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“Nerd Culture Ministry Summit” Articles

NCMU 21 | Brad Hickey & Bringing Accreditation to Nerd Culture Ministry

In today’s episode Bubba talks with Brad Hickey, Director of Gaming at Dordt University about the importance of academia in Nerd Culture Ministry. Join the conversation as they share the vision of what God is doing at the collegiate level and how the road is being pathed for people to be certified in Nerd Culture Ministry.

NCMU 20 | Lorumerth University & How to Market Your Content while Honoring Jesus

In today’s episode, Mark talks with Lorumerth University about what it takes to make memories when most people are focusing on only creating content. Join the conversation as we dive deeper into what a marketing strategy looks like when Jesus drives it.

NCMU 19 | Jamie Harris & Chasing the Heart of Student Gamers

On this episode of the NCMU Podcast, Bubba is joined by Jamie Harris, CEO and founder of Satellite Gaming, a video game ministry geared towards middle school and high school students. Join the conversation as Jamie explains what led him to start this ministry, where God has taken it and how you might be able to discern whether or not God is calling you to do the same.

NCMU 18 | XtianNinja & Battling Burnout in Search of Spiritual Purpose

On this episode of the NCMU Podcast, Mark speaks with pastor and Twitch streamer XtianNinja (Christian Ninja). Join the conversation as they talk about what it was like for him to find a renewed sense of spiritual purpose on Twitch after multiple cases of burnout, and how you can be encouraged to seek God in the midst of a troubling time.

NCMU 17 | Nerd Pastor Nate & Ministering to Nerds, Geeks & Gamers

On this episode of the NCMU Podcast, Bubba talks with Nerd Pastor Nate of Checkpoint Church about collaboration, digital ministry within the United Methodist Church and how he has found peace in delegation. Join the conversation as we hear about this unique take on ministering to nerds, geeks and gamers and how you can better do the same.

NCMU 16 | MissPositivity & Tackling the Tough Questions on Stream

In our Season 2 premiere, Mark interviews variety streamer MissPositivity, as they discuss the desire to do more in our streams, talking about the tougher stuff, and leaning into the positives of faith and gaming. Join the conversation as they look at how being willing to tackle tough spiritual questions on stream can bring the curious and searching into the fold.

Nerd Culture Ministry Summit 2023 | The Complete LTN Resource List

The first NCMS was held in November of 2023, in Marble Falls, TX, featuring expert speakers who are deeply versed in nerd culture, drawing on countless stories, wisdom, and experiences to breathe encouragement into pop-culture loving communities of believers.

NCMU 15 | The NCMS Panel & Loving and Serving Nerds Where They Are

In this season 1 finale of the NCMU Podcast, Mark interviews Christian content creators and Nerd Culture Missionaries Johno, Amanda Souza, Pastor Skar and MmamaLlamaFace live from the first ever Nerd Culture Ministry Summit. Join the conversation as they share about the ways that God is moving through them as they try to better love and serve the nerds in their spaces.

NCMU 14 | Jon Rush & Grinding as a Gaming Pastor

In this episode Jon Rush, gaming pastor at elevation church, joins Bubba to talk about His journey to from aspiring professional halo player to helping to lead and develop nerd culture ministry at one of the largest churches in the US. Join the conversation as they look at ways to increase your accountable influence by raising the bar for expectation and excellence.

NCMU 13 | Johno & the Collegiate Level Ministry in ESports

In this episode, Mark talks to John "Johno" Merrit, ESports Director at Oklahoma Wesleyan university, about his testimony and how God called him to nerd culture ministry at the collegiate level.