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Media missions short course

A 3-week crash course in Christian digital storytelling that will make your head spin.

Kona, Hawaii | Dates to be announced

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"This is the course I wish I had 20-years ago when starting out."
Craig Pulsifer, photojournalist


Are you called as a Media Missionary?

The Media Missions Short Course puts the flow into your workflow by giving you the technical and hands-on training you need. We will help you to plan, capture and create timely, God-honoring stories that will educate, inspire and mobilize your audiences.

Working alongside veteran writers, photographers and videographers, you will learn how to plan and gear-up for a field assignment because we believe the best way to learn is by doing.

Course Fees: $2,400

Includes: tuition, room, meals and gear rental
*Airfare not included


Week 1
AM: 9:00-12:30
Lectures: Pre-Production
PM: 1:00 - 5:00
Outdoor Practicum: Photography
PM: 7:00 - 8:00
Data Edit & Gear Maintenance
Week 2
AM: 9:00-12:30
Lectures: Capture (Tools & Techniques)
PM: 1:00 - 5:00
Outdoor Practicum: Photo + Audio & Video
PM: 7:00 - 8:00
Data Edit & Gear Maintenance
week 3
AM: 9:00-12:30
Lectures: Post-Production
PM: 1:00 - 5:00
Media Lab Practicum: Final Project Submissions
PM: 7:00 - 8:00
Optional Lab Time


  • Campus Orientation
  • Camera Basics
  • Virtual dSLR: Manual Exposure, Aperture, ISO
  • Media Demo "Fire Drill"
  • Friday Night Welcome Luau


  • Saturday – Beach Day
  • Sunday Worship AM / Afternoon Free

The Basics

  • Newsroom Overview & Digital Asset Management (DAM)
  • Camera Stills - Composition, Lighting, Moment
  • Story Architecture
  • 8-Rules of Photojournalism
  • Camera Video - Frame Rate and Color Space

Extended assignment and Outreach possibilities abroad for graduates

Meet the Instructors

Ben Fontaine

Craig Pulsifer

Joel Rogers


Learn in beautiful Kona, Hawaii

Stay on our ocean front property, accommodation and food included!


It’s a level playing field. We are looking for aptitude and heart more than any kind of resume. God does not choose the prepared as much as He chooses the willing. And we want to know that you have heart… and that you’re willing to make sound choices to tell His story.

Camera/recording equipment will be provided for class time; however, if you do wish to use your own equipment (camera/computer) for sake of familiarity, by all means bring them along for your own use.

This is a Youth With A Mission (YWAM) ministry where completion of a Discipleship Training School (DTS) is preferred; however, the DTS is not a requirement for acceptance to this course.

Course Fees: $2,400

Includes: tuition, room, meals and gear rental
*Airfare not included


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Workshop Fees
  • Housing (Dorm-style)
  • Daily Meals
  • Class-Related Travel on island
  • Canon Professional Gear Rental


  • Airfare to/from Kona
  • Applicable Visas
  • Health Insurance, State-required TB test
  • Personal travel / weekend getaway expenses

School of Communication
& Digital Media Bootcamp

Tell stories that matter


Our Focus

We want you to discover God’s perspective FOR COMMUNICATING as you become passionate visual storytellers making a positive impact on today's generation - inside and outside the walls of the Church - through the production of quality content that is geared for today’s discerning multi-media audiences.

Dude, I'm in!

(Seating is limited, so get your butt here now.)