-site via a livestream video feed and other social feeds too — nearly 40,000 tweets on the event hashtag (#u12), 6,400+ photos posted on Twitter and Instagram, 10,000+ viewers on the livestream. I (host DJ Chuang) got to serve on that Social Media Squad too, and wanted you to hear first-hand from the mastermind that orchestrated it all.

Adam is the Director of New Media and Associate Director of Communications at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

Show Notes

Connect with Adam Jeske at his blog executingideas.com + on Twitter @adamjeske + on Facebook facebook.com/adam.jeske

Tweeting for Jesus with 16,000 Friends: Urbana Social Media – Adam Jeske’s reflections

How Urbana 12 Changed My Life Too – DJ Chuang’s reflections

Urbana 2012: Social Media Engagement Future of Christian Conferences? (The Christian Post)

Social media major part of Urbana 12 (Mission Network News)

#audio NPR What’s Trending: The Art And Strategy Of The Hashtag – starting at 12:20, listen to our #u12 Social Media Squad member Alison Smith talk about hashtag #u12 and Urbana 12

From the Urbana 12 Live Blog: How Urbana 12 Changed Lives + Power of Prayer powered by Storify.com

GroupMe – group texting app we used as our team back-channel for real-time communication

#article The Biblical Basis for Fun (Relevant Magazine)

#book This Ordinary Adventure: Settling Down Without Settling by Christine & Adam Jeske

Jan 152013
 January 15, 2013  Episodes Tagged with: , ,  2 Responses »

This episode of the Social Media Church podcast features a conversation with Dr. Meredith Gould, the founder and host of the Twitter-based ecumenical Church Social Media Chat using hashtag #ChSocM. Listen to the back story of how this Tweetchat has flourished over the past year and a half, becoming the go-to place on Twitter for conversations about church and social media.

Show Notes

Connect with Meredith Gould at meredithgould.com + her blog http://meredithgould.blogspot.com + on Twitter @meredithgould

Join the #ChSocM Tweetchat on Tuesdays at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT (or via twubs.com/chsocm)

#ChSocM transcripts at churchsocmed.blogspot.com

Tweetchat Church Social Media #CHSOCM - An easy-peasy guide created by Meredith Gould

Select books by Meredith Gould – The Word Made Fresh: Communicating Church and Faith Today and Getting #Married: Using Social Media

‘Hashtag’ Declared 2012′s Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society

Social Media in Church: Tips from Meredith Gould – ROAR.pro blog interview

Jan 082013
 January 8, 2013  Episodes Tagged with: , , ,  3 Responses »

Dana Byers is our first special guest in 2013 on the Social Media Church podcast, and she shares about her top learnings from years of experience in doing online ministry globally with Blue Door Ministries, as well as her ministry as Online Community Pastor at LifeChurch.tv.

Show Notes

Connect with Dana Byers on Twitter @danalbyers and her blog danabyers.com

Dana Byers authored The Art of Online Ministry (a Kindle eBook)

#blog: How Urbana 12 Changed my Life too (djchuang.com)

Previous episodes of Social Media Church with LifeChurch.tv: Episode 14 with Alan George, Episode 10 with Brandon Donaldson

#video: 3 Online Ministry Indicators Dana’s observations from successful online ministries

#podcast: Dana Byers shared key insights to minimalism on the Beyond the To Do List podcast

#video: watch the raw video of this conversation with Dana Byers and DJ Chuang