FREE online courses from Reliant Creative

Learn storytelling skills To Support Your Ministry.

We've set out to empower your partners because Engaging stories can mobilize the church.

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Marketing is expensive...

Your ministry needs storytelling content to keep donors informed, educated, and inspired. But, creative content can be expensive.

... but, it's essential.

God is at work in incredible ways through your ministry. If told well, those stories can serve as effective tools for inspiring action.

So, here's our simple plan!

Your ministry partners, missionaries, and staff are in the field watching God at work. We want to empower them to tell those stories!

Photography 101

Learn the Basics of Photography

Learn the basics of photography for better storytelling in the field. In this course we cover composition, technique, basic lighting concepts, and perspective centered around your mobile device.

Photography 101

1 Lesson: 1 Hour
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Advanced Photography

Learn Advanced Photography

In this course we discuss intermediate and advanced photography concepts and explore how you can get the most out of your DSLR or mirrorless camera setup.

Advanced Photography

1 lesson - 1:40 hour
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Documentary Storytelling | Pre-Production

Learn Pre-Production Basics

Learn the basics of the Pre-Production stage from our Documentary Storytelling process for better storytelling in the field.

Documentary Storytelling | Pre-Production

1 Lesson: 27 min.
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Documentary Storytelling | Production

Learn Production Basics

Learn the basics of the Production stage from our Documentary Storytelling process for better storytelling in the field.

Documentary Storytelling | Production

1 lesson - 24 min.
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Documentary Storytelling | Post-Production

Learn Post-Production Basics

Learn the basics of Post-Production from our Documentary Storytelling process for better storytelling in the field.

Documentary Storytelling | Post-Production

1 Lesson: 22 min.
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Scriptwriting

Learn Scriptwriting Basics

In this course, we discuss scriptwriting basics and give you a guideline for your interview questions so you can tell compelling and engaging stories with consistency and structure.

Scriptwriting

1 lesson - 28 min
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Storytelling Structures

Learn Basic Storytelling Structures

We use and teach 3 act story structures and the Hero's Journey to create compelling and engaging stories that relate and engage with audiences across cultures. In this course, you'll learn how to apply the Hero's Journey to your ministry marketing efforts.

Storytelling Structures

1 Lesson: 45 min.
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Purpose-Driven Strategy

Learn Purpose-Driven Strategy

In this course, we walk you through a messaging strategy that is rooted in the Hero's Journey. The goal is to teach you to create clear messaging and communication with your audience.

Purpose-Driven Strategy

1 lesson - 45 min.
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Web Design Strategy

Learn Basic Web Design Strategy

Your website should be a marketing tool that engages your audience, tells a clear and compelling story, and one that converts. In this course, we'll teach you how to apply the Hero's Journey story structure to your website and build a sitemap and flow of information that drives your user to your intended goals.

Web Design Strategy

1 Lesson: 1 Hour
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Story-Driven Messaging

Learn How to Craft Story-Driven Messaging

In this course, we'll walk your through the process of creating a brand story script for your ministry. This script is rooted in Monroe's Motivated Sequence and The Hero's Journey, and it will help you clearly communicate your ministry in all brand touch points.

Story-Driven Messaging

1 lesson - 45 min.
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Meet Your Instructors

Hey!

I Am Zach Leighton.

With 10 years of photography  experience and expertise, I help ministries tell their stories more creatively and effectively. In the constantly changing field of digital marketing, it is my mission to provide ministries with the skills to master the critical tactics and strategies that will drive their ministry growth.

Hello!

I'm Max Moser

With 10 years of photography  experience and expertise, I help ministries tell their stories more creatively and effectively. In the constantly changing field of digital marketing, it is my mission to provide ministries with the skills to master the critical tactics and strategies that will drive their ministry growth.

Grow your knowledge and provide valuable story content for your ministry.

100% Free

Our goal is to help the Church communicate and share what God is doing globally more effectively for greater Kingdom impact. To that end, all Reliant Resources are FREE.

Trusted Knowledge

Our instructors are talented creatives with real world ministry experience. They aren’t just instructors, they’re practitioners in each of their creative fields.

Anytime, Anywhere

We know you’re busy so we’ve made these courses available anytime, anywhere. Download and learn at your own convenience.

Schedule Live Consultations

You can schedule a live consultation with our instructors for any of our courses, and you can do it on your time. No need to wait for a pre-scheduled webinar! Schedule personal training for your team, on your time, and let’s get your national partners and missionaries telling stories well.

All of our courses can be scheduled as a live consultation OR you can download the pre-recorded content. Once the course is complete you can also schedule a follow-up critique so we can discuss the content your team is creating. 

News & Insights

We also share weekly insights on our blog covering a wide range of topics, and informed by some of the industries top thinkers and practitioners. From storytelling tips and content strategy insights, to digital communication and fundraising strategy, we’ve got a wide range of resources to fit your needs. Enjoy some of our recent posts. 

Zach Leighton

How IJM is Protecting Beneficiary Identities

How IJM is Protecting Beneficiary Identities  Last week we shared Part-3 in a 4-Part series exploring the ideas and topics discussed in our podcast interview with Brittany Baker from IJM. This week, we’re wrapping that series up with Part-4 and

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Zach Leighton

IJM and The Hero’s Journey

Story Structures with IJM A couple of weeks ago we shared Part-2 in a 4-Part series exploring the ideas and topics discussed in our podcast interview with Brittany Baker from IJM. Sorry for the delay in this article, COVID-19 put

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Zach Leighton

New Media and Changing Digital Landscapes

New Media and Changing Digital Landscapes We recently shared part-1 in a 4-part series exploring the ideas and topics discussed in a recent podcast with IJM. In that article, we talked about marketing, donor-development, and storytelling with IJM, and you

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