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almost 11 years ago

http://www.arkansas-catholic.org/news/article/3555/John-Michael-Talbot-ministries-grow-into-TV-new-house

BERRYVILLE — One of the best-selling and most prolific Catholic musicians is coming to a television channel near you.

Donations have exceeded $10,000 in response to a fundraising appeal by John Michael Talbot, founder of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity, to re-engineer his DVD “Nothing is Impossible” into eight television broadcasts.

“As society continues to move from Judeo-Christian perspectives into secularism and humanism, Catholics can feel like they are fighting a losing battle,” Talbot said in an interview with Arkansas Catholic. “Our broadcasts are meant to be words of encouragement.”

Talbot was urged to consider getting into television after guest appearances on “Live With Passion!” a television show produced and hosted by Father Cedric Pisegna, CP, of Houston. Father Pisegna encouraged Talbot to edit “Nothing is Impossible,” which captures a three-day mission Talbot conducted in Houston, into separate episodes.

Talbot said the expenses involved in bringing the DVD to television total about $15,000. When finished, the programs will air on the Church Channel, owned by Trinity Broadcast Network of Nashville and available via Dish Network and DirectTV satellites as well as select cable systems.

This is his first foray into a project of this type and he declined to speculate if other such projects were in his long-range plans.

“We’ll see how it goes,” he said. “If it pays for itself, it will be worth it.”

These are busy times for Talbot, the former 1970s rock-musician-turned-Catholic-music-artist. Although he no longer does concert tours, at least not on the scale of previous years, he released his 53rd CD, “Worship and Bow Down” in 2011 and two books are soon to be released.

He also hasn’t strayed too far from the road, traveling eight months per year conducting talks and missions coast to coast. The event that became “Nothing is Impossible” is typical of his three-day missions and include his personal testimony, reflections on the Jesus Prayer and Christian meditation and lessons on the liturgy. He said one measuring stick of the success of his television venture will be the impact it has on mission attendance and requests for appearances.

Meanwhile, the Brothers and Sisters of Charity, the community he founded on an Ozark mountaintop in north Arkansas, has expanded to another facility. St. Clare Monastery, a 7,000-square-foot ministry and vocations house on two acres in Houston, opened last summer, home to two Sisters of Charity.

The work of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity — which has included founding and supporting a food bank and thrift store among other projects — is supported entirely by donations, proceeds from sales of Talbot’s print and recorded merchandise, appearance fees and to a lesser extent, groups that use the retreat facilities that are part of the community’s home, Little Portion Hermitage.

Rebuilt in 2010 following a 2008 fire, Little Portion is a thoroughly modern and comfortable facility. Members of the community, currently numbering about 30, go about their daily chores in the bright main building or on the grounds, attend prayer services and Mass in the chapel and generally live a life of quiet and reflection amid mountain rusticity.

Though it sounds idyllic, Talbot said, it isn’t for everyone and the current headcount at Little Portion is leaner than he’d like.

“Most people don’t want to come all the way up here,” Talbot said, noting the occasional encounter with tarantulas, black widows and snakes that are part of mountain life. “They say they do, but then they get here and they see it’s not for them.

“We decided to take our charism and extend it to a broader population base,” he said.

Through his mission appearances, Talbot was particularly impressed with the explosive growth in membership within some Texas parishes and he wanted the next chapter of his community to unfold in the midst of it, particularly a major city. Thus, St. Clare was built and while it is not currently set up as a retreat facility, it doesn’t take much to see the potential for that in the future.

With its completion, Talbot continues to look to the future and carry on, even broaden, the brand of evangelism he’s been preaching for almost 40 years. While the audience for his music has grayed, he’s encouraged by the growing number of Catholic congregations adopting upbeat, energetic and inspirational encounters with God.

“People are hungry for the liturgy and while we shouldn’t become entertainment-oriented, we can entertain through good music and good preaching,” he said. “That ushers people in.”
- See more at: http://www.arkansas-catholic.org/news/article/3555/John-Michael-Talbot-ministries-grow-into-TV-new-house#sthash.yES000B6.dpuf

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We have a wonderful opportunity to bring the message of Jesus Christ from the church to meet the people where they are in their own homes!  WILL YOU JOIN US?

Contemporary Chrsitian Music pioneer, John Michael Talbot travels throughout the world inspiring and renewing the faith of Christians of all denominations through sacred music, inspired teaching and motivational speaking.  John Michael, like a modern St. Francis, is rebuilding God’s Church “one parish at a time, and renewing hearts one life at a time.”

John Michael was given the opportunity bring the teachings from his new DVD collection "Nothing Is Impossible" to The Church Channel's popular Catholic program "Live with Passion" bringing his gospel message to millions.  The Church Channel airs on DISH on channel 258, Direct TV on channel 371, ATT on channel 565 and many digital antennas!

After much prayer, Talbot stepped out in faith and agreed this is a continued fulfillment of his original call from God to "Rebuild the Church..." agreeing to 8 shows.

Unfortunately TV programming and video editing are not free. The DVD will be edited into 8 lively shows which include a special introduction from John Michael, a specific message from his missions and of course, MUSIC!

To edit, record additional introductions and air all the programs will cost $15,000. 

John Michael is stepping out in faith.  Over 35 years of public ministry has proven that John Michael has truly been called of God to "rebuild the church" and this opportunity will spread the Good News that "Nothing is Impossible with God" to millions!   PLEASE JOIN IN THIS IMPORTANT MINISTRY,  THE CHURCH CHANNEL GOES OUT TO MILLIONS ACROSS THE WORLD! May God richly bless you for your financial and prayerful support!

NOTE:  All Funds received beyond our goal support John Michael Talbot's Ministries and The Brothers and Sisters of Charity at Little Portion Hermitage.  Please visit:

www.JohnMichaelTalbot.com

www.LittlePortion.org

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John-Michael Talbot posted a new update:
almost 11 years ago

John Michael Talbot ministries grow into TV, new house - Arkansas Catholic Press

http://www.arkansas-catholic.org/news/article/3555/John-Michael-Talbot-ministries-grow-into-TV-new-house

BERRYVILLE — One of the best-selling and most prolific Catholic musicians is coming to a television channel near you.

Donations have exceeded $10,000 in response to a fundraising appeal by John Michael Talbot, founder of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity, to re-engineer his DVD “Nothing is Impossible” into eight television broadcasts.

“As society continues to move from Judeo-Christian perspectives into secularism and humanism, Catholics can feel like they are fighting a losing battle,” Talbot said in an interview with Arkansas Catholic. “Our broadcasts are meant to be words of encouragement.”

Talbot was urged to consider getting into television after guest appearances on “Live With Passion!” a television show produced and hosted by Father Cedric Pisegna, CP, of Houston. Father Pisegna encouraged Talbot to edit “Nothing is Impossible,” which captures a three-day mission Talbot conducted in Houston, into separate episodes.

Talbot said the expenses involved in bringing the DVD to television total about $15,000. When finished, the programs will air on the Church Channel, owned by Trinity Broadcast Network of Nashville and available via Dish Network and DirectTV satellites as well as select cable systems.

This is his first foray into a project of this type and he declined to speculate if other such projects were in his long-range plans.

“We’ll see how it goes,” he said. “If it pays for itself, it will be worth it.”

These are busy times for Talbot, the former 1970s rock-musician-turned-Catholic-music-artist. Although he no longer does concert tours, at least not on the scale of previous years, he released his 53rd CD, “Worship and Bow Down” in 2011 and two books are soon to be released.

He also hasn’t strayed too far from the road, traveling eight months per year conducting talks and missions coast to coast. The event that became “Nothing is Impossible” is typical of his three-day missions and include his personal testimony, reflections on the Jesus Prayer and Christian meditation and lessons on the liturgy. He said one measuring stick of the success of his television venture will be the impact it has on mission attendance and requests for appearances.

Meanwhile, the Brothers and Sisters of Charity, the community he founded on an Ozark mountaintop in north Arkansas, has expanded to another facility. St. Clare Monastery, a 7,000-square-foot ministry and vocations house on two acres in Houston, opened last summer, home to two Sisters of Charity.

The work of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity — which has included founding and supporting a food bank and thrift store among other projects — is supported entirely by donations, proceeds from sales of Talbot’s print and recorded merchandise, appearance fees and to a lesser extent, groups that use the retreat facilities that are part of the community’s home, Little Portion Hermitage.

Rebuilt in 2010 following a 2008 fire, Little Portion is a thoroughly modern and comfortable facility. Members of the community, currently numbering about 30, go about their daily chores in the bright main building or on the grounds, attend prayer services and Mass in the chapel and generally live a life of quiet and reflection amid mountain rusticity.

Though it sounds idyllic, Talbot said, it isn’t for everyone and the current headcount at Little Portion is leaner than he’d like.

“Most people don’t want to come all the way up here,” Talbot said, noting the occasional encounter with tarantulas, black widows and snakes that are part of mountain life. “They say they do, but then they get here and they see it’s not for them.

“We decided to take our charism and extend it to a broader population base,” he said.

Through his mission appearances, Talbot was particularly impressed with the explosive growth in membership within some Texas parishes and he wanted the next chapter of his community to unfold in the midst of it, particularly a major city. Thus, St. Clare was built and while it is not currently set up as a retreat facility, it doesn’t take much to see the potential for that in the future.

With its completion, Talbot continues to look to the future and carry on, even broaden, the brand of evangelism he’s been preaching for almost 40 years. While the audience for his music has grayed, he’s encouraged by the growing number of Catholic congregations adopting upbeat, energetic and inspirational encounters with God.

“People are hungry for the liturgy and while we shouldn’t become entertainment-oriented, we can entertain through good music and good preaching,” he said. “That ushers people in.”
- See more at: http://www.arkansas-catholic.org/news/article/3555/John-Michael-Talbot-ministries-grow-into-TV-new-house#sthash.yES000B6.dpuf

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John-Michael Talbot posted a new update:
about 11 years ago

We are 1/5 of the Way to Our Goal!

We are a little over 1/5 of the way to our goal. THIS IS EXCITING! We are still looking for a few larger donors who really believe in bringing a word of encouragement in Christ and the Church in a time when many are very discouraged. PLEASE HELP with a generous donation today!

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John-Michael Talbot posted a new update:
about 11 years ago

John Michael Talbot Facebook Update Posted!

From Facebook: We are trying to raise $15,000. There are some 25,000 people who "like" the JMT ministry on Facebook. If each one gave only 60 cents, we would reach our goal. If there were only 2500 "likes," if each gave only $6, we would reach it. That's only the cost of a Subway sandwich! RIght now only 62 people have given, and we have raised $2300 with over 50 days to go. Through private donations and the Fundly campaign we have raised around $7500. If you believe in the JMT Ministry, please help. If not, OK.

Please consider a generous donation according to your means today. God will bless you for it!

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John-Michael Talbot posted a new update:
about 11 years ago

Campaign Has Begun! More info on the Program!

We thank those who are donating and spreading the word! Please know that the program will be shown on The Church Channel which goes all over America and the world! You will be helping to reach millions for Jesus! Please support us in the important effort!

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John-Michael Talbot posted a new update:
about 11 years ago

Thank you to our new partners! Please help by sharing this campaign!

Help us reach our campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/lxmaaafr

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