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Damaris launches Film Clubs for discussion groups
The Damaris vision has always been to encourage people of all faiths and none to talk about the issues raised by contemporary popular culture, particularly films. In recent years we have been able to provide a whole host of free resources to help community groups think about films such as Life of Pi, Les Miserables and Song for Marion. We are working hard to ensure we can continue to provide free resources like this. Now we are launching Damaris Film Clubs to enable people to more easily use these free resources and get priority access to them. Damaris Film Clubs are suitable for all sorts of settings – community groups, workplaces, neighborhoods, churches or coffee shops.
Web Evangelism Bulletin - news on all aspects of digital evangelism
This twice-monthly email newsletter brings news, ideas and strategies for all types of digital outreach. It is a part of the ministry of Internet Evangelism Day.
Free ebook from Bryan Allain: This is NOT a treasure map
Sign up for the email newsletter at Killer Tribes and you'll get a free copy of Bryan Allain's new booklet This is NOT a treasure map as a thank you. This is a helpful message to anyone who has been disappointed in a creative project or ministry. In 25 pages, he shows you a new (and biblical) way of perceiving your life, failures and successes.
Free ebook: how to get free media publicity for your church
Free Kindle ebook for limited period only: Your Church In The News: How to get your church in the media spotlight, for all the right reasons. Plus other free church resources for news releases and social media.
Free ebooks about church social media and communication
A growing number of free short ebooks are available on social and other media for church ministry. Note the word 'short'. Long books can be great, but a surprising amount of wisdom and practical advice can be condensed into 10-20 pages. It is, perhaps, the 15-minute TED lecture approach, applied to text. You can read them quickly, and keep them as reference manuals.
Watch Disney animation Paperman free, why is animation great?
Thanks to Disney for releasing their 6-minute short animation Paperman completely free to watch below, embed or download. (It's been nominated for an Oscar.) The potential for evangelism through animations is huge. Training is strategic. YWAM offers their annual School of Cartooning and Animation for Missions.
Free article to republish about Les Miserables film
Could receiving a healthy dose of kindness and mercy help transform a person's life? Victor Hugo thought so. The 19th-century French social reformer wove his classic novel Les Misérables around the theme of grace trumping legalism. A new film based on the successful musical opens Christmas Day across the US and Canada, and January in many other nations.
YouVersion – changing the whole context of Bible
If you don't yet have a smartphone, you may not realise their compelling advantages. These include having with you 24/7: a still/video camera, diary (which can syncronize automatically to other family members, work colleagues, church etc.), satnav, photo album, note-taker, alarm-clock/watch, Kindle e-reader (there's a free Kindle app – and there are plenty of free classics to choose from), news updates, games as well as all the usual web services – browsing, email, Facebook, Twitter. Free (or very cheap) apps extend this functionality in many ways. The YouVersion bible app is a further opportunity for Jesus followers with smartphones.
Jess Ennis: good picture choices tell a story, online or in print
Britain has fallen in love. The object of our affection? Jessica Ennis, UK's heptathlon gold medal winner. Before each Olympic games, UK chooses someone to be 'the face of the Olympics'. Their picture becomes a tangible shorthand that sums up our Olympic team and hopes. Picture choice is vital, both online and offline.
Free Christian resources about re-released Chariots of Fire film
Culturewatch ministry Damaris has released free resources to use in conjunction with the re-release of the digitally-remastered Chariots of Fire and the Olympics. Download free from their Chariots of Fire page including the videos below in WMV or MOV format, plus free discussion materials and PowerPoints to use in meetings, youth groups or schools.