About the Marketplace

In Ephesians 4 Paul describes a thriving church as a collaboration of all members.  He writes,

...speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

We are developing an online marketplace as a tool to enable content creators to "speak the truth in love" to the larger church body.  The marketplace will accomplish this goal in three ways.  First, the marketplace will be a community gathering point to share ideas and sell content.  Second, the marketplace will be a safe community where developing content creators can receive feedback and coaching to improve their craft.  Third, the marketplace will amplify the voice of content creators through the use of cross marketing.

Our goal is that Christians and Christian ministries will benefit from the marketplace by gaining access to a wider variety of resources for use in their ministry context.  We believe that a greater variety of resources will enable ministries to find resources that meeting the needs of their unique cultural context.  We are committed to helping ministries invest more resources into serving their communities by providing resources at low cost or no cost.  Each content creator is free to set their fee for use of their resources.  However, the marketplace will be producing core resources that will be offered free of charge.  Eventually, the core resources will include confirmation material and children's ministry resources.

We are excited to see how God will use this new venture to strengthen the church and its mission work to God's lost children.  Please pray for the endeavor, that God will bless our efforts to connect with old and new content creators.  Pray for the up-coming creators conference that it will be an effective tool for empowering content creators with training and networking opportunities.  Pray for our work at securing writers and donors to produce high quality free core content.