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How Student Ministry has Changed Over the Past 2 Years



Student Ministry is always changing. But, over the past few years, it has changed so much more than normal. And that change was in large part because of Covid.

So what has changed and how can student ministers adapt to the change? That is what Steve Cullum and I talk about in this podcast. Steve has been on the podcast before discussing how he is using games (especially online games) for ministry and how you can best recruit and train leaders during the pandemic. 

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  • What about you? What are some other ways you can communicate more effectively to middle schoolers in this digital and online world we live in?  Share your thoughts with us below or on social media

  • If you want to connect with Steve, you can always connect with him on Twitter. He also writes and podcasts on his own site as well as writing blog posts for Youth Specialities and Orange.
  • Join the Digital Bootcamp Facebook Group. To learn how to be more effective using digital tools for your ministry join the group. This is for ALL Ministers, not just Church Communicators or Social Media Managers as we share resources, tools and digital trends to see how we can reach more people for Christ with these tools.
  • If you are in Digital Ministry, be part of the Digital Ministry Twitter Community. We share daily encouragement and support to help you do ministry in this online world more effectively. Click here to be part of it.
  • Looking for Digital Ministry Coaching? The Church Digital is offering a variety of digital, phygital or metaverse ministry coaching and cohorts. Just click here.
  • Sign up for the Sidekick Scoop Weekly Email. Each Friday get a fresh email with content from all over the ministry world (especially online and student ministry topics) and be encouraged in how you can minister more effectively in today's world. 
  • If you have an idea for a topic or a person for Tom to interview for a future podcast episode, email here.
EP217: Chris Caputo, Internet Addictions & Digital Ministry
EP218: Dave Ferguson, Digital Missionaries, and the Power of Shared Experiences

About Author

Tom Pounder
Tom Pounder

Tom Pounder was born and raised just outside of Washington, DC. He is the father of 4 daughters and loves being a girl dad. He has a background in Student Ministry working over 22 years with teenagers and currently serves as the Online Campus Pastor at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs and podcasts weekly at

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