It was such a joy to produce this video with our good friend Chuck Edwards, who wrote and performed this spoken word, inspired by the song “Forgiven” by Crowder. The video was played at the 2017 Good Friday worship night at West Ridge Community Church.
I (Dave) am excited to be working on our first round of video projects with ReachGlobal for the upcoming conference in February. These videos primarily serve the third component (encouraging and sustaining cross-cultural workers) of the four-fold vision G has given us for using media.
This particular conference only occurs every other year and is a key time for M’s from all over Asia to gather together for worship, teaching, refreshment and encouragement. Our theme for 2017 is “Better Together”, and it is such a great reminder of how the Body of JC works together in partnership to fulfill that to which He has called us. We need each other!
One video I am working on is for a men’s breakout session. The M men submitted real-life questions a few months back that we had three highly respected leaders around the world answer on video. I am editing their responses together to form topical videos on Family, Spiritual Life, Ministry and Leadership that contain valuable wisdom essential to strengthening and sustaining M’s on the field long-term.
Another video I am working on is a “success story” showing how several different M’s, churches and ministries came together in response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in The Philippines late 2013 and how G worked through that in mighty ways to accomplish His purposes. Next week I will be traveling to New Orleans to interview RG’s director of crisis response and to gather the necessary assets to tell this story. I am excited to learn more and craft a video that will encourage believers and remind us that we are Better Together!
Dave filmed Jerrod and Mike after their small group time in a local coffee shop. The two quickly shared their experience with the Reason for G class, a class based off of Timothy Keller’s book ‘Reason for G’.
Anyone is invited to join in the class for good and open discussion. We’re grateful our community offers a safe place for questions!