The Pros and Cons of Online Church

Podcast IconOne of the great things about Tom working more in Church communications and Online Church stuff is that he’s had the opportunity to meet new influencers and practitioners in the online church world.  One of those is people is Darrel Girardier, the Digital Strategy Director at (

So, in today’s podcast Tom and Darrel talk about…

  1. How he got started in Church Communications
  2. The Pros and Cons of Online Church
  3. What is That Church Conference (literally called That Church Conference)

If you want to connect with Darrel you can find her on Twitter ( She is wonderful to talk to.

To learn more about That Church Conference go to:

Also, Tom would love to hear from you about what you’d like a future topic to be. To email Tom some ideas email him here.

So what do you think? What are some of the pros and cons of online church that you have experienced? Share your thoughts and insights below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick. Join the conversation. 

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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