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The Parables of Jesus

The Parables of Jesus

The Parables of Jesus include 7 video parables of Jesus complete with scripts which can be translated into any language. Parables include the Dinner, the Good Samaritan, the Lost Son, the Manager, the Midnight Visitor, the Treasure and the Pearl and the Unmerciful servant. An audio-only version script is also available. Timeless stories of the New Testament are realistically shown in video. Each story helps the viewer understand the customs and culture behind the parables while presenting the life changing words of Jesus.

Website: IMS

This May Be a Good Tool For Your Community If:

This video production was produced by International Media Ministries (IMM) an Assembly of God World Mission (AGWM) initiative with dubbing administered by International Media Services (IMS), has been developed into a dubbing format using a single voice narration. A cultural evaluation/script preparation video (CESP) may be requested from IMS to determine if this is a good tool for your community. If you are thinking about using this resource in your project, we hope you have thought about other things first, such as your audience and how to connect with them. There are tools to help you as part of the Guide. These will help you to know if this resource is right for you.

How This Works

Due to copyright issues, each video project needs to be initiated and approved through our IMS Project Coordinator. In considering a video for your language project, we suggest first evaluating the material to see if it fits in with the target culture.  It is essential that you read through the IMS Shell Video Manual.

Finer Details

Financial cost: There is a standard IMS fee of $300.00

Translation Method: Upon approval through the IMS Project Coordinator the required  IMS script with time codes matching the video will be released. A translator and/or consultant must be present when the video is being dubbed.

Scripture stories included: The Good Samaritan (Luke 10), The Unmerciful Servant (Matthew 18), The Treasure and the Pearl (Matthew 13), The Lost Son (Luke 15), The Midnight Visitor (Luke 11), The Dinner (Luke 14), The Manager (Luke 16)

What personnel are needed to bring this resource to fruition, (make the resource available in another language)?

Along with the recording team (1-2 people) and the translator or consultant, the video requires the voice of only one person.

What kind of technical expertise is needed to adapt this resource to your situation?

Requires a certified IMS specialist.

How much time is required to do all the work required to bring the resource to completion?

This video takes approximately 2-4 working days  to dub all 7 stories.

What sort of logistical setting is needed? (e.g. quiet space for recording, good Internet access)

Requires a recording studio or location that can be modified for recording.

How long does it typically take to watch, read or otherwise engage?

The Parables of Jesus video consists of 7 parables with a total running time of close to one hour.

What challenges or difficulties are there using this resource?

We have a website page which answers most of the questions about videos in the vernacular.

Notes

Single voice narration version only.

It is permissible to replace the man on camera (MOC) intro and closing with a frame from the video.

How To Get Started

The IMS website offers many other Scripture videos and Scripture based resources as well as tutorials and articles of interest. We also offer free consultation to help you develop a media strategy for your particular context.

Distribution Methods

IMS will help you explore distribution options suitable for engaging the particular Scripture access needs of the language group you serve.  We can help direct you to resources for your project or help you acquire specific items such as SD’s loaded with media data in your language, audio Bible players, solar battery packages and or portable projection devices.

Not a Good Fit? You May Want to Consider One of These

The IMS website offers many other Scripture videos and Scripture based resources as well as tutorials and articles of interest. We also offer free consultation to help you develop a media strategy for your particular context.