UPDATE #2: Season 2 is on!
UPDATE #1: Since we first heard that we didn’t get our funding for a second year, I have spoken with the folks at Friends Journal and they are confident that they want to keep me on for a season 2, and while we’re not totally clear on the details of how that will happen, it seems like things are moving in the right direction.
And if you are interested in helping make a season 2 happen, there is a way for you to help! Just go to QuakerSpeak.com/DVD and pre-order our new DVD… you’ll have the option to put in a little extra to help support season 2. Thanks to everyone who commented on this post, you gave me some Light in a moment where it was obscured! So much gratitude. With grace, there are enough folks like you out there that want to see another year of QuakerSpeak!
So QuakerSpeak‘s funding didn’t get renewed for a second year.
Without getting too much into the dynamics of the funding organization, I’ll just say that I am not too surprised, but I am disappointed. Most folks I talk to seem to feel like the project has been wildly successful in its first year.
So what comes next? I’m not sure yet.
Here is what I do know: it was a leading for me to do this project. I know that my carrying this one piece fits into the larger symphony which is carrying us all toward… world peace, the kingdom, however you want to name it. And I’m supposed to continue carrying it.
So while I know that I intend to do a Season 2, I don’t quite know what that looks like yet. If I am to be supported in doing this work, that support has to come from somewhere.
On Monday I will meet with staff at Friends Journal to decide whether the project can continue to be housed there and if so, where support for it might come from.
I would appreciate your prayers in this time.
5 thoughts on “What’s Next for QuakerSpeak?”
Appreciative of all the support that I’ve gotten, especially on Facebook, regarding this process.
To be clear: I think we have plenty of strong options for moving forward. So please don’t feel sad… likely, this will be a slight bump in the road in retrospect. I am just entering some discernment and wanted to reach out for prayers. Certainly not the end of QuakerSpeak, in any sense. thanks.
OK, so here’s the bold question. How much did it/will it cost?
Thanks for your interest, Dale! I appreciate your getting to the meat of the problem… and please do follow along in case I need help brainstorming about the details of getting the project supported. For now, I am just asking for your prayers!
Obviously, I’m catching this long after the original post. But what about a “Donate” button on the QuakerSpeak website front page? (And every page!) If “Donate” doesn’t feel right, how about “Sustain”?
Thank you for this ministry.
Thanks for your comment, and for your encouragement! Funny that you should write this today… you’ll be pleased to know that we will be launching Season 2 this week.
Also, for those interested in supporting the project, the best way to do it is by purchasing a DVD. You will be given the option to add a donation upon checkout.