Episode 3: Social Media Church with Justin Lathrop

In this episode of Social Media Church, DJ Chuang talks with Justin Lathrop about how a church could use Twitter to connects locally (taking a cue from a twitter-active mayor), how he uses social media as a connector and strategist, and a lesson from his social media faux pas.

Justin blogs at JustinLathrop.com + @justinlathrop on Twitter + facebook.com/justin.lathrop on Facebook. Justin Lathrop is Director of Strategic Relations at General Council of the Assemblies of God and previously the Director of Strategic Development at The Oaks Fellowship.

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Episode 2: Social Media Church with Nils Smith

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

Episode 1: Social Media Church with Kenny Jahng

Welcome to the first episode of the Social Media Church! This weekly podcast aims to be a place for conversations with church leaders about social media. On this podcast, you’ll hear from church leaders from around the country (United States of America) and around the world, and as you listen to their thinking behind why and how they’re incorporating social media into the life of their church, it’s our hope that you’ll also hear their heartbeat. You’ll hear from church leaders on the front lines of ministry, those who are pushing the envelope and dreaming up new possibilities, as well as church leaders in contexts that are just beginning to go from print to digital.

Our first guest is Kenny JahngPastor of Media & Innovation at Liquid Church, a multi-site church in New Jersey. We discuss how Liquid Church is using social media to extend its ministry online and offline, incorporating both social media and traditional media, explaining the importance of innovation in the church, and more.

You’ll see 2 photos below, because there are 2 voices on the podcast. That’s me, DJ Chuang, on the left, and I’ll usually be the podcast host; and Kenny is pictured on the right.


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Pilot Episode #3

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.

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Pilot Episode #2

In this second pilot episode of Social Media Church podcast, I chat about the growth of twitter chats and 5 stages of how churches use social media (announcements, archiving, authoring, conversing, interacting).

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