On your own, or with your team, take some time to brainstorm some ideas to help you apply these ideas in your own local ministry.
- Connecting with key partners – ask yourself:
- Who is doing the field connection and follow-up?
- Who is doing the distribution and marketing to get the audience to see the stories?
- If you have one of those roles, but need media content, try to identify a few key ministries that are filmmakers and may be looking to collaborate.
- Brainstorming story ideas: Based on the key partners and opportunities you identified above, try to come up with a story based on: an audience (Three Ws), media channels, along with things like engagement ideas, calls-to-action, etc.
- Identify Bible stories with themes that connect with people in a local context.
- Think of local characters and stories you have heard that can lead to spiritual conversations.
- Something else…?
We hope this brief course was an encouragement to you, and will help you to move forward with more effective stories to help facilitate movement strategies.
A few last things:
- If this course has peaked your interest in storytelling, a more in-depth 5-week version of this course is available through MissionMediaU
- If the whole idea of Media-To-Movements is still new to you, or if you want to get a really solid handle on the overall concepts, you should keep going here on our site to take the self-paced Media To Disciple Making Movements course.
- If you want to know more about creating content for DMM strategies, a good next step might be the Content Creation course. You can see how really simple content ideas can have a great impact.
- If you want to learn more and find visual story resources for a wide variety of media ministry strategies, the Visual Story Network has a Wiki page with many great links.