We are dedicated to creating a Kingdom-minded show that teaches kids what they need to know: who God is, who they are in Christ, and how that impacts their lives. Join us in funding Season 2 of this award-winning series!
Join us in raising the needed funds to make 10 more episodes of Little Image-Bearers! We need $25,000 to make this happen; we’ve already raised $11,700 from our early supporters, and now we need your help to raise the remaining $13,300.
Season 1 of Little Image-Bearers has been so well-received by children, parents, and film festivals that we knew we needed to make more of this powerful children’s show. After much prayer, thought, and work, we have written 10 new 20 minute episodes that are now ready to be filmed.
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Season 2 will introduce your little image-bearers to important characteristics of God and Jesus. As we dive into who God is and who His Son is, we have the chance to meet a blacksmith, a balloon bender, and an EMT, just to name a few. Along the way, we will explore fun projects with liquid stacking, marbles, invisible ink, and a compass. In the world of puppet pretend, we will go on the search with Bobo Bear to find the maker of the bench and encounter unique characters along the way, such as Mom Redhead and her newest invention, and Aunt Gertrude and her snarky mannerisms. Last but not least, join Prince Bobo as he goes on a daring adventure to save the Fair Lady Lala from the evil dragon in an epic medieval tale.
What is Little Image-Bearers?
Little Image-Bearers is an award-winning children’s show that teaches the important Bible basics. Designed for children ages 2-10, it teaches God’s Word in a straightforward and impactful manner. Each episode includes a unique item to explore, a local visit relating to that item, a simple puppet pretend story, and a fun “try it yourself” project, all pointing towards a biblical concept discussed at the end.
Watch the trailer for season 1 HERE.
The first season of Little Image-Bearers is seven episodes long, and covers topics including intrinsic value, self-worth, aiming for the mark that God has set before us, and more. Though the series is simple, it is designed to have a calming and peaceful effect on children while sharing the powerful truths of God’s Word.
The mission of Little Image-Bearers is simple: to equip children with a biblical worldview.
Our vision is as follows:
To explore the simple wonders and realities of the world around us.
To teach children how to treat themselves and how to treat others.
To demonstrate to children how to manage emotions and respond in healthy ways.
To display the love of Christ and a passion for God’s Word.
To show children how much God loves them, how important they are, and how they can love others.
What People Are Saying
Little Image-Bearers has earned the Dove seal of approval for all ages! Here’s what they had to say...
“This wholesome show is a pleasure to watch, and we whole-heartedly and without reserve award Little Image-Bearers our Dove seal for All ages. The host, Mr. Caleb Phipps is sincere and laid back, creating a welcoming atmosphere for the children. It is interesting because his voice resembles that of the late Fred Rogers...” -The Dove Foundation
Read the full Dove review HERE.
“From the first cheerful greeting of “Hello, fellow image-bearer!” to the sweet sign off of “May the Lord bless you and keep you,” my children were taken with this simple but high-quality show.” -Kishona Lape (lifeinlapehaven.com)
Read Kishona’s full review of Little Image-Bearers HERE.
“I love Little Image-Bearers! I think everyone should have it for their children. It really speaks to a child where they’re at and they can, I think, connect with it. You know, Jesus said in Mark 4, when He was talking about the parable of the sower, that people didn’t believe because they didn’t understand. I think this is something children can understand. They can grasp it, they can understand it.” -Tim Shields
8 year old Callen wrote to us, “This show, it is trifict!”
In addition to being approved by both children and parents, Little Image-Bearers has done remarkably well on the film festival circuit, being accepted into 7 different festivals and receiving a total of 6 awards!
What’s Going To Be Happening In The New Season
The founding idea of this series is to teach basic biblical concepts to establish a biblical worldview in children. In order for a person to begin to understand the things in the Bible, it would be best for them to know who the Author is and who His Son is. We’ll spend some time looking at the different characteristics of both God and Jesus, how they work together, and how much they love us.
We’ll be getting to know our puppet friends a little better, and introducing five new characters, as well. Each of their adventures will span throughout five episodes and will solidly reinforce the overarching themes of those episodes. Stories are easy for children to remember. Puppet pretend is a time to use our imaginations to play out a story that illustrates the point of the episode (and hopefully makes us laugh a little bit at the same time).
Watch the full episode teaser clip HERE
So often, children will repeat or play what they see on a movie or show. We deliberately present children with a game or craft they can do at home. Season 2 will include activities that children of all ages can appreciate and enjoy.
Similar to Season 1, our visits in Season 2 will introduce kids (and sometimes their parents) to experiences they might not have the opportunity for in real life. Being able to meet and see people do what they are good at or passionate about will hopefully inspire kids in what they will become when they grow up.
To give you a better idea of the biblical topics we will be covering this season, here are the episode titles:
The scripts for Season 2 have been drafted, edited, and are ready for production. The words written in these scripts are not chosen hastily, but are carefully thought out and prayed over. We want each word to speak directly to the heart of a child, communicating to them how much God loves them, even if it is through a funny puppet pretend story or a game of marbles. Though the heart behind our writing has not changed, the depth of our stories and length of scripts will see improvements this season.
The puppet pretend portion of the show will see drastic improvements in Season 2. Last season, the stories came to life through a simple set, store-bought puppets, and only 4 characters. This season will include 10 characters, custom-made specifically for Little Image-Bearers.These puppets will be bigger and far more functional, able to deliver even greater stories to the little image-bearers watching the show.
Watch the behind the scenes of Puppet Pretend HERE.
Not only are the stories, guests, and puppetry going to be greatly improved, but big improvements will also be added in regards to the production value. Essentially, we are doubling the crew size, adding amazing professionals of the industry. The main set will be built in a much bigger space, adding on a kitchen to the set. We have a set designer that’s already hard at work building sets for puppet pretend; she’s painting backdrops, making puppet-sized props, and creating trees and other scenic elements. We have a professional gaffer that will greatly improve the lighting. We will have a dedicated audio specialist on set that will capture clean, high-quality audio. The video quality will also make a big jump, as we will be using high-end Blackmagic cameras and cinema lenses.
How You Can Help
First and foremost, we are asking you to partner with us in prayer. James 5:16 says, “A prayer of a righteous person, when it is brought about, can accomplish much.” We have seen God move in mighty ways through our supporters’ prayers for Season 1, and we know that Season 2 (and beyond) is only possible with a community of prayer warriors petitioning with us for God’s favor.
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We would also like to ask you to partner with us financially. As you have read, Season 2 will be bigger and better, which also adds a larger budget to our production, and we need your help to make it happen. Below, we have included a list of financial needs, as well as incentives for different levels of contributions. May God bless you exceedingly and abundantly for your faithfulness in supporting our ministry.
We are so thankful for your contribution and would like to honor you in the following ways:
$5 or more: You're so cool, thank you!
$25 or more will make the production of season 2 happen, and get your name in the credits! You're great!
$100 or more will make the production of season 2 happen, and get you name in the credits and a copy of season when it is completed! You're stupendous!
$250 or more will make the production of season 2 happen, and get your name in the credits, a copy of season when it is completed, and a signed poster! You're Fantastic!
$500 or more will make the production of season 2 happen, and your get Name in the credits (executive contributor level), DVD copy, a signed poster, and early digital access to Season 2! You're Awesome!
$1000 or more will make the production of season 2 happen, and your get Name in the credits (executive contributor level), DVD copy, a signed poster, teacher's guide, and early digital access to Season 2! You're beyond Awesome!
$2500 will fully fund 1 whole episode, and will get your as “Sponsored by: [Name]” as first credit, DVD copy, a signed poster, early digital access to Season 2, teacher’s guide, and a special program hosted by Caleb Phipps at your church/group. Amazing!!!
It's our mission to equip children with a Biblical worldview. We desire for as many families as possible to be a part of this mission. Would you join us by sharing this campaign with at least 3 friends? Email them, text them, talk about it on social media. We can’t do this without your help!
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There is so much bad media in the world today. The shows available to our 2 to 10 year olds are unrealistic, fast-paced, display bad attitudes and crude humor, and promote socio-political ideas. We are dedicated to creating a Kingdom-minded show that teaches kids what they truly need to know: who God is, who they are in Christ, and how that impacts their lives. I would like to personally invite you to continue to be a part of the mission of Little Image-Bearers and the work that God is doing through this show. I, along with my family, believe that God has great plans for the series, and we would love for you to partner with us as we walk this journey of faith. Thank you for your support, and may the Lord bless you and keep you.
-Caleb Phipps, Producer
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