Dave Travis of Leadership Network: Episode 101

Dave Travis is the Chief Encouragement Officer (CEO) of Leadership Network, a ministry organization that fosters innovation movements that activate THE CHURCH to greater impact for the Glory of God’s name. Dave has a unique vantage point of seeing how innovative churches are incorporating technology and social media in their ministry strategies, and that’s what we have a conversation about on this episode of Social Media Church podcast. Dave talks about what digital technologies opens up in terms of opportunities, how pastors and church leaders can adjust to the changing dynamics of social media, and more.

Show Notes

Connect with Dave Travis on Twitter @DaveTravis and on Facebook fb.com/davetravis

The Nines thenines.tv– a free online conference for church leaders; this year’s theme is “Culture Clash” about how the church will respond to our fast-changing culture

#article “Trolling For God: 5 Things You Can Learn From Westboro’s Social-Media Playbook: The church crushes it using the tools of Satan” by Helen A.S. Popkin (at ReadWrite.com, August 2014) [ed.note: the episode audio had incorrectly attributed this article to Mashable, it is actually ReadWrite #correction]

#syndication Social Media Church podcast at the Leadership Network blog


What can you do with $0 budget? (Episode 63)

DJ Chuang, host of the Social Media Church podcast, checks-in with listeners after catching the tail-end of the iMinistry 2013 conference, held at Lake Pointe Church near Dallas, Texas. I introduce the idea of innovating without a budget and describe how this podcast is an example of running a project with $0 operating costs. Reimagine what you and/or your church could accomplish if money didn’t matter.

Show Notes

This is a roster of people who were at iMinistry 2013 and were featured on past episodes of Social Media Church (I hope I didn’t miss anyone):

Cognitive Surplus: The Great Spare-Time Revolution (Wired, June 2010)

#video Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world – Clay Shirky looks at “cognitive surplus” — the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we’re busy editing Wikipedia, posting to Ushahidi (and yes, making LOLcats), we’re building a better, more cooperative world.

Get a free account at COPY.com to upload your audio file submissions as a guest host of Social Media Church podcast – our email is me@socialmediachurch.net

Shamichael Hallman: Episode 59

Shamichael Hallman of New Direction Christian Church (Memphis, Tennessee) talks about his role as a Pastor of Innovation there, and how they’re leveraging social media, online, and mobile app. And listen for the most valuable piece in the conversation where he explains what they did that really helped their online giving skyrocketed. Money has a way of getting all our attention, doesn’t it?

Show Notes for this podcast episode of Social Media Church

Connect with Shamichael Hallman on Twitter @shamike2009 and Facebook facebook.com/shamichael.hallman

#video Man credits virtual church for miraculous recovery (WMC-TV News)

New Direction Christian Church on Twitter @NDCCMemphis and its Virtual Church is at n2newdirection.tv

#list Churches with Pastors of Innovation curated by DJ Chuang

#raw video of my Google+ Hangout on Air conversation with Shamichael Hallman

iMinistry 2013 – internet ministry conference in Dallas Texas on October 15-17, 2013 [listen to episode 47 with Nate Merrill for special discount code]

Code for the Kingdom hackathon – next one is Austin, Texas, October 25-27, 2013

#bridgebuildingchat twitter chat

#video How do you have a conversation across culture and race?

Connect with Tim Samuel on Twitter @TimSamuelCFO

Jan Touchberry of Christ Fellowship McKinney: Episode 25

This episode of Social Media Church features a conversation with Jan Touchberry, the Internet Campus Pastor (and Programming Director) of Christ Fellowship (McKinney, Texas). And she’s the first attendee at iMinistry 2012 to share an eyewitness account of her experience here on Social Media Church.

Question to you: anyone have experience with the Amazon cloud for streaming video? Please add your comment.

Show Notes

Connect with Jan Touchberry on Facebook facebook.com/jantouchberry and Twitter @jantouchberry

Christ Fellowship Online runs on the Media Social platform, currently with streaming provider NetBroadcasting.tv

Facebook page of Christ Fellowship Online

#article: More congregations turn to Facebook, Web, high-tech outreach (by Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY 4/17/2012) describes how Christ Fellowship Church uses an online Bible study guide, QR codes, Facebook, video streaming and podcasts to provide spiritual services to their church members.

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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