Kent Shaffer of and Episode 76

Kent Shaffer is the founder of and 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, his spiritual life and dynamic journey in recent years, going from to an inner city missional community, his nomadic lifestyle with a young family on the road in an RV, how to best understand the top churches lists that he curates, how sermons are like lifehacks, church communications, and of course we talk about how churches are using social media.

Show Notes

Connect with Kent Shaffer on Facebook + LinkedIn (resources and lists for creating relevant & effective ministries) – free downloadable resources + ideas from the global church, helping disciples of Jesus collaborate, learn from each other, and share resources

#list Top 200 Ministry Blogs (as of 9/2013), in which DJ Chuang is #83

#list Top Ranked Churches in America (in the areas of church growth, size, innovation, church planting, influence, and overall)

#list 108 Great Church Logos

#list 40 Great Church Websites of 2013

Church Conference Calendar List (@

The Big List of Theological Seminaries, with sortable info by denomination, tuition cost, and location



Todd Rhoades: Episode 32

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 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)