The School of Photographic Communication (SoPC) equips, empowers, and releases creative media missionaries into the nations. It provides practical training on how to use transmedia to advocate for the oppressed, bring awareness for injustice, and complete the Great Commission.
SoPC is a 3 month course in Kona, Hawaii run by the PhotogenX ministry under Youth With A Mission (YWAM). During this course, we will have professional photographers from around the world teaching and inspiring us and also top leaders of YWAM Kona to impart leadership principles. But the journey doesn’t stop here.
After the course, you have several options. You can either choose to staff the PhotogenX DTS in April, or be a part of the project outreach. Both of them have the duration of 6 months. We want you to put everything you learned into practice. DTS staffing gives you the opportunity to continue to develop your leadership skills by imparting what you learned to the students and practicing how to lead a team to accomplish the project (outreach). The project outreach gives you the opportunity to focus wholeheartedly on a media project, which could be a coffee table book, campaigns, exhibitions…, however the Lord leads.
“To illuminate darkness, we paint with the Light
and also become the light.”
Through our media projects, we want to communicate the message of God’s heart with integrity. We see ourselves as a bridge to connect the potential with the needs. To reach this goal, we will, as a community, from school leader to student, pursue improvement in four specific areas: photography, leadership, character, and spiritual growth. This school combines missions and photography!
Light makes photography. Embrace light.
Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light.
Know it for all your worth, and you will know the key to photography. -George Eastman
Are You the one?
Are you hungry for Jesus, faithful, teachable, passionate about photography and missions, love taking initiative, exercising leadership, and dream of pioneering? Then this is for you! The basic requirements are a successfully completed Discipleship Training School through Youth with a Mission (any DTS) and basic photography skills. We specifically want those who have a vision on their hearts and are looking for a community to pursue these dreams together. We want to commit to you as a community to dream God’s dreams, and to launch long term projects to the nations.
Let’s commit until we see God’s dreams fulfilled! What’s sparked during the course should be carried on. We want to develop these dreams together. We want to provide a platform to support the vision God birthed in you. Join us after the course.