Jason Caston is Internet Church Developer at The Potter’s House / T.D. Jakes Ministries and author of How to Get One Million Social Media Fans and The iChurch Method series with 2 volumes so far. On this episode of the Social Media Church, we wrestle to the ground about how anyone can possibly keep up with all the changes that Facebook keep throw our way without advance notice and how to get more engagement for your Facebook Page content. And, Jason Caston will be one of the many speakers at bioladigital.com – biola.digital conferenceJune 3-5, 2014 @ Biola University in La Mirada, California.
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.
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
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.