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Who Are Your 12?

 

On a Friday morning last fall, a phrase from God echoed in my mind… "Who are your 12?"

 

As followers of Christ, we should be intentional about pouring our lives and faith into the lives of others so they can do the same with others still. Jesus modeled it. He commanded it. I invite you to ask the Lord to give you the names of 12 people you can invest in this year.

 

There is extraordinary joy and loving others…

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Added by Clyde Taber on May 9, 2019 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Our Digital World in 2019

What a difference one year can make. Over the last twelve months, more than a million new people a day came online, which leaves us with 57% of the world’s population now being “netizens” (Internet users).

Social media usage grew at a similar rate - with 288 million more social media users in the world now than a year ago.

Mobile-usage grew by 2%, and 67% of the world’s population now uses mobile phones.

You can find more global and local…

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Added by Clyde Taber on March 22, 2019 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Executive Summary: Using Chatbots in “Media to Disciple Making Movements”

Overview

On February 13, 2019, 41 people representing 29 organizations gathered in a video conference to learn how chatbots are being used in two ministry contexts to foster on-the-ground movements (DMM, CPM). Levi presented a 30-minute case study from the Middle East and AJ gave a 10-minute case study from Asia followed by Q & A. Participants were given the opportunity to share their interest in this…

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Added by Clyde Taber on February 13, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

2019 Theme: Lift Up Your Eyes

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…

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Added by Clyde Taber on February 6, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Exec Summary: Media & Movements

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On October 23, 2018, 14 people representing eight organizations gathered to learn from one another about their role in using media to foster on-the-ground movements (DMM, CPM). The goal was to give participants the opportunity to learn what the others are doing. Everyone shared their area of interest, the resources they have to offer as well as the things they are looking for. There was a…

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Added by Clyde Taber on October 23, 2018 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Story the Gospel

In March 2018, I gave my Story workshop at the Eurasia Media & Distribution check consultation in Thailand

. After the session, Yuri, a brother from East Europe, asked me if I would like to hear his "storying the Gospel."…

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Added by Clyde Taber on August 27, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Do All Cultures Share the Same Story Structure?

I taught a workshop on the Four Elements of Story in Chiang Mai, Thailand last month. I borrow most of my material from my story mentor Jeremy Casper. There were a few people who questioned if the "heroes journey" structure is more of  Western construct. This conversation came up again in a recent series of emails prompted by this article. Launching a Story with…

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Added by Clyde Taber on May 11, 2018 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Executive Summary: 2018 Visual Media Strategy Forum

“Pressing Toward Completion”

March 30-31, 2018

Horizon Village, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Opportunity

The world is increasingly saturated with media in even the remotest parts of the world.…

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Added by Clyde Taber on April 24, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Turkmen Film: "Tümlükden Nura" (From Darkness to Light)

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Tümlükden Nura" (From Darkness to Light) is the first indigenous gospel film for the 10 million unreached Turkmen people of Central Asia. This 13-minute film tells the true story of Shohrat Piriyev overcoming his fear of the Sirat bridge. The Sirat bridge is the bridge that Islam describes "as thin as a razor and suspended over the fires of hell."…

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Added by Clyde Taber on March 24, 2018 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Theme for 2018 - Make Disciples

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), …

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Added by Clyde Taber on January 30, 2018 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Meditation on the Four Soils

In my times with God in morning darkness, I've been lingering in Luke's Gospel. It's been 10 weeks and I've only made it to chapter 8. I have been rediscovering the beauty and power of the patterns of Jesus. Here are my thoughts on Jesus' explanation of the four different soils. 

Luke…

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Added by Clyde Taber on December 15, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Developing an Integrated Media Strategy

Tom Khazoyan highlights the keys to developing an integrated media strategy at the April 2017 Mobile Ministry Consultation in Holland. 

Added by Clyde Taber on August 29, 2017 at 6:25pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Clyde Taber on January 31, 2017 at 9:30pm — 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…

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Added by Clyde Taber on November 22, 2016 at 7:30pm — 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…

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

How Deep is Your Discipleship?

All followers of Jesus have the privilege of carrying his life and light to others. One of the last things Jesus impressed upon his followers was the need to do this. In Matthew 28, Jesus tells his people to impart to others what he entrusted to them ("all that I have commanded you"). They are to embrace his teaching to the extent that they identify with him publicly and in community ("baptizing them…").

Making…

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Added by Clyde Taber on January 19, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Breakthrough Progress for the Unreached

All 166 of the 2020 Vision languages have been adopted! These are the languages with one million or more speakers and no indigenous gospel film. Our next goal is to see the next 80 indigenous films produced.

This will be the focus of our Visual Media Strategy Forum in Chang Mai, Thailand on April 8-9 (right after the April 4-7 Eurasia Media and Distribution Conference).…

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Added by Clyde Taber on December 18, 2015 at 1:57pm — No Comments

The Most Important Thing I'll Say Today

I have the opportunity to interact with people all throughout the day. That probably doesn't make me all that unique. I bet you have the same opportunities as me. Because I live in a very virtual world, most of my meetings are by phone, Skype or WebEx.

One of the big questions is, "how will I use today's God-given opportunities?"

I have been fascinated by the way story works in our…

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Added by Clyde Taber on August 4, 2015 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Clyde's Reading List

Here is the list of books I have read in the last few years (not to be confused with my film list). My reading tends to happen in fits and starts. My books are my mentors. They find themselves congregating all over the house. Sadly, only one out of three benefit from the air-conditioning inside the house. The other two-thirds sweat it out in the garage (scroll down for a photo).…

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Added by Clyde Taber on June 25, 2015 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

The Power of Remembering

Last night, as we lay in bed debriefing of the day, Shirin breathed with fatigue, "the last year has been a blur. I feel like I've lost a whole year. The only fun times I remember are our trip to Monterey and the Story Seminar."



"Where did the time go?"…

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Added by Clyde Taber on May 3, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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