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Video Ministry Academy

with Peter Bowden

Video Ministry Academy is an online video strategy master class and skill training with congregational growth consultant, digital ministry coach, and TV producer, Peter Bowden.


Program Overview

Each module is approximately 1-hour in length and divided into short segments for easy reference.


Ministry Strategy for a Video First World

We look at the dominance of social media video, its impact on how people learn, consume media, and make decisions, and the implications for your ministry. An overview of the course and key strategies is included.


Video Production and Presentation

Focusing on videos you can produce using your computer webcam and smartphone, we'll cover basic video tips and on-camera presentation best practices. This module covers essentials that can be applied whether filming with a smartphone, webcam, or other video camera. 


Your Video Engagement Engine

We discuss a system (routine) for using video messages to promote engagement in congregational life, with worship serves as the primary example. This approach may be used with other aspects of congregational life and both online and physical gatherings.


Building a Digital Path to Membership

We cover strategies for using video to support an online process for newcomers to connect with and join your congregation. I call this the "digital path to membership."  Much of our previous welcome, newcomer orientation, and intro class offerings on-site now need to be available online! 


Additional Strategy and Implementation Tips

A range of planning, strategy, and implementation considerations are addressed.  This content is based on program member questions.

Video Ministry Academy 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, video ministry academy helped me feel confident to expand my ministry in ways I had barely considered before. Thanks Peter!

- Rev. Deborah Bennett, Emerson UU Congregation, Marietta, GA

On-Demand Video Training with Peter Bowden

Immediate access to five-module on-demand training.  Each module is broken into short video segments for easy reference.  Control video playback speed.   

😎 Presented with passion, humor, joy and based on years of ministry, social media, and television production experience.

Handouts to Support Implementation

Download handouts to support your learning and implementation. Handouts are designed for easy reference.  Permission granted to share with other leaders within the same congregation.

Member-Only Facebook Group

Join our member-only Video Ministry Academy Facebook Group.

  • Connect with other program members.
  • Post optional video exercises for direct coaching feedback from Peter.
  • Learn from video exercises from other members of our learning community.
  • Plus cheerleading, encouragement, and strategy support from Peter!

Live Q&A Sessions

I'll be going doing LIVE Q&A sessions in our Video Ministry Academy Facebook group during our February-March program cycle.

Participate live or watch recordings in our Facebook group once the sessions are over.

Live Schedule

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021
    12:30 PM EST - VMA Facebook Group

  • Thursday, February 25, 2021
    12:30 PM EST - VMA Facebook Group

  • Thursday, March 4, 2021
    12:30 PM EST - VMA Facebook Group

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021
    12:30 PM EST - VMA Facebook Group

Can't make a live session?  Submit your questions in advance in the group or via email, then watch the recording.

There is no one time that works for everyone, so think of this as my scheduled time to record answers to support your asynchronous learning (on your own schedule). Though nice to have you join us live!

Learn video skills and strategies to advance your ministry online!

Join us for immediate access to the core training modules, handouts to support implementation,  member-only Facebook group for video practice and discussion, and live Q&A  during each course cycle. 

Peter offers direct support to students via comments on program content, Facebook group questions, and feedback on shared video exercises.