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February 15, 2018
198 - Your Church Website is an Outreach Tool
We haven't been this excited about a podcast episode in a very long time. This week we have a very special guest -- Chad Hugghins from CV Outreach. CV Outreach is a North ...
February 09, 2018
197 - What Would Jesus Tweet?
What would Jesus tweet? While we didn't ask that questions specifically on this week's podcast, that pretty much summarizes the episode. We spend so much time as church techs ta...
February 02, 2018
196 - Facebook: More Friends and Family?
A few weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg announced some major changes to how Facebook's News Feed is aggregated. We shared an awesome post about how the new Facebook News Feed will affe...
January 25, 2018
195 - Why Do You Want New Tech in Your Church?
So you want a new mobile app for your church? What about a new sound system or lighting? Has the question been asked as to why these things are wanted? What's the real or fun...
January 19, 2018
194 - Riddle Me This: What About Low Bandwidth?
Phil is back on the podcast!?! We not only welcome him back, but we also answer a question submitted by John Wilkerson regarding bandwidth. If you have sermon audio being lis...
January 12, 2018
193 - The Phil-In: Paul Alan Clifford, Live-Streaming Church Expert
On this episode, we welcome Paul Alan Clifford as he discusses one of his biggest passions: Live-Streaming Church! Paul shares his heart, streaming, and a little about his new e...
January 05, 2018
192 - The Phil-In: Seth Muse, Church Communication Jedi
This week's "Phil-In" is church communication pro Seth Muse (http://www.sethmuse.com/). On this very special episode, Seth talks about church Instagram and social media.
December 29, 2017
191 - The Phil-In: Scott Higa, The Christian Nerd
This week on the podcast, Phil Schneider is busy with babies, so we invited The Christian Nerd, Scott Higa to join the podcast. You find him almost everywhere on the web, but mo...
December 21, 2017
190 - Make America British Again: Christmas Edition
ChurchMag Senior Staff Writer Chris Wilson and WhyChristmas.com founder and ChurchMag Fellow James Cooper lead another British invasion -- taking over the ChurchMag Podcast with...
December 15, 2017
189 - Taking the Church Tech Out of the Church
Church tech is much more than just soundboards, video wipes, and an update on the front page of the website. Church tech is a chance to disciple, teach, and even reach those out...
December 08, 2017
188 - Rethinking Church Announcements
Are your church announcements stale? Is there anything else that's stale? (Stale is a weird word.) This week we talk about church announcements and why it's important t...
December 01, 2017
187 - Do You Need to Slow Down? (HINT: Yes!)
Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas and New Years is up next. Even during this busy time, you need to take a moment to slow down and refill yourself before diving into the n...
November 23, 2017
186 - Black Friday Edition - 2017
Welcome to the fourth annual Black Friday edition of the ChurchMag podcast! Yowza!
November 17, 2017
185 - Using Technology for Church Cancellations
John Wilkerson asked the question: "...Church website managers: How do you handle closings?" From there, we talk about some of the ways you can use technology to spread the w...
November 10, 2017
184 - Politics? Net Neutrality? Free Speech?
This week's episode brings up the topic of internet freedom -- and refers to a bit of legislation that has since past -- and why we need to be pro-active Church tech. Church tec...
November 03, 2017
183 - Twitter Struggles and Facebook's Success?
Twitter toys with increasing character limits and struggles to be profitable -- meanwhile, Facebook continues to dominate. What does it mean? Does it matter? Which do you use fo...
October 27, 2017
182 - Are Digital Relationships Real?
Jeremy asks Phil and Eric one simple question: Would you attend my funeral? This week we talk about digital relationships.
October 19, 2017
181 - #MeToo
This week on the podcast, we take a moment to talk about the #MeToo hashtag that has been moving throughout social media and all around the week this past week. We talk about wh...
October 13, 2017
180 - Phil's Thoughts On Hashtags
How do you...hashtag? What happens when there is a national disaster? How do you use hashtags? Does our use of hashtags during this time get in the way of those who are using...
October 06, 2017
179 - Join Us for Extra Life!
This week we talk about Extra Life! A cool fundraiser to help kids. Do it for the kids and help Jeremy raise some donations! http://cmag.to/2ghbApC
September 29, 2017
178 - Church Tech Challenge: Remove
Are you ready for a "church tech challenge"? ChurchMag is! This week on the podcast, we're asked to think about what one thing from your church tech ministry you could remove...
September 22, 2017
177 - What Media Are You Consuming?
What media are you consuming? Eric, Jeremy, and Phil talk about what media that have been consuming lately, but what about you? We would love to hear from you! Send us an email ...
September 15, 2017
176 - WordPress, Medium, and Content Ownership
What can we learn from the fact that publishers are moving back to WordPress after having tried Medium? That's what we're talking about on this week's episode!
September 08, 2017
175 - Think and Pray Before You Social Media
It seems like almost every week there's some new controversy brewing in the world and it comes pouring out in social media. Like a steady stream of consciousness, emotions rise ...
September 01, 2017
174 - Pastors Using the Internet
Should pastors use the Internet any differently? What should they be thinking about? Does it even matter? Phil brings up the topic and Jeremy and Eric jump in as we talk about p...
August 25, 2017
173 - The Social Christian
This week on the podcast we introduce a new book by Phil Schneider titled: The Social Christian (https://churchmag.press/social-christian/). This book is aimed at answering the ...
August 18, 2017
172 - What's Your Church Blogging Strategy?
This week on the podcast, we start off talking about blogging style, but in the end, we talk more about blogging strategy. Blogging as a hobby, blogging as a business, or bloggi...
August 11, 2017
171 - How to Pick a Domain Name
How do you go about picking a domain name for your church, ministry, nonprofit organization -- or even your personal website? On this week's episode, Eric, Jeremy, and Phil talk...
August 04, 2017
170 - Using Technology to Help Others
We are using technology for many things in the church, but are we using it for the least of these? Are we doing our best to accommodate those with special needs? We talk about f...
July 28, 2017
169 - Using Legal Media
Is your church using media it downloads online legally? Can you use a YouTube video for your entire youth group? What if you download it? And can you use someones cool Instagram...
July 21, 2017
168 - What About Video Future?
Is everything going towards video? Has the written word lost its value? And what might this mean for the church? If you’d like to join the conversion, send us an email to podcas...
July 14, 2017
167 - Riddle Me This: What If We Collaborate?
This week on the podcast, we finally…and I mean…finally…answer a question from one of our awesome listeners. If you’d like to join the conversion, send us an email at podcast@ch...
July 07, 2017
166 - Church Tech Through the Eyes of Church Visitors
This week on the podcast we talk about a recent blog post written by Jeremy (http://cmag.to/2tmOC7o) about experiencing church tech from the eyes of a church visitor. How would ...
June 30, 2017
165 - Claire Diaz-Ortiz: Anyone Can Be A Mentor
This week we hear an exceptional guest talk about mentoring. The author of several top-notch books and general awesomeness, Claire Diaz-Ortiz (http://clairediazortiz.com/) graci...
June 23, 2017
164 - What Motivates You?
This week’s episode was recorded three months ago! Ironically enough, the topic is motivation. If you hear something a little out of the ordinary, knowing this was recorded mont...
June 16, 2017
163 - A Twitch Experiment and Church Tech Collaboration
Twitch users play the Stock Market with $50,000 of someone else’s money (http://cmag.to/2roWC4f) – but is it a success? This week on the podcast we talk about this experiment, c...
June 09, 2017
162 - Introducing the Church Tech Research Team
Have you ever heard of a church research team? Is this something your church tech team could develop? Tell us what you think about Phil’s idea and send us a comment or question....
June 02, 2017
161 - Avoid Burnout Before You Burn Out
This week we kick-off our summertime fun with the not so fun topic of burnout. If you would like to join the conversation and ask a question or share a comment, you can email us...
May 26, 2017
160 - The Problem with Leading Like Steve Jobs
This week on the podcast we talk about the pitfalls of Steve Jobs’ leadership style and how church tech leaders, entrepreneurs, and others should think about leadership. If you ...
May 19, 2017
159 - 3 Church Giving Facts You Need to Know
This week on the podcast we talk about 3 church giving facts you need to know. You can read more about these three facts, as well as others, by visiting https://churchm.ag/churc...
May 12, 2017
158 - Dear Youth Pastors with MacBook Pros...and Drones...
This week on the podcast we hear from ChurchMag reader, ChurchMag Podcast listener, and super-awesome-all-around -church-tech-youth-pastor-YouTuber Wayne W. (http://waynewrz.com...
May 05, 2017
157 - Church Tech For Sale
This week on the podcast we talk about the dynamic of church tech products and services being marketed and sold to churches. If you have some thoughts on this, we would love to ...
April 28, 2017
156 - What Upgrades Are You Considering?
This week on the podcast we talk about upgrades. What would you like to upgrade personally or for your church tech team? Tell us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Chur...
April 21, 2017
155 - Grab Bag #1
With the Easter push behind us, Phil, Jeremy and Eric talk about a little bit of everything…so sit back, relax, and enjoy the conversation. If you want to join in, send us an e...
April 14, 2017
154 - Mobile Devices, Kids, and ME!
This week on the podcast we talk about the effects of mobile technology on ourselves, our kids, and ultimately, our culture. If you want to join the conversation, ask a questio...
April 07, 2017
153 - How Do Other Churches View Your Church Marketing?
This week on the podcast Phil and Eric talk about church marketing. How would other churches view your messaging and marketing? Does it matter? If you want to join the conversat...
March 31, 2017
152 - How's Life without Your Smartphone?
The ChurchMag Social Media Team joins us this week, as Tom Pounder shares his experience of going without his smartphone for an entire day, and while we’re at it, Phil gives us ...
March 24, 2017
151 - #Trypod: Try A Podcast
This week we on the podcast we talk about – podcasts! Nearly 80% of Americans don’t listen to podcasts, so we’re joining in with the world’s podcast producers and using #trypod ...
March 17, 2017
150 - Meet the ChurchMag Social Media Team
This week, on our 150th episode, we are excited to introduce you to the new ChurchMag Social Media team: Tom Pounder and Matt Fisher! Join the conversation and ask a question us...
March 10, 2017
149 - Watch Out for Google Analytics Snake Oil
We’re not going to give you any secret sauce, if there were any we would share it, but we do talk about how Google Analytics can help you with your church website and maybe even...
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