Christian media team ready for Olympics

By July 19, 2012

England (HCJB/MNN) — OneSheep, a new media ministry initiative of HCJB Global and FEBA, is excited to announce the "Spirit of the Games" internship program. This internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students interested in experiencing first-hand new media in a dynamic ministry setting.

OneSheep is looking for bright, passionate, and creative individuals who have a heart to use their talents in social media, video production, and communications for God's kingdom.

The program will be centered around the Olympics Games in London, England, an event that attracts millions and presents a fantastic opportunity for evangelism. Each member of the team is already in England and will continue to serve through August 13 to work with global partners and ministries in a joint effort to present the Christian worldview through the Olympics with engaging content and presentation. Through video production, social networking, and fan interaction on a OneSheep-created and driven Web site, participants will play integral roles in the project, facilitating evangelism from London out to the world.

After orientation in Worthing, England, team members will travel to London for the remainder of the program, where they will find themselves right in the middle of Olympic action. Each member will be directly contributing both around the city and in media rooms, communicating online with fans, producing video content and a daily blog, and gathering stories that share Christ with the world. All the while they will be immersed in ministry in a brand new way, not to mention receiving invaluable field experience in their focus areas.

Seven "Spirit of the Games" team members will assist Planet Sport, a digital media ministry serving at the Olympic Games in London. They're working on an exciting project in cooperation with 2K Plus International, developing skills in video, social media, and storytelling in a dynamic, partnership-driven environment. Two of them speak Spanish and will provide content to media in Latin America.

With the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games fast approaching, OneSheep is working hard at improving their work process, practicing with various types of online content, and making practical applications to the things they have been dreaming of and laboring to build.

Ellie Brecunier, writing for HCJB Global, notes that "over the past months and now continuing through into autumn, they are effectively assisting Planet Sport in moving its fifteen-minute radio program into a well-rounded, multi-media venture, working with 2K Plus to improve its Web site, social media presence, and understanding of today's media environment."

Begin praying now that ministries working at the Olympic Games will be able to successfully tell people about Christ so that athletes and fans can understand saving faith.

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