Building a Digital Path to Membership
A free one hour online training with Peter Bowden for clergy, staff, and volunteer congregational leaders.
Learn how to support online visitors, help them pre-qualify themselves for membership, and connect with your congregation!
✅ Includes Digital Self-Audit toolFree Training
Video Message Academy for Congregations
A video / digital ministry skill training and strategy course for clergy, staff, and volunteer congregational leaders.
Learn how to use simple video messages (make with your webcam or smartphone) to connect, engage, and inspire participation in congregational life.Learn More
Digital Ministry Academy
with Peter Bowden
Welcome! Did a web search bring you here? That's fantastic!
I'm Peter Bowden. Digital Ministry Academy was one of my programs offered during the first years of the pandemic.
It offered ongoing strategy and skill training for Unitarian Universalist leaders interested in UU growth strategies across six primary areas:
- Worship Design
- Social Media Strategy
- Video Message Strategy
- Membership Development
- Small Group Ministry
- Online Event Design
This training content is now being shared in new forms, including live online events and courses.
Look forward to connecting with you!
Raised a Unitarian Universalist, I volunteered across all areas of congregational life. This includes teaching classes for children, advising our youth group for a decade, growing our young adult group, and committees upon committees!
My success using group-based ministry with youth, young adults, and adults led me to co-found the UU Small Group Ministry Network. This nonprofit popularized the small group models used in our congregations nationally.
My passion for helping people connect through small groups led to training congregations on growth, outreach, welcoming, hospitality, and membership development.
All of that was PRE-SOCIAL MEDIA. Yes, I'm dating myself....
In 2007, after years of considering entering seminary, I decided to study digital media instead of becoming a parish minister.
I wanted to help Unitarian Universalists harness the power of digital media, social media, and other communication tools!
Ever since I've been helping leaders integrate online video, social media, and digital strategy into their work and ministry.