Tips that can help grow your Online Church

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Jay Kranda is one of the most respected and recognized innovators of Online Church. As the Online Pastor at Saddleback Community Church in California he is constantly looking for ways to help people discover God online.  But Jay isn’t just content on keeping people online, he constantly looks to find ways to take people from online attendance into offline communities where people can grow in their faith.

Jay has a ton of knowledge and is always great to talk to him.  So today, Tom and Jay talk about some tips to help grow your Online Church:

  • Update on Jay and what’s been happening at Saddleback, the Social Media Church Podcast and how can help your Church get on devices like AppleTV and Roku
  • Facebook Groups and uU=sing Facebook Live in those Groups
  • Email Clients (Blue Hornet and MailChimp) and Jay uses his email for his ministry.
  • Social Media interactions tips both personally and from a Church

If you want to connect with Jay you can read his blog here, find him at Social Media Church you can find him on Twitter ( He is very active on social media so definitely hit him up if you have a question.

What do you think? What is trending in Online Ministry? What are you doing right now that is working? Share your thoughts below or on social media using #ymsidekick. 

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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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