Foundations of Media to Movements Course

Foundations of Media to Movements Course

Learn how media can accelerate disciple-making where you live. The next course dates are to be determined.

Live, mentored 5-week course.

The Game Has Changed

It is no longer enough to tell the story you want to tell over traditional media or social media channels and hope that you will connect with an audience.

Meet People Where They Are

Learn to shape your strategies and content to “pull” people into conversations. Connect with audiences that filter and search for the stories they want to hear based on their interests and desires.

Make Disciples

Foster deeper connections and make “disciples who make disciples” to saturate a culture.

“This class was a game changer. It helped me to think at a much higher level about how media could be used strategically in what we are doing. I can’t wait to tell my colleagues about it!“(Middle East field staff)

What You’ll Get From This Course 

– Field-driven media philosophy.

– Tools and encouragement to develop an outreach strategy using new media.

– Training on how to best reach your target audience

– Connections with expert instructors and like-minded peers around the world.

– Join the groundswell of field workers using this new approach to accelerate their mission. Check out these stories from around the world.

Course Modules

  • Understand and begin to use concepts of Disciple Making Movements and how you relate to principles of new media as a ministry tool and high-level conversion.
  • Evaluate your ministry context and opportunities with relation to these social media principles.
  • Understand the priority and principles of strategic planning for new media.
  • Begin to develop your own strategic plan for social media ministry in your local context.
  • Understand and begin to apply concepts of high-level conversion and personas/pathways.
  • Begin to evaluate your ministry audiences with relation to these social media principles.
  • Build detailed personas for use in your strategies.
  • Understand the value and principles of response evaluation, follow-up and how target personas may move through spiritual pathways to discipleship.
  • Continue to develop your own follow-up plan for social media ministry.
  • Understand the most important principles for creating effective media content based on strategic planning for different social media channels, audiences, and pathways.
  • Continue to develop content ideas for social media ministry in your context, including a first-phase launch of content, with feedback.

Our approach to pricing

We want every motivated student to be able to join a course. The MMU team works hard to make sure our training platform is sustainably priced. Learn more about our pricing strategy here.

Standard

$270

  • $230 per person if two or more register together.
  • $20 early registration discount until two weeks before course.
  • 25% Two Course Bundle discount available.

“Majority world” working with a “Western” organization


$230

  • $190 per person if two or more register together.
  • $20 early registration discount until two weeks before course.
  • 25% Two Course Bundle discount available.

“Majority world” NOT working with a “Western” organization


$100

  • $60 per person if two or more register together.
  • $20 early registration discount until two weeks before course.
  • 25% Two Course Bundle discount available.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A five-week, mentored experience: The course begins February 23, 2023 Each live session will be on Thursday at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC -7.00, use this time zone converter). Live sessions are recorded and made available for further review.
  • One hour weekly live classroom: After registration, you will receive a link for our Zoom videoĀ conferencing serviceĀ that will require a plug-in for your computer. You may also download the Zoom app from theĀ iTunes storeĀ orĀ Google PlayĀ for a mobile device, but we strongly recommend using a computer for the best learning experience.
    • In this course, we provide new content material for each week in advance. Students should read new content articles, watch videos, etc. before our live class meeting. This gives us a chance to highlight and interact with the new content and apply it to our ministries.
      A typical live session will look like this. (All times are Pacific Time.)
      0650 – 0700 (optional pre-class chat)
      0700 – 0720 Pray. Review of previous week’s assignments, questions, student examples, and discussion.
      0720 – 0755 Highlights from current week’s material, discussion of new content, and case studies
      0755 – 0800 Wrap up and initial Q&A. Pray
      0800 – 0815 (optional) post-class Q&A and discussion
  • Flipped Classroom: Each module will have a 15-20 minute pre-recorded lecture. It is expected that each student will have viewed the lecture prior to the live classroom. This facilitates maximum interaction with the instructor around the course material as well as with other students.
  • Two hours of independent work: (reading, videos, projects) will be expected each week for a total of 3 hours per week.
  • Web classroom: (using Moodle) with materials, mentored discussion boards, and practical application assignments at each stage.
  • Take the course as a team:Ā The class will make the most impact if students take the course in small teams (2 or more students) to enable collaboration and immediate application in their ministry context. There are discounts when you sign up with other team members.
  • To receive a certificate of completion:
    • Attend 4 or more of 5 live sessions.
    • Do the preparation reading and viewing for each module.
    • Complete 4 or more of 5 independent practice assignments.
  • Endorsements: See what students have said about the course in the past.
  • InstructorsTom Khazoyan, Adam Johnson

The next course dates are to be determined. The early registration discount ends two weeks before the next course begins. 

  • A five-week, mentored experience: The course begins September 7, 2023 Each live session will be on Thursday at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC -7.00, use this time zone converter). Live sessions are recorded and made available for further review.
  • One hour weekly live classroom: After registration, you will receive a link for our Zoom video conferencing service that will require a plug-in for your computer. You may also download the Zoom app from the iTunes store or Google Play for a mobile device, but we strongly recommend using a computer for the best learning experience.
  • Mission practitioners who want to sharpen their skills, get inspired by new ideas, make new connections, find collaborative opportunities and mentoring.
  • Leaders in mission organizations, churches and ministries seeking to be more effective at reaching and teaching people for Christ.
  • Creatives with a missional heart seeking to better understand how to use media in mission.
Save 25% off this course and Strategic Storytelling for Movements by signing up for them together as a bundle.
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