Posts Tagged ‘John Murphy’
April 4th, 2013
Greetings Millennial Nation,
“JesusFreaks,”(JF) has been enjoying great exposure and good momentum these last several weeks. I am very pleased with where “JesusFreaks,” is positioned!
ASLAN is on the move and its exciting to partner with Him.
Where we stand now is by the grace of God and the culmination of years of sowing and sacrifice and never quitting despite the struggle.
Through it all, God has been Faithful.
The latest breakthroughs-
Beginning in 2013 JF will be seen on television world-wide through three different outlets. In the last several months agreements were solidified with; Heritage(AUS), ERF(GER), and TBN/JCTV(US&International).
With these three platforms secured, I’m excited JF is positioned where it can be seen by the masses.
Furthermore, we were notified last month that, “JesusFreaks,” is an “Official Selection” of The Attic Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Then last week notified by Attic F.F. that “JesusFreaks,” won an accolade for,”Best Documentary!”
Our partnership with YWAM-Denver continues to bear fruit and I thank God daily for their support.
In late February I travelled out to Southern California to promote the upcoming broadcast of JF on TBN/JCTV.
Andrew Farland was the gentleman that accompanied me to L.A. for the TBN/JCTV “JesusFreaks,” interview.
Andrew has been at YWAM-Denver for the past several years; he has been the YWAM-Denver Mobile Team leader for the past 2 summers and has distributed “JesusFreaks” all across America.
This summer he is using “JesusFreaks,” as one of the tools to reach the lost and share about YWAM and specifically YWAM-Denver on his tour called, “Dare to Dream.”
YWAM-Denver and Circle of Belief Productions are both locking shields with his tour, “Dare to Dream.” On finishing his tour Andrew is going to Uganda, Africa long term to pioneer and pastor a church.
These are the broadcast dates & time for JesusFreaks on JCTV is as follows:
Friday 4/5 @ 7pm PT
Sat 4/6 @3pm PT
Friday 4/26 @3am & 7pm PT
Sat 4/27 @ 3pm PT
The link below is of the JesusFreaks TBN interview… If you would like to go strait to the JF interview on the link go to time code 9:45-
The TBN interview was first taped then two weeks later broadcast…during the broadcast, a gentleman called YWAM-Denver wanting to do a DTS.
Guess who was answering the phone? Andrew Farland the person the caller was watching on TV being interviewed.
During the interview I found myself humbled and grateful for how God moved through Peter and Linda Warren and their staff at YWAM-Denver to make a radical difference in my life and the lives of so many others through the years.
So many lives have been impacted by the gospel because of what YWAM accomplishes through young people who decide to take that step of faith and go on a 5 month YWAM DTS journey “To know God and make Him known.”
You can see the fruit of Linda and Peter Warren’s (YWAM Denver’s directors) their decades long obedience to the Lord here: www.ywamdenver.org, www.Jesusfreaksmovie.com and on Andrew’s website at ImpactAfricanow.com
Additional breakthroughs…We have just been offered 2 distribution deals-
One offer is to make a presence in the Christian retail market; placing JF dvd’s in the CBA(Christian Booksellers of America) stores nation-wide. The other opportunity is a secular play for Videos on Demand whereby a customer can download and purchase “JesusFreaks,” directly online. I have not been given a contract it is only talk but each player is saying the right things and the negotiation is progressing.
The timing is right for these two distribution outlets to have them coincide with the TV broadcasts.
Please join in prayer with me…believing and interceding that the launch of JF in 2013 will be all God intends it to be!
JesusFreaks’ second wave is going to hit in 2013…I believe it will be much bigger then anything we have seen so far during this JF journey.
Thank you for standing with us!
A Generation is Waiting…
Charles(Chad) Cobb Jr.
July 25th, 2012
Greetings to the Believer and the Unbeliever,
God is doing something in our day and its an honor to be a part of what He is accomplishing through the Millennial Generation. In August of 2010, after a showing of JesusFreaks(JF) at one of the Film Festivals, the Lord shared with us that He was “Creating a Shift in Culture.”
“Hhmmmm,” you say. What does that mean? Well we wondered the same thing…
Shortly thereafter, while creating our website with our good friends at BELLA CLEMENTINE (www.BellaClementine.com) my wife, Katherine, was sharing what the Lord told us…HE WAS CREATING A SHIFT IN CULTURE.
We shared the phrase,“Shift in Culture,” with Anthony Lee, a web designer second to none, he listened intently to our story and commented, “that is very interesting. But how does it connect with the “JesusFreaks” website we are building? Do you want to put it on the front page of your website?…I don’t understand the connection.”
Katherine answered, “I don’t know the connection, but God does so let’s ask Him?” We all began to pray and ask God what was the connection between the “Shift in Culture” and what was going on with JesusFreaks and the Millennial Generation.
AND INSTANTLY HE ANSWERED: THE “SHIFT IN CULTURE” WAS THAT THE YOUNGER GENERATION SHALL LEAD THE OLDER GENERATION. This next big move of God will be ignited from the youth and burn so high and bright that it will envelope the older generations. A great move of the Lord is beginning…what many call revival is about to happen in our day. It will began with the youth and in many ways be led by them.
And He gave us a verse to confirm what was going on…1 Timothy 4:12.
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, and in purity.”
We all sat there stunned…God is a COMMUNICATOR.
You see, traditionally and culturally, the older generation has always led the younger generations. This time it will be different…the younger was going to lead the older.
With that in mind:
This summer, one of our partners purchased a bunch of JesusFreaks(JF) DVD’s for the YWAM-Denver Mobile Team to give to people at different Christian Festivals around the country. Our relationship with YWAM and YWAM-Denver particularly, has been an awesome and fruitful relationship. Since the release of JF in January 2009 the enrollment numbers at YWAM-Denver have continually increased. This summer there are over 100 students attending Schools at YWAM-Denver, Multiplication is happening and its exciting! God is doing something in our day and JF is one of the many vehicles speaking to the millennial generation leading them to go deeper with Jesus. Through God telling His love story to the Millennial Generation through JF, He moves them into new directions calling many to missions and by doing so they are not only are transforming their own destinies but many others as well, World Wide!
And a great big THANK YOU to Andrew Farland and Katie Bergmann for your unending dedication to introducing people to our God. You guys inspire us!
And speaking of God moving people in new directions…
The Circuit Riders movement began last summer in Kona, Hawaii with the first 300 “Riders” saying, “God we are willing to go wherever you want us to go so that the world can come to know you Jesus as Lord and Savior.”
Presently, the School of the Circuit Riders is happening here at YWAM-Denver. The leading voices of this movement and the people who God spoke directly to ignite this movement are Amy Sollars, Andy Byrd, & Christy and Brian Brendt, a word of the Lord told them that 80 million people would come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior-the fruits to come from this Circuit Rider movement. In addition, from this vast people group a remnant- 200,000 people will be led to the mission field. We believe that JF and School of the Circuit Riders are both integral parts of God accomplishing His Vision for this generation. Interestingly enough John Murphy who is the leader of the School of the Circuit Riders here in Denver was also the mighty man of God we followed in JF as he led a group of boarders on a 5 month journey with God-mentoring the students during the YWAM Discipleship Training School…this is not by mistake God knew what he was doing when he ordained John to star in a critically-acclaimed documentary like JesusFreaks and then to spearhead the School of the Circuit Riders in Denver now.
IHOP, YWAM, Circuit Riders, and JesusFreaks are four parts of many parts God is using to usher in this Third Great Awakening in America.
God is doing something in our day…One can hear and feel the rumblings of the earth as this outpouring is happening in a way not seen in many years!
The evidence is all around us, more young people are coming to know Jesus more intimately and are deciding to lay it all down to focus energy and effort in sharing with others about this amazing Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ who yearns for relationship with his children. The Circuit Riders are those who say, ”Lord, send me! I’ll go and tell them about what You did for us through conquering death and taking away the sins of the world.”
Their motto is: “To save the lost, revive the saved, and train them all.”
I am thankful to be able to lock shields with these lion-hearted warriors and attend the School of the Circuit Riders as a student here in Denver. The amazing passion and leadership of the Circuit Riders is contagious…the grand finale is the Circuit Rider School in Kansas City, Missouri August 6-17th, 2012. To learn more go to: www.thecircuitrider.com.
I Had the honor of hearing Dave Powers, lead worship this morning for the School of the Circuit Riders…Dave runs a ministry called Worship and the Word Movement, he is also the visionary and leader of Heaven Fest, a platform for the Father Heart of God-the all day all night event is a massive music and worship gathering with multiple stages, tons of artists and bands, camping, art, a kidz area, a skate park, and other family friendly activities, and thousands of people come. Helping people connect with the Father-heart of God is what they are all about! This event has become the largest Christian Music Festival in the nation. Please come out and enjoy it is going to be an awesome venue and a huge gathering of Christians which will have great spiritual significance. www.heavenfest.com
The Riders will be in attendance as well doing what they do introducing any in the audience who personally have not met the headlining act of Heaven Fest, His name is JESUS !!!
If you want to have a life-changing encounter with God, do yourself a favor and go to Heaven Fest and attend the School of the Circuit Riders in Kansas City.
God is doing something in on our day, and its exciting to see the movement take shape and begin to explode on the national scene.
Creating a Shift in Culture,
Katherine and Charles Cobb
August 21st, 2011
The journey continues and God continues to be faithful. JesusFreaks (JF) continues to gain more recognition and acclaim through the JF shorts. Thank you, Lord!
We prayed and mulled over the decision to produce the JesusFreaks(JF) shorts for quiet some time before going back into the footage and producing 16 shorts. Now, sitting where we are now it seems like a no brain-er…but before making the final decision to go back into the footage and produce/edit the shorts; it was like most big decisions on this JF journey- we were pulled in many different directions…what to do with all the great content not utilized in the JF documentary?
After the filming was over in 2008 we had over 160 hours of footage-after producing JF a 96 minute feature film documentary-there was still 158 plus hours of footage never seen and enjoyed…We had so many more great story-lines that did not make the final cut onto the feature film documentary.
Like everything on this JF journey it was a battle to get the shorts produced. Raising the capital, re-editing the footage, audio sweetening, and creating new motion graphics.
In addition many voices out there, including my own at times saying, ”…just get JF, the feature-film documentary out there in distribution.” Voices out there saying, “… you used all your best stuff already; why put more money into producing new content-utilize what is in the “can” now; and put all your time, energy, and effort in marketing “JesusFreaks,” a critically-acclaimed documentary. The shorts are not needed and just an added expense.” etc. etc.
Sometimes you just have to block out all of the NOISE; from yourself, from the the king of lies (he is always on duty to spread- lies, fear, and doubt) and others (whose intentions are usually pure but often misguided) and do ultimately what we believed God was leading us to do.
Thank God, we did.
Since producing the shorts last Oct. 2010, it has enabled JF to be celebrated all over again. I’m so grateful the shorts are being seen and celebrated throughout the world and being well received on the film festival circuit. Just this last week we found out one of the shorts, “Day of Remembrance,” is being recognized as an official selection to the New Orleans Film Festival. This is the third film Festival in 2011, that has recognized and celebrated this particular short Film-thank you Lord.
This particular short is also being recognized by a 4th film festival, which is recognized by the industry as a Top 10 film festival to have your film recognized by-They have not made their official announcement yet…so I’m not at liberty to share the name of this festival with you today but as soon as the official announcement is made-I shall.
We are producing a new JF trailer that captures conflict and conflict resolution that occurs during a Discipleship Training School(DTS).
Furthermore, we are producing an additional version of “JesusFreaks.” Our current JF documentary has a running time of 96 minutes…our goal is edit another documentary with a running time of 70 to 80 minutes. With so much wonderful , unseen content we are producing another film that will bring in new story-lines, additional characters and scenes from the original to produce this new cut. Title of the next film coming soon…It ‘s all a work in progress.
We are excited to share with you the new JF conflict trailer and the additional film.
Both should be complete by the end of October 2011.
We thank you all for your continued support and prayers as you guys have continued to engage and enjoy the JesusFreaks media franchise.
On another note…
I want to give a big HOLLA, to the Circuit Riders, who are the front-liners making waves in Orange County, CA…this week YWAM is spearheading an eight day spiritual uprising. It is being held at the Hilton Hotel in Huntington Beach, CA-If you get a chance go check out their Facebook page at O.C. Uprising 2011. On opening night Aug.19- Pastor Jay Alabamy Haizlip, a former professional vertical skateboarder was the first speaker to take the stage to kick off the 8 day event.
Here are a couple initial reports from the O.C. Uprising 2011, one from the Director of YWAM Denver- Peter Warren (a great friend, our spiritual covering, and our partner in the JesusFreaks media franchise), who had this to report, ”A bunch of people surrendered their lives to Christ, some were healed and others delivered from demonic oppression. And this is only the second night!”
An additional testimony from a YWAM’er- one of our boys, and former roommate of ours- Matt Watson,
“Revival is literally breaking out in Orange County, CA! If your not here get here and if you live here meet us at the Hilton waterfront Hotel of PCH and Huntington at the big white tent @ 7-10pm Bring your sick God is healing people like crazy!”
A famous quote from the “JesusFreaks,” short, “Prayer over Addiction,”…”there is a Spiritual Power that comes to bare when we lay hands on you, and pray for you.” (John Murphy)
All the reports are confirming-that at the O.C. Uprising 2011-people are calling on God and miracles are happening!!!
Although we are not physically there in the O.C. , we are there in spirit and prayer. We wished so bad to have been a part of it in some small way, but it was not to be. Katherine and I have such full plates…we decided to divide and conquer.
Our heart and prayers are with YWAM-Denver and YWAM-Kona, the two bases spearheading this move of God-the “O.C. Uprising 2011.” I pray blessings and protection for the YWAM’ers out there in the O.C. showing the love-
WE LOVE YOU GUYS. YOU ARE OUR HEROS!
Please continue to pray for our efforts as we take these next pivotal steps on the JF journey.
We will not rest until, “JesusFreaks,” God’s love story to the Millennial Generation is able to break into the American mainstream in a mighty way!
We appreciate your continued prayer and support as we walk out this vision.
A Generation is Waiting…