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As creators, we need to be where people are. One second in today’s media is more valuable than any other time in history. The heart of the seminar is to serve, equip, inspire, and sharpen participants’ media skills to communicate and engage with the audience through photography and visual storytelling. Participants will learn the core guiding principles of communicating with a Christian Biblical worldview. They will also walk away inspired by our incredible guest speakers. 

School Details
DATES:

28-30 July 2021

COST:

Lecture: 350 CHF (Covers tuition, housing, and meals)*

LANGUAGE:

Offered In: English

*Additionally pricing options available for those who don’t require food and/or housing

1.9 billion people are active on YouTube every month. Over 500 million people use Instagram Stories everyday. TicTok now hosts over 1.5 billion users.

As creators and communicators we need to be where the people are.

Purpose

Participants will learn new skills in photography, visual storytelling, branding God in the 21st century, and much more. They will also understand the importance of us as Christian communicators being visible in the current media platforms.

Seminar Includes

This seminar will be packed full of teaching and practical workshops from creative professionals in their areas of expertise. We will cultivate an innovative atmosphere. There you will be inspired to take action to be your unique voice in the world of continuous noise. Apart from formal lectures, we will have time to fellowship and soundboard creative ideas off one another in an energetic and dynamic environment. This seminar is a U of N accredited course.

Seminar Flow

This is an intensive seminar with morning, afternoon, and evening sessions all 3 days.
The mornings contain profound lecture-style teaching on topics including the biblical basis for communication, photographic storytelling, branding God in the 21st century, and how to use social media to reach the world.
The afternoons are the time to roll up your sleeves and apply what you have learned through hands-on workshops and outings.
In the evenings, round out the day with inspirational stories and talks from our speakers to invigorate your creativity.

Topics to be covered:
• We are created to create and communicate
• Co-Creating with God
• Visual Storytelling
• Social Media Presence
• Beauty of Facebook and Instagram
• Workshops on photography
• Branding God in the 21st Century
AND MUCH MORE..
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Seminar guest speakers

Joseph Avakian

@jozavak (Instagram)

Artist, creator, thinker, educator, mentor, traveler, tester, missionary, out-of-the-box, and dreamer are just a few of the many words that can be used to describe Joseph. As a life-long creative and educator, he has traveled the world inspiring and mentoring others to hone their creative giftings. Joseph is married and currently resides in Berlin

Susi Childers

@susichilders (Instagram)

Susi is a professional photographer and missionary. As the co-founder of photogenX and A Voice for the Voiceless, she uses her camera to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. She teaches, preaches, and arranges photo exhibitions globally. Her public ministry has taken her to 82 countries. She is married and lives with her three children in Kailua-Kona, HI.

Samuel Taipale

@eljackson (Instagram)

Samuel Taipale is an accomplished explorer, creative and freelance photographer from Finland who currently resides in Norway with his wife and two sons. Raised up in the land of a thousand lakes, he fell in love with the outdoors at an early age and picked up a camera along the way to document the world around him. With a passion for adventuring wild & off-beat destinations, Samuel’s imagery can be characterized by his desire to travel, photograph & be outdoors.

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