Chatbots and Paid Content

Podcast IconChatbots!?! What’s a Chatbot!?! And, more importantly, can they be used for ministry purposes at all? And why isn’t my organic reach increasing lately? How come in order to get noticed on Facebook these days do I have to do paid content? And how much money should I be dishing out

If you have asked any of these questions before, then today’s episode is just for you! As Social Media and digital communication is ever changing and evolving

Katie is a Web Content Manager at Brentwood Baptist Church and runs the very successful Church Communications Facebook page. She is a social media guru and really invested in learning how to do digital communication better…not just for her and her church but to be a resource for everyone else as well.

So, in today’s episode, Tom and Katie talk about:

  • What she has been doing lately…including what is going on with the Church Communications Facebook page
  • What are Chatbots and how can Churches utilize them for ministry
  • What is up with Facebook paid content. Why is paid content here to stay and how would one do that

Katie is a great resource and you can find her here.  You can also follow her on Twitter here ( She’s a great resource so hit her up and pick her brain.

What about you? What communication and social media trends are you seeing that churches should be aware of. Share your thoughts below or on social media using #ymsidekick so we can all learn from each other.

To email Tom some ideas on future episodes email him here.

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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