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284 - Therapy Sessions: Inspiration to Burnout
Oct 11 • 22 min
This week on the podcast, Blessing finds himself on Jeremy’s counseling couch.
283 - One Size Fits All?
Oct 4 • 23 min
Is it a good idea to use a “Swiss Army knife” tech solution?
282 - Church Tech Asks: Now What?
Sep 27 • 18 min
How do you find inspiration? What do you do next? How do you move forward?
281 - D.J. Soto Talks VR Church
Sep 20 • 59 min
This week on the podcast we talk with DJ Soto, a VR Church Planter that leads VR Church.
280 - Back Ups, Antivirus, and Data Loss
Sep 13 • 15 min
If you’re not running regular backups and running an antivirus — than you are doing wrong.
279 - Twitch Streaming with Skaman1978
Sep 7 • 15 min
This week on the podcast we talk with Andrew — aka Skaman1978 — a Twitch streamer that keeps it clean and spreads God’s love.
278 - What About Christian Web Hosting?
Aug 30 • 18 min
A business can’t be a Christian — and does that kind of label even matter when approaching technology?
277 - The Tension of Adopting New Technology
Aug 23 • 16 min
How are you doing with adopting new technology?
276 - Paper or Digital Church Bulletins?
Aug 16 • 26 min
This week on the podcast we talk with Justin Funk from bltn about church bulletins.
275 - Data Privacy and You
Aug 9 • 19 min
Have you used FaceApp?
274 - Tech-pectations
Aug 2 • 24 min
Never in the history of the world have we had such a large technology gap between generations.
273 - Video Gaming with Your Kids
Jul 26 • 38 min
Game on!
272 - Eric Shakes His Hand with a Lawn Mower
Jul 19 • 18 min
In this week’s episode, we talk about Eric’s recent run-in with his lawnmower and what any of that has to do with Church Tech.
271 - Online Friends vs Face-to-Face
Jul 12 • 24 min
This past weekend, Jeremy and Eric were able to meet face-to-face for the first time!
270 - Raising Your Voice with Social Media
Jul 6 • 19 min
To post, or not to post — that is the question!
269 - What Will You Do With Your Platform?
Jun 28 • 16 min
Do you want to expand your reach and influence others?
268 - How to Manage a Multi-Author Blog
Jun 21 • 36 min
Take a look behind the curtain of ChurchMag as we talk about how we’ve managed a multi-author blog for several years.
267 - Finding Inspiration and Creating Content
Jun 14 • 20 min
Where do you find inspiration?
266 - WWJD @ WWDC
Jun 7 • 54 min
This week we jump on our mics to discuss this past week’s WWDC!
265 - What About Emerging Technology?
May 31 • 23 min
Blessing attended a super-duper-cool conference with plenty of talk about how the Church and emerging technology.
264 - What About Church Data?
May 24 • 29 min
What data has your church, ministry, or nonprofit organization collected?
263 - What Jeremy Learned with ChurchAndMentalHealth.com
May 16 • 20 min
What does Church and Mental Health have to do with Church Tech?
262 - What About Facebook Ads?
May 9 • 20 min
Have you ever purchased Facebook ads for your church, ministry, or nonprofit organization?
261 - The Free Episode
May 3 • 18 min
Is “free” really free?
260 - The Integrity of Church Tech
Apr 26 • 17 min
We take a look behind the curtain of ChurchMag and talk real.
259 - Have I Been Pwned?
Apr 19 • 13 min
Well, have you
258 - Updates: Now, Later, or Never?
Apr 12 • 14 min
Do you run updates now or later?
257 - ChurchMag Is Under New Management
Apr 5 • 30 min
Eric Dye hands over the keys of ChurchMag to Blessing Mpofu.
256 - Everything We Build On the Internet Doesn’t Have to Last
Mar 29 • 18 min
The phrase “Everything we build on the internet doesn’t have to last” has some interesting connotations.
255 - Rethinking Your Church Blog
Mar 22 • 28 min
This week we talk about the fact that some churches should consider not having a blog or rethinking their approach to content creation.
254 - What About Warranties?
Mar 15 • 13 min
Should you get an extended or additional warranty?
253 - Let’s Meet John Wilkerson
Mar 8 • 27 min
Let’s meet John Wilkerson!
252 - Let’s Meet Paul Clifford
Mar 1 • 19 min
This week we hear from Paul Alan Clifford of TrinityDigitalMedia.com.
251 - Let’s Meet Robbie Soto
Feb 22 • 14 min
This week we Meet & Greet Robbie Soto!
250 - Let’s Meet Benjamin Smith
Feb 15 • 28 min
Our first Meet & Greet is with Benjamin Smith.
249 - Prayer: Forty Days of Practice
Feb 8 • 43 min
We are excited to have Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson on the podcast this week!
248 - When You Need to Replace Apps
Jan 31 • 22 min
What is our process to finding replacement software solutions?
247 - Phil Bowdle: Rethink Communication
Jan 25 • 29 min
Phil Bowdle, author of Rethink Communication, is our guest this week!
246 - What Is “Church Tech” In 2019?
Jan 18 • 19 min
What does church tech look like, today?
245 - Resolving New Year Resolutions
Jan 11 • 24 min
What are your New Year resolutions?
244 - ChurchMag 2019
Jan 4 • 27 min
We discuss big changes coming to ChurchMag this year.
243 - New Year Planning
Dec 28, 2018 • 28 min
The New Year is upon us — what are you planning for the New Year?
242 - The Coffeecast
Dec 20, 2018 • 23 min
Pour yourself a nice hot cup of coffee and enjoy Eric and Blessing geek out over coffee.
241 - Smartphones During the Holidays
Dec 14, 2018 • 24 min
The holidays are here — what are your smartphone habits like?
240 - Tips on Holiday Social Media Use
Dec 7, 2018 • 16 min
Jeremy shares a quick, profound, and entirely insightful list of things to keep in mind during the holiday season — and beyond!
239 - Tips on Tech Purchases
Nov 30, 2018 • 24 min
Sit back, relax, and think about some of these tips as you make upcoming tech purchases.
238 - Black Friday Edition - 2018
Nov 22, 2018 • 26 min
It’s the 5th annual ChurchMag Black Friday Edition Podcast!
237 - Blessing Picks A Laptop… or Tablet?
Nov 16, 2018 • 49 min
This week on the podcast we talk tech as Blessing considers his options for a laptop… or maybe a tablet?
236 - Marketing to Churches, Doesn’t Make It Christian
Nov 9, 2018 • 25 min
What started out as a cautionary exclamation of online snake oil salesmen, may have actually ended with some good things to think about.
235 - When Blessing is Away, We Will Play
Nov 2, 2018 • 25 min
This week on the podcast, Eric and Jeremy find themselves without Blessing…
234 - What About Online Groups?
Oct 25, 2018 • 35 min
Are you a part of any online groups?
233 - Goodbye Google+
Oct 19, 2018 • 26 min
Google hid major Google+ security flaw that exposed users’ personal information and now Google Plus is shutting down.
232 - Eric Gets REAL Internet
Oct 11, 2018 • 35 min
Have you heard about the bandwidth gap?
231 - Unsubscribe
Oct 4, 2018 • 22 min
This week we talk about unsubscribing from newsletters, but we’re “subscribed” to many other things as well — and they have nothing to do with our email inbox.
230 - Creating Content
Sep 28, 2018 • 35 min
This week on the podcast we talk about the process of creating content.
229 - What Do Church Tech Teams Easily Overlook?
Sep 20, 2018 • 20 min
What are some things that church tech teams overlook? Tell us what you think!
228 - When Your In the Eye of the Storm
Sep 13, 2018 • 21 min
With hurricanes on the mind, we talk about emergencies, stormy weather, and how it relates to church tech.
227 - A Day In The Life of A Church Tech Volunteer
Sep 7, 2018 • 29 min
What’s it like when you move to a new area, find a new church home, and start volunteering again?
226 - Volunteerism
Aug 31, 2018 • 34 min
While we do talk a lot about church tech specifically, many of the fundamentals surrounding gaining volunteers and being a volunteer are the same.
225 - The Podcast Podcast
Aug 24, 2018 • 35 min
We were feeling pretty meta, so we went full-on meta with this week’s podcast.
224 - What Are Your Favorite Apps You Can’t Live Without?
Aug 17, 2018 • 25 min
This week we talk about some of our favorite apps that we just can’t live without.
223 - Has the Information Age Made Us Lazy?
Aug 10, 2018 • 20 min
There was a time when quandary was relegated to encyclopedias and speculation, now we unlock our screens and quench our thirst for knowledge… Or do we?
222 - Social Media Carbonite
Aug 3, 2018 • 25 min
Have we created a situation whereby everything we say and share online is frozen in carbonite?
221 - Organization Culture
Jul 26, 2018 • 24 min
This week we talk about culture within an organization.
220 - Let’s Talk Email Newsletters
Jul 19, 2018 • 28 min
ChurchMag Senior Staff Writer and ChurchMag Newsletter extraordinaire Chris Wilson joins us this week and talks email newsletters.
219 - Happy Birthday, YouVersion!
Jul 12, 2018 • 17 min
Happy Birthday to YouVersion!
218 - IGTV: How to Approach New Media
Jul 6, 2018 • 44 min
We not only talk about IGTV (is that the best name they could come up with?), but also approaches to new media.
217 - A Very Video Gaming Episode
Jun 29, 2018 • 51 min
If talking about gaming and things like the Summer Steam Sale, GOG, and Humble Bundle is your jam, then you’ll be sure to enjoy this weeks episode.
216 - Social Media Controversy and the Church
Jun 22, 2018 • 32 min
When it comes to controversial topics, when should the Church speak up? How should the Church speak up? And should the Church speak up?
215 - Awesome Church Social Media with Some Simple #TBT
Jun 14, 2018 • 20 min
This week on the podcast — as promised — we are talking about using #TBT to make your church social media a little more awesome.
214 - Do You VBS?
Jun 7, 2018 • 25 min
We talk about VBS — and a little tech this week — is VBS still relevant?
213 - How Real Can We Afford to Be On Social Media?
Jun 1, 2018 • 52 min
Blessing delivers this weeks topic and things get pretty real as we discuss how honest and raw churches, ministry leaders, and ourselves can be when sharing on social media.
212 - Are Warranties Worth It?
May 24, 2018 • 25 min
Jeremy kicks things off talking about his new Pixel phone, which leads us to the conversation of warranties.
211 - This Is Blessing Mpofu
May 18, 2018 • 43 min
We are excited to finally have Blessing Mpofu on the podcast this week!
210 - Nate Smoyer Ultimate Mega Mix Tape
May 10, 2018 • 59 min
This is the ultimate mega mix tape!
209 - Church Email Pet Peeves and the Power of MailChimp
May 4, 2018 • 24 min
This week on the podcast Eric, Jeremy, and Phil talk about some of their biggest church email pet peeves and talk about some of the great ways you can level up your church email with MailChimp.
208 - Ben White: World Famous Christian Stock Photographer
Apr 26, 2018 • 43 min
An inside look at being an awesome Unsplash stock photographer.
207 - Christian Video Game Cheese
Apr 20, 2018 • 24 min
Why is it that so much Christian media is — lame?
206 - Facebook Hearings & Church Tech Education
Apr 12, 2018 • 16 min
The Technology Snowball is very real, and we see this fleshed out on Capitol Hill as questions ask of Mark Zuckerberg seem ridiculous at times, it’s obvious that it’s not just church tech that faces these struggles.
205 - Facebook’s Data Disaster & Your Church Member Data
Apr 6, 2018 • 22 min
What can Church Techs and leaders learn from Facebook’s data disaster?
204 - Easter Complete: Treat Yo Self!
Mar 30, 2018 • 12 min
We take the podcast time around Easter to remind all of you that have been working so hard for the “Super Bowl Sunday” of church services — to put your feet up and reflect.
203 - Publisher vs InDesign?
Mar 22, 2018 • 23 min
We touch on a subject we’ve talked about before — discussing church tech — but specifically whether someone should use Publisher or InDesign.
202 - Being Mindful of Mobile Media Consumption
Mar 16, 2018 • 27 min
Technology is always around us — do we turn it off often enough?
201 - Katie Allred Talks Facebook Groups
Mar 9, 2018 • 44 min
We talk with Katie Allred, co-founder of the very awesome Church Communications Facebook Group.
200 - Drew Dixon Talks Video Games
Mar 1, 2018 • 49 min
It’s dangerous to go alone — so we asked Drew Dixon to join us.
199 - Home Automation Meets Church Automation?
Feb 23, 2018 • 27 min
Have you heard about home automation? Can it be used in the Church?
198 - Your Church Website is an Outreach Tool
Feb 15, 2018 • 38 min
This week we have a very special guest — Chad Hugghins from CV Outreach.
197 - What Would Jesus Tweet?
Feb 9, 2018 • 28 min
We spend so much time as church techs talking about “best practices,” “social media ideas,” and “evangelizing online,” that sometimes it’s easy to overlook the most powerful witness we have online: Our behavior.
196 - Facebook: More Friends and Family?
Feb 2, 2018 • 29 min
A few weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg announced some major changes to how Facebook’s News Feed is aggregated. Let’s talk about it!
195 - Why Do You Want New Tech in Your Church?
Jan 25, 2018 • 22 min
New tech can be awesome, but let’s be sure we’re not adopting technology for the wrong reasons.
194 - Riddle Me This: What About Low Bandwidth?
Jan 19, 2018 • 21 min
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 listened to overseas, should you require a lower bit rate version for mobile d…
193 - The Phil-In: Paul Alan Clifford, Live-Streaming Church Expert
Jan 12, 2018 • 31 min
Paul Alan Clifford as he discusses one of his biggest passions: Live-Streaming Church!
192 - The Phil-In: Seth Muse, Church Communication Jedi
Jan 5, 2018 • 38 min
Seth Muse talks with us about church Instagram.
191 - The Phil-In: Scott Higa, The Christian Nerd
Dec 29, 2017 • 48 min
Scott Higa of The Christian Nerd joins the podcast and talks about awesome things.
190 - Make America British Again: Christmas Edition
Dec 21, 2017 • 30 min
The British invasion of the ChurchMag Podcast. #maba
189 - Taking the Church Tech Out of the Church
Dec 15, 2017 • 22 min
Church tech is more than just technology within the church, but a chance to reach the community.
188 - Rethinking Church Announcements
Dec 8, 2017 • 22 min
This week we talk about church announcements and why it’s important to think about what your church is doing.
187 - Do You Need to Slow Down? (HINT: Yes!)
Dec 1, 2017 • 22 min
It’s a very busy time, but you still need to slow down.
186 - Black Friday Edition - 2017
Nov 23, 2017 • 19 min
Yowza! It’s the 4th annual Black Friday edition!
185 - Using Technology for Church Cancellations
Nov 17, 2017 • 18 min
Snow storm! Church cancellation! What do you do?
184 - Politics? Net Neutrality? Free Speech?
Nov 10, 2017 • 25 min
This week’s episode brings up the topic of internet freedom and why we need to be pro-active Church tech.
183 - Twitter Struggles and Facebook’s Success?
Nov 3, 2017 • 38 min
Twitter toys with increasing character limits and struggles to be profitable — meanwhile, Facebook continues to dominate.
182 - Are Digital Relationships Real?
Oct 27, 2017 • 15 min
Jeremy asks Phil and Eric one simple question: Would you attend my funeral?
181 - #MeToo
Oct 19, 2017 • 35 min
What makes the #MeToo hashtag different? We tackle that question as well as related dynamics in the church and some enlightening statistics.
180 - Phil’s Thoughts On Hashtags
Oct 13, 2017 • 21 min
Does our use of hashtags during national disasters get in the way of those who are using hashtags for help?
179 - Join Us for Extra Life!
Oct 6, 2017 • 12 min
Join us with Jeremy as we raise money for Extra Life! http://cmag.to/2ghbApC
178 - Church Tech Challenge: Remove
Sep 29, 2017 • 29 min
If you had to remove one thing from your church tech, what would it be?
177 - What Media Are You Consuming?
Sep 22, 2017 • 22 min
Eric, Jeremy, and Phil talk about what media that have been consuming lately, but what about you?
176 - WordPress, Medium, and Content Ownership
Sep 15, 2017 • 19 min
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!
175 - Think and Pray Before You Social Media
Sep 8, 2017 • 18 min
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 and almost everyone feels compelled to weigh-in and attempt to win others t…
174 - Pastors Using the Internet
Sep 1, 2017 • 23 min
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 pastors and technology — but more specifically — pastors using the Internet.
173 - The Social Christian
Aug 25, 2017 • 22 min
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 questions of social media’s purpose, proper use, and possibility for redemp…
172 - What’s Your Church Blogging Strategy?
Aug 18, 2017 • 31 min
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 blogging for your church, let’s (mostly) talk about blogging strategy! Join the c…
171 - How to Pick a Domain Name
Aug 11, 2017 • 37 min
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 about things you should consider when getting yourself a domain name for s…
170 - Using Technology to Help Others
Aug 4, 2017 • 13 min
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 for just a little bit, in this uncharacteristic short #cmagcast.
169 - Using Legal Media
Jul 28, 2017 • 19 min
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 pictures in the church bulletin? Let’s talk about it!
168 - What About Video Future?
Jul 21, 2017 • 28 min
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 [email protected] and we’ll answer your question on an upcoming podcast.
167 - Riddle Me This: What If We Collaborate?
Jul 14, 2017 • 45 min
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 [email protected] - you can even send us an audio clip of your question – and we’ll …
166 - Church Tech Through the Eyes of Church Visitors
Jul 7, 2017 • 22 min
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 your church measure up? Send us an email at [email protected] or us the ha…
165 - Claire Diaz-Ortiz: Anyone Can Be A Mentor
Jun 30, 2017 • 40 min
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/) graciously joins us and fields questions from our very own Phil Schneider. https…
164 - What Motivates You?
Jun 23, 2017 • 29 min
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 months and months ago, should help put it into context. If you would like to jo…
163 - A Twitch Experiment and Church Tech Collaboration
Jun 16, 2017 • 36 min
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, collaboration, and how it relates to Church Tech.
162 - Introducing the Church Tech Research Team
Jun 9, 2017 • 27 min
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. You can email us directly at [email protected] or use the ChurchMag Podca…
161 - Avoid Burnout Before You Burn Out
Jun 2, 2017 • 25 min
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 directly at [email protected] or use the ChurchMag Podcast hashtag: #cmag…
160 - The Problem with Leading Like Steve Jobs
May 26, 2017 • 20 min
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 would like to join the conversation, email us at [email protected] or use …
159 - 3 Church Giving Facts You Need to Know
May 19, 2017 • 30 min
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/church-giving-facts/. If you have any questions for us or Tithe.ly (http://get.t…
158 - Dear Youth Pastors with MacBook Pros…and Drones…
May 12, 2017 • 30 min
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/) and talk about Phil’s previous statements of those youth pastors who has…
157 - Church Tech For Sale
May 5, 2017 • 28 min
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 hear from you. You can email us directly at [email protected] or use the C…
156 - What Upgrades Are You Considering?
Apr 28, 2017 • 38 min
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 [email protected] or use the ChurchMag Podcast hashtag: #cmagcast We’d love to hear from you!
155 - Grab Bag #1
Apr 21, 2017 • 40 min
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 email to [email protected] or use the ChurchMag Podcast hashtag: #cmagcast
154 - Mobile Devices, Kids, and ME!
Apr 14, 2017 • 40 min
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 question or leave a comment, send an email to podcast at churchm.ag.
153 - How Do Other Churches View Your Church Marketing?
Apr 7, 2017 • 19 min
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 conversation, ask a question, or leave a comment, send an email to [email protected]
152 - How’s Life without Your Smartphone?
Mar 31, 2017 • 24 min
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 an update on what it’s been like this year, to live without Facebook in his…
151 - #Trypod: Try A Podcast
Mar 24, 2017 • 39 min
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 to encourage others to find some new podcasts to listen to. We want to hear…
150 - Meet the ChurchMag Social Media Team
Mar 17, 2017 • 26 min
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 using #cmagcast or email us directly at [email protected]
149 - Watch Out for Google Analytics Snake Oil
Mar 10, 2017 • 48 min
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 your personal blog.
148 - Mike Rohde Talks Sketchnote
Mar 3, 2017 • 60 min
This week we listen in on a very cool interview with ChurchMag Senior Staff Writer Chris Wilson and Mike Rohde as they discuss Sketchnote – an awesome new visual note taking technique you can use from business meetings to sermon notes. Join the convers…
147 - What Do You Do with Old Technology?
Feb 24, 2017 • 20 min
From soundboards to closets full of sermon cassette tapes, what do YOU do with old tech? We would love to hear from you, so send us a message using #cmagcast or email us directly at [email protected]
146 - Who’s Who?
Feb 17, 2017 • 30 min
This week we accidentally a podcast and talk about Doctor Who, Star Wars, some branding, some Jesus juking, but mostly Doctor Who. If you would like to join the conversation, ask a question, or just tease us, use #cmagcast or email us directly at podca…
145 - Nils Smith Talks Church Streaming
Feb 10, 2017 • 27 min
Nils Smith (http://nilssmith.com), church tech pro and VP of Social Media and Inovation at Dunham and Company, talks church streaming, TV apps, and more with Jeremy Smith.
144 - Post Truth
Feb 3, 2017 • 36 min
What’s post truth? What does it mean? Why does it matter? Keep listening and hopefully we’ll find you some answers…
143 - Justin Dean from That Church Conference Talks Social Media Crisis
Jan 27, 2017 • 38 min
Jeremy Smith interviews Justin Dean (https://justinjdean.com/) who is an author, church communications coach, entrepreneur and co-founder of That Church Conference (https://thatcc.com/).
142 - Is There A Problem with the Instagram Bible?
Jan 20, 2017 • 32 min
This week we bring our ChurchMag backchannel conversation to the podcast as we talk about the Instagram Bible and Christian blog posts that are seemingly anti-technology? If you would like to join the conversation or ask a question, use #cmagcast or em…
141 - Transitions
Jan 13, 2017 • 19 min
The band is back together this week, as we talk about transitions. Personal transitions, organizational transitions, tech team transitions. Transition ALL THE THINGS. If you would like to join the conversation or ask a question, use #cmagcast or email…
140 - Facebook Fasting & New Years Resolutions
Jan 6, 2017 • 27 min
Phil and Eric talk about New Year’s resolutions, Facebook fasts, and what they want to do differently in 2017. Join the conversation by using #cmagcast or send us a message at [email protected]
139 - About Your New Years Reading List
Dec 30, 2016 • 38 min
This week on the podcast, ChurchMag Senior Staff Writer Phil Schneider shares some helpful insights on creating your New Years reading list and goals for 2017 – or any other year. If you would like to join the conversation or ask a question, use #cmag…
138 - Because Christmas
Dec 22, 2016 • 33 min
It doesn’t feel like Christmas around ChurchMag without hearing from James Cooper. So to ensure that everyone is feeling jolly well, we present to you the Third Annual ChurchMag Christmas Episode…with James. Also: http://cmag.to/godblessuseveryone
137 - Managing Holiday Expectations
Dec 16, 2016 • 17 min
This week on the podcast, Jeremy and Eric talk about managing expectations as church techs during the holiday season and … you know … managing them like regular people … ;P
136 - Trimming the Fat and Focusing In
Dec 9, 2016 • 41 min
This week on the podcast, Jeremy pitches some tough questions on trimming the fat, making choices, and keeping less fingers in fewer pies…
135 - Women in Tech: Raising Your Voice
Dec 2, 2016 • 21 min
ChurchMag Staff Writer Meghan Howard joins the podcast this week (Phil’s missing!?!?) to talk about women and technology. What can Christian tech geeks do about sexism in the world? https://churchm.ag/podcast/ or use #cmagcast and tell us what you think.
134 - Black Friday Edition – 2016
Nov 24, 2016 • 29 min
It’s the 3rd annual ChurchMag Black Friday Episode! Of course you don’t HAVE to listen to it on Black Friday. Cyber Monday is cool, too. Also Giving Tuesday. And Catch-Up on Podcast Episodes Wednesday’s work as well.
133 - The Pros & Cons of Subscription Based Software & Services
Nov 18, 2016 • 33 min
Is Adobe Creative Cloud, Dropbox, and other subscription based software and services economically sound? Is it better to purchase software when you can? Eric, Jeremy, and Phil talk about the pros and cons…
132 - The Unsocial Nature of Social Media
Nov 11, 2016 • 28 min
From political social media shares and over-the-top dram status updates, Jeremy and Phil talk about the unsocial nature of social media.
131 - This Is Eric Dye
Nov 4, 2016 • 31 min
Jeremy interrupts this regularly scheduled podcast as he hijacks the mic and turns the tables by interviewing Eric (http://ericdye.it).
130 - Meghan Howard Talks Digital Relationships
Oct 28, 2016 • 22 min
ChurchMag Staff Writer Meghan Howard joins us this week and talks about her exprience at That Church Conference as it relates to digital relationships. In other news, we can’t find Phil… https://churchm.ag/podcast/
129 - Christmas Sunday Morning Service?
Oct 21, 2016 • 21 min
Curtis Bland asks about church services on Christmas Day. What kind of church service will you have if any? Let us know using #cmagcast, email us at [email protected], or visit https://churchm.ag/riddle-me-this/
128 - Social Media Content Creation
Oct 14, 2016 • 29 min
We present another “Riddle Me This” question submitted from Podcast Land, this time it has to do with social media content creation. What else can you share other than “quotes from weekend sermons, scripture verses, videos about how volunteers “volunte…
127 - How to Have Awesome Online Ministry Training
Oct 7, 2016 • 39 min
Have you ever tried church and ministry training online? We interview Scott Magdalein from TrainedUp.org about building online courses to train your church, develop leaders, equip missionaries, resource pastors in your denomination, or teach ministry s…
126 - Carey Nieuwhof Talks Ministry Tech
Sep 30, 2016 • 42 min
We are excited to welcome Carey Nieuwhof (http://careynieuwhof.com/) onto this week’s podcast! This is probably one of the most important church tech ministry interviews we’ve had on the ChurchMag Podcast to date. Enjoy!
125 - Instagram Stories vs Snapchat
Sep 23, 2016 • 41 min
We field another “Riddle Me This” questions submitted by one of our awesome listeners this week! Our listener asks: “Do you believe the new Instagram “Stories” feature a good excuse to continue not using Snapchat?” Submit your own question here: https:…
124 - This Is Phil Schneider
Sep 16, 2016 • 25 min
On this week’s episode we had the chance to sit down with Phil and ask him some personal questions, giving us all a chance to get to know Phil Schneider a little better…if you would like to ask Phil a question, you can use #cmagcast or send us a messag…
123 - Batman vs Superman: No Jesus Juke Edition
Sep 9, 2016 • 38 min
This week we ended up talking about the Batman vs Superman movie. I’m not sure how, but we did. And we recorded it. And called it a podcast. If you would like to join the fun, you can use #cmagcast or email us directly at [email protected]
122 - Microsoft Sam, Trend Blogging, and Where in the World is Eric?
Sep 2, 2016 • 23 min
This is easily the craziest episodes in the history of the ChurchMag Podcast. At least we offer a $50 discount for That Church Conference (9/20-9/21) – listen for the details!
121 - Riddle Me This: Worship Volume Complaints
Aug 26, 2016 • 29 min
If you recall (you can listen to part one on episode 120) , Colton Depuy is a newly hired AV Coordinator at his church in Boise ID. The second part of his question relates to church worship volume complaints – in the case of being too loud.
120 - Riddle Me This: Paid Staff and Volunteers
Aug 19, 2016 • 30 min
Colton Depuy sends us a question (https://churchm.ag/riddle-me-this/) and asks: “I was on the Audio Team for 8 years before taking this position. Previously, we had one volunteer who headed up the teams (Audio & Presentation) but we are looking to a…
119 - What About Church VR (Virtual Reality)?
Aug 12, 2016 • 26 min
What do you think about church VR (Virtual Reality)? Should we be using it in the church? What about live streaming VR? Tell us what you think! Use the #cmagcast hashtag on Twitter or send us a message: https://churchm.ag/podcast
118 - The Inevitable Kevin Kelly
Aug 5, 2016 • 41 min
Phil Schneider interviews Kevin Kelly (http://kk.org), who is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine (http://wired.com/) and author of several books including his latest: The Inevitable.
117 - This Is Jeremy Smith
Jul 29, 2016 • 32 min
On this very special but mostly fun episode of the ChurchMag Podcast, Eric Dye interviews our very own Jeremy Smith. Would you like to ask him a quesiton and have it answered on an upcoming podcast? Send us an email: [email protected]
116 - Riddle Me This: Level Up Your Presentation
Jul 22, 2016 • 29 min
Sarah Elliot sent us a question ( https://churchm.ag/riddle-me-this ) asking if there are some software or equipment that could bring worship visuals to the next level. Phil also shared these helpful links: http://www.renewedvision.com/propresent…
115 - When Is There Too Much Tech in Church?
Jul 15, 2016 • 20 min
When is there too much tech in church tech? That’s the question we tackle on this episode. Tell us what you think by using #cmagcast on Twitter or email us at [email protected] And leave us an iTunes review! :D https://churchm.ag/podcast
114 - The Cost of Free
Jul 8, 2016 • 19 min
This week we talk about the cost of free products and service. If you would like to join the conversation, tell us what your favorite free online services you like to use by using #cmagcast on Twitter, email us at [email protected], or visit the Churc…
113 - The Church Tech B-Team
Jul 1, 2016 • 23 min
Summer is in full swing and before you know it, the holidays will be knocking at the door. Is your church tech team ready for it? On this week’s podcast, we talk about the importance of training a b-team of sorts. Backups. A plan-b if you will…. http…
112 - Church Vision Statements
Jun 24, 2016 • 37 min
These are a few things to consider when revising or creating your first vision statement. Eric, Jeremy, and Phil take a closer look at crafting a church vision statement for your church, ministry, or church tech team. https://churchm.ag/podcast
111 - Google I/O, Internet of Things, and You
Jun 17, 2016 • 20 min
Chris Wilson joins Eric, Jeremy, and Phil as they talk about Google I/O, the Internet of Things, and how these future technologies may or may not effect us. https://churchm.ag/podcast
110 - What Are You Doing This Summer?
Jun 10, 2016 • 11 min
Eric, Jeremy, and Phil talk about what they are planning to do this Summer – but they want to hear about what YOU are doing this Summer! Use #cmagcast, email us at [email protected] to tell us what you’re doing and we’ll share it in the weeks to come….
109 - The Church Tech Devotional
Jun 3, 2016 • 21 min
ChurchMag Press (https://churchmag.press) has released a brand new Church tech devotional for Church tech, by Church tech. Written by our very own Jeremy Smith, he talks about this new devotional and shares a “behind the scenes” tragedy in the creation…
108 - Using Limitations to Be More Awesome
May 27, 2016 • 20 min
On this week’s episode we talk about limitations, working within them, and how they can actually help us be more awesome. If you would like to ask a question or plug-in to this week’s conversation, use the ChurchMag Podcast hashtag #cmagcast or visit o…
107 - What Does It Mean to Hustle?
May 20, 2016 • 31 min
We talk about the real meaning of hustle, how it’s been changing around the web, and how we hustled to finish the ChurchMag web design last week.
106 - 3 Tips for New Church Sound Tech Leadership
May 13, 2016 • 22 min
Phil Schneider drops some knowledge on 3 tips for new church sound tech leadership. If you’ve just been handed the responsibility of church sound, what do you do? Or maybe you’ve been leading your church sound team for a while, are you preparing someon…
105 - Women in Church Tech
May 6, 2016 • 60 min
This week we share the mic again with ChurchMag Senior Staff Writer Rachel Blom as we talk about women in church tech. If you want to join the conversation, make a comment, or ask a question, drop us your thoughts via Twitter using #cmagcast or email u…
104 - All About Writing Inspiration
Apr 29, 2016 • 38 min
ChurchMag Senior Staff Writer Rachel Blom talks with us about writing inspiration. As a published author and prolific writer, there’s hardly a better person to talk with about writing inspiration.
103 - A Closer Look at VR
Apr 20, 2016 • 46 min
We’ve talked about VR for many years, now, but the technology has finally become affordable and it’s beginning to spread among the masses faster and faster. So now what? Also, Sean’s evil plan finally comes to pass…
102 - Small Church Tech vs Big Church Tech
Apr 15, 2016 • 33 min
This week our conversation is started-up by John Wilkerson. We talk about the difference struggles small and large churches face – if any at all. If you want to join the conversation, drop us your thoughts via Twitter using #cmagcast, or email us your …
101 - Fiverr, Shortcuts, and Quick Tips
Apr 8, 2016 • 31 min
On this fine episode we talk about the Fiver service, not being cheap, and that unlike popular belief – or Facebook ads – there are no shortcuts to online success. If you want to join the conversation, drop us your thoughts via Twitter using #cmagcast,…
100 - Episode 100: The Saga Continues
Apr 1, 2016 • 32 min
This is a very special episode for us – it’s our 100th episode!!! Please bear with us we ramble, reminisce, and talk about the future of the ChurchMag Podcast. Thank you for listening and being so awesome. :)
099 - Easter Sunday: Acheivement Unlocked
Mar 25, 2016 • 5 min
Easter Sunday – the Super Bowl of all Sundays is here! As the preparations wind down as we ready for Resurrection Sunday, we talk about what church staff and volunteers need to do now that all this hard work is complete…
098 - Carl Barnhill Talks Church Tech Volunteers
Mar 18, 2016 • 38 min
Jeremy Smith interviews Carl Barnhill about Church tech volunteers. Carl is Creative Director and Owner of TWELVE:THIRTY Media and host of The Church Media Podcast.
097 - Riddle Me This: Training Church Tech Volunteers
Mar 11, 2016 • 28 min
We answer Adrian Compos’ question: “Are y’all familiar or have best practices with training your new team members? Maybe measuring their success?” And be sure to enter to win Great Church Sound (http://www.greatchurchsound.com/churchmag) – listen fo…
096 - Great Church Sound
Mar 4, 2016 • 33 min
We talk with James Wasem, author of Great Church Sound. And we talk about…wait for it…wait for it…Great Church Sound (we also talk about great church sound). Learn more and get a free download at: http://www.greatchurchsound.com/churchmag
095 - Getting Ready for Easter
Feb 26, 2016 • 34 min
On this week’s episode we talk about preparing for Easter. Is your church tech team ready? Are you trying anything new? Should you try something new? Join into the conversation, by using the ChurchMag Podcast hashtag #cmagcast. We love hearing from you…
094 - #CMAGCAST Talkback: Influenza Edition
Feb 19, 2016 • 35 min
Despite Eric, Jeremy, and Phil feeling under the weather, they accidentally this episode of the podcast as they respond to comments from those using the ChurchMag Podcast hashtag #CMAGCAST. We also talk about the line between technology aiding the chur…
093 - Buzzfeed, Church eGiving and Mogiv
Feb 12, 2016 • 34 min
Eric Dye, Jeremy Smith, and Phil Schneider talk with Kent Woodyard about Buzzfeed strategy, church eGiving, and some cool features you can use from Mogiv to bring it all together. Learn more about Mogiv at mogiv.com
092 - The Introverted Team Leader
Feb 5, 2016 • 23 min
Do you know your MBTI? What about those you work with? And your Church tech team? And what about introverts? Can they successfully lead a team?
091 - Corrupt Talk
Jan 29, 2016 • 31 min
We accidentally another ChurchMag Podcast as we take another look at Ephesians 4:29 and what exactly “unwholesome words” means as it relates to all forms of media – including social media.
090 - Is Your Blog Ready for Advertising?
Jan 22, 2016 • 53 min
Nate Smoyer from BeaconAds.com talks with us about blog advertising. Is your blog ready for ads? Are you interested in advertising your product or service on Christian blogs? We talk about this and more! You can also call Nate at 360-398-5336.
089 - Rebranding ChurchMag and Your Church
Jan 15, 2016 • 35 min
Eric, Jeremy, and Phil talk about ChurchMag’s new logo and re-branding, and what to consider when re-branding your church or ministry. Also, Michael Hamilton dispels the rumor of no arms… https://youtu.be/0i8ySDz8FzI
088 - Social Media Cultural Communication Considerations
Jan 8, 2016 • 20 min
Eric Dye, Phil Schneider, Chris Wilson – and eventually Jeremy Smith –stumble on the topic of cultural differences in communication and how that plays out on social media, with sharing the Gospel, and communication in general.
087 - Happy New Year Resolutions
Jan 1, 2016 • 27 min
Happy New Year! For the first week of the New Year, we decided to talk all about New Year’s Resolutions, Goals, and that apps are NOT the key to your 2016 success. Join the conversation – use the ChurchMag podcast hashtag #cmagcast.
086 - Did You Forget the Fun?
Dec 26, 2015 • 46 min
On the final episode of 2015, we talk about having fun – and while ‘fun’ for many of us is playing Minecraft or other video games – the fundamentals of fun remain the same no matter how you like to have it. Are you forgetting fun in your life?
085 - James Cooper: The Christmas Expert
Dec 18, 2015 • 19 min
On this fine ChurchMag Christmas Podcast, we present to you ChurchMag writer, ukulele musician, WhyChristmas.com webmaster, James Cooper: TheChristmas.Expert
084 - ‘Tis the Social Media Season
Dec 11, 2015 • 20 min
The Christmas holiday season isn’t the easiest time of year for many people and sometimes it feels like social media compounds the problem. How can the Church share the hope of Christmas in a better way?
083 - Do We Really Need Church Marketing?
Dec 4, 2015 • 18 min
Fueled by a recent social media conversation, we talk about whether or not “church marketing” is something that should be considered. We also talk about the effects of Christians online social media communication footprint (all of that sounds much fanc…
082 - Black Friday Edition - 2015
Nov 26, 2015 • 22 min
Black Friday has gotten pretty ugly over the years, and while Cyber Monday may bring some relief to the chaos that often ensues, it’s really Giving Tuesday that should be getting all the attention.
081 - 15,000 Blog Posts (and Counting)
Nov 20, 2015 • 28 min
We’re celebrating ChurchMag’s 15,000th blog post! Come join the fun! http://churchm.ag/15k/
080 - WWJD vs WWSJD
Nov 13, 2015 • 13 min
Many of us like to quote Steve Jobs—and while he was very successful—we need to consider how often we live and lead in business, ministry, church, and our lives.
079 - Getting Ready for the Holidays
Nov 6, 2015 • 24 min
Are you ready for the holidays? We may be several weeks away from Christmas, but pastors, leaders, and tech teams need to be planning or already planned for those busy weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year. Merry Christmas? Let’s make it so!
078 - The State of Mobile Giving
Oct 30, 2015 • 30 min
Kent Woodyard, Director of Business Development for Mogiv, joins this week’s podcast as we talk about the current state of mobile giving for churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations. Are you using a mobile giving solution? Try Mogiv.com for FR…
077 - Can a Tablet Meet All Your Computing Needs?
Oct 23, 2015 • 33 min
ChurchMag Staff Writer Chris Wilson joins the CMAG Crew again as they talk mobile productivity and whether or not tablet computing can become your primary device—edging out laptop and desktop solutions.
076 - Steve Bremner Talks Tech
Oct 16, 2015 • 37 min
ChurchMag Staff Writer Chris Wilson shares his super cool interview with author, podcaster, and missionary Steve Bremner. We talk about using technology on the mission field as well as the global scene of technology use.
075 - Riddle Me This: Podcasting
Oct 9, 2015 • 21 min
We answer your questions this week—centered around podcasting in general, specific questions about the ChurchMag Podcast, and we even squeeze in a social media pet peeve. :D
074 - The Man Behind the App: Owlegories
Oct 2, 2015 • 33 min
Another look behind the building of a mobile app! We hear from the creator of Owlegories, an animated series for kids about nature, faith, and God. Buliding your own app may not be as hard as you think…
073 - Counting the Cost of Technology
Sep 25, 2015 • 25 min
How much is technology costing your church? The true cost of technology is far more than just dollars and cents—there are human costs to consider as well.
072 - Riddle Me This: Winnie the Pooh and Doctor Who
Sep 18, 2015 • 21 min
Taking a pause from our usual format, we field some “behind-the-scenes” personal questions from YOU! And in the end? Oddly enough, this episode is about Winnie the Pooh and Doctor Who…I kid you not.
071 - My Way or the Highway?
Sep 11, 2015 • 29 min
It’s easy to get focused in on one solution or think that there’s only one way to approach church tech solutions, but the truth of the matter is, there are multiple avenues to pursue. Also, cats.
070 - The 2015 Top Church Tech Blogs
Sep 4, 2015 • 31 min
Jeremy Smith gives us a behind the scenes look at the 2015 Top Church Tech Blogs list along with the usual ChurchMag Podcast antics—social media pet peeves included. ;)
069 - The Social Media Pet Peeve Podcast
Aug 28, 2015 • 48 min
We asked. You delivered. A few weeks ago we asked for your social media pet peeves, so on this episode, we share your pet peeves, our own, and discuss. Do you have a social media pet peeve we didn’t mention? Let us know! Simply use #cmagcast on Twitter…
068 - How Can We Help Fight Pornography?
Aug 21, 2015 • 32 min
On our first podcast about pornography, we talk about the basic problem, but talk more in-depth about church tech’s relationship to pornography and begin to think about how ChurchMag can help fight the problem of pornography in the church. But first we…
067 - Tithe.ly, Mobile Giving, and the Church
Aug 14, 2015 • 43 min
We hear from the creators of Tithe.ly and the ChurchMag gang talks about mobile giving, titheing, and how it all relates to church culture. (For a limited time, ChurchMag readers/listeners get the newest Tithe.ly feature, text giving, free for 3-months…
066 - Church Online Communication with Steve Fogg
Aug 7, 2015 • 43 min
We hear from church marketing and communication specialist Steve Fogg (http://stevefogg.com) and the crew talks church social media in the follow up. And don’t miss Jonathan Malm’s pro tip on church websites!
065 - How to Handle the Church Tech #FAIL
Jul 31, 2015 • 43 min
You don’t have to be working in church tech long before you come face-to-face with the dreaded Church Tech #FAIL. How do you handle tech failure—human or mechanical? Eric, Jeremy, and Phil discuss and we’ve got a powered-up ChurchMag pro tip from Mike …
064 - Dear Christian, Stop Sharing Fake News
Jul 24, 2015 • 33 min
Inspired by Ed Stetzer’s article on “An Embarrassing Week for Christians Sharing Fake News,” we speculate on why this happens, but more importantly, how to avoid it. Jonathan Malm shares a pro tip and here’s the link to Media Fusion’s awesomeness: http…
063 - What About Church Tech Leadership?
Jul 17, 2015 • 27 min
Eric, Jeremy and Phil begin to talk about the role of church tech leadership, Jonathan Malm talks stage designs, and Media Fusion wants to give you $200 for sharing your church streaming story: http://cmag.to/yourstory200
062 - Riddle Me This: How Do You Get Church Tech Volunteers
Jul 10, 2015 • 27 min
We answer three questions submitted by Lisa Severson—including a question about how to go about pulling in church tech volunteers. Plus a church bulletin pro tip from Jonathan Malm.
061 - Fireworks on Social Media
Jul 3, 2015 • 13 min
Phil shares with us his personal experience of social media going wrong with his church Facebook event page. Have you had your church social media turn sour? Let us know! #cmagcast
060 - Sunday Morning Social Media & Church Websites
Jun 26, 2015 • 32 min
If you’re curious about how to use your church’s social media and website to promote your Sunday morning service, Eric, Jeremy, and Phil talk about some specific ideas as well as foundational thoughts to get you started in the right direction.
059 - The Man Behind the App: Verses
Jun 19, 2015 • 55 min
We take a look “behind the curtain” of the Bible memorization app, Verses, with the creators Zach Whelchel and Brock Klein. Join the conversation using #cmagcast and learn more about this awesome app at getverses.com
058 - Disciplr and the Future of Church Curriculum
Jun 12, 2015 • 30 min
Jeffrey Kranz talks with us about a cool new church curriculum called Disciplr; meanwhile, back on the podcast, Eric, Jeremy, and Phil explore more about the future of church curriculum. Join the conversation: #cmagcast
057 - Becoming a Writer and Blogger
Jun 5, 2015 • 42 min
ChurchMag Staff Writer Rachel Blom talks with the #cmagcast crew about becoming and being a writer and blogger; and Jonathan Malm delivers this episode’s Church Tech Pro Tip!
056 - The (De)Value of Digital Photography
May 29, 2015 • 37 min
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s a photograph worth? We talk with ChurchMag Staff Writer Chris Wilson about the value (or devalue?) of photography on the web. We also hear from Jonathan Malm on this week’s ChurchMag Pro Tip.
055 - Social Media Conflict with Jay Kranda
May 22, 2015 • 40 min
Eric Dye, Jeremy Smith, and Phil Schneider talk with Jay Kranda from the Social Media Church Podcast and Online Campus Pastor from Saddleback Church about dealing with conflict on social media. We also get a pro tip on church websites from Jonathan Malm.
054 - Introducing the New ChurchMag Podcast Hashtag
May 15, 2015 • 23 min
With the help of the awesome ChurchMag Podcast listeners, the ChurchMag Podcast finally has a hashtag! Tune in and find out what it is and hear from the contributor himself. Hashtag hint: #cmagcast
053 - The Man Behind the App: Nuebible
May 8, 2015 • 41 min
We hear from Kory Westerhold, one of the developers behind the Bible app Neubible. Kory talks about his personal journey from working for Apple to the launch of the Neubible app, as well as interesting ideas about Church, technology, and Bible translat…
052 - The Art of Work
May 1, 2015 • 49 min
In this episode, we hear an interview with author Jeff Goins about his book The Art of Work. Eric, Jeremy and Phil discuss the interview and talk about how they started blogging.
051 - Please Help Us Pick A Hashtag!
Apr 24, 2015 • 23 min
It’s time for the ChurchMag Podcast to cook-up a hashtag—but Eric, Jeremy, and Phil need your help. You can submit your ideas via @ChurchMag, [email protected], or http://churchm.ag and the winner will recieve a $25 gift card of awesomeness.
050 - What About Discussing Church Tech?
Apr 17, 2015 • 40 min
What’s the problem with giving and receiving church tech advice? And what is the most important thing we should be doing? Eric Dye, Jeremy Smith and Phil Schneider discuss this issue—and we hear from Jonathan Malm about Discussions.church, a new online…
049 - Would You Move from Mac to Windows?
Apr 10, 2015 • 40 min
With the new approach to Windows 10 and the fact that Apple machines are not designed for doing your own maintenance, would you switch from Mac to Windows? Eric Dye, Jeremy Smith, and Phil Schneider discuss…
048 - What About Video Games?
Apr 3, 2015 • 28 min
Eric, Jeremy, and Phil strike-up a conversation about video games, we announce the new ChurchMag Minecraft world, and Jonathan Malm drops a ChurchMag Pro Tip about numbers and marketing.
047 - Will You Use the New YouVersion Verse Images?
Mar 27, 2015 • 19 min
Eric Dye, Jeremy Smith and Phil Schneider talk about the new YouVersion Verse Images feature. What started out as a casual question before we started the podcast, turned into its very open episode. :) Also, Jonathan Malm throws down his knowledge about…
046 - Catwoman, Culture & Church Communication
Mar 20, 2015 • 18 min
With the DC Comic’s character Catwoman being officially made bi-sexual, Phil Schneider, Jeremy Smith and Eric Dye talk about what this says about our culture, and more importantly, how it may relate to church communications. And Jonathan Malm brings us…
045 - Can Community Be Created with Online Church?
Mar 14, 2015 • 21 min
Can a church community be cultivated online? Can online church really be just as effective as brick and mortar church? Eric Dye, Jeremy Smith and Phil Schneider hammer it out and Jeremy drops this weeks Pro Tip.
044 – The Very Cool Jonathan Malm
Mar 6, 2015 • 32 min
We get to know Jonathan Malm, talk about creativity, the church, and all the usual awesome with Eric Dye, Jeremy Smith, and Phil Schneider. And Mike Sessler from Church Tech Weekly drops some serious church audio knowledge.
043 - Get Your Church Website Ready for Easter
Feb 27, 2015 • 19 min
Easter Sunday will be here soon—is your church website ready? Eric Dye, Phil Schneider and Jeremy Smith talk about some important things to consider as you prepare your church website for Easter Sunday.
042 - Free vs Paid Church Websites
Feb 20, 2015 • 40 min
Does it make any difference whether or not your church website is free or if you paid top dollar? Matthew Snider weighs in during his interview with Eric Dye, and this topic is discussed further with Jeremy Smith and Phil Schneider. Also, don’t miss Ch…
041 - Church Tech with Mike Sessler
Feb 13, 2015 • 40 min
Jeremy Smith interviews Church tech pro Mike Sessler, and Phil Schneider and Eric Dye join-in the conversation as they discuss a few key points Mike brings up regarding Church and technology—including whether or not your church should be video streamin…
040 - Church Blogging: Open Letters
Feb 6, 2015 • 34 min
Jeremy Smith brings up the topic of Christian bloggers writing ‘open letters’ to the Church along with Phil Schneider and Eric Dye. Are they good? Bad? Maybe neither? What do you think?
039 – What We’ve Learned About Podcasting
Jan 30, 2015 • 35 min
Have you thought about podcasting for your church, ministry or yourself? Eric Dye, Jeremy Smith and Phil Schneider share what they’ve learned about podcasting—along with a ChurchMag Pro Tip from Jonathan Malm.
Doctor Who, Ukuleles & Merry Christmas
Dec 20, 2014 • 32 min
We continue our annual tradition of a Christmas themed podcast as Phil, Jeremy and Eric talk about the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special and James Cooper and Chris Wilson play Silent Night on their ukuleles. It doesn’t get any more merry than this,…
Black Friday Edition
Nov 28, 2014 • 21 min
Eric Dye & Phil Schneider talk Black Friday on Black Friday! Nothing too serious here, folks, just some fun times for your Black Friday enjoyment. :)
Media Fusion: Video Stream Your Christmas Service for FREE!
Nov 19, 2014 • 11 min
Media Fusion by UpperRoom Tech has got an awesome stocking stuff for churches this year! They are offering to video stream your church Christmas service for FREE! Learn more at http://mediafusionapp.com
John Dyer: The Biblical View of Implantable Tech
Nov 12, 2014 • 20 min
Phil Schnieder and Eric Dye talk about what the Christian view should be on the use of implantable technology; along with an interview with John Dyer, answering the same question: What is the Biblical worldview on implantable technology? The answer may…
Creative Writing Insights from Torry Martin
Nov 5, 2014 • 19 min
On this episode, Eric Dye interviews actor, screenwriter, producer, author and comedian Torry Martin. He has also created the beloved character, Wooton, from the radio drama Adventures in Odyssey.
Jonathan Malm Talks About ‘Unwelcome’
Oct 29, 2014 • 12 min
Jonathan Malm talks with us about his newest book, ‘Unwelcome’, 50 ways churches drive away first-time visitors. This books should be required reading for many church ministries.
What Dropbox Did After Losing 27,000+ Files
Oct 22, 2014 • 14 min
What would you do if Dropbox lost 27,000+ of your files? That’s what happened to Kenny Jahng! Eric Dye interviews Kenny about the situation, how Dropbox could have handled it much better, and what the Church can learn from Dropbox’s ‘unhuman’ response.
Dan Owens: Behind the Curtain of Fundraising
Oct 15, 2014 • 19 min
What is like to fundraise as a missionary, ministry or nonprofit organization? Dan Owens of SixtyFeet.org shares insights from ‘behind the curtain.’
Church Management Systems: ChMS 101
Oct 8, 2014 • 24 min
Eric Dye and Steve Caton of Church Community Builder talk about the basics of Church Management Systems (ChMS). What it is, what it isn’t, and how it can help make your church leadership more awesome.
Are You Suffering from Upgrade Lust?
Oct 1, 2014 • 33 min
With the latest release of the iPhone 6, the question of ‘upgrade lust’ is front and center on this episode of the ChurchMag Podcast. Why do you upgrade your church or personal devices and software?
Michael D. Perkins’ Identity Crisis
Sep 24, 2014 • 20 min
KC Procter interviews ChurchMag Press’ newest author, Michael D. Perkins, about his new devotional, Identity Crisis: 21 Days of Discovering Who God Says You Are.
iPhone Only Photography with David Molnar
Sep 17, 2014 • 29 min
KC Procter interviews professional music and advertising photographer David Molnar about his awesome book, iPhone Only Photography.
Thinking Digital with Justin Wise
Aug 28, 2014 • 31 min
KC Procter interviews Justin Wise, founder of Think Digital, author of The Social Church, and social media superhero. Also Des Moines.
Wes Molebash Draws Stuff
Aug 12, 2014 • 49 min
Artist and pastor Wes Molebash—author of the famed Insert Image online comic—talks with the ChurchMag Podcast crew about life, creativity, and The Incomparable Insert Image.
Everything You Need to Know About .church
Jul 7, 2014 • 12 min
DJ Chuang tells us everything we need to know about the new .church domain extension. Is your church ready? What are the important dates to know? Find out on this special episode of the ChurchMag Podcast!
Street Fighter II: WWDC Edition
Jun 25, 2014 • 25 min
Phil Schneider and Eric Dye watch co-podcasters Jeremy Smith and KC Procter go nose to nose – and around and around — about Apple and Microsoft.
The Social Media Handbook: Church Edition
Jun 13, 2014 • 23 min
In a behind the scenes look at the upcoming release of the ”Social Media Handbook: Church Edition” from ChurchMag Press, Eric Dye, KC Procter, Phil Schneider and Jeremy Smith talk about who could use this new resource; along with the usual podcasting n…
Off-the-Cuff (Not Jon Acuff): Please Have Fun
May 29, 2014 • 18 min
In a completely unplanned episode, Eric Dye, Jeremy Smith and Phil Schneider explore the importance of having fun and not taking your church tech self too seriously. It should also be noted that this podcast is in no way associated with Jon Acuff, punc…
The Next Step in Social Media
May 15, 2014 • 29 min
Eric Dye, Jeremy Smith and KC Procter talk about the next step in social media. You, your church, ministry, or nonprofit organization has a following on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media spots online, now what?
Closer Look at Church Community Builder with Steve Caton
Apr 30, 2014 • 33 min
We interview Steve Caton about Church Community Builder. A behind-the-scenes look at the heart of this ChCMS, as well as some great thoughts from Phil and Jeremy (and maybe Eric).
Easter Church Tech Tips with Chip Dizárd
Apr 12, 2014 • 23 min
In the first episode of the second series of the ChurchMag Podcast, we kick things off with three awesome Church tech tips for Easter from the most excellent Chip Dizárd.
What’s the Future of the ChurchMag Podcast?
Mar 12, 2014 • 24 min
This the final episode in the first series of the ChurchMag podcast. What does the future hold? Find out! We also ask ChurchMag Authors Guild member K.C. Procter Five Questions!
What About Women in Church Tech?
Feb 12, 2014 • 25 min
Much of the technology world is a “boys club”, but shouldn’t the Church lead in changing this in our culture? How should the Church tech community approach the inclusion of women? That’s this episode’s topic along with Five Questions with Church techie…
What About Using Instagram During Worship Service?
Jan 9, 2014 • 30 min
While mobile devices are being used in church services more and more, using Instagram — as well as other photo sharing social mediums – during worship services has been on the rise. Should ‘Instagraming’ be an acceptable practice during Sunday morning …
Why Christmas?
Dec 18, 2013 • 25 min
On this very special Christmas ChurchMag podcast, James Cooper — ChurchMag author and creator of WhyChristmas.com — joins the ChurchMag podcast crew — Phil Schneider, Jeremy Smith and myself, Eric Dye — in a fun and Christmas crafted podcast. May your …
What’s Jon Acuff’s Church Communication Pet Peeve?
Dec 3, 2013 • 33 min
Jon Acuff is a New York Times Bestselling author and creator of Stuff Christians Like. While he spent 15 years working with the biggest brands in the world (did we mention he was a New York Times Bestselling author?), he took some time to talk with us—…
How Should Church Tech Prepare for the Holidays?
Nov 13, 2013 • 31 min
The holidays are a crazy time of year for everyone, but it can be especially stressful for church tech sound booth volunteers, video operators, worship leaders and more. On this episode, we talk about some things you can do to help relieve some of that…
Who Owns Your Church Website?
Oct 30, 2013 • 31 min
Whether you’ve had your website built by a web design company, freelancer or volunteer, the question we raise on this episode is: Who owns your church website? Considering some of the intellectual property laws that swirl around today, this is certainl…
What Should Be on Your Church Blog?
Oct 17, 2013 • 28 min
Having a blog on your church website is a pretty good idea. The real question, however, isn’t if you should have a blog, but what should you be posting about?Maybe we can help.
How Do You Communicate with Your Tech Team?
Oct 3, 2013 • 32 min
Communicating with your church tech team goes beyond the technology your using to communicate with your tech team, and has a lot more to do with the communication culture that’s been cultivated. How do you communicate with your church tech team?
Are Private Church Social Networks A Good Idea?
Sep 11, 2013 • 28 min
Whether it’s packaged with a ChCMS (a church membership database app) or not, there are many different private church social networks; such as The City, The Table Project and Church Social Networking—to name just a few. If you include online apps like …
Do Professional Tools Lead to Professional Results?
Aug 28, 2013 • 25 min
There is a common perception that professional gear—cameras, computers, microphones, etc…—and professional apps—Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, etc…—will result in professional production. On the surface this seems true, but if you …
Dreaming vs Doing: How Do You Get Projects Going?
Aug 7, 2013 • 29 min
There’s a big difference between dreaming and doing. Although dreaming is a very important part of any project, it’s the act of doing that really matters! You can spend all your days hanging-out in dreamland, but that doesn’t do any good. How do you ge…
Should Churches Use Social Media?
Jul 24, 2013 • 30 min
Although many may consider this a ‘no-brainer,’ it’s a question that every church should be asking. But it’s more than just a question of whether your church should use social media, as much as it’s about how your church should be approaching social me…
What Is the Difference Between Church Tech Stewardship and Ownership?
Jul 10, 2013 • 23 min
The usual suspects discuss the semantics of such a question and try to get to the bottom of the real problem that plagues Church tech departments and sound booths in churches everywhere.
Should You Tweet During Church?
Jun 27, 2013 • 28 min
Is it okay to tweet or use other forms of social media during the sermon? In this episode, we talk about the implications of using social media during church from a personal perspective as well as how it might be perceived by those outside of the churc…
What Makes An Ethical Church Tech Purchase?
Jun 12, 2013 • 34 min
Eric Dye, Jeremy Smith and Phil Schneider talk about ethical church tech purchases and top church tech posts from around the web on the second ChurchMag podcast in recording history…
What If the Church Was More Like Google?
May 27, 2013 • 27 min
On our first episode of the ChurchMag podcast we talk about the recent Google+ redesign, what would happen if the Church used Google’s 20% approach with Church tech teams, praise and worship teams and pastors, and we ask ChurchMag author Phil Schneider…