Digital Bootcamp October ’17 Highlights

On October 1, 2017, Digital Bootcamp kicked off as a way for ministers of all backgrounds to learn digital tools to help their ministries and expand their reach so that more people could hear about Christ. Here are some of the highlights from the very first month.

Week 1: Digital Missionary (Tom Pounder)

Blog: Digital Missionary: A New Kind of Missionary

Video Teaching: Get Familiar with the Digital Basics 



Week 2: Content Creation (Meghan Howard)

Blog: 10 Social Media Posts Your Church Should Try  

Video Teaching: Content Schedule and Calendar


Week 3: Web and SEO (Justin Nava)

Blog: 5 Simple Habits to keep your Church Website Awesome   

Video Teaching: Getting Visitors to take that Next Step



Week 4: YouTube (Brian Mason)

Blog: 36 Mind Blowing YouTube Facts, Figures and Statistics – 2017

Video Teaching: Hardware and Software 



Week 5: Instagram (Seth Muse)

Blog: Harnessing the Power of Instagram for your Church

Video Teaching: Instagram Anayltics 


There was a ton of great content from the entire month that is still on Digital Bootcamp. Scan through it all and check it out to see what sticks out to you.

After you scan the Group, share what blog or video stood out to you from the topics we covered in October. Share your thoughts below or social media using #ymsidekick when you post. 


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Digital Missionary


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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