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PODCAST 074: Scot Mendenhall - Gaining & Using Influence on YouTube



Pastor, if there's one thing you've learned in this COVID-19 season, it's that you want to have influence online. For most churches, that means putting your sermons online. For Scot Mendenhall, though, that means something completely different.

Scot, a pastor at Unlock Church in Minnesota, took to YouTube to gain influence on One Wheels... a motorized scooter of sorts. An incredible story, Scot uses YouTube to connect not only with his family, but then relationally connect with the digital community found in YouTube centered on these One Wheel Scooters - building friendships with people that eventually point them to Christ. He's literally bringing people to Christ in no small part due to motorized scooters on YouTube.

Told you this was crazy. Check out the lesson and dig in to find out how you too can become a digital influencer like this for Christ.

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Guest: Scot Mendenhall
Unlock Church
Youtube // Facebook // Instagram // TikTok

Host: Jeff Reed
Twitter // Facebook // Instagram // LinkedIn

Co-Host: Rey DeArmas
Christ Fellowship Miami Online
Twitter // Facebook // Instagram


  • What are you passionate about to the level you can gain influence online?What would the story of your first video be?
  • How can you connect others to God with this influence?
  • Who can partner with you on this journey? Who can you multiply yourself into in this journey?


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Love you all! Praying for your Churches and your Ministry Online.

Jeff Reed

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About Author

Jeff Reed
Jeff Reed

With about 20 years experience serving the church in the digital/technological realm, Jeff loves working with churches. As passionate about Discipleship as he is Technology, Jeff uses his passion to help Churches develop technology systems to bring people far from God closer to him. Oh, and he loves Digital Church & Church Online.

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