The Other Side of Ministry
Through out my years working with different churches I have realized that there is a group of individuals who are crucial to the ministry of the church but who's stories often go unnoticed. I'm speaking specifically of minister's spouse. These are the people who stand side by side, supporting their spouses' ministries through thick and thin and seeing another side of the Gospel that we don't often see. By producing The Other Side of Ministry I am giving the spouses an opportunity to share their joys, pains, triumphs and heartache with the rest of us who may not know what they go through on a regular basis. I have heard the stories from a few spouses over the years and I know that they have amazing stories to tell and these stories need to be told. I have heard from missionaries who have lost their husbands to accidents in far off places but they continued on, working through immense pain. I have heard stories of victory through faith during supremely difficult times! These stories need to be shared to encourage others that are struggling and to let them know that they are not alone.
The work has begun as 2 letters have been drafted. The first letter goes out to various ministerial spouses around the DMV (Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia area) where the intial round of interviews will take place. I hope to start out with at least 10 individuals from as many denominations as possible. The second letter will go out to those who may be interested in donating to the documentary to help defray the various costs that arise when making films. Also a GoFundMe Page has been created to give people the opportunity to support this documentary and to those who will be touched by the testimonies.
I plan for "The Other Side of Ministry" to be more than just another YouTube video. I intend on entering the final product into film festivals as a means of advertising and then preparing it for distribution across any medium I can get it into. This is the ministry that I have been called to and plan to follow it to the best of my ability.
If you are interested in being a part of The Other Side of Ministry either as an on-screen participant or a donor please contact me through Twitter (@rbaker_spaceage-llc.com) or on our Facebook Page. I hope to hear from you!