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- as of April 15, 2006 - 380,000+
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- About This Series
- What Others Are Saying
- Online Video Quality
- How To Use These Videos (viewing
- How To Use These Videos (evangelism
- WBVS Advertisement
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- About This
- We are pleased to make the
six-lesson-series "Searching For Truth" available for
your online viewing.
"Searching For Truth"
exists because of the vision of John Moore, evangelist with the
Springs Church of Christ, Dripping Springs, Texas. John,
also an instructor at the Southwest
School of Biblical Studies in nearby Austin, wrote the script
and hosts the series.
Rudy Cain, co-founder of World Video Bible
School (WVBS) in Maxwell, Texas, produced the series. Together
with the WVBS
staff, Rudy coordinated the filming, editing and all production
tasks needed to bring this series to fruition. A complete list
of the people, places and contributions to the project appears
in the credits at the end of lesson six.
- What Others
- I want to commend WVBS's
new personal work series, "Searching for Truth." I
think it is excellent and will fill a need for an up to date
approach to teaching the lost. I predict it will become for the
church of today what the Jule Miller filmstrips were for the
church of a generation ago. The truth of salvation never changes,
but the presentation must be fitted for each generation in order
to most effectively reach them. The series is true to the Gospel,
presented in a kind and humble manner by John Moore, and covers
all the foundation principles to convert the lost. World Video Bible School deserves our thanks
for providing us with such a useful tool to teach the lost.
- Rod Rutherford
- I've been privileged to watch the new World Video Bible School series "Searching
For Truth" develop over the course of the last year. The
commitment to excellence in writing, editing, design, filming
and every aspect of its creation shows in the finished product.
It is not only faithful to God and His word - no small feat in
today's world - it excels in its presentation of divine truth.
As administrator of TheBible.net
I am delighted to make this tool available to the church and
to the world. Christians have one more medium to teach the good
news of Christ to their friends, and their friends have an engaging
means of learning of God's grace.
- Jody L. Apple
- The Media Church of Christ (suburban Philadelphia, PA) with
whom I work and worship purchased 1000 Searching For Truth DVDs.
We are using them in our Sunday afternoon evangelistic outreach,
distributing them to contacts from our recent campaign, clothing
drive, etc., and giving them to friends and family. We have experienced
a high degree of receptivity and have already established new
Bible studies and welcomed new visitors from our outreach efforts
using this material. We also link the online videos at the congregation's
website and promote their availability through bulletins,
flyers and all advertisements. The Searching For Truth DVD is
a tool, and like all good tools, it works only when put to use.
- Jody L. Apple
- Online Video
The master DVD supplied for online
conversion contained 8.398 gigabytes of data. Videos that large
simply cannot be transmitted efficiently online. Like all the
makes available, "Searching For Truth" went through
multiple stages of compression. The first stage reduced the total
size to 1.89 gigabytes, roughly one fifth the initial size. The
second stage reduced the total data size to 753 megabytes, or
8.9% of the original file size. The result allows file sizes
that are more reasonable to transmit.
But reducing videos in data
size also reduces video quality. In addition, the swift scene
changes and overlapping transitions that make the original videos
in this series so visually stimulating and engaging makes rendering
them to online video difficult. Fast moving scenes and transitions
tend to blur when rendered online.
We have done our best to reach
an effective compromise. "Searching For Truth" videos
are 1.5-2 times the megabyte per minute size of other WVBS videos online at TheBible.net. The videos are larger in both
frame size (720x400) and file size. But the quality, though acceptable
for online viewing, is nothing compared to the original DVD.
For better viewing, consider the following section.
- How To Use
These Videos (viewing tips)
1. Save the videos to your hard drive for repeat viewing.
This saves bandwidth and allows others to do the same.
2. Tell others about the videos and direct them to SearchingForTruth.org
3. If your friends don't have broadband make a copy of your
downloaded video segments on CD (you'll need more than one to
accommodate all the data) and let them copy it to their hard
4. To increase the sharpness of the video, save the video
to your hard drive, open it for playback with QuickTime Player
and resize the video to a slightly smaller frame size. The online
native size (720x400) is large enough to allow reduction in size.
5. For optimum viewing contact WVBS to obtain the series in DVD format for
yourself. The sample ad linked here contains
contact information for WVBS
and specific instructions for ordering the DVD.
6. For additional questions, contact TheBible.net
7. More detailed viewing instructions can
be found here.
- How To
Use These Videos (evangelism tips)
- How To Use The Searching For Truth
DVD - This video comes with the DVDs from World Video Bible
School. It is quite practical.
- Additional Ideas
- Labels - add a label to the DVD identifying your congregation
(see sleeve images below for sample). We use 30-up peel &
stick labels and simply run them through a laser printer.
- Follow Up - Though there is nothing wrong with just giving
the DVDs away, there is a more effective way to use them. Be
actively involved by telling a friend, neighbor, co-worker
or relative about the DVD and inviting them to preview
the first lesson with you. The more personal involvement
the better. If your friend prefers to watch the DVD without you,
then let your friend know that you are willing to answer questions
and help in any way you can. By whatever means (phone, personal
visit, email, letter, etc.), keep in touch.
- Advertise - Use word of mouth, classified ads, display ads,
church bulletins, etc. to let your friends know that these DVDs
are available for free. Advertise the online viewing location
- so that someone who prefers to do so can watch the lessons
- Other suggestions - let
- DVD Packaging (use your back button to return)
- Note - Labels identifying the Media Church
of Christ on the back of sleeve were added.
- WVBS Overview
- To learn more about the great work of World Video Bible School
visit their website
or watch this 11 minute video.
- If you appreciate the great work that World Video Bible School
is doing, please consider supporting their efforts. For more
information visit this page. WVBS accepts online donations.
You can make Secure
Online Contributions Here.
- How To
Order Searching For Truth DVDs
- Contact WVBS
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- mail: World Video Bible School
130 Lantana Lane
Maxwell, Texas 78656-4231
phone: (512) 398-5211
fax: (512) 398-9493
- Download and mail or fax order