Jul 232013
 July 23, 2013  Episodes Tagged with:  No Responses »

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 Facebook. Clement is Youth Minister at Chinese Bible Church of Maryland (in Rockville). This episode also includes an excerpt from Clement’s sermon where he described the things he learned from being disconnected from Facebook for a year, and even how that experience showed him an insight about the heart of God.

Show Notes

Connect with Clement Wen on Facebook facebook.com/clementw3

#article The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying (Storyline blog, 12/19/12)

#statistics The Rise of the @Pastor (Barna Group, June 2013)

#article NJ pastor orders church workers to stay off Facebook (11/29/10)


Jun 262012
 June 26, 2012  Episodes Tagged with: , ,  2 Responses »

Social Media Church’s DJ Chuang talks with Marc Payan, a lay pastor with Christian Tabernacle in Santa Ana, California. Marc shares practical ways that their pastoral team keeps a pulse on what’s happening in the lives of its church members via Facebook, how they’re using Soundcloud to spread the Word, developing livestream video of worship services, incorporating leadership development, and more

Jun 122012
 June 12, 2012  Episodes Tagged with: , , ,  4 Responses »
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An extended conversation with Nils Smith (@NilsSmith), the Social Media Pastor at Community Bible Church (CBC), San Antonio, Texas. Actually, his title is Pastor of Social Media and Young Adults (at the time of this writing).

Nils shares about CBC launched its online church in just 6 weeks back in July 2010 and now CBC Online is reaching 7,500 computers weekly with 168 services, that’s one every hour on the hour 24/7, plus its Spanish channel (CBCespanol.com), and online life groups. We even talk about staffing, volunteers, metrics, what’s flopped, finances, and more.

Watch the CBC Online 1 Year Anniversary video

The platform they use to host online church is mediasocial.tv

YouTube Playlist introducing CBC Online to new users

Want more Nils? Get more of Nils Smith in this video interview by Jason Stambaugh of heartyourchurch.com

May 222012
 May 22, 2012  Episodes Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
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In Pilot Episode #3 of Social Media Church, we hear from Pastor Eugene Hung about why he doesn’t use Facebook and how he recently started blogging.

Show Notes


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