Having been a self-managed missionary for nearly a decade and running 78p.tv for another seven years, I understand what it means to be an entrepreneur. The career is not for the faint of heart as sometimes you do not know where the next paycheck is going to come. You have to not only sell your spouse and family on the ideas you are pushing, but then the critical world. Then the terrible fate of failure and sometimes the even worse fate of success comes (more work, more problems) and you have even more to deal with.
Not going to lie, a steady paycheck and low expectations actually sound appealing many days.
But if you have the guts to take that leap and venture into entrepreneurship, here are a couple of things to consider in the process of making that decision.
The video above is just one of a number of videos posted where people or corporations are taking videos of helping others for good. I have already laid out if people should do church promotionals where they do community outreach, but their was something special about this one. It got my gears going on how church’s could take this idea and make it their own.
As an audio/video production geek, I found this to BE SO FLIPPIN’ AWESOME!!!
The tech, production and teamwork behind every NFL game that airs on FOX Sports puts the game of football to shame. It’s far more complicated and involves so many more team players than the game that’s actually being aired!
In the past few months, there has been a rash of YouTube videos by high profile users, including the one below, where they share their community service acts online. First and foremost, I will say that I hope this trend keeps gaining momentum because this is a great thing, regardless if the people who are doing it identify as Christians or not. What I have noticed is that Christian churches and ministries seem to be lacking presences in the discussion.
“Jesus is the Reason for the Season” has become a cliché.
For the most part, even Christians have began to celebrate Christmas as a commercialized holiday devoted to materialism. Even those of us who are more mindful might remind ourselves that the stuff doesn’t matter, it is the people we love that make Christmas special. And so the true meaning of this holiday season, our Savior coming as a baby, gets lost in the shuffle of paper, toys, and nice warm feelings. Because of this, in the past few years, my family and I have shifted our focus from a traditional Christmas to a celebration of Advent. It has been a no-regret transition for us and I do not see us ever turning back. We have felt like the true meaning of Christ’s birth has been more real and significant to us through our newly established Advent traditions. In years past, I thought Advent was just a fun little countdown before The Big Day of Presents!
I was way off.
If you’re not entirely sure what Advent is or what it is all about, here’s a well written definition:
We've been insanely-interested in exploring how the Church, ministries, and non-profits use technology to effectively fulfill their mission to the world.
With a small blog that started in September of 2008 we grew faster than we had ever dared to dream expanding into a network of blogs that reached more than a quarter million people every single month.
In May of 2011 we re-focused our efforts bringing all of the content back into one solidified brand - a "digital magazine" of resources that still serve the same industries and that still has the same curious heartbeat that started this movement.