Friends and Allies,
I write to you with tremendous excitement and no small amount of trepidation. About a year and a half ago, God put in my mind an idea to offer the message of Unbound over the internet – hope and freedom available to any man, anytime, anywhere in the world. Since then, the board and I have been praying, dreaming, and seeking how that might look. Until a couple months ago, the ‘how’ was a mystery.
I was meeting with a trusted ally about a completely different topic. At the end of the meeting, he said out of the blue, “You should consider filming an Unbound retreat, breaking it up into 20-30 minute lessons, and offering it as an online course. Men could sign up and watch it from anywhere in the world at anytime.” For the first time, a ‘how’ that made sense! He also suggested that a good first step would be to try to find someone who knows filmmaking, is passionate about the message of Unbound, but would be willing to work with a limited budget.
The next day, another ally sent me a facebook message. He had been walking through Becoming Unbound with a young man struggling with pornography and wanted to introduce us to each other. Oh and by the way, the young man just graduated from film school and runs a video production company!
The following day, I was sharing my excitement for what God might be up to with another friend. I had felt that God had some role for him to play. When I mentioned that to him, he said, “Oh, I have a buddy who has a cabin that would be perfect, let me ask him if it’s available.” And two days later, we had a cabin confirmed for a week!
So, the first ever film project for Unbound Ministries is scheduled for July 17-20, 2014! The plan is to gather about a dozen men and capture an entire Unbound weekend. It’s a huge undertaking, especially since film/video is an area where I have zero experience. There’s a lot of doubt and fear about my ability to do this, if it’ll actually work, if it’ll be any good, etc. I’m keenly aware of the amount of spiritual warfare that has already begun against me and my family as well as the other men involved.
The goal is to film the weekend in July, spend a couple months editing and then be able to launch online by the middle of October. This will require a completely different website so that men who are looking for help are able to find Unbound when they search online. There will be video previews and a range of options they can choose to purchase. An online study guide will accompany each video to help men engage their own hearts and incorporate space within the session to spend time with the Father. Part of my long term vision for this project is to be able to offer men more of each topic in the future. So for example, the original “Why did I end up in porn?” teaching may only have one or two 20-30 minute sections, but in the future there might be half a dozen additional hour-long courses to help a man go deeper in that specific area of his journey.
Imagine being able to invite a man into a journey toward freedom…in the comfort and safety of his own home and at his own pace…but in the company of men around the world who are pursuing the same freedom with the same passion.
I’d like to invite you to partner with us in making this film project a reality!
First, please consider joining our intercession team for the next five months as we focus on this project. You can join by sending me an email or registering at our website on the contact page.
Second, please pray about investing in this Kingdom advancing project. It will require $10,000 to do what needs to be done technologically. All donations to Unbound are 100% tax deductible and can be made via PayPal at our website under the support tab.
Third, if you feel led to be personally involved in the film project weekend in Colorado, please give me a call at 425-890-4246.
With much gratitude and excitement,