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Ep. 247 Our 12-Year Anniversary Ministry Update

Ep. 247 Our 12-Year Anniversary Ministry Update

Shows Main Idea – July 03, 2008, was the first day of this ministry. I wrote a blog post, not knowing where it would go. Eventually, came podcasts, videos, interactive forums, counseling school, books, speaking events, and much more.  We are about to begin our thirteenth year, and it’s been a fantastic journey that would never happen without you. This monthly update is our final one for the twelfth year. Rejoice in what the Lord has done, and let’s keep on spreading the practical message of Jesus Christ to the world.

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June 2020 Ministry Update

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Video Production

We continue to focus on video production. I’m working through our 31-Day Teen Devotion Series, putting them into short video formats. YouTube is a “teen haven,” and I hope our videos will reach them. We have added several other videos to our YouTube Channel, fifty-one altogether in the past three months. Please subscribe to our channel.

Counseling Internship

Our church asked me to train their summer, counseling intern. Our team, Brandi, Mark, and me, are working with her weekly for the next ten weeks. She’s going through a portion of our Mastermind Program. This equipping is a trial run that I hope to offer to other churches who have those interested in doing a similar internship. If you have a candidate for biblical counseling training, let us know.

Topical Training

We hope to start rolling out modular training by late summer. We want to create mid-level training that provides more than our free articles, podcasts, and videos, but not as daunting as our enormous Mastermind Program. The plan is to develop one-off topical training programs on various subjects like marriage, parenting, pre-marital counseling, fear, addictions, and more. We’re talking with a company in India who may be able to help us build these smaller Learning Management Systems.

Releasing Content

We still plan to release all of our content this fall. We have several items to complete on the web development side to prepare the website for this project. As we continue to give more of our resources away, we need your prayers, ask God to bring us more financial supporters.

Book Publisher

I want to find a publisher who would take on our book projects to move away from self-publishing. If you can submit proposals and know how to get our books in front of well-known publishers for publication, I’d love to speak with you about this. Ideally, I’d like to find a person who would own this initiative. We would be able to help more folks if we had a publisher, rather than our current self-publication strategy.

Speaking Engagements

We have restarted our speaking engagements. I hope these will continue to pick-up. We have five slated from August to December. Lucia and I will be in Idaho, New Jersey, Florida, and North Caroline (twice). If you want us to come to your area or know someone who’d like to have me speak, please contact us.

Skilled Workers

Occasionally, someone will ask how they can help us. I love these requests. Where we are as a ministry today, we’re looking for highly skilled folks who have a solid resume for the things we need. Our ministry is more sophisticated now, and the people who come to us expect high-quality content. Thus, our staff must be experts in what they do. For example, our most current hires have been individuals with a proven skillset.

  • Josh Gravitt, Customer Relations
  • Jonathan Harris, Website Development
  • Sarah Hayhurst, site and book Editor
  • Josh Etter, Business Consultant

Skilled Positions Needed: Marketing, Social Media, Administrator, SEO, Graphic Design, Video Production, Podcast Production.

Lead Administrator

We do have a candidate for our Lead Administrator position. It’s a 40K per year, full-time job. We’re not “in faith” to hire this person at this time due to our country’s volatility, the COVID problem, and uncertainty about our ongoing support.

Will you ask the Lord to bring us one or two donors who can substantially provide so we can hire this person? One of the things that would help is if churches would take us on for monthly support. We don’t have a lot of churches that support us. It’s mostly individuals.

If businesses, churches, and substantial donors helped, it would position us to give our content away while giving us the help we need to respond to the folks who ask us for assistance.

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Thank you!

Rick

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