Previously I wrote Does Christ Only Like Good Looking People? and raised some questions about the organization.
It looks like they’ve had a “Come to Jesus” moment and changed their ways. They just made the following announcement saying anyone can participate regardless of their ability to pay. After you read their announcement below, please share your opinion of the approach they’ve now taken. Will it work? Will people be turned away? Would you support them?
Atlanta, GA. (PRWEB) March 18, 2015
After 34 years in entertainment, Actors, Models and Talent for Christ today announced its innovative new payment philosophy: ‘Pay What You Pray.’
“By placing the financial viability of this ministry more fully in God’s Hands, we hope to enable a greater number of His stars to rise,” says AMTC founder Carey Lewis. “Media is now the world’s most effective pulpit. God’s performers must be seen on every screen.”
‘Pay What You Pray’ is not logical. Instead, it’s revolutionary–making AMTC’s services, the Bridge Training Program and SHINE Conference, available to all who are “called, chosen and faithful” – even those who cannot pay AMTC’s operating cost per performer. Entrance into the entertainment industry can be confusing and challenging. Industry education, photo shoots, marketing, style training, and exposure are needs of aspiring talent hoping for a “ticket in.” This is what AMTC offers–the tools, knowledge and connections to see if each performer has a place and future in the industry.
AMTC’s mission statement asserts: “We find, prepare and launch performers into the world’s most influential mission field: entertainment. Our faith-based education, international conference and focus on fellowship set the stage for God’s stars to shine as reflections of His Truth. A force for good is rising in media. Actors, models and talent for Christ are destined to lead it.”
AMTC is stepping out in faith with this new ‘Pay What You Pray’ open-door policy for tuition. No performer who is called and qualified will be denied. If a performer auditions to join the program and receives a callback, AMTC advises prayer: to confirm God’s call. The non-profit ministry will consider all prayerful pledges.
Many talented Christians are in need of financial assistance. Those who feel called to become an AMTC Monthly Partner are asked to visit and give at http://www.amtcworld.com/donate. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information about Actors, Models and Talent for Christ’s Pay What You Pray Initiative, please visit http://www.paywhatyoupray.org.
Included in AMTC SHINE Package:
- SHINE Conference: Six-day Christ-focused Event; Perform in up to 20 showcases for 50-100 industry VIPs; Meet them 1-on-1.
- SHINE Education: Over 40 VIP Seminars; Bridge Online Curriculum: Faith-Based: 7 Study Modules, 200+ Articles and Videos; Launch TRAINING: 17-Hour Bootcamp Intensives. National-Level Photo Session: Pro Photography Team including Hair, Makeup, Styling, Editing.
- PRINTED MARKETING MATERIALS: Headshots or Promos.
- OBSERVER PASS: Your supporters, with you for 6 days, all showcases and seminars.
- AWARDS BANQUET: Formal dinner with honors & shows.
- WRAP PARTY: Fellowship and fun.
- SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: $400,000 in scholarships per event to top talent training schools & universities.
- AMTCCasting.com: Membership to Exclusive Christian Casting Site for 1 Year.
- FELLOWSHIP: Unite with a Worldwide Network of Christian Performers.
- AMTC Advice Team: Follow-Up Post-SHINE, ongoing; grad meetings.
- VIP workshops: Reunite and Continue to Learn.