5 – Application Time – Action Steps for You

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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:

  1. If this course has peaked your interest in storytelling, a more in-depth 5-week version of this course is available through MissionMediaU
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.