Hi, I’m Nils Smith, the Innovation Pastor at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, TX and author of The Social Media Guide for Ministry.

CBC is one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the United States.  As Innovation Pastor I oversee the entire web presence of CBC including CommunityBible.com, mobile app, Online Church, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and all future developments online.  I had the opportunity to launch the ministry of Online Church reaching over 16,000 people each week from more than 400 different cities around the world.  We offer online services in both English and Spanish as well as Online Groups and have a growing Facebook Community of over 400,000 people.

The Social Media Guide for Ministry was released in March 2013 through Group Publishing.  It has been a great privilege to put together this resource for the Church and it is my prayer that the learnings that I share in this book can be adapted to many different ministry areas maximizing these incredible online tools to further the purposes of the Church.

This is my personal blog where we discuss many different topics, but the primary focus of conversation is the intersection of church and technology.  My goal is to encourage and inspire others to use the technological tools at our fingertips for the purposes of the church.

I typically post here 4-5 times each month sharing from my ministry experience, what is inspiring me, or maybe just something that caught my attention.  I hope you will find my posts to be encouraging, challenging, and practical to apply to your ministry or organization.


My Top Posts:

The Future of Online Church

Are you using Google Alerts? 

Google Analytics vs. Stat Counter

3 Questions with Becky Kiser

3 Questions with Peter McGowan

3 Questions with Mike Sharrow


Signing my First Book Deal

Developing the IDEA for a Book

The Process of WRITING a Book


Becoming a Social Media Pastor

Part 1: The Valley

Part 2: The Search

Part 3: The Find

Part 4: The Experiment

Part 5: The Growth

Part 6: 1 Year Anniversary


My Biography:

I am a graduate of Texas State University with a degree in Business Management and Rockbridge Seminary with a Masters in Ministry Leadership.

I began serving in ministry in 1999 in Youth Ministry and have over 10 years experience in full-time ministry as a Youth Pastor, Young Adult Pastor, and in Online Ministry.

I live in New York City and am married to my wife of ten years, Katie, and we have 2 beautiful girls together.  We love traveling as much as possible  and when home spend much of our time watching reality TV (The Amazing Race,  The Apprentice, and Survivor).

I am also a huge sports fan (Spurs, Astros, and Texans) and enjoy playing golf as much as possible.  You will also find me reading John Maxwell or Michael Hyatt’s newest books or downloading one of Andy Stanley’s leadership podcasts.


My Contact Information:

You can contact me via email at Nils@NilsSmith.com or follow me on Twitter.



This is my personal blog/website.  The opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent those of my employer, Community Bible Church.  These are my personal thoughts and opinions.