For over twenty-five years, Media Fellowship International® has been impacting the media and the message from the inside out.
MFI is a Christian ministry that works with people in the media and arts community in a confidential and non-judgmental manner. It is a safe support group where people can receive encouragement and Godly counsel and have fellowship with other Christians in the industry.
We frequently receive emails and letters from those who have been blessed by our Media New Testament. Here is an email from our friend John Freeman:
I have been disappointed over the past number of months because I have been carrying around copies of The Director without giving them away. A normal prayer of mine before and during travel is that I meet someone to give it to. Well, finally, an answer to prayer last Friday in O’Hare Airport. Met a couple flying off to Central America for a vacation and after a lengthy conversation the wife said: “Are you a Pastor?” I thanked her for her question but that the answer was no but that I was open to talk to her about spiritual things. After a couple of questions I pulled the Words From The Director from my backpack and showed it to her and then gave it to her. She was quite taken back and I was very excited that she was thrilled. I pointed out the people I have met through MFI, explained your mission, and asked her to please make time to read it while they were on vacation. Her husband was listening and watching but not participating. Soon afterwards they had to leave for their gate. They both thanked me for talking with them and both thanked me for the New Testament. Of course, I have no idea how God will work through this, but I know, as you do, that He will. Thank you and the Board of MFI for putting this New Testament together. I find it a wonderful tool for spreading the Word.
Our MFI Media New Testament is a great gift for your friends and loved ones!Order
In the beginning, when the story began, the Director - the God of the Bible - brought everything into being, from the land and the seas, to the animials and the humans. He set the stage and yelled, "Action!" When the humans began to opt for their own story, he immediately began a plan to retrieve it, putting it back on track.
That is what this book is about. Along with The New Testament, you will read testimonies of those in the entertainment business who have given their lives to God, the Director. And as you'll read in their stories, they sometimes fail, they know that to find our place in the story, we must read - and meditate on - and live out His script, The Bible.
"We have the privilege of playing a role in God's larger story and when we keep our eyes focused on that, we will learn to become servants in His kingdom, promoting His message of love and peace through our lives."
Bob Yerkes, Award winning Professional Stuntman and Stunt Coordinator
Celebrating our 15th Annual MFI Praise Brunch!
"Shining His Light in the Industry"
On October 19th, two-hundred people sat around tables of 10 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, enjoying a lovely brunch and Christian fellowship in what has become an annual tradition for many in Hollywood.
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. accept MFI'sAmbassador Award. Photo credit: Ron Zielinski
The MFI Ambassador Award is based on II Corinthians 5:20
"We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us."
Years ago, Marilyn and Billy considered discontinuing their performing because they felt that perhaps as new believers they should step out of their secular entertainment roles. They have continued to do what they do best, and they include in their programs a hymn and their testimony. They have reached thousands for Jesus Christ.
Keynote speaker Brian Bird shares his his "Ten Commandments for "How to be a Christian in Media." Photo credit: Ron Zielinksi
“I'm not just talking about the audience, the great unreached masses. I'm talking about the people we have to work alongside to get the message out. The people in Hollywood whose lifestyles and values may offend us, but whom God has not given up on,” he said.
“Because Hollywood is a town of great insecurity and betrayal, loyal friends rarely exist. I've learned that the people I work with don't care how much I know until they know how I much I care.
We began our morning with a Color Guard presentation by The American Legion, followed by The Star Spangled Banner, sung by Soloist Larry Wayne Morbitt. During a leisurely brunch, Guitarist T.J. Stafford played inspirational music, at one point inviting everyone in the room to join him in singing How Great Thou Art. Testimony was given by artist Poto Leifi as he shared his Posters of Fallen Soldiers.
After a warm welcome, Pastor Bob Rieth invited Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. to the stage to receive MFI's Ambassador's Award. Next was the presentation of MFI's Andrew Award to Chaplain Susan Stafford, Ph.D. for her many years of ministry. Larry Wayne Morbitt then sang the song he is well known for, The Music of the Night from his many years of performing with The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.
Our Keynote Speaker, Producer and Writer, Brian Bird, shared his Ten Commandments for How to be a Christian in Media and the audience responded with a standing ovation. A very special thanks to our event committee, event sponsors and table hosts.
MFI, incorporated by the state of California in 1987, is recognized as a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. As such contributions are fully tax deductible. MFI is funded by private contributions from individuals who believe in this vital ministry of reaching ‘to the media, through the media.' DONATE
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