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5 Online Ministry Insights from October 2023



The leaves are changing color, the temperatures are dropping and s'mores are being toasted over the fire pit. With all that is happening, it can be tough keeping tabs on all the new digital and online ministry trends and happenings. 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 October 2023

Your Church CAN be Digitally Relevant

While a majority of Churches have a live-stream of their Church services, a lot of those still lack a digital strategy to reach people with online and digital tools. In this podcast episode, Vernette John-Joiles not only shares the importance of having a digital strategy, but she shares ways that Churches can be digitally relevant in their online AND local community.  

Twitter/X is STILL a Great Digital Missionary Platform

There has a been a lot of talk about X (formerly known as Twitter) lately...a lot of it not so great. While people are still processing all the changes, it is still a great social media platform for digital missionaries to be on. Tom shares 6 different action steps digital missionaries can take to maximize their time on that platform. Read about it here

Gloo CAN HELP Text to the Unchurched  

In this episode, Jon and Andy delve into the art of communicating with the unchurched. How can you do that? Gloo has a great way for you and your ministry to walk get to know those who don't go to your Church right now. They share insightful tips on how to build trust and credibility when reaching out to those who may be skeptical or unfamiliar with God and your ministry.

Use Social Media WITHOUT Losing Your Soul

Social media can be a great ministry opportunity for ministers. There are real chances that what you post or share can help encourage someone and share the light and love of Christ to others. However, too often, it can get in the way of ministry possibilities because of what we share and how we share it. That is why Joe shared 4 questions every minister should ask before they post on social media. 

Magai Can TRANSFORM the Way You Generate and Refine Content

There are a lot of AI tools out there that can help you and your ministry. However, Magai is a powerful AI tool that gives you access to the worlds most advanced AI chabot models as well as other great features. And, it was designed by a guy who has ministry experience. Discover how you can use this great tool today. 

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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