Recently, the School of Frontier Media took to the streets of Perth and learned to see
our city and her people through God’s eyes and also through our cameras. The
students had a great time connecting to people in new ways. Here are some of their testimonies (and some of their photos)
In just a few weeks, YWAM Perth is having our next intake of students for our Discipleship Training Schools, including the newly renamed Media, Arts, and Photography DTS. This is going to be an amazing time of people going deeper in their walk with Jesus, getting equipped for missions, and discovering how God wants to teach them to use their gifts and passions for his glory. They recently produced an awesome little promotional video that you can check out below.
we’ve been praying for the SFM coming up this January, God has been leading us
to the longest chapter of the Bible – Psalm 119.This is a passage that talks all about the beauty of the
commandments of God – his statutes, decrees, words and laws.In particular, he’s highlighted vs.
73-74, which state “You made me; you created me.Now give me the sense to follow your commands. May all
who fear you find in me a cause for joy, for I have put my hope in your word.”
Have a look at all the going-ons at YWAM Perth with our all new publication, the Westcoast News. It features some interesting articles on topics such as Inheritance and Technology Changing Lives, as well as information on work going on in Indonesia, Madagascar, and other places in the world.
Check it out at the link below (opens in a new window).
Graduates from the School of Frontier Media Perth are part of an exciting new film project that has just finished a block of shooting in the Kalgoorlie / Coolgardie region of Western Australia. The project, which has the working title of “Drop Tail”, is specially created with the purpose of sharing a message of hope and life to the Aboriginal communities in the area. Personal stories gathered in interviews with various local leaders have been woven together into this short dramatic film which speaks into issues of identity and forgiveness.
Perth and the SFM are back from outreach!We had an amazing time, producing resources designed to help bring the love of
Jesus to Muslims in Southeast Asia, many of whom have never heard the full
Gospel message. There were all sorts of oddities traveling (massively delayed plane on the way there, a cancelled plane on the way home) and lots of challenges and obstacles, but God came through every time.
Here are some photos of our current Media Safari Outreach!
a rocky trip (including a plane that was delayed for nearly 19 hours!) and a
few days of script writing, location scouting, and casting actors, we have been
underway with the production of a film that has the potential to share the
gospel with millions of unreached people.
This morning, as teams from our YWAM Perth October quarter of training were reporting back about their experiences on outreach, the SFM and Create International Perth were being prayed over and commissioned for something very exciting: we're heading off onto outreach to Southeast Asia.
2009, I had the opportunity to travel to one of the more remote places on the
earth, as well as one of the harder to spell – Kyrgyzstan.What an experience!I was there leading the combined Create
International / School of Frontier Media team that was producing an
evangelistic film and a Video People Profile for the Kyrgyz Muslims.
The SFM Perth is excited to have Dennis
Fahringer speaking on Photography in 2012. Dennis has over 45 years of experience in photography. He is passionate about seeing people
grow in their skills, and has channelled that passion into leading the Schools
of Photography 1 & 2 at the Youth With A Mission base in Kona. There, Dennis has taught, influenced,
and encouraged many hundreds of students in their skills in photography.
Departing staff member Nathan reflects upon his experiences with Create:
As I reflect back on the last 8 years in YWAM I have to say my School of Frontier Media
trip to Turkey in 2007 was one of the most memorable experiences. There are
many reasons for this:the team
dynamic we had made it so much fun and I got to learn a lot about documentary
film making. But the special thing about that project was learning more about
the goodness of God from a family of Iranian believers that were in the midst
of seeking refuge in Turkey.
was only a year ago that Create Perth closed down its offices on Lord Street
and moved in with the rest of YWAM Perth offices.That has put us in the thick of one of the most exciting
times in YWAM Perth’s history – our move into our permanent base around the
corner on Robertson Street.
In the thick of
everything else going on (more on that soon), Create Perth has been working on
producing a small evangelistic tract with a target audience of Asian migrants
in our city.We are partnering on
this with Asia Impact, a ministry of YWAM Perth that is reaching out to the
10,000 Asian-Buddhists in Perth.
Over at our international website, which covers information relevant to all of Create's centres and teams, you can have a look at our most recent Create International e-Newsletter. It contains articles about the exciting and important 20/20 vision, and testimonies about the impact of projects that were produced as long as ago as the mid-1990's, and as recently as this year! You can read it online or download by visiting the site here (opens in a new window).
month we zoom in on John, one of our staff who has been working for months scanning
and editing many of our old slide photographs that Create has taken over the
years – to make these older but still relevant photos the best they can
be. John has a passion for
photography and loves the way it documents people and places, and even the way
it can impact and change lives.
A couple of weeks ago we had a testimony on this blog about our outreach to the Punjabi Sikhs last year, when Create Perth teamed up with the School of Frontier Media 2010 and with other Create International teams to produce a bunch of resources for this people group.
Posted in Testimonies on March 10, 2011 by Administrator
In our most recent international newsletter, our international directors reported that, "Recently, we met a man who lead a mobile evangelism ministry in the Northeast part of Thailand. He began to tell us about a very effective film in the Isaan local language. When he found out it was Create's film, "Singkorn's Return," he was so excited and told us how they had personally distributed more than 5,000 copies of the film to villages, schools and churches, and they desire to distribute another 10,000! Praise the Lord for his faithfulness!"
Want to grow in your walk with God and get a solid foundation for ministry, missions, or just life? There's an exciting opportunity coming up this April in our home base of Youth With A Mission Perth - an offer that will not be repeated anytime soon!
This April, YWAM Perth is reducing the price for the Discipleship Training School (DTS) on a one-time only basis. The normal price of AU$3500 for a 12 week lecture phase has been reduced to AU$2500 (not counting book fee or outreach fees). It's something we've felt God has led us to do in order to throw the door as widely open as possible for people. We believe the DTS is valuable training not only for missions, but for Christian life, and want to see as many people encounter God deeply and be equipped to serve him.
Towards the end of 2009, an opportunity opened up for me to make a film highlighting the work of the Birth Attendant School during an outreach in India. The Birth Attendant School is a training program of Youth With A Mission Perth who focus on reaching out to women and children in developing nations who have little or limited access to health care, especially related to childbirth. The film focused on a portion of the outreach where the school was assisting a hospital that drew pregnant mothers from the poorest of the poor in this mixed Hindu and Muslim community.
There's been a
lot of transition at Create Perth over the last few weeks.We’ve shifted offices from the facility
that we’ve been in for the last six years to being right on the YWAM Perth base
itself, working shoulder to shoulder with the rest of the YWAM community in
this city.We have always been
part of the family here, but it’s great to not be separated from everyone as we
do our day-to-day work.Our prior
office was a huge blessing and it was out of that office that we grew a lot and
did a lot of multiplication into other Create centres, God’s made it clear that
it’s time for us to come back to the primary YWAM Perth office.
Posted in Testimonies on September 22, 2010 by Administrator
We had an
encouraging testimony a little while ago from a South Asia YWAM leader.They let us know that the people using
a project produced through Create India, one of fellow Create International
centres, have just ordered another 1000 copies of that video to distribute through
their radio program!It’s an
evangelistic (EV) video for the Bengali Hindus that a couple of our Create
Perth staff were able to go and help produce back in 2008.
The need for new
and diverse media tools to share the gospel with the unreached is immense and
hasn’t changed.Recently, Calvin
and Carol Conkey, the international directors of Create International, posted a
paper on our international site that they had previously shared at a global
missions conference that highlights this need and suggests some strategies for