Expanding Media’s Role In Missions
Visual communicators are uniquely positioned to tell amazing stories of how people are being changed by the gospel.
Storytellers Abroad offers the opportunity to engage in a hands-on storytelling workshop where you put into practice your passion for digital media and global missions.
During these international trips you’ll receive one-on-one instruction from some of world’s top multimedia professionals. You’ll practice applying media skills in real life missions situations, and learn how to use storytelling to help spread the gospel. Connect your creativity and unique skill set with God’s heart for the world.
Become a Visual Storyteller
Get hands-on field training in photo and video storytelling. Work on the mission field, with full-time missionaries, telling real stories of real lives changed.
Use Media in Missions
Capture and communicate stories of lives changed through photography, videography, and interviews with nationals and missionaries.
Ignite a Passion for the Gospel
Explore and learn from seasoned professionals what using media in global missions looks like and how you can be involved in spreading the gospel to the nations.
Missions Multimedia Workshop
Capture and create compelling stories of missionaries and their work on their fields. This two-week workshop focuses on developing a heart for using video in global missions.
Stock Missions Photography
Capture missions-in-action in some of the most unique places in the world. Learn advanced techniques in pre-production planning, capture, and post-production editing and workflow.
May 3-12, 2024
Spring Break Multimedia Workshop
In partnership with Cedarville University, this workshop gives college students an intensive hands-on experience creating compelling stories in global missions.
“I gained much more than I ever would expect to absorb in such a short time frame — from the technical and relational to the missional experience — this workshop hit it all!”
Jeff works closely with ABWE missionaries to train them to use visual storytelling as the basis of their communications strategies. He also has a passion to invest in others with creative skills and to create an avenue for them to serve the Lord in missions.
Gary has covered humanitarian stories in more than 80 countries, helping organizations create awareness, express their vision and build their community. His visual storytelling has advanced the work of TOMS Shoes, Delta, World Vision, National Geographic publications/ TV, Johnson & Johnson and Atlanta Mission. Vivian, who started by hiring Gary when she was editor of their campus magazine, now assists Gary on assignments. She is in charge of marketing, copywriting and all aspects of business that don’t include pushing a camera button.
James will never miss an opportunity to engage, to mentor, and to entertain. A brilliant and passionate teacher, his 35 years of photo and video experience have taken him around the globe to tell missions stories. James is an Emmy Award winning editor. He is ESPN’s lead trainer in Adobe Premiere, PhotoShop and After Effects. James is leading the way to incorporate innovative editing and communication techniques in both the elite corporate broadcasting world, and in the missions world.
Stanley is a visual storyteller, whose photojournalism has taken him across the world, with images published in TIME, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, and many more. Stanley is also a gifted communicator and teacher. He works with corporate clients to teach their staffs to become more visually effective.
Jon’s 35 year career as an Art/Creative Director in marketing and corporate communications, for brands like Kimberly-Clark, Coca Cola, BellSouth, and John Maxwell helped develop and hone his skills as a creative professional. Today, Jon is a full time video producer, working with many of the brands upon which his career has been built. Jon would tell you, “building brands is one thing. But with Storytellers Abroad I love that we’re serving a greater purpose— making God known by training and encouraging a new group Jesus storytellers.”
Ryan has been involved in media and technology since the 7th grade. From 2004 to 2018, he served as Video Production Director at LCBC, a multisite church based in Manheim, PA. An award-winning film producer and editor, he now serves as Chair of the Communication & Media Arts Department at Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School, directing the Media Arts Production program.
In Pat’s 25+ years in journalism, he’s won more than 100 awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism. He’s taught photo, video and multimedia storytelling since 2001. Leading more than 25 student-team multimedia workshops worldwide, his productions have been recognized by some of the industry’s top awards.
First and foremost, participants should demonstrate an interest in using media storytelling in biblical missions.
Storytellers Abroad is for those with skills and passion in media production and each workshop and trip has its own unique requirements to participate.
To see finished video stories produced by workshop participants, visit our Vimeo page.