Video Message Academy for Congregations

Harness the power of video to connect, engage, and inspire participation in your congregation.

Our present cycle features membership in our facilitated program Facebook Group with live stream Q&A  or Zoom sessions and more! 

I'm working on planning schedule for next cycle of live opportunities. Enrollment is on a rolling basis.


Welcome to Video Message Academy for Congregations with me, Peter Bowden!

ūüöÄAre you ready to take your congregation's engagement to the next level?¬†

 I'm here to help you harness the power of video to connect, engage, and inspire participation.      

Video Message Academy for Congregations is a comprehensive online training program for clergy, staff, and volunteer leaders who want to help their congregations thrive using video.

ūüôƬ†¬†You'll learn video skills and strategies¬†to help you lead and grow your congregation.

The video above explains the training in detail, for those who want a comprehensive description.  

Below you may find an overview of the program, my  guarantee, financial support, how to contact me with questions, and more!

No Risk Guarantee:  If the program isn't right for you for any reason, email me within 30-days for a full refund.

Join the hundreds of clergy, staff, and volunteer congregational leaders who have benefitted from this training. 

Save time, avoid frustration, and fast track your implementation of strategies that are working today.   

Go team!¬†ūüėÉ
Peter Bowden 

PS - Have questions? Contact me.




Next Monday: $297 

Get training, resources and support to help you harness the power of video! 

Enroll as soon as possible to participate in our Jan - Feb interactive program cycle. 


Team Enrollment


Share training with staff and key leaders - communication, membership, social justice, and other program areas.

Shared ministry - this is the way...   

Permission to show training content to any gathering of your congregation's leaders. 


Instant Scholarships


Need financial support to participate?  Done!   


Enrollment Includes:

✅  On-Demand Training with Peter Bowden

✅ Immediate access to six on-demand training modules

✅ Handouts to support implementation 

✅ Video content outlines for recommended website videos  

‚úÖ Access for the life of this program including any future updates.

NEW bonus LIVE TRAINING (Zoom) and facilitated program Facebook Group for Q&A, discussion, sharing, and learning as a community.   

Join us for an overview of the training, equivalent to our first module, with discussion and Q&A via Zoom meeting. 

UPDATE: This session has been moved to Tuesday, January 16, 2024 starting at 1:00pm Eastern. 1 Hour program with optional second hour of strategy discussion. 

ūüĒĎ Access Zoom details from within the program course site once enrolled.


Each week Jan 1- Feb 15 I'll introduce a module in our group and answer questions.

This will be via a combination of live streams and video posts in our group.

In this group you may share video content for feedback, show and tell, ask questions and more!   

ūüĒĎ Access group from within¬†the program course site¬†once enrolled.¬†


‚̧ԳŹ Responding to Your Needs
Additional live stream Q&A and/or Zoom sessions may be scheduled pending feedback from registered participants.

Not on Facebook?  I've run cycles of this program using other platforms.  This cycle uses Facebook.  Please contact me to express interest in other options.

Training Outline

Module 1

Strategy Overview and Roadmap
We start with a big-picture strategy overview designed to rapidly educate, orient and inspire your team so you can make implementation decisions.

Stop wondering what to do and take action with ready-to-go strategies and content outlines.

Module 2

Website Welcome Strategy
Use videos on your website to welcome, orient and help visitors successfully connect with your congregation.    

Includes video content outlines for website home pages, first time visitor pages, and "meet the minister" videos.

Module 3

Weekly Engagement Strategy
Learn how to use video messages during the week to facilitate engagement with upcoming worship themes and inspire weekend participation!  

Empower people to participate by bringing your leadership, ministry, vision and values to them between services.

Module 4

Optimize Weekly Services
Learn how to optimize worship content for online attention spans and highlight clips for outreach and membership growth.

Simple but necessary adjustments to capture interest and attention online to help people engage with your worship content.

Module 5

Video Making Tips
How to make great video messages with a focus on practical video production tips. 

Easy to follow tips to help you improve the quality and "watchability" of your videos.  Follow my checklist and you'll look better than many guests on cable news! 

Module 6

Presentation & Content Strategy
A collection of specific presentation and content strategy tips to maximize the impact of your video messages.

My top advice based on 20 years producing content for multiple Emmy Award winning PBS Kids Shows, web series, and coaching private clients.

"Peter's training has been a lifeline for me as a minister entering these on-line ministry waters! Thanks to the wisdom that Peter shares - in a very accessible way I might add - I have shifted how we engage with our congregation on a weekly basis and they LOVE it!  From concrete skill development to inspiration, it helped me feel confident to expand my ministry in ways I had barely considered before. Thanks Peter! "  -- Rev. Deborah Bennett  


Please Contact me here or use the form below if you have questions.  If you'd like to schedule a brief phone call or Zoom meeting to discuss the program, please note this in your message.  

Financial Support

Complete form above and include the following message:

I'd like to enroll in Video Message Academy for Congregations as [an individual or a team] and am requesting a [amount] scholarship.

I'll reply with a scholarship discount code usually same day, up to 2 business days.  Look forward to having you join us!


30-Day No Risk Money Back Guarantee!

If you decide the training isn't right for you, email me within 30 days of your enrollment for a full refund no questions asked. 

Note that if you leave the program, you will lose on-demand training access and resource permissions will end.