In February, 2017 Appian Media was approached with the opportunity to share the Following the Messiah video series through an online digital platform called RightNow Media. RNM is a subscription-based service that provides individuals and congregations with Bible class materials, videos and resources to help study God’s word. Following the Messiah is now available to almost 2 million subscribers and 16,000 congregations who use the service!
“Our goal continues to be to share God’s perfect message with as many people as possible,” according to Craig Dehut, co-founder of Appian Media. “This is a door that has been opened to us and we think it’s a great opportunity to get Following the Messiah in front of even more people!”
Hopefully, this is the beginning of a strong relationship where Appian Media can continue to share video content with RightNow Media, providing quality media for their subscribers and putting our content before an even larger audience.
In addition to working with RNM, Following the Messiah is now also available on YouTube - making it easier to stream the videos straight to a TV through popular devices like Apple TV and Chromecast. As part of our annual survey, we asked our audience about the devices they were using to watch Appian Media’s video content and over 50% of respondents said they were streaming content through a TV.
“We know technology is changing quickly,” said Stuart Peck, co-founder of Appian Media. “It’s important that we’re going where our audience is and YouTube is a massive platform. Hopefully this will make it easier for people to watch and benefit from Appian Media’s content in the future.”
These two platforms join www.appianmedia.org and Vimeo as places you can find Following the Messiah. We encourage everyone to subscribe to our YouTube channel to easily access future content from Appian Media.
A list of our channels are below: (click on the channel to subscribe)
Appian Media is a 501(c)(3) – nonprofit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. All donations are tax-deductible. More information and access to our exclusive media library can be found online at www.appianmedia.org. RightNow Media is a tool of RightNow Ministries International. More information about RNM can be found at www.rightnow.org.
Appian Media already has over 50% of its operating budget for this year but we still need your help to make it the rest of the way! The next 30 days are going to be awesome.
We have lots to share with you about our plans for Appian Media in 2017. We have exciting news about ways Following the Messiah is already reaching people all over the world with God’s timeless message.
Right now we need you.
We need your prayers.
We need your financial support.
In 2016 nearly 200 people gave $65,000 to create the first half of the Following the Messiah series. In 2017 our goal is to raise $80,000 to complete the series and continue producing other media from the Bible lands.
There is so much groundbreaking technology in the film/television industry - we NEED to use these tools to create engaging visual media about the Bible. Video can be powerful… God’s word IS powerful… let’s combine this tool and God’s message to create an unstoppable force for evangelism!
Here’s how you can get involved:
Step 1: Donate
Visit www.appianmedia.org and make a tax deductible donation. Whatever amount you are able to give is a huge donation in our minds! You can make a one time donation or set a recurring donation.
Step 2: Share
We ask that you share this work with friends, family, neighbors, your church group, anyone. We want this message to spread and you are a huge part of helping get the word out. Share it on Facebook, forward this email, call someone, however you want to spread this opportunity is great… but please share!
Step 3: Pray!
Most importantly, please pray for our entire team at Appian Media. Craig, Stu, Jeremy, Barry & Jet have put in hundreds of unpaid hours to create this content and maintain these tools. We need your prayers. We truly believe God is powerful and can use Appian Media for His glory!
Check back throughout the next 30 days to get the latest news about Appian Media’s fundraising efforts and learn more about what we have planned for an exciting 2017.
This past week two of our viewers had the same question about something that was stated in the ‘Following the Messiah’ video series. The question is in reference to Jesus’ dedication at the temple. We are so grateful and thankful for our viewer’s attention to detail.
Appian Media releases its first series, Following the Messiah, to the public.
Indianapolis, IN - This is day one for Appian Media. We know that so many of you reading this have been following this project for nearly a year, and yet here we are… the true beginning of this amazing journey.
Appian Media LIVE on Facebook
It’s been nearly five months since the team stepped off the plane in Israel and production began on Appian Media’s very first web series, Following the Messiah. Since this summer, so many people have asked us about the progress and when we’ll be releasing the episodes. The wait is almost over and this week we’re announcing the official release date for the series!
It's been three months since we returned from Israel and post-production began on the first five episodes of "Following the Messiah!" Because of the change in my job situation, I was able to commit these last three months to working almost exclusively towards the goal of having these completed before the beginning of 2017 (several months earlier than we had originally planned). We wanted to provide you with a progress update!
Have you ever been present when a child learns something new for the first time? The light in their eyes sparkles with comprehension, and a crooked smile of awe appears when their mind makes the connection between what they used to know about the world and the new piece of information that just changed everything.
I enjoy studying Biblical Geography. I read books. I study atlases. I rarely get my Bible out without getting a map out as well. Even though I knew where the mountains, rivers and cities were located, I did not understand the land.