The only way to get rid of darkness is to become the light. Let’s PAINT with LIGHT!
The PhotogenX DTS is for you to gain a deeper revelation of God, become more like Him, and then shine His light into the world! With the gospel in one hand and camera in the other, we go to the ends of the earth to expand the kingdom of God. The DTS emphasizes cross-cultural exposure and global awareness preparing students to answer the call to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations” – Matthew 28:19. We become the light, and we paint with The Light!
Light is a combination of seven different colors. In diversity, we create unity. In unity, God is glorified. We want to pursue God as ONE. We don’t compete, but we encourage. We become each other’s greatest fan in this season as we all pursue Jesus together!
The PhotogenX DTS is designed for those who care about the injustice of our world, want to know God more and are eager to use their gifts and talents to make a difference. The PhotogenX DTS is mainly geared towards 18-30 year olds.
Core Content of the DTS (Lecture phase)
We kick off the 6 months training with 12 weeks of intense lecture in Kona, Hawaii. You will receive teaching from top notch Christian leaders around the world. The topics include but are not limited to ”Hearing God’s Voice”, ”Freedom”, ”The Bible”, ”The Father Heart of God”, “Identity”, “Worship and Intercession”, “Spiritual Warfare”, ”Missions”, “Creating with God”,…etc. The point of lecture phase however is not simply to receive teaching but to become personally active in your walk with God through practical applications like prayer, worship and engagement in various spiritual disciplines. By the end, you Will know God more and Will be able to make other know him more.
We will have a basic weekly photo class taught by Susi Childers (photogenX co-founder) and other photographers and a basic weekly photo assignment. We accept photographers on all levels (beginners to advanced). Much of our conversation and prayer will be focused on justice, and we gain various tools to equip us to better engage with what is happening in our world.
The Field Assignment (Outreach Phase)
“From every nation to every nation.”- Loren Cunningham We will go from the city to the country, from the skyscrapers to the mud houses, from the 5th avenue of New York to the slums of Bangkok, to find the voiceless and become their voice. Carrying the heart of Jesus to fight injustice, with the skill of Photography to bring down the kingdom of heaven, this is your outreach! Outreach is a 10-12 weeks adventure where you get to go out of your comfort zone into the nations to love, to serve, and to show people Jesus. With the skill sets you learned during lecture, your team will approach injustice issues from the heart of the Lord and with heavenly strategies empower the people you serve and expand the kingdom of God. You have the opportunity to put into practice what you’ve learned about photography & creative media’s ability to empower the disenfranchised & give them a voice!It’s the phase that you will see the nations be transformed through you. The specific location will be finalized during lecture phase after prayer.
The only equipment REQUIREMENT we have is a Digital SLR camera. Additional lenses, bodies, accessories are your prerogative. Strongly Recommended Equipment Needed:
- DSLR Camera or Micro 4/3rd Camera with HD video and audio input port & basic “Kit” lens (ex: 18-55mm or 14-42mm)
- 10X (class 10) SD card with 16 GB of space or more
- 2nd battery
- portable camera case / backpack (rain proof recommended, not sling bags)
- Apple or PC Laptop with 4+ gb ram, dual core processor or better (more than a netbook if possible)
Additional Items (if you can)
- 50mm 1.8 lens
- Tripod (sturdy ones by manfrotto, pearstone…)
- Additional Lenses (strong wide-angle, telephoto lenses…)
- external Hard Drive 1TB+
- smart phone (iphone / android)
- Rode compact Shotgun Mic
- Sleeping Bag
- Headlamp / Flashlight
- Jacket (especially for rain)
- Hooded Sweatshirt (hoodie / jumper)
- Modest Swimwear