Video Project Revived

Late in 2011, my team filmed a series of short training videos to put on the web. Shortly afterward, our team’s video editor transferred to another Cru ministry. As a result, the project was set aside until there was another video editor available. But Keynote’s other video editors double as performing artists, so their plates have been too full to take on another team’s project.

To be honest, that frustrated me because of my long-time dream of seeing Keynote’s training on the web. Knowing that frustrations can be God’s promptings to take action, I studied video editing. It turns out that I’m pretty good at it, so I’m working on our 2011 footage. I’m thrilled that this project is finally moving forward!

Please pray for continued progress on the training video project. Thank you for praying!

Encouraging Response to Comm Lab 2014

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” – 1 Peter 4:10-11 (NIV)

1 Peter 4:10-11 is the theme verse for Comm Lab, the four day intensive communication training we conduct each year at Keynote’s facility in Westfield, IN. The feature that makes Comm Lab really stand out, in my opinion, is that attendees receive one-on-one training from experienced coaches along with large-group instruction from communication experts. This year’s 28 participants included Cru staff members, church pastors and community leaders.

I was very encouraged to read what Eric Maitlen had to say about his Comm Lab experience, and I think you will be, too.

“My wife Jillian and I lead worship at Mercy Road Church in Carmel, IN and have done music evangelism for the last 10 years across North America, Central America, parts of Europe and Asia. This month we attended Comm Lab for the first time and were blown away by the level of teaching and practical skills training for better communicating the gospel. I found the week to be very challenging as I became aware of and began to break a lot of bad speaking habits I had formed over the years. I also felt as though my eyes were open for the first time to the postmodern mindset that is sweeping our country. There is a way to reach and impact this next generation with the gospel but it will take new methods of communication and evangelism. Thank you Keynote for using your time, resources and manpower to equip me and so many other harvest workers to become more effective evangelists in 2014!”

Please pray for the Comm Lab attendees as they apply what they learned. Thank you for praying!

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