CV Outreach Director Nick Runyon Named as Co-Host of Social Media Church Podcast

Runyon will join host Nils Smith on the January 16 episode

DALLAS, DATE, 2018 Nick Runyon, director of CV Outreach, an organization that helps churches connect with individuals far from God through Google Adwords and social media, will join Nils Smith as the co-host of the popular Social Media Church podcast on January 16, 2018. Reaching over 7,000 individuals a month, Social Media Church podcast exists to connect leaders with each other and discuss how social media is becoming the very fabric of the 21st century church.

“Social media is more than simply a tool for ministry. It is now an actual platform for ministry,” said Runyon. “I’m excited to join Nils in sharing insights and tips on how Christian leaders can utilize emerging technologies to reach lost people with the Gospel.”

Social Media Church was founded by DJ Chuang, a strategy consultant with 15 years’ experience in Christian leadership and social media strategy. The podcast has produced over 235 episodes covering topics such as vlogging, virtual reality and Amazon’s Echo.     

“The world of social media and digital technology is always changing and can be daunting to pastors,” said Smith. “Our goal at Social Media Church podcast is to inspire  Christian leaders with useful insights and orient them to new opportunities available through social media and other technologies.”

In 2018, Social Media Church podcast will welcome guests experts from Facebook and other popular platforms to share the “inside scoop” on best practices for reaching expanding audiences.

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Nils Smith is the Chief Strategist of Social Media+Innovation for Dunham+Company based in Dallas, Texas and author of “The Social Media Guide for Ministry.” Over the past 10 years, Smith has been very active in online ministry as a practitioner, consultant and conference speaker. Most recently he served as the Innovation Pastor at Community Bible with an Online Ministry reaching over 15,000 each week and a Facebook community of over 800,000.

Nick Runyon is the director for CV Outreach an organization that helps churches utilize digital media platforms to intersect with individuals who are far from God. Through Google for Nonprofits, CV Outreach empowers churches to take advantage of the $10,000 of free Google Adwords given to all nonprofits. Additionally, CV Outreach’s Social Partners program gives churches access to free, unbranded video and image content for use on their social platforms.


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