Gospel Communication Project Part 3 Instructions
The Gospel Communication Video Presentation is the third and final step in a cumulative project that has required you to apply the principles of Cultural Intelligence to a specific cross-cultural evangelistic encounter. In the first two parts of this project, you have researched cultural elements which will affect an unbeliever’s understanding of the gospel message, applied cultural intelligence capabilities to plan how to effectively communicate the gospel, and created an outline of the Grand Narrative Story.
Now, it is time to present your Grand Narrative story. You should create a 5-10-minute video of yourself communicating the Story of God to your friend. Make sure to include all of the essential elements listed below. You should have prepared your outline for this presentation in your second paper.
The purpose of this video is to tell the story as you would actually share it with your friend. (Talk to the camera like you would talk to your friend). You should NOT simply read your list of elements in your outline, but rather you should tell one fluid story that connects all of the elements in your outline together.
Elements of the Grand Narrative:
- The Pattern of the Kingdom:
- The Perished Kingdom:
- Fall/ Sin
- The Promised Kingdom:
- Covenant with Abraham
- Covenant with David
- The Partial Kingdom:
- The Prophesied Kingdom:
- The message of the Prophets
- The Present Kingdom
- Virgin Birth
- Incarnation and Deity (fully God-fully man)
- Jesus’ Life (person and ministry)
- Jesus’ Death
- The Proclaimed Kingdom:
- The Holy Spirit
- The Church
- The Perfected Kingdom
- Christ’s Return
- Our Response to the Gospel
At the beginning of your video, state your name.
See the bottom of this document for instructions on submitting your video
Here are some things to consider as you complete this assignment:
This is a communication class, and this is your “oral” communication assignment for the semester, so the following principles of oral communication should be considered. You will be graded more on content than delivery, but these principles of communication do affect your presentation:
- Rate of speech: Don’t talk so fast that your audience cannot understand you or so slow that your listener gets bored.
- Language and pronunciation: Make sure that you are speaking clearly and that your words are appropriate for your audience. Example: if you are speaking to someone who has no previous understanding of the gospel or church culture, don’t use complex church words like sanctification and justification.
- Inflection and tone: Don’t be that monotone professor that makes you fall asleep! Your inflection and tone communicate your excitement (or lack thereof) for the message you are communicating.
- Eye contact and facial expressions: Don’t stare at the ground or just read your story without looking up. Make eye contact with the camera. Try not to look angry. This is a story that you are (or should be) excited to share!
- Gestures: Try not to gesture so much that it is distracting, but don’t be scared to use gestures to illustrate or emphasize your point.
- You may utilize any resources to craft the way you will communicate the story, but you may not simply read or repeat someone else’s story (i.e. don’t just read the Creation to Return story from hennastories.org or S-T4T).
- You may be as creative as you would like with background or visuals to supplement the Story. Just make sure that you don’t sacrifice content for creativity!
Submit Your Video by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 7.
SUBMITTING A VIDEO TO BLACKBOARD
Submitting Your Video to Blackboard through Kaltura Media Space is a 2-step process:
1. Upload your video to Media Space.
2. Submit your assignment to Blackboard
Tips for Video Recording:
- You can use any device that has the capability to record a video (built-in laptop camera, webcam, phone, stand-alone camera, etc).
- Any normal video format should work (.mov and .mp4 are the most common).
- If you use a mobile device, make sure you ask a friend to help you record or prop your device up so that you can sit/stand in front of it. (No Selfie shots, please!)
- If you use a mobile device, make sure to record so that the video is horizontal.
- Choose a location free of audio and visual distractions. This is a part of professional communication! Your puppy, cat, toddler, spouse, or roommate should not be a part of your video. You should also not be standing on the side of a busy road or next to a military runway or helicopter pad! If you live in a dorm room, we don’t want to see your underwear hanging in the background either. (All of these are real things that we have seen in student Videos!)
- You should record your video and save it to your desktop (for laptops) or your video files (for mobile devices) so that you can easily get to it when it is time to upload it.
Uploading your Video
● Go to watch.liberty.edu, click on “GUEST” and then “LOGIN.” When you are logged in, your name should appear in the top right-hand corner instead of the word “guest.”
● Click on “+ ADD NEW” and then “MEDIA UPLOAD”
● Upload your video by dragging and dropping it into the window or browsing to select your video in your files (just like you would do if you were submitting a paper).
● Give your video a name, but you don’t need to fill in a description.
● Once your video has uploaded, select “UNLISTED” so that people with the link can view your video, then click “SAVE.”
Submitting your Video to Blackboard
- Go to Blackboard, and click on the Assignment link in the Module/Week 7 folder
- Click on “WRITE SUBMISSION” to open up the text box where you would normally type in an assignment.
- Make sure the submission box is expanded so that you can see all 3 lines of editing tools, by clicking on the double arrows in the top right-hand corner.
- Click on the little arrow next to “MASHUPS,” then select “KALTURA MEDIA.”
● Your Kaltura media window should pop up. Click on the word “SELECT” next to the video you want to upload.
● When you see a yellow box as a placeholder for the video in the submission window, click “SUBMIT.”
Note: If you have trouble submitting your video to Blackboard from Kultura, you should first try another Browser. Many students struggle to get Kultura to work correctly on Google Chrome. Try Firefox instead.