Monday, October 3, 2011
Media Center Faces New Challenges
But there is some good news to report. We have an offer from another Christian organization that will give us access to video and editing equipment. Obviously, this can save the ministry thousands of dollars. We also have a number of volunteers ready to offer their talents in the areas of teaching and training. And, of course, we have the space already. It has to be one of the greatest sweetheart deals of all time. The site at 1530 Tremont is provided rent free and utilities free for the next 18 months. If I search the city over, I would not find a better facility to call home for our new media center.
I am certainly not giving up, and I am committed to the cause. The truth is we really don’t need that much money to get the project off the ground. We can do it with a rock bottom budget of $75,000 for the year 2012. That won’t get everything up and running, but it would get the doors open. Our six-month live-in program would not be launched until 2013 or 2014.
Over the years, I have demonstrated the ability to stretch a dollar. Storytellers Media Center will be no exception. This center is the first of its kind, a training facility for the development of media missionaries who are pursuing careers in mainstream media and entertainment. There is no comprehensive training of this type anywhere in the country. We have a real opportunity here to redeem culture and change the direction of our society. I’m not going to go into detail because I’ve written a number of articles that you can access at mediamissionaryschool.com, along with a video describing in detail the entire project.
We have a 90-day window, that’s it. As always, your contributions are tax deductible because we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization. I know $75,000 is a lot of money, but in light of starting a media training center that sum would be a small amount and nothing short of a miracle to make this happen. Through your generosity, we can get this done. That’s what it’s all about, the Body of Christ working together to further the Gospel.
Storytellers Media Training Center from Media Missionary School on Vimeo.