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Institute: Real Life Outcomes (4 of 5)

I spent last week at a youth camp, Institute 2010: God’s All Stars, which is a ministry of the Conference Council on Youth Ministry of the Kansas East Annual Conference. This post is part of a series reflecting on the week and making applications for the local church.

I have a tendency, for good and bad, to focus on the outcomes of projects, events or ministry areas to which I commit my time. The outcomes of Institute seem to be a mixed bag for me. This year there were clearly students whose lives were changed by their experience of God at camp. This is an undeniable outcome that is difficult to dispute. If even one life is changed or one student decides to follow Jesus, is not the entire effort worth it? Maybe so… I cannot deny that God is at work through Institute. At the same time, I believe that with changes the week could be more meaningful for a greater number of students with lower anxiety for leaders, student and adult.

What about your local church? What are the outcomes of the projects, events or ministry areas? Is there good as well as bad that is accomplished through the work of the community?

Rethink Rock vs. Ukrainian Army Ad

I was watching the Al Jazeera Listening Post – Video this week and saw the following as their web video of the week:

I laughed to myself and thought, “What kind of videos are people making these days?”

Then I remembered a clip that I first saw at annual conference:

Is one more effective than the other? Only one of the two videos above has a clear desired outcome and a call to action for the viewer.

What makes an effective video? How can the church produce the best media possible?