How GIFs can Inspire and Encourage Others

GIFs are all over the place and they are a lot of fun! Whether you are posting about something, responding to someone else post or tweet or simply trying to get engagement for your Church or ministry, you can always find a GIF being posted.

But what about Wrestling GIFs? Do they have a place in social media? You bet! In fact, The Wrestling Pastor, Josh Reavis, has been using wrestling GIFs to inspire, encourage and simply make Pastors and ministers laugh for some time. Get to know Josh, what he is passionate about in his ministry, why he does the Wrestling Pastor and how he is using GIFs to inspire and encourage ministers in this podcast.


  • What do you think? How do you use GIFs? Share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick to share. 
  • If you want to connect with Josh, you can check his Personal Twitter account and the Wrestling Pastor Twitter account. You can also buy t-shirts and merchandize 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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