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5 Online Ministry Insights from December 2023



Christmas is a wonderful time of year. The lights, parties, movies, music and celebration of Jesus' birth makes it a great time of year. However, it is also a very busy time. With all the busy-ness, it can be hard keeping up-to-date on all the new digital and online ministry trends and happenings from the past month. That is where The Church Digital Podcast Network and Blogs comes in and helps. They strive to keep you updated on all the latest trends in social media, live stream, digital discipleship and all things online ministry so that you can minister and serve your online community more effectively. 

Here are 5 Online Ministry insights and lessons learned from some of the podcasts released on The Church Digital Podcast Network and the blog from December 2023

Holidays are GREAT OPPORTUNITIES to Honor Volunteers

Honoring and appreciating volunteers is so important to keeping your ministry going strong. The more you volunteer team feels appreciated and cared for, the more they are going to feel like an vital part of the team. See how the Holidays (beyond just Christmas) are a great opportunity for you to honor and appreciate your volunteers in this blog post

Premiere Pro Video Editing Tips 

There are a lot of video editing software out there. However, Premiere Pro is one of the best. But how can you optimize it best? Pert Von Kahle joins Tom on the TCD Sidekick Podcast to share some important editing tips on Premiere Pro so you can get the best results in your videos. 

Use DIGITAL to Get the Word Out

Whether it is for Christmas, Easter or another big event or Church service, getting the word out to those in your in-person and online communities is vital. The great news is that there are lots of digital and online ways for you to get people the right information. Check out this blog post about 5 different ways you do that.  

You Can OVERCOME Holiday Loneliness and Grief

The holidays are amazing and fun. However, they can also be a hard time for people. People encounter loneliness and grief during the holidays and special moments. That is why Andy, Jon and Megan talk about and give some practical tips and support for those going through hard times this holiday season and beyond. Check out the podcast here.

CREATIVE WAYS to Encourage End-of-the-Year Giving 

Churches and ministries rely on the generosity and good will of others to support ministry efforts. The end of the year is traditionally one of those times of the year that people give as they look to get last minute tax breaks. Here are 7 creative ways that you can encourage end-of-the-year giving at your Church or ministry.

What do you think? What are other online ministry insights you learned from this past month?  Share your ideas below or on social media.

Through the Digital Church Network we are helping physical and digital churches better understand the discipleship process, and helping churches and church planters understand this and other decentralized mindset shifts. Joining the DCN is free and be encouraged! 


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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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