Update: It's Not Too Late to Give!
We are praising the Lord for His faithfulness in using so many friends and families to pass our goal of $3,000. We have truly been encouraged and so very grateful for the generosity of so many of you!
So the natural question now is: "what next??" We've passed our goal, and we still have 23 days to go!!
If you're visiting this site for the first time, know that it is not too late to give! Our minimum amount to complete the filming for the project was $3,000. In order to print and produce DVDs to sell to companies this summer - once the project is complete - we need to raise more.
And even after that additional amount comes in, any extra gifts will go towards the next DVD in the series, if the Lord continues to lead this way! :)
So below are our new stretch goals for our Kickstarter webpage. Whether you are visiting our page for the first time, or contemplating spreading the word and helping us to promote the project, know that this is what further donations will go towards:
$4,000 - if we reach this goal, we will be able to print and produce ~ 500 DVDs to distribute to companies for sale
$5,000 - if we reach this goal, we will be able to print and produce ~ 1,500 DVDs to distribute to companies for sale
$6,000 - if we reach this goal, we will be able to print and produce ~ 2,500 DVDs to distribute to companies for sale
$7,000 - if we reach this goal, we will be able to invest in related future projects down the road
Thank you, thank you for your support, and we pray the Lord's richest blessings on each of you for your generosity to our family!
ABOUT OUR PROJECT
Thank you for taking the time to read about our project!
The heart and soul of this film is to enable children to hide the Word of God in their hearts. We are passionate about Scripture memory, and especially excited to see children memorizing the Word of God at an early, impressionable age. Having worked with many children, and having seen the effectiveness of using fun, active handmotions to aid the memorization process, we believe that this DVD will be a valuable asset to families who have a desire for their children to hide Scripture in their hearts.
The DVD will include 10 passages of Scripture, each an average of about 8 verses in length. Each passage will include:
- Verse by verse teaching of the words and corresponding motions
- Creative teaching explaining the meaning of the passage and how the children can apply it to their lives
- A group of children quoting the passage while demonstrating the motions
Below are the passages that will be included on the DVD, as well as the lessons that will be taught with each passage:
-Psalm 1 – How to become blessed
-Ephesians 6:10-18 – The armor of God
-Mark 12:28-34 – The greatest commandment of all
-Ephesians 4:25-32 – Speaking words of truth and love
-Matthew 7:24-27 – Basing our lives on the Word of God
-Philippians 4:4-8 – Purifying our thoughts
-Romans 8:31-39 – Knowing the love of the Lord
-Philippians 2:2-11 – Seeking to live like Jesus
-James 1:2-8 – Living in faith and joy
-1 Corinthians 13 – Walking in love
The DVD could be used individually in your own home, or in any number of groups....such as backyard Bible clubs, homeschool co-ops, Awana programs, Bible studies, Vacation Bible Schools - you name it!
WHO ARE WE?
My name is Kate Bridges, and I am a 20-year-old homeschool graduate. I live with my parents and my twin sister in the Dallas TX area. We currently attend church at First Baptist Church Las Colinas. (www.firstbaptistlascolinas.com)
My dad, Tom Bridges, has worked with the highschool ministry Cru (formerly known as Student Venture through Campus Crusade for Christ) for over 30 years. As a family, we are committed to ministering to other families. We lead a family Bible study, based off the movie Courageous. We are also involved in the Bright Lights ministry, leading a discipleship group for girls in our home twice a month, and also helped host a Bright Lights conference last year for over 1,100 moms and daughters.
The idea for this film came from my work with children and seeing the effectiveness of combining creativity, fun, and action to help them internalize truth! The idea first began in teaching children Scripture memory through Children's Institutes (associated with the Basic Seminars through IBLP). Currently I am working with over 50 different children (ages 3 to 17 yrs) to teach them passages of God's Word aided by handmotions. I have been thrilled to see the enthusiasm and excitement of nearly every child and parent!
This film is a family project.....inspired by the Lord, initiated by me, and contributed to by our whole family and many friends.
Here's how Kickstarter works. Our goal is to raise $3,000. Any donations over this amount will go directly towards further production costs, and possibly towards our second DVD in the series, if the Lord continues to lead in this way. When you pledge a donation of any amount towards our project, the amount is recorded, but your credit card is not yet charged. This Kickstarter campaign will last for 30 days. If the goal is reached within the 30 days, your credit card will be charged with the amount you pledged. If it is not reached, your kindhearted donation will not be processed. Please consider helping us spread the word so that this campaign will be successful!
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenges ahead of us will be getting 50 children ready to quote passages of Scripture, filming these 50 children, going through the massive job of editing this project, and discovering the best venues to distribute the finished DVD. With this being said, we are confident that the Lord has called us to this project, and that He will overcome any and all obstacles that we face! We know that we have many families who are supporting and working with us on this film, as well as joining us in prayer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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