GBOD Releases 'Our Over-Messaged Lives,' Third Video in Series

March 07, 2012

Do you sometimes feel as though you live an over-messaged life? Texting, emailing, web surfing, television . . . how do we find the space and time for God? And what is available at our fingertips to make sure that time for God happens in our lives?

"Our Over-Messaged Lives: Finding Time for a Spiritual Life," the third in a five-part video series from the General Board of Discipleship (GBOD), is available now on line – at no charge – for viewing and downloading. The "Dreaming of Vital Congregations" series is designed to encourage conversation among church leaders as the 2012 General Conference nears.
All of us want to be a part of a church that's vital and vibrant. We dream of a church that touches our soul and sends us into the world to "make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." It's in that spirit that this series was produced.
For more information and to view the first three videos in the series, visit
Videos may be downloaded. Access file format options by clicking on your choice below:
For Video 1, Church 2092: Transforming our Churches to Get There
For Video 2, Creating New Memories: The Art of Planting New Churches
For Video 3, Our Over-Messaged Lives: Finding Time for a Spiritual Life
A brief study guide is available for each video. Download study guide questions for Video 3 here (in PDF format).
Be a part of the growing number of church lay and clergy members to watch and comment on this thought-provoking series!
Watch for the announcement in the Instant Connection when the final two videos are released (scheduled to be April 1 and April 15).
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This project is produced by GodFilms, a production unit and ministry of GBOD – equipping world-changing disciples for 40 years (1972-2012).