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As a Church, the Body of Christ, we are all called to fulfill the Great Commission given to us by Jesus in this digital era. In order to do that effectively in today's social-media-dominated world, it is important for us to equip ourselves with the knowledge, skill, and understanding of how this online ecosystem works. In The Connected Church Podcast, along with his expert guests, Natchi Lazarus covers practical and strategic topics that will equip the Church for this digital and social media age. Natchi has years of experience working with nonprofits, churches, ministries, Christian faith-based businesses, and entrepreneurs. In this podcast, he not only uses his experience and expertise from his work to derive solutions to complex digital media challenges that ministries face but as an experienced educator, he also breaks down complex technical topics to simple, doable actionable tasks. Discover why top global nonprofits, churches, and faith-based ventures seek Natchi's help to implement social media ministry strategies for their online and digital media programs.

As a Church, the Body of Christ, we are all called to fulfill the Great Commission given to us by Jesus in this digital era. In order to do that effectively in today's social-media-dominated world, it is important for us to equip ourselves with the knowledge, skill, and understanding of how this online ecosystem works. In The Connected Church Podcast, along with his expert guests, Natchi Lazarus covers practical and strategic topics that will equip the Church for this digital and social media age. Natchi has years of experience working with nonprofits, churches, ministries, Christian faith-based businesses, and entrepreneurs. In this podcast, he not only uses his experience and expertise from his work to derive solutions to complex digital media challenges that ministries face but as an experienced educator, he also breaks down complex technical topics to simple, doable actionable tasks. Discover why top global nonprofits, churches, and faith-based ventures seek Natchi's help to implement social media ministry strategies for their online and digital media programs.

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India

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As a Church, the Body of Christ, we are all called to fulfill the Great Commission given to us by Jesus in this digital era. In order to do that effectively in today's social-media-dominated world, it is important for us to equip ourselves with the knowledge, skill, and understanding of how this online ecosystem works. In The Connected Church Podcast, along with his expert guests, Natchi Lazarus covers practical and strategic topics that will equip the Church for this digital and social media age. Natchi has years of experience working with nonprofits, churches, ministries, Christian faith-based businesses, and entrepreneurs. In this podcast, he not only uses his experience and expertise from his work to derive solutions to complex digital media challenges that ministries face but as an experienced educator, he also breaks down complex technical topics to simple, doable actionable tasks. Discover why top global nonprofits, churches, and faith-based ventures seek Natchi's help to implement social media ministry strategies for their online and digital media programs.

Language:

English


Episodes

[News] Week 4, Jan 2021: WhatsApp, Google, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn

1/22/2021
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: WhatsApp, Google, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn Week 4, Jan 2021: News 1: WhatsApp extends deadline for accepting privacy terms; offers explanation. News 2: Google completes Fitbit acquisition strengthening smart watch product. News 3: Twitter releases tips for 2021 with a new detailed planning guide. News 4: YouTube tests a new feature that brings...

Duration:00:06:52

[News] Week 3, Jan 2021: Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, YouTube, Apple

1/16/2021
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, YouTube, Apple Week 3, Jan 2021: News 1: Facebook Pages gets new features; Page Likes removed, Q&A added. News 2: WhatsApp releases a major update to its privacy policy & terms. News 3: Twitter acquires a podcast listening app indicating audio trends. News 4: YouTube releases tips for 2021 from successful content...

Duration:00:07:10

[News] Week 3, Dec 2020: WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn, Apple, Facebook, Snapchat

12/18/2020
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn, Apple, Facebook, Snapchat Week 3, Dec 2020: News 1: WhatsApp introduces a new shopping cart feature. News 2: Twitter acquires a video chat screen-sharing app; integrates with Snapchat. News 3: LinkedIn starts testing advertisements inside Linked Stories. News 4: Apple revamps its Accessibility hub; adds new videos to YouTube...

Duration:00:07:55

[News] Week 2, Dec 2020: Google, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok

12/11/2020
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: Google, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok Week 2, Dec 2020: News 1: Google adds messaging options inside Google Maps & Search. News 2: Twitter introduces Frequency Caps for advertisements worldwide. News 3: Giving Tuesday gets social media support; YouTube Giving program rolled out. News 4: Facebook acquires a CRM tool indicating a future trend in...

Duration:00:07:21

[News] Week 1, Dec 2020: Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, Adobe

12/5/2020
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, Adobe Week 1, Dec 2020: News 1: Facebook launches ‘Season of Giving’ with tools and a matching donation. News 2: YouTube experiments with automated video chapters using Machine Learning (ML). News 3: Snapchat rolls out Spotlight, a TikTok-like short video feature. News 4: Twitter plans to reopen account verification...

Duration:00:05:58

[News] Week 4, Nov 2020: Google, Instagram, YouTube, PayPal, Twitter, Facebook

11/28/2020
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: Google, Instagram, YouTube, PayPal, Twitter, Facebook Week 4, Nov 2020: News 1: Google Pay gets a redesign and a digital bank account built into the app. News 2: Instagram expands Guides and brings keyword search to the platform. News 3: YouTube introduces audio ads to reach users on audio-only mode. News 4: PayPal launches Generosity Network, a...

Duration:00:11:33

[News] Week 3, Nov 2020: Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Google, Messenger

11/21/2020
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Google, Messenger Week 3, Nov 2020: News 1: Twitter releases new and improved ‘Carousel Ad’ format globally. News 2: Instagram adds prominence to Reels (and Shops) with a tab on the home screen. News 3: WhatsApp adds a shopping button on top of business chats to enable eCommerce. News 4: Google updates its Photos storage...

Duration:00:07:19

[News] Week 2, Nov 2020: WhatsApp, Google, Telegram, YouTube, Facebook

11/14/2020
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: WhatsApp, Google, Telegram, YouTube, Facebook Week 2, Nov 2020: News 1: WhatsApp launches 'Disappearing Messages'; rolls out 'Payments' in India. News 2: Google Discover now displays Web Stories; new tools for Wordpress sites. News 3: Telegram releases new features including Pinned Messages 2.0 and Playlists. News 4: YouTube Music gets a new activity bar...

Duration:00:06:56

[News] Week 1, Nov 2020: Instagram, Google, YouTube, Pinterest, Spotify

11/7/2020
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: Instagram, Google, YouTube, Pinterest, Spotify Week 1, Nov 2020: News 1: Instagram increases duration of live broadcasts; introduces live archives. News 2: Google tests process to create video from websites; launches VPN. News 3: YouTube adds new features; with list view for chapters with thumbnails. News 4: Pinterest (and other top channels) display...

Duration:00:13:46

[Ask Natchi] Facebook or YouTube? Where to promote your church sermon videos?

11/4/2020
In this weekly Q&A show, I try to find answers to questions that we receive from Nonprofits, churches, and ministries. As part of the answer to this week’s question, we discuss the following: Understanding social media audience and content journeyStage 1 - The Discovery StageStage 2 - The Consumption StageThe dynamics of both stagesMy final answer to this big question, with the reason behind it Show Notes, Resources & Links: https://natchi.link/asknatchi Have feedback or questions? Write...

Duration:00:05:12

[News] Week 5, Oct 2020: WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, Cloud Gaming

10/31/2020
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, Cloud Gaming Week 5, Oct 2020: News 1: WhatsApp Business App gets payments, shopping and new features. News 2: Cloud gaming space gets competitive as Facebook expands its presence. News 3: YouTube releases tips on how to get Shorts videos featured on the platform. News 4: Facebook introduces an open source translation model...

Duration:00:07:00

[Ask Natchi] How to Use WhatsApp Groups for your Church: A Beginner's Guide

10/27/2020
In this weekly Q&A show, I try to find answers to questions that we receive from Nonprofits, churches, and ministries. As part of the answer to this week’s question, we discuss the following: Understand the difference between WhatsApp Groups vs Broadcast ListDefine the purpose of your WhatsApp GroupsSet rules and boundaries in your WhatsApp GroupsCreate a content plan for your WhatsApp GroupsCreate a moderation plan, deploy teams and define workflow Show Notes, Resources & Links:...

Duration:00:08:03

[News] Week 3, Oct 2020: Instagram, Google, LinkedIn, YouTube, Disney

10/17/2020
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: Instagram, Google, LinkedIn, YouTube, Disney Week 3, Oct 2020: News 1: Instagram is 10-years old; releases new features as part of the celebrations. News 2: Google Ads releases improvements to attribution; expands it with new features. News 3: LinkedIn gives tips and statistics on how Nonprofits can use their platform for growth. News 4: YouTube Music...

Duration:00:07:44

[News] Week 2, Oct 2020: Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Giving Tuesday

10/10/2020
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Giving Tuesday Week 2, Oct 2020: News 1: Facebook starts testing Accounts Center; Facebook Pay is built into it. News 2: Google TV is released with multiple apps; with search & Google Assistant. News 3: Instagram DM is now integrated with Facebook Messenger and gets new features. News 4: Google Ad Grants team...

Duration:00:06:20

[News] Week 1, Oct 2020: Amazon, LinkedIn, Google, YouTube, Instagram

10/3/2020
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: Amazon, LinkedIn, Google, YouTube, Instagram Week 1, Oct 2020: News 1: Amazon releases new devices including a drone with an indoor camera for home. News 2: LinkedIn gets a new look, new messaging features and brings stories to the US. News 3: Google introduces a new covid layer in Maps to help you plan your commute. News 4: YouTube releases tips on new...

Duration:00:12:14

[Ask Natchi] How to Look at Facebook as your Church Campus | Nona Jones

9/29/2020
In this weekly Q&A show, our expert guests help us find answers to key questions and topics relevant to Nonprofits, churches, and ministries. In my chat with Nona Jones, we discuss the following: An intro to her new book - From Social Media To Social MinistryMindset shift of looking at Facebook as your next new church campus locationHow Facebook serves as a platform that can help you in multiple ways as a ministryResource challenges with the new ‘Facebook Church Campus’ ideaPhilosophical...

Duration:00:09:38

[News] Week 4, Sep 2020 - Top 5 Weekly Digital & Social Media News

9/26/2020
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: Apple | Facebook | Instagram | Google Week 4, Sep 2020: News 1 - Apple unveils new devices, operating system updates and subscription plans. News 2 - Facebook releases Business Suite bringing together various apps and products. News 3 - Instagram announces automated captions for IGTV videos. News 4 - Facebook Groups will now suggest admin roles to...

Duration:00:05:54

[News] Week 3, Sep 2020 - Top 5 Weekly Digital & Social Media News

9/19/2020
Weekly Digital & Social Media News for Leaders and Media Teams of Churches, Ministries and Nonprofits. This week, we have news about: Snapchat | Messenger | LinkedIn | Google | YouTube Week 3, Sep 2020: News 1 - YouTube officially releases YouTube Shorts it's TikTok-competitor feature. News 2 - LinkedIn releases a newly expanded and updated version of its ads targeting guide. News 3 - Messenger releases ‘Watch Together’ feature that could help in community building. News 4 - Google...

Duration:00:05:55

[Thought from the Book] 3 Steps to Take in Social Media Channels that Send you Quality Traffic

9/17/2020
In this episode, we talk about ‘3 Steps to Take in Social Media Channels that Send you Quality Traffic’. In this video, we discuss the following: 1️. The importance of tracking which social media channel sends you quality traffic 2. Quality traffic is more important than quantity 3. Step No.1 - Pivot your activities to make the most of this source of traffic 4. Step No.2 - Promote your content on these channels with ad budgets, etc. 5. Step No.3 - Plan for the future and create content...

Duration:00:03:25

[Ask Natchi] How to keep coming up with good content ideas consistently?

9/15/2020
In this weekly Q&A show, I try to find answers to questions that we receive from Nonprofits, churches, and ministries. As part of the answer to this week’s question, we discuss the following: Social media is all about content creation on a consistent basis3 types of content (S.O.N.) to help you come up with topics consistentlyType #1: Strategy-based contentType #2: Obstacle-based contentType #3: Need-based content Show Notes, Resources & Links: https://natchi.link/asknatchi Have feedback...

Duration:00:06:15