Saturday, November 19, 2011
What is Flannelgraph Ministries and Media Missionary School?
Our message is to redeem culture and change the direction of our society. We must train media missionaries in order to inject Biblical principles into mainstream media and entertainment. We do this by influencing the content as well as personally living a missional lifestyle that impacts the people around us.
What we are doing now.
Film Camps – We offer a 5-day summer film camp for high school students. Our camps provide a complete experience in the filmmaking process from script to screen.
Web Resources – mediamissionaryschool.com provides resources on faith, media and culture, including videos, interviews, film reviews, production tips, news, and movie trailers.
Media Classes – We offer a full range of classes, including camera operation, cinematography, editing, low-budget filmmaking, media literacy, script writing, etc. Seminars and Workshops – We offer seminars and workshops to organizations, home school co-ops, and churches on media-related issues that impact Christians, culture and society.
Publishing – The Red Pill, The Cure for Today’s Mass Media Culture is our first book. It offers a comprehensive plan on how we can impact culture through the media.
What we are planning to do in 2012
New Volunteer Opportunities – Our new site gives volunteers new opportunities to serve in the areas of production, administration, web development, mentoring, teaching and training.
Film Camps – Our new facility will provide a better environment to conduct film camps. There will be two beginner camps for high school students and one advanced high school camp.
Church Media 101 – Our new site will allow us to better serve and meet the needs of the Church by providing specialized training in church media. We will conduct a four week class three to five times per year.
Future Plans – Media Missionary School plans to produce cost-effective and quality feature films that will allow our students a hands-on and real world experience. Our six-month live-in program provides a unique opportunity where students will function as a community to learn the role and purpose of becoming a media missionary.
We are primarily committed to the development of the messenger as well as the message. Our program is designed to support the media missionary on a practical, spiritual and emotional level. At the end of the six months, our students will be equipped with the necessary skills to work in the media and entertainment industry.
We plan to publish our second book, The Media Missionary, The Roadmap for Hollywood Success.
How Can I Help?
Please consider making a financial donation (a one time or monthly contribution)
Give in-kind donations such as couches, chairs, desks, flat screen televisions, computers, etc.
Donate your time to help with construction and cleanup.
Volunteer and offer your expertise in areas such as marketing, graphic design, web development, accounting, teaching and mentoring.
Consider hosting an event or party at your home where we can present the vision of Media Missionary School to your friends and family.
Consider having Media Missionary School come to your church to speak and teach on issues concerning media, faith and culture.
Consider purchasing The Red Pill, The Cure for Today’s Mass Media Culture. A special rate is available for 20 or more books.
You can provide contacts. Who do you know that might have an interest in Media Missionary School?
And remember to pray for Media Missionary School.
Needed Resources (donated)
4 Wide-screen 40” plus HD TVs
3 wide-screen 32” HD TVs
4 - 5.1 stereo receiver/amplifiers
4 Stereo speaker systems which include right/left/center and 2 back speakers
4 Blue-ray Players
4 DVD players
1 portable projection screen
1 video projector
16 studio light cams
1 video switcher
4 sound mixers
1 single SLR camera
3 Hewett Packard desktop computers
3 Apple computers
1 printer/scanner/fax machine
1 paper cutter
6 high-back swivel chairs
1 large conference table with 8 chairs
6 – 72 inch bookcases
12 long slim wood-top tables
50 cushioned folding chairs
3 small couches/love seats
3 comfy chairs
3 coffee tables
5 wall clocks
3 computer desks
1 toaster oven
1 vacuum cleaner
Assorted cookware, dishes, utensils
1 water cooler/cups
1 coffee maker
Food supplies, coffee/creamer/sugar/sweetener, tea, hot chocolate, salt/pepper shakers, non-perishable food
Cool art work with an entertainment vive
Movie posters and memorabilia
Movies, DVDs and Blu-Rays
Cleaning supplies, mop, broom, bucket, etc.
Gift certificates and gift cards
Drywall, carpet, building materials
Graphic design artists
Information technology specialist
Teachers/instructors in the following areas: directors, screenwriters, producers, editors, director of photography, production managers, camera operators, actors