Minute Gospel Update | June 2021
Dear Friends of Minute Gospel,
Thank you for your generous support and encouragement! Your contributions have enabled us to sustain this side ministry though the past few years and we hope to keep building on it going forward.
What is Minute Gospel?
Minute Gospel is a creative Christian ministry which seeks to create and curate simple, faithful Gospel stories and songs online.
The two main arms of the ministry are 1) to create original Christian media and 2) to curate the best Christian resources from the big, blue ocean that is The Internet.
On the curation side of things, the goal is to create a home for high quality Christian content for both children and adults by manually watching and reviewing tons of videos from as many sources as we can find. We want to find Christian stories and songs which are biblically faithful, aesthetically attractive and can be legally embedded on a third party website.
As of June 2021, we have curated over 700 videos at minutegospel.com, including:
20 Gospel Talks for Kids | #GospelTalks
158 Gospel Cartoons for Kids | #GospelCartoons
51 Lyric Videos for Kids | #LyricVideosForKids
210 Lyric Videos for Adults | #LyricVideos
260 Gospel Songs for Adults | #NewSong
We hope to expand our curation efforts to other languages (ie. Chinese Christian Songs) and content categories (ie. seminary courses, topical lectures) over time.
As for creating original media, we are experimenting with different forms of content at the moment. We are launching a weekly newsletter: Patterns In The Bible which aims to deliver bite-sized posts about word structures and repeated themes you can find in the Bible. We have also built a search and discovery engine for long-form Christian articles at a sister website: OneOneNine.org.
In the long run, we hope to gather and build a creative arts team to create bible stories for kids as well as Sunday School curriculum for churches.
Is It Working?
While the absolute number of visitors to minutegospel.com is still small (<10 daily active users), we have several super users who visit the website frequently.
As examples, we have a user who regularly spends over 30 minutes a session watching lyric videos for kids (presumably for the kid(s) in the household). Another repeat user likes to watch lyric videos from Sovereign Grace Music and Fountainview Academy.
The recent #WatchTogether campaign, where we programme a daily gospel story and song for kids, has also been a hit with parents due to COVID19 restrictions on physical gatherings.
We are committed to promoting the website in an authentic and winsome way with the hope that a ground-up approach will find our true fans and community over time.
Do pray that everything we do is in the will of God. We are thankful for the space and opportunity to do this work and for the love from our supporters.
Pray for consistency and perseverance as we patiently depend upon God for His grace and blessings in all our endeavours.