The Missouri trip went really well. I was able to see my dad and brother for a couple of days as well as go to Kansas City and stay with some friends. Down in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, I met with two guys, Jake and Randy, about filming for CARM. Long story short, these guys really know what they're doing. We filmed a few hours of stuff which they will present on the web later -- after they've put in appropriate graphics. I will, hopefully, be releasing some videos either this month or next month on utube, and other Internet video places. The goal is to do a lot of teaching this way. Anyway, we have to finish up the standard video branding intro, the exit (called an outro, vs. an intro), and figure out a few other details. I have to buy two softlights and a backlight for filming in my office. Anyway, I think you'll be pleased with the result. More information to come on this later.
|Washington D.C.||I'll be in Washington, DC on the weekend of the 26th through 28th of January, 2008 teaching at a church and seeing the sights. As in the previous two paragraphs, if you are in the area and would like to possibly get together at a restaurant, please let me know at [email protected]|
|Accountability||We are in the process of getting all the bookwork done for accounting reasons so that we can produce a financial disclosure of CARM's income, expenses, salary, etc. We want to be open and above board with everything.|
|Support||Just a quick reminder. CARM exists because of the faithful support of people like you. Please consider praying for CARM and if possible, to support this Ministry financially.|
|CARM Needs Staff||CARM needs staff. In June of next year Ryan Turner will be joining me for full-time ministry. He's twenty-three and will be graduating with a Masters in Apologetics. He came out here in June of this year and spent 10 days with me. He's a great guy and he understands how much CARM can do, and how much help is needed. I praise God for this young man. |
Are you interested in a ministry opportunity? I am Looking for people who don't mind working hard, who will have cultists praying against them, who don't mind facing spiritual difficulties, who will have to raise their own support, who can do research, write, don't mind learning the ins and outs of CARM, and are willing to move here to Boise, Idaho. Glamorous, huh?
I wish I had enough money to hire three people right now. I need a programmer Web person, an administrator, researchers, writers, video editors, audio editors, etc. The goals are to produce teaching materials in writing, audio, and video formats. There is so much to do and I'm absolutely buried.
I know that you might be wondering why we can't do this over the Internet. Some things can be done that way, but not everything. I need people on site. I need people to interact with, to brainstorm with, to sit with for long periods of time and train, to have them do video shoots with me, answer emails, maybe help with radio, etc. In short, I need to disciple people on how to be better apologists, how to write, and how to do everything necessary to continue this ministry and/or produce their own.
You can be male or female. You have to agree to the CARM statement of faith, and I prefer people who are educated and/or experienced in their field of expertise. But I must reiterate; this is not an easy ministry. It is time-consuming, often unrewarding, frustrating, etc. But, there are rewards. You get to know that what you produce will affect thousands of people for years to come. This ministry is a challenge and it is not for the fainthearted. Interested? If so, contact me at [email protected]
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