For the past few years, it's become a sort of tradition for our Content Department to release a new Christmas film. Each year we start brainstorming ideas, and generally end up at the same place...
Creativity is one of those intangible skills that seems to be the sort of thing some people are born with and others aren't. This is especially true when it comes to the visual arts like filmmaking, photography, and design.
Those visual arts are crafts that most churches would love to excel in, but here's the thing: most church pastors are not creative.
They just aren't.
And that's okay.
So, that begs the question, how can a church pastor lead creatives well?
It may seem like a basic question, but I've found that there is oftentimes creatives and non-creatives seem to be on different wavelengths when they try to communicate with each other.
Two Things You Need To Do To Lead Creatives
So, I asked Phil Cooke his opinion on the matter.
We're back with another “Partner Highlight”, where we interview different church partners to learn more about them, ask about outreach practices, and share stories of connections they’ve made with seekers. Our hope is that pastors will deepen their relationships with each other through commonalities and encouragement.
This week's highlighted partner is Dave Bueckert from Beacon Baptist Church in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Continue reading to learn how he was able to offer comfort to a young woman struggling in her relationship.
Chances are you’ve already heard about this “virtual reality” thing, but aren’t too sure on how to implement it into your ministry. Let alone why!
Perhaps some of the tech guys on your AV team have been raving about this new medium but you’ve never even worn a headset.
A new storytelling medium can bring about a lot of positive change, as well as some deserved skepticism.
However, expect to see more of this content. Just as cinema brought story to viewers, 360 is inviting viewers into the story and it’s not going away anytime soon.
What I want to do now is layout 3 benefits for why utilizing 360 video can be great for your ministry.
Our Hyper-Analytical Process In Creating a Video to Address the Question “What is the Meaning of Life?”
Did you know that in the United States alone the phrase “what is the meaning of life” is googled over 49,000 times a month? It turns out, there are a lot of people who are turning to google to try and answer some of the most existential questions there are. What is the meaning of life? Why am I here on earth? What is my purpose? In the time that we’ve spent optimizing and running the Adwords Grant accounts for CV Outreach partner churches, we’ve noticed that these types of keyword searches are always near the top of the results in our campaigns.