Empower

Developing a Movement of Ethnic Media Teams throughout Asia

Over the years, many churches and individuals have partnered with least reached tribes to create movies in their language. Together, we’re building capacity to develop a rich heritage of Christian media for each culture.

The Great Commission

The Need

Imagine a world with no Christian resources. No books, no Gospel music, no radio, podcasts, movies, and even if there was a Bible in your language, there’s a very good chance your people are highly illiterate. How would your people come to recognise their Creator? How would you grow spiritually? In Asia there are over 25 million people without access to Christian resources.

People are unreached for a reason. Sometimes it’s geography; they are so remote no one ever visits. Sometimes their government persecutes Christians. Sometimes their culture has rejected Christianity as a white man’s religion. Other times, it’s because they have no scripture translation, or are illiterate.

There’s 2.7 billion unreached people in Asia facing these obstacles. That’s more than a third of the world’s population.(Statistics from Joshua Project 2017)

The Solution

We strive to develop a team in each culture that can make Christian resources for their own language.

Video can be mass produced and passed around where even evangelists cannot go. When people see these Gospel movies in their heart language, they realize that the Gospel has relevance to their culture.

When people see these videos, they say ‘Wow, Jesus speaks Karen!’

Dr. Atkinson

Founder, Chrestos Mission

The Partnerships

How does it work?

All our teams start through beautiful partnerships between a local church and an ethnic team.

1. Shared Vision

Sometimes an ethnic group has a vision to start a video ministry and approaches us to help. Sometimes we have a heart for a certain language and so we seek out the best potential partner who shares our vision.

2. Field Director

The key is a Field Director (FD). They oversee the video ministry for their language group and take responsibility for sustaining the studio and local producers.

3. Testing

Once a FD has been found, their team completes a test project to assess their abilities and capacity.

4. Package Sponsors

Project VIDEO puts together a ‘package’. This is a proposal of the total costs of the equipment and retro-fitting needed to set up the new ethnic team. Churches are approached to sponsor a package.

5. Service Volunteers

Once a sponsor is found, equipment is purchased and the church is asked to send a service volunteer as their representative to visit their team and learn their culture. They sign the Memorandum of Understanding and dedicate the new team during their trip. They will receive a report video of their trip.

6. Training

After the team receives their equipment, the Project VIDEOField Coordination team provides ongoing training for the next several years.

Where are our teams?

Click on a red pin on the map below to find out more about our team in that location

Ethnic teams

by language

Akha | Ayangan | Burmese | Burmese Karen | Hmong | Ibaloi | KarenniLahu | Lisu | Thai Karen  | Pwo Karen

 

Want to start a video ministry?

Want to use video to reach your people? Don’t know how to start? Can’t afford the equipment?

Please contact us and let’s see how we can help.