Europe Resource Team Leader
“From professional portraits to event coverage, to workshops and consulting, The Good Story team brings vital tools and expertise to our conference and staff that transforms and heightens our missionaries communication impact. Ambassadors of TGS help us go from “good to great” and provide services we do not have the capability of providing on a mass scale. Our staff are dependent on prayer and financial support, and good communication is an essential component. We are excited to have them back next summer to continue this much needed work of equipping, training and empower our missionaries in communication strategy, techniques and platforms.”
What we’ll be doing
Full event photography coverage all six days, as well as 50 + Portrait sessions for families to use in their communication with the option for The Good Story to create a new prayer card from their portrait.
Teaching and facilitating multiple small group workshops on topics such as: DSLR photography, newsletter content strategy, Mailchimp, social media usage, communication workflow, Smartphone video editing, Home Assignment content/strategy, and communication best practices.
We will be conduction dozens of 1-on-1 personalized strategy consultations and communication evaluations. We will also have a team consultation with ReachGlobal leadership for division-wide identity and communication strategy evaluation.
Every person on the planet should be given the chance to understand what Jesus did for them, right? That’s the task He gave believers at the end of Matthew. I think some of today’s biggest champions of the Faith doing this is missionaries. These are people who feel called by the Lord to live in another country, overcome cultural and language barriers, and build relationships that lead people into understanding the love of Jesus.
The life of the missionary can be incredibly challenging. Besides the humbling work of showing the authentic love of Christ in cultures that openly resist Him, they have to raise and maintain consistent financial support. To do this, they have to build a bridge from life on the field back to supporters at home. When done well, these amazing Kingdom stories allow supporters to feel deeply connected to the life, work, and service of the missionary.
Unfortunately, most missionaries aren’t good writers, tech savvy, or effective communicators. They do the best they can with what they know but often become overwhelmed and exhausted trying to get a handle on how to communicate beneficially and keep that bridge to supporters in tact.
The sad reality is that lack of prayer and financial support is one of the top five reasons why missionaries end up leaving the mission field with a lot of good work undone. But a missionary equipped with smart communication skills and strategies through training can fight that statistic and stay the course of their calling.
I’ve been an Ambassador with The Good Story for the last three years. One of the things this nonprofit ministry does well is pair professional Christian artists, strategists, and designers like me with missionaries who need help telling good stories with amazing impact.
Teamed with four other fantastic Ambassadors, I’ve been invited to serve next July at the ReachGlobal European Conference in Tallin, Estonia. It’s a six day gathering of more than 140 missionary families working in some of the most Christ-resistant cultures throughout Europe. The Good Story’s main role at the conference will be to deeply understand the struggles of communication common to these missionaries. We’ll then conduct lots of training to give them the strategies and skills they need to become more effective communicators.
I’m so excited for the chance to lead consulting sessions, run small groups, and help facilitate workshops so these faithful champions return to their mission fields energized, encouraged, and equipped. I’ll contribute my nearly 20 years of message crafting and storytelling experience to the sessions. Maybe even share a little of my passion for communicating with empathy and teach a class on how to connect emotionally with supporters.
But I need your help to be there for these missionaries!
Each member of our team needs to raise their own support for airfare, travel, lodging, and attendance. As my family and friends, I’m asking you to prayerfully give whatever you can to make my inclusion possible. This is an amazing opportunity to help these incredible missionaries and I feel uniquely equipped to contribute. Every bit of your donation is tax deductible additional details about the trip and my team are provided on this page.
Hit me with every question you’ve got. Email me, Facetime me, call me, come by for a chat – I’m here for it all. But whatever you’re led to do, please pray continuously that I’m given the timely means to go, equip, and encourage these faithful and selfless champions.