Be a Communicator of Hope

Podcast Icon“We all live with the fear that things like this could happen to us,” Ohio State President Michael Drake said at a news conference outside the hospital Monday afternoon. “We live in an unstable world.”

This was from the Wall Street Journal article about and I think speaks volumes to the status of our world. We live in a very unstable world where anything can happen. For this very reason we, as ministers, HAVE to be communicators of hope to the world.

That is why Justin Dean joins the podcast today. Justin is the Co-Founder of That Church Conference, author of PR Matters coming out in 2017 and the former Communications Director Mars Hill. Simply put, he knows a lot about communications.

In this episode, Tom and Justin talk about

  • Justin’s background in communications
  • How ministers can be hope in the world today through Social Media
  • What That Church Conference

If you want to connect with Justin you can find him on Twitter (

So what do you think? How are you working ON your ministry this summer?  Share your thoughts and insights below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick. 

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.

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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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