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STORY FILM: PURPOSE OF THE FELLOWSHIP
On this video we set out with the following goal:
"TO CAPTURE AND TELL A COMPELLING STORY THAT HELPS REACH PEOPLES HEARTS AND STIRS THEM TO ACTION. showing the bredth and connectedness of the fellowship, while also casting a vision of where the fellowship is headed in the coming years. Focusing on the local Church As the place where the truly life changing work occurs."
The plan we used to get to this goal, was using several personal stories–we could share in a compelling way. We knew from the start we would not be able to explain every detail of what the Fellowship Pacific does, but our hope would be to give the common person a glimpse and we could intrigue people to action. Hopefully this piece will help push people to find out more info on the specifics of what the Fellowship does in it's different ministry resourcing, church lifecycles work, and leadership training capacities.
The structure of the video
These are some quick notes on the story structure.
INTRO: CANOE SHOTS AND STORIES FROM YOUTH
This opening is setting the stage for this to be a different kind of "church" video. It's goal is to spark peoples own memories as kids and also develop a connection between those watching and the main voice behind the video, David. This way they will continue to care as we move into talking more about the fellowship later in the video.
- Allowing people to picture in their minds what the canoe trip would actually be like
- Emphasis on the informal ministry and how it occurred within the context of adults from the Church
Q: "I would like to think that the fellowship has been for others what it has been for me"
This is an important moment in the video, as it helps tell us what the purpose of the rest of the video will be. The goal from here forward is now addressing how the Fellowship can continue to help local Churches be a place that invests & disciples.
Even if someone stopped watching at this point, the message and the question would hopefully stick in their mind. What would it take for the fellowship to be a place that invests into people’s lives in significant ways? What part in that can I play in that?
THE PROBLEMS WE ARE FACING
"As kids we could be critical of the fellowship." This statement is key, because it helps share that yes indeed through the years that has been obstacles facing the Fellowship Churches. We avoid going into specifics here because It's more powerful for people to recall issues they are aware of, or remember on their own. We don’t need to call out specific issues, rather just address that yes, the fellowship did need to change even though it had great people in it, and yes it will continue to need to change in the future.
The Camp Qwanoes story is significant because it shows the incredible ways God weaves together stories. Showing that even back then he was brining relationships together that have become key to the fellowship today. This is a legacy I’m sure most are unaware of, and we want to remind people that God is still working in ways like that today.
“We would need to be part of that transition”
This line helps carry us into the next chapter of this story. What God is trying to do now through his Church. Using a lot of imagery of human interaction in the context of a “normal church setting.”
THE ANSWER IS: EQUIPPING AND SUPPORTING THE LOCAL CHURCH TO TRULY BE GOD'S CHURCH
This is the answer to the question raised earlier by Kent, and also the answer to continue pushing past problems the Fellowship will continue to face. "The Fellowhip is not the goal." At this part David is casting a vision for what this actually looks like. A Church that is supported and equiped to disciple and invest into people the way Christ calls the Church too.
CLOSING CALL TO ACTION:
This is the area I need input for. I would love to update the title at the end to something where the people watching feel like there is something they can do to get involved in the future of the fellowship.