Evening all, hope you’re all having a great week so far.
I was blessed enough to blag myself a ticket to the second day of the HTB leadership conference so feeling particularly inspired today! There was so much good stuff but there’s two things I wanted to quickly share with you: The first is a challenge for us workaholics to rest in the One who restores our soul - geek chic pastor Judah Smith challenged us to put down our swords (referring to Peter in the garden of Gethsemane in John 18) and let God do the hard work. He reminded us to step back and let Jesus do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.
The second was about letting your personality and individuality thrive. Best seller Rick Warren asked ‘if you don't be you, who's going to be you?’ Are we bringing our personalities into our work in the media or are we shying away from who we truly are? As a twin, I can promise you that God created no two people alike so let’s use our individuality in the most creative way possible to the best of our ability and for his glory.
Great media chance for young Christians
If you know of any young Christians who are looking to break into the media, theMediaNet Academy could be a perfect opportunity for them.
The Church and Media Network is offering up to 16 FREE places at their annual conference in September. Members of theMediaNet Academy will take part in their own strand as well as attending key sessions at the conference. For more information and to apply, check out our website
Ever wondered how to write a winning programme proposal? Here’s some great advice from an Executive Producer.
Media Prayer Day
A reminder that THIS Sunday (20th) is the Day of Prayer for the Media. It’s not too late to upload a prayer and do be encouraging your churches to pray for us – for more info, check out the Church and Media Network website
Meet Andy Walton
Keswick Unconventional is an arts-oriented fringe event within Week 3 of the Keswick Convention (28th July to 3rd August). It includes a variety of performances, light entertainments and arts seminars, along with a teaching programme tailored to the artistic personality. More details can be found on their website
Words or Images?
Whichever one you are naturally drawn to, this is a great article about the power of words and images and how they lead us to God, the originator of communication. Read more here
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