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Next Workshop – Tanzania

Dates: September 3-19, 2024

Cost: $3,400

Instructors: Stanley Leary, Jordan and Cassie Timpy, Hannah Strayer, Jeff Raymond

Combine Your Love for Media and Your Passion for Missions

Storytellers Abroad: Missions Multimedia Workshop takes you to the heart of missions by taking you to people’s hearts—people whose lives have been changed by the gospel. Apply your media skills to create a video that reveals the heart of the story.

Media Creation With a Purpose

This isn’t just another video storytelling workshop. Through it all, the focus of Storytellers Abroad is missions. Although we take the technical training to a high level, our ultimate goal is to:

  • Help you produce a narrative video that engages the audience to give, go, and pray for missions.
  • Show you how your skills can make a difference for the gospel.
  • Give you steps to move toward mission storytelling for short-term or full-time missions.

One-on-One Coaching

Our coaches are world-class missions storytellers. They will help you produce your own video story of a life impacted by the ministry of ABWE in that country. Because each workshop participant is making their own story, you can benefit from your experience and skill set as you apply them to your project. You will also be challenged to build complementary skill sets in new areas and raise the bar on the skills you already bring.

“Missions Multimedia Workshop exceeded my expectations…not only the technical, but the spiritual…helping me grow in my faith.”
Liz Ortiz, Short-term Media Missionary

Sample Workshop Schedule

  • Days 1-3 – Training at ABWE’s International Headquarters in Harrisburg, PA
  • Day 4 – Travel as a team to an overseas workshop location
  • Days 5-14 – Story Production, working with instructors and missionary teams on location
    • Each day will involve instruction on the next step in the production process, followed by you going out to shoot, record, or edit that phase of your project. Working one-on-one with an instructor, you will review your work, building each step of the production process.
    • On our last day in the country, we share the stories at a screening event for the missionaries, subjects, and community.
  • Days 15-17 – Return to ABWE’s International Headquarters for final editing steps and a Grand Premier Event to showcase your project

Qualifications and Requirements

Storytellers Abroad applicants must: 

  1. Have an eagerness to learn. A proactive attitude toward learning new techniques, tools, and approaches to multimedia storytelling is expected.
  2. Be a born-again believer in Christ and desire to create media in missions.
  3. Have a camera that shoots photos and videos and know how to operate it. 
  4. Have a laptop capable of editing video and know how to work with it. 
  5. Have 2 weeks of time available to travel overseas. Days are usually long (often 8am – 10:30pm). Sleeping conditions and shared living quarters overseas can be very small, simple and not always climate-controlled like we are used to in the U.S.  You’ll be living the missionary life!!!

If this is you, take the next step and fill out our Initial Inquiry Form.

If you don’t meet all five requirements but still feel God may be leading you into mission work, please get in touch with us. We’ll gladly help you discover what God has in store for you.

2024 Tanzania Trip Costs ($3,400)

The workshop fee includes:

  • Housing (hotel in Harrisburg, varies overseas)
  • All meals
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Translators
  • Workshop tuition and expenses
  • Use of media equipment and software
  • Travel insurance covering medical emergencies and evacuation

The workshop fee does not include:

  • Travel expenses to Harrisburg, PA
  • Overseas airfare
  • Personal purchases (souvenirs, coffee, etc.)
  • Required immunizations
  • Passport and visa costs

Next Steps

Step 1 – Inquire – If you are interested in our Missions Multimedia Workshop, fill out the Initial Inquiry Form, or contact us to talk through your questions and concerns. Registration will close when we reach the limit of 12 participants. We encourage you to start immediately as our workshops fill quickly.

Step 2 – Submit Media Samples – Once you have completed the Initial Inquiry Form, we will ask you to submit samples of your recent media work and then contact you to dialogue together on whether the workshop is a fit for you.

Step 3 – Apply – Once we have determined that the workshop is right for you, you will be invited to officially apply to the workshop. You will also receive an orientation packet with more trip details and planning information.

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