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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, September 1 2018 6:07 PM UTC +00:00.

$46,424
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
526
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, September 1 2018 6:07 PM UTC +00:00.

About

 Spirit & Truth is funded! Thank you all for helping make this happen.

Here's where we're at now... We have weeks left and the more we can raise the better this film will be.

Stretch Goal 1: International Interviews

A story of worship in America is great, but the film could be on another level if we can get outside the country and into the roots and churches of other cultures.

If you still haven't supported the movie, now is the perfect time. And if you have, please continue to share it with your friends!

Week after week, billions of Christians all over the world gather together in church buildings, homes, and secret locations to participate in an activity that dates back to the creation of the world. They worship.

From euphoric emotional rock shows to solemn sanctuaries where men in robes are surrounded by stained glass, philosophies on how we should approach God are all over the map. Does it matter how we worship God? Is it just about our preference? Does God care how He is worshipped? 

I believe that the way we worship God is the most important thing we do in all of life. I want to make a film that explains what Biblical worship is all about.

As a Reformed filmmaker, I'm passionate about making the exploration of the glorious truths of God clear and enjoyable. In making my first documentary film Calvinist, I learned so much about the craft of filmmaking, and I'm confident Spirit & Truth will be better in every way. I hope that by watching this film, people will become excited to learn about what God has to say about worship.

 By supporting this project you are helping to show the world what biblical worship is all about. As more people gain a better understanding of what God desires in worship, God will be more greatly glorified by His people. Here are some rewards to show my appreciation for your generosity.

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 My primary challenge in completing this film with the excellence this glorious subject deserves is funding. Spirit & Truth is an independently financed film. I rely exclusively on donations and crowd-funding to finance the expenses that come with directing, producing and editing a feature-length documentary film. I hope to continue to gain the support of the grassroots community for support in order to make sure this campaign is successfully funded and Spirit & Truth is completed to the highest standards. If this is the kind of content you want to continue to see, it can only happen with your help.

Risks and challenges

If one pastor watches this film and reconsiders the way his church is worshipping, then a whole congregation will bring more glory to God. That is what I consider success.

The balance of teaching weighty doctrine in an enjoyable, approachable way is the most difficult part of this process. It's also what makes it all worth it.

I'm ready for the task. Soli Deo Gloria!

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    Digital Copy + Credits

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    Digital Copy + Credits + Stickers

    Like any good worship song, these stickers won't be leaving you anytime soon. Get the beautiful Spirit and Truth stickers.

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    S&T T-Shirt and Physical Disc

    Get the SPIRIT & TRUTH t-shirt to show you aren't ashamed of supporting Biblical worship. You will also be the proud owner of a real physical copy of the movie on DVD or Blu-ray, your choice!

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    Beer + Coffee + Bonus Content

    You'll get the shirt, 2 discs, and the drink ware, but you'll also get some amazing bonus content sent to you over the course of the filming and editing of the movie. Get a peek behind the curtain that will keep you excited to see the finished product!

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    Broken Stone Studio Sweatshirt

    Ok, you got all that other swag, but you're still chilly... because you need the super-comfy Broken Stone Sweatshirt!

    The logo is an illustration of a heart of stone becoming a heart of flesh, but it also represents the Latin phrase "simul justus et peccator". If you don't know what that is, look it up. It's a very important doctrine. :)

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    Join the S&T Screening Room

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    You'll be added to a secret Facebook group called "The Spirit & Truth Screening Room" where insider photos and videos will be posted. Once the film is beginning to come together, you'll be involved in live-streaming viewing parties of the newest cut of the film. You will be able to give live feedback about what you like and what isn't working.

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    Advanced Access + Editing Session

    You'll be an insider since you'll already be in the Screening Room, but you'll also get 10 advanced DVD or Blu Ray copies of Spirit & Truth before it's released to the world.

    You'll also be given a virtual day in the editing room with Les to see the process, do a little Q&A, and just hang out.

    You'll also receive a stainless steel Broken Stone Studio tumbler.

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    Associate Producer

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    Interview Your Pastor + Church Screening

    The director will fly to your church and interview your pastor (or a church member of your choice) for the movie. Then, once the film is released, the director will join you again for a church-wide screening and Q&A.

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    "In Association With [You or your group/company name]" will appear in the opening credits and will appear again in the closing credits with a link to your website.

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