Supporting God’s Kingdom through Mission Service and Christian film!
Film, television, and music make up the front lines in a cultural war for the hearts and minds of a world in need of Jesus. Film can truly be one of the most important tools for Kingdom building in our generation. Despite the importance of Christian film, most faith-based projects are low budget, and thus low production value. Critics and audiences alike have pointed out the poor quality of acting, picture, and audio qualities. Audiences are especially critical of the stories that fail to be original and seem to have little creativity. If we want to reach beyond the walls of the church with the message of Christ through film then we must improve the quality of production and tell stories that draw people into a love for Christ. Here at MissionWorx, we have been blessed, in that despite the low budget of our films, we have received considerable praise and awards for screenwriting. We have also been privileged to witness God use our films among young people. Our first film, Fat Boys, has been passed around to youth groups throughout the Southern United States, a few places in Western Europe, Africa, South Korea, and New Zealand. Unsolicited reports from the showings have indicated over 2,700 decisions for salvation among many other decisions. HOW CAN YOU HELP? Each time you support these productions, you allow the filmmakers to improve and grow in their craft. This will lead to better Christian films with the creativity and quality to reach large audiences, and our hope is that these audiences are the very ones that need to hear about Jesus. So let us encourage you to aggressively and purposefully support the growth and development of independent Christian films. We have four specific ways you can participate in being on mission for Christ through film;
GIVING BACK: MissionWorx Entertainment is committed to a minimum contribution of 10% of each film’s profits to a cause that we believe supports the mission of Christ. Making disciples is our calling and to our understanding that includes serving others while sharing the love and hope found only in Jesus Christ. Each time you purchase a copy of a film, you are giving to the mission of Christ while supporting Christian film.
For the 2018 Holiday Season, both The Lion and Fat Boys will see 30% of the sale go to The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering supporting international missions through the Southern Baptist International Missions Board.
DIRECT CONTRIBUTION: We are in the process of raising $55,000 to launch our next two films. Making films cost money and making good films cost a lot of money. We are seeking to develop ongoing productions in our small area of South Central Texas. We are hoping to gain support from businesses and individuals who are serious about reaching the world for Christ through film. I have found it is far too easy to raise support for film if we were interested in promoting any one of the liberal messages that already poison our society and even easier if we wanted to make porn. But for Christian film, it seems almost an impossible task because Christians simply do not typically support these types of efforts. We ask you to pray about supporting us and helping us do what we are called to do, pointing lives to Christ one story at a time.
Contributions of $100 or more will earn the giver a “Thank You” in the credits of our next film, The Journey to Nairobi and a copy of the film.
Contributions of $1,000 will earn the giver a “Thank You” in the credits, a copy of the film and tickets to the premier of our next five films.
Contributions of $10,000 or more will earn the giver a “Thank You” in the credits, a copy of the film and tickets to the premier of our next ten films. Contributors will also have their names (or business names) highlighted in media events and in promotions of the premiers.
CHURCH PARTICIPATION: We are always looking for churches and groups to cooperate and participate in the film making process. This can benefits the churches and community. Our home is in Medina County but we also will be working in Bexar, Bandera, Uvalde, Frio, Atascosa, Kerr, Gillespie, Willson and Guadalupe counties as well as other neighboring counties. Please pray and consider becoming a supporter of Christian film.
FILM ON MISSION: We have been invited by two mission organizations to use film making as a mission effort in their countries of service. The goal is to make Christian films with indigenous individuals in local (to the country of service) settings. Christians films made for specific international audiences.