MOVING WORKS MAKES FILMS
TO ACCOMPLISH THREE GOALS:
We make films that inspire worship of God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We make films that encourage obedience to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We make films that invite faith in God through the work of Christ.
OUR CULTURE’S NEED:
A VISUAL CULTURE
DEMANDS A VISUAL GOSPEL
Over the past few decades, our culture has become progressively more media (or visually) driven and this has redefined the way that we communicate today. Spend just a few minutes on any social network and you’ll quickly discover that people communicate through image as much or more than the written word. This evolution doesn’t show signs of slowing and because of it, we see the great need to adapt the way we communicate the Gospel. In short, a visual culture demands a visual Gospel. Don’t get us wrong, we strongly believe that nothing can replace the inspired Word of God. However, in order to engage our current culture, we strongly feel that we must speak its language. Just like frontier mission work, knowing the culture is vital. From the statistics below, we can begin to recognize truths about our culture and translate the Gospel so people will hear the truth and believe.
AVERAGE DAILY MEDIA — USE IN THE U.S. PER PERSON (IN MINUTES) *
OUR ORGANIZATION’S FOCUS:
THE HERO OF THE STORY IS JESUS
The primary goal of the films we make is to glorify God. We do this by making films about His Son. This means each film must speak of either who Christ is (His Character), what Christ Says (His Word), and what Christ is doing (His Mission). We do not make promotional videos nor do we make films about ministries. We tell stories about God’s presence, His truths and what He is doing in the hearts and minds of those who follow Him. To put it simply, every story has a hero. The hero of each and every story we tell is Jesus.
OUR STORY PARTNERS
Our story partners can range in size and scope. They can be individuals, churches, or large organizations, but their efforts must focus on glorifying God by obeying Christ’s teachings. This means they must proclaim the name of Jesus, teach God’s Word, and make disciples. Humanitarian efforts are needed, but are only temporary. However, if a ministry is truly proclaiming the Gospel, Christ’s presence should be seen in a very tangible way (James 2:14-17). This means the hungry are being fed, the strangers are being invited in, the naked are being clothed, the sick are being looked after (Matthew 25:34-36) and, most importantly, the lost are being found (Luke 15:32).
THE CENTRAL FOCUS OF OUR FILMS
OUR MINISTRY PHILOSOPHY:
GIVE EVERYTHING AWAY
We believe that ministry should be given away freely as much as possible. Because of this philosophy, by God’s grace, we do not charge to document any of the films that we produce. This production model allows us to patiently and prayerfully determine the stories that we set our hands to making and, most importantly, frees us to highlight the true Hero of each story. It’s not ministries or missionaries or even mankind. The true hero of each and every film we make is Jesus Christ.
Our distribution model is just like our production model. Every film that we produce is uploaded and distributed on social media to be shared, loved, and embedded freely. Not only that, but we also allow churches, organizations, and individuals like you to download each and every one of our films with no strings attached. The way we see it, they are God’s stories, not ours, therefore we desire to bless the world with them in the same way we have been blessed to capture them.
Moving Works is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and we are dependent on God working through the generosity of others to help us make films about Jesus. From full-time staff and production equipment to computer applications and travel expenses, it takes a lot of resources to make a film. So please prayerfully consider donating to Moving Works in order to help us keep making and sharing films that lift up the mighty Name of Jesus Christ.
THE MORE WE GIVE, THE FURTHER WE CAN REACH
OUR PRODUCTION PROCESS:
A THREE-STEP PARTNERSHIP
FIND THE STORY
The process begins when a church, ministry, or individual (Story Partners) submits a story to us. If the story is of interest, we will then contact them to determine three things: 1. Is the story truly about Jesus? Jesus must be the focus. 2. Can the story be told visually? Film is a visual art form, so the story must work visually. 3. Is God leading? No matter the story, if the Holy Spirit is not leading, we cannot be involved.
MAKE THE FILM
Once a story is a right fit, we will then work with our Story Partner to determine the specifics of the shoot (scheduling, travel, etc.). We ask our Story Partners to work with us to coordinate certain aspects of the production that will help us work more efficiently and cost effectively. This might come in the form of providing a place to stay, travel while in country, and/or arranging translation for foreign language projects.
SHARE THE TRUTH
Once the film is finished, the exciting task of sharing it with the world begins. Not only do we ask our Story Partners to share the film, but we encourage and equip churches, ministries, and individuals all over the globe to share, embed and/or download the film(s) entirely free of charge. The way we see it, the films we make are the Lord’s and it’s a great pleasure to be able to share them with a world in need.