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Speaking Their Language: Science Fiction Bible Comic Books for Kids

In a pop culture world dominated by sex and violence, it is getting more and more difficult to inspire children and teenagers to read the Bible, let alone follow Jesus.  If we expect to reach the youth, we need to speak their language.  Our ministry (Beartruth Collective) is doing just that in the form of super cool and contemporary Christian comic books!


Though I have been on this Earth for 32 years, I am 13 years old at heart.  I still love comic books, comic book movies,…


Added by Mario DeMatteo on February 23, 2017 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Pray for me to gain and maintain better balance in my lifestyle.


Maybe as you read this you will identify with parts of it.

Maybe you will notice this in your friends and family.

Maybe God will use this to pray better for yourself, others and me.


I request your best prayers for me about these matters.

I am convinced that as you pray…


Added by John S. Oliver on February 11, 2017 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

Join the Dance Procession - Theme for 2017

Each January I ask the Lord for a new spiritual focus for the year. I pray the theme will increasingly permeate my life as the months go by. Here are recent themes...A Slave of Christ (2013), Better to Give Than to Get (2014), …


Added by Clyde Taber on January 31, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Please beta test this ebook for business owners

What follows began as a collection of a few links to online resources that might help some friends. Then as I did that I recalled more and more resources. This has become an initial draft of an ebook. For a very long time I have planned to make short videos of each such resources with keyword tags.

There is more I…


Added by John S. Oliver on December 19, 2016 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Kingstone Bible

After the U.S. government spent millions of dollars on the 9/11 Report they had a significant problem - no one was reading it. That is, until Hill & Wang published a graphic novel that popularized and made the voluminous report understandable to lay people. Following in that vein, central Florida based media group Kingstone ( recently published the Kingstone Bible, the most complete graphic adaptation of the Bible ever done. Some of…


Added by Art Ayris on December 10, 2016 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Resources for mothers during the holiday season - please forward

Based on my observations it seems that the role and responsibilities of a mother are very many. It seems that it is tough enough to be a mother during most of the year. But then during the holidays there are yet more tasks piled on for juggling and completing with a smile.


I genuinely care deeply about all mothers. That includes mothers of infants, mothers of adult children and grandmothers.


It is not…


Added by John S. Oliver on December 5, 2016 at 4:45pm — No Comments

10 Leadership Lessons From George Washington

Our Mobile Ministry Forum team met in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania at the end of the summer. Several of us had the chance to visit Valley Forge, the winter encampment that nearly broke the resolve of the American Army. I wanted to learn more than I knew from field trips and elementary school textbooks so I read…


Added by Clyde Taber on November 22, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

We're looking for great stories to film.

Moving Works is a nonprofit ministry that partners with the body of Christ to make and share films that praise God, promote mission, and proclaim the Gospel. Every film is given away for free in order to most effectively encourage and equip the global church to share the message of Jesus…


Added by walt manis on October 31, 2016 at 3:24pm — 3 Comments

30 Ways to Better Reach New People and Engage Your Audience


30 Ways to Better Reach New People and Engage Your Audience

This podcast by Story  Brand gives an overview of an abundance of options you can use to improve your story telling that will improve the connections and interactions with your…


Added by John S. Oliver on October 18, 2016 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

Learn what happens in the brain when hearing stories

Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “This Is Your Brain on Podcasts” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes orelsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player…


Added by John S. Oliver on October 17, 2016 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Digital State of the Planet for 2016

Every year, We Are Social produces an amazing report on digital, social and mobile usage around the world. I encourage you to look through the first 25 slides in the slidedeck below. 

The key statistics for digital, social, and mobile media in 2016 are:

  - 3.42 billion internet users, equaling 46% global penetration;

  - 2.31 billion social media users, delivering 31% global penetration;

  - 3.79 billion…


Added by Clyde Taber on September 28, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Just joined from Scotland

Hi Everyone, I've just joined the Virtual Story Network. I've recently been learning how to use iMovie on my iMac, with a view to making some short films or animations. I've also recently been helping a friend with his Drive-In Church , see:

Yours George

Added by George on August 3, 2016 at 6:59pm — 2 Comments

Seeing Rachel is in development


Our new feature film, Seeing Rachel is in development. The story focuses on human trafficking and organised crime; it will be shot in Bristol, UK. We are looking to go into production in Spring 2017.

The film is a psychological noir crime drama with the suspense of Hitchcock and the paranoia of Pakula (Klute, All the President's Men, The Parallax View).

Our social media channels are up and running and you can find out more here:…


Added by Geoff Hall on July 25, 2016 at 3:45pm — No Comments

20/20 Vision Training and Advocate Resources


Added by Cal Curtis on July 22, 2016 at 10:43am — No Comments

Middle East Media Follow Up and Response

Following more than a year of research, Media Impact International (MII) is releasing its report on Media Response & Follow-up in the Greater Middle East.


The vision has been to enhance the Kingdom of God by ensuring that when someone responds to Christian media, that there are effective systems and people in place to come alongside those…


Added by David Benware on July 7, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Jop Opening: International Director GNPI

Good News Productions, International is an international media ministry. We are looking

for a highly motivated self-starter to join our leadership team full time in Joplin, Missouri.

We are seeking a person who is able to manage multiple projects with short deadlines

and little supervision. GNPI is in the process of launching several new initiatives in web

and social media platforms, so we are looking for someone well versed in digital media



Added by Sian Vines on June 23, 2016 at 9:38am — No Comments

Strengths and Weaknesses of Storytelling for Christianity


I have told many stories about my journey before and after coming to saving faith. There were highlights like the morning I came forward for prayer about my new job when an elder at an Assembly of God church. At that moment I could not speak. He asked if I had received Jesus Christ as my Savior. I shook my head no. He asked if he could pray for me and I shook my head yes. Then he began to lead me in the sinner prayer and suddenly I could pray. While I was pray…


Added by John S. Oliver on June 1, 2016 at 5:32pm — No Comments

My Tribute to ALL Mothers

I am forever grateful for the relationship God gave me with my mother.


She was a caring person.


Her guidance and example led me to have a love of learning. Thanks to her example I have come to highly value reading and libraries.


She had been an elementary school…


Added by John S. Oliver on May 5, 2016 at 10:23am — No Comments

Social project for schools in Brazil.

This project arose from the dream of a missionary and aims…


Added by Paulo Silas Martins Junior on April 27, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

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