Posts Tagged ‘YWAM Outreach’
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.
April 10th, 2012
It was a tremendous blessing in celebrating the Lords’ Last Supper this past Thursday at Church. Jesus celebrated the Last Super, His last Passover Feast with the 12…Humbling Himself, washing each of the Disciples feet, even the one that would betray Him, was a very moving act of loving kindness to reflect on and to see how high He set the mark only so that by sharing in His suffering we could also witness and to be able to share His amazing Love to others.
I often fall short of loving those who have hurt or offend me…
King, Savior, Lord of Lords, showing selfless and humble Loving-kindness the night before He was to suffer unimaginable pain, suffering, hurt, and betrayal.
In less than 48 hrs after the last supper, by suffering Roman execution through crucifixion, Jesus would continue LOVING until his last breath. One of the last thoughts Jesus had while dying on the cross was for us, “Forgive them Father for they know not what they do.”
Can I comprehend that depth of love, forgiveness and sacrifice?
Truly Amazing Grace!
It is an exciting time of year to be a disciple of Jesus Christ…the stone was rolled away.
It is also an exciting time for the Lord’s vision, ”JesusFreaks” or “JF.”
We are thrilled to announce that “JesusFreaks” is now in distribution in the South Pacific…Aus and New Zealand and the islands associated with this region i.e. Papua, New Guinea.
Heritage (HM) has given Circle of Belief Productions a 5 year deal to release and distribute the critically acclaimed documentary, “JesusFreaks.” Through Church screenings, Home Entertainment, Broadcast sales, and Electronic Distribution, the JF media franchise has been released through a media distributor other than ourselves.
Circle of Belief Productions made the leap of faith first in Dec.2010 by going into self distribution by beginning to sell the feature length documentary from our website www.JesusFreaksMovie.com. Now in 2012, by securing our distribution deal with HM, who has developed a successful record of distributing faith friendly projects, we are thrilled to be part of their media show case.
Another Divine Placement is in the final stages as well…
Circle of Belief is wrapping up the negotiations with the reality TV producers for the television lifestyle series, “JesusFreaks.” We rest in knowing that we serve a God of completion and that He alone has opened this door. We will keep you posted as to the final outcome. If you are reading this, please stop now and pray for the Millennial Generation… That through this series, they will be able to see what “doing life with God” is all about.
On another note…I have begun a new film project titled, “Burden of Holiness-Views from the Temple Mount.” The goal of this project is to bring deeper understanding between the three great monotheistic faiths; Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. All three faith traditions can be traced back to Abraham…each called a Son of Abraham. So why have the 37 acres in Jerusalem known as “The Temple Mount,” to Jews and Christians and called by Muslims-”The Holy Sanctuary,” a place considered Sacred and Holy to all the sons of Abraham, has also been a place of bloodshed and strife between each religion, again and again at different times in History?
That maybe just maybe through this documentary all 3 religions can find a bridge to peace, to find a way to co-exist better side by side. The hope is through this film, it will create a platform for dialogue to increase, a better understanding of one another, and tolerance may begin to grow?
By God blessing me with an excellent formal education, (I have a M.A. from University of Denver in Conflict Resolution and a B.A. from SMU in History with an emphasis in Middle Eastern/Islamic history,) giving me the vision and experience of directing and producing ”JesusFreaks,” and building a diverse and passionate team around me, filming this story of the most contested fought-over piece of real estate on earth is a challenge that I am well prepared and excited to begin.
My beliefs are my beliefs that’s not what this project is about…the documentary will give equal voice to all three sides and allow the viewer to form his or her own opinions.
Jews, Muslims, and Christian believers, will make up the production team as well as the cast of pilgrims who will embark on a spiritual journey through the Holy Land.
My hope is to bring exposure to the epi-center, the pulse of the never ending conflict between Arabs and Jews as well as to spotlight the religious crossroads of all three religions.
To dream a dream that this special place which is so Revered, Sacred and Holy to so many people of faith may one day also be a place of PEACE, TOLERENCE, and UNDERSTANDING?
You can watch the trailer here:
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…