Hello Church 2.0 crowd! My name is Tony Steward and I am a new contributor to this blog!
Nicholas Scott has just been added to the C2.o WorkForce.
Nic comes to us with a back ground in graphic and print design. His real job is "Mac IT Support for Corporate Advertising" for a national grocery store chain. He says his title sounds more impressive than it really is. Nic also have experience in prepress and production art environments. When time permits he picks up freelance design jobs. Nic is a mac user, heavy user of free-ware, for media editing, audio editing, image editing, and productivity.
Nic believes every church should be using technology to their advantage, and he is excited to give you some ideas about how to do just that.
Now that my podcast review over...
- Churchy Media: FOUR 1/2 out of FIVE Stars
- Jesus Geek: THREE 1/2 out of FIVE Stars
- Geeks & God: FOUR out of FIVE Stars
- Creative Synergy: FOUR out of FIVE Stars
What Podcast are you listening/watching?
[Technology, Leadership, Ministry, Sermons, etc.]
So here's the big news...
We are thinking about starting a podcast. If we do start it the premise would be...
TEN minute interviewsInterested? Vote!
with ONE Pastor
sharing ONE Tech-Tool.
TAGLINE/PURPOSE: a relevant resource to inspire and influence church leaders
AUDIO/VIDEO: Audio only
CONTENT: Great stuff
FREQUENCY: Approximately once every three months
DURATION: Average 35 minutes per episode
CRAP or QUALITY: Quality
NERD FACTOR: Newbie to Tech-savvy
NICHE: Worship Leader, A/V Director and Lead Pastors
SPONSORED: Easy Worship
Creative Synergy Podcast: FOUR out of FIVE Stars. Great episode on Copyright in the Church. Multi-site campus, worship planning/preparation and church marketing are other topics covered. My only reservation from giving this five stars is having to wait so long between episodes. This is a top notch podcast.
To subscribe to this podcast go to www.creativesynergypodcast.com find recommended podcasts in the right column of C2.0 - the blog site and click on Creative Synergy.
AUDIO/VIDEO: Audio only
CONTENT: Great content
DURATION: Normal Episode run 1hr, Mini-casts run 5-10 minutes
CRAP or QUALITY: High quality
NERD FACTOR: Mainly speak the novice to Tech-savvy spectrum, however they do some technology evangelism to Senior/Lead ministers who are clueless.
[Check out their upcoming conference]
NICHE: Those interested in having a GREAT web presence for their church.
SPONSORED: No, they take donations.
Geeks & God Podcast: FOUR out of FIVE Stars. Great content, these guys really know what they are talking about. They are very knowledgeable and do a great job of helping church's and ministry out. If you are considering using Drupal for your website, these are the guys to talk to. My only suggestion is for the Geeks & God Podcast is to get back to making some more 'mini-casts'. Although their podcast episodes are great, they run a little long. Most people don't have an hour to sit and listen and/or are to A.D.D. to do so. Keep the good work up!
To subscribe to this podcast go to www.geeksandgod.com find recommended podcasts in the right column of C2.0 - the blog site and click on Geeks & God.
TAGLINE/PURPOSE: Jesus Geek: technology news and how-to’s for the connected Christian. 10 minutes of technological TNT and spiritual know-how pumped straight into your brain. Jesus Geek is a member of the My Life Ministries Network: a community of ministries that views the everyday Christian life as a ministry and seeks to encourage Christians in their daily walk with Christ.
AUDIO/VIDEO: Audio only
CONTENT: Mac Mondays, Tech Tuesdays, Wired Wednesday, Thurs How-to's, Friday Basics
DURATION: Average Episode runs 10minutes
CRAP or QUALITY: Definitely Quality
NERD FACTOR: Newbie to Tech-geek
NICHE: Anyone interested in technology
SPONSORED: not sponsored at this time, but it is apart of the Tech Podcast Network
Jesus Geek: THREE 1/2 out of FIVE Stars. Good stuff... big props for keeping your daily episodes to 10mins. It's very difficult to deliver a daily episode and still have good content. 9 times out of 10 the Jesus Geek delivers. The only comment I have to the Jesus Geek is you need a tighter niche market.
To subscribe to this podcast go to www.jesusgeek.info or find recommended podcasts in the right column of C2.0 - the blog site and click on Jesus Geek.
CONTENT: Very helpful/practical videos, solid audio episodes.
DURATION: Average for Video Episodes - 5minutes.
Average for Audio Episodes 25 minutes.
CRAP or QUALITY: High Audio and Video.
NERD FACTOR: Novice - Tech Savvy
NITCH: Anyone using [or who wants to use] Audio and Video in their Church service or gathering. Those in Worship, Media, A/V directors.
SPONSORED: Collide Magazine, Sermon Player
Churchy Media: FOUR 1/2 out of FIVE Stars. To subscribe to their podcast go to their website [here] or find recommended podcasts in the right column of C2.0 - the blog site and click on Churchy Media.
Next Podcast to be reviewed: Jesus Geek
VIDEO/AUDIO: Is it a vodcast, podcast, or both.After this I will give them a rating [5 stars being the maximum]
CONTENT: Is it good stuff or are they rambling?
FREQUENCY: duration between episodes
[days, weeks, months, random]
DURATION: 15-30 minutes is the sweet spot.
CRAP or QUALITY: Evaluating the audio and video.
NERD FACTOR: Who should listen; newbie, novice, tech-savvy, tech-geek.
SPONSORED: some podcasts are sponsored by the product they are recommending.
NICHE: Do the have a target demographic?
[Worship/Music, Pastors, Web-design, etc.]
Podcasts that will be reviewed: