How to take control of your Image

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Andre Agassi, the very popular tennis player in the 90s, used to do a commercial for Canon cameras where he would say, “Image is everything“. In the same way, image is everything when it comes to a student minister as well. How student ministers present themselves to others is very important.

That is why Christopher Wesley is back on the podcast. He joins Tom to discuss a recent blog post he did entitled, “How To Be Taken Seriously As A Youth Minister“.  In today’s podcast Tom and Chris talk about…

  1. What Chris has been working on lately.
  2. 3 of the 5 points Chris makes about being taken seriously as a Youth Minister
  3. What is happening with Marathon Youth Ministry.

You can connect with Chris a few different ways.  He’s on Twitter (, has an awesome blog ( with tons of great insights each week and he also blogs at both or

So what do you think? How have you see image as a student minister to be important?  Join the conversation by sharing 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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