Become a Media Missionary

Learn how to use modern video production, story telling, and digital publishing to advance God’s Kingdom.

Lead Media

Lead Media is an 8 month training program (Aug thru May) designed to help you grow in your relationship with God, strengthen your leadership skills, and gain tremendous skills in film and media production to make Jesus famous around the world.

In Lead Media, you will work alongside Bethany International’s media and marketing team to mobilize missionaries and share the testimonies of what God is doing around the world.

What You Will Learn

In Lead Media, you will learn how to create effective films and videos from beginning to end. You will receive training on production workflows and how to use modern film and video production gear to tell stories.

Here is a sample of classes and training you will receive:

  • Production Lighting
  • Camera Operation
  • Sound Design & Setup
  • Digital Video Editing
  • Intro to Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media & Marketing
  • Story-boarding
  • Intro to Script Writing
  • Drone Flying & Aerial Videography

PHASE 1

Lead Core

Your first semester will be spent going through the Lead Venture Core track curriculum and events to grow in your relationship with God and develop your own leadership abilities. Your hands-on training component will be spent in Bethany International’s media department. You will be introduced to media concepts and work on media projects during your time in Lead Venture, but most of your class time will be focused on discipleship, leadership, and soft skills.

  • Lead Venture Foundations Class
  • All Lead Venture events
  • Weekly outreach
  • 15-18 hours a week in media with on the job media training

PHASE 2

Lead Media

Your next semester will be dedicated completely to media. Working more hours on media projects, more focused time in classes dedicated to media, film, and video production, and more time honing a specialty as part of the media team. It is also during this time that you will begin preparing for your capstone project.

  • Work 30+ hours in media
  • Weekly classes focused on media
  • Preparation for your capstone project

PHASE 3

Media Capstone Project

Your final assignment will be to create a documentary of a ministry, missions project, or short-term mission trip with Bethany Teams. It requires the use of all you have learned throughout the year to create this one video to highlight what God is doing through a local ministry or on the mission field.

God has given believers the responsibility of spreading the Gospel to all the world, and we need to use all at our disposal to accomplish this task.”

—Theodore Epp

LEAD Media Leaders

Jozua Jonker

Jozua is the Director of Media for Bethany International. He mentors and instructs all Lead Venture participants in the media track, training those media track participants in film production, digital video editing, and graphic design. Jozua has extensive experience in film production, media, broadcasting, marketing, and leadership in para-church ministries. His media projects have included internationally acclaimed short films, documentaries, music videos, and a variety of promotional pieces. He has worked on projects for Hillsong, CBN, GodTV, and Jentezen Franklin.  His silent short film “Unjust Ruler” won the Best Picture Award at KSM Mini Oscars short film festival. Jozua also helped produce the documentary “Victory in Christ” which won best documentary film at the “168 Film Festival” in Los Angeles. Jozua is passionate about training media missionaries and film producers that will use media projects to help take the Gospel to the ends of the Earth. Jozua is married with three children. See Jozua’s IMDB profile.

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