Forerunner Media Institute
What Is the Vision of Forerunner Media Institute?
Forerunner Media Institute raises up modern-day scribes—much like Ezra—to record and document what the Lord is doing in these last days and to broadcast it to the nations. We are also committed to training media messengers—ones who burn with the forerunner message, and who have a media anointing to fashion and produce content to proclaim the Word of the Lord to the nations.
Jono Hall, FMI Director, on Why Media Is So Important
“According to Nielsen Media Research, in 2011 the average American spent one fifth of their day watching TV and 70 percent of Internet use was watching online video.
“We live in a generation like no other in the way that we communicate. Before the twentieth century it was impossible to speak to more than 100,000 people at any one time—George Whitefield spoke to a gathering of this size in Cambuslang, Scotland, in 1742.
“With a mandate to raise up forerunner messengers who burn with the relevant message of intimacy with God, breakthrough intercession, and a call for justice, it is also important that IHOPU raises up messengers with the relevant skills and tools to communicate with a twenty-first century generation through media.”
— Jono Hall, FMI Director
What training is included at Forerunner Media Institute?
In addition to the following areas of training, FMI students complete the Forerunner Curriculum with all other IHOPU freshmen.
For up to six hours a week, students have hands-on use of state-of-the-art video and sound production equipment while they are being trained. This includes working on live television broadcasts from our Global Prayer Room, participating in multi-camera shoots, and working with field production crews.
Core technical classes
Both the theory and practice of directing, sound production, post-production, lighting, camera operation, and engineering are taught in FMI’s technical classes. Students learn how to use the equipment to their fullest artistic potential and to explore the broadest range of its capacity for creative work.
Core messenger classes
Learn how to take a video project from inception through to distribution, focusing on pre-production, writing, interviewing, editing, and all forms of new media delivery.
Our aim in all the above instruction is to give you an understanding of the forerunner message and how to convey it in multiple media formats as well as imparting to you the practical skills to become excellent in all types of video production.
What does a typical weekly schedule look like for a Forerunner Media Institute student?
The course is based around a 50-hour training week, which breaks down as follows: 18 hours in the Global Prayer Room (including attending a Forerunner Christian Fellowship service), 15 hours in theological training, 4 hours in technical training, 6 hours in live production, and 2 hours in small groups.
What computer programs does FMI require?
Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop with Word Processing capability. While we use Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Photoshop as part of our post-production curriculum, students are not required to individually purchase these programs.
A Prophetic Vision about Media
On Friday, May 8, 2009, Julie Meyer, one of our worship leaders, shared some powerfully impacting dreams and encounters with the Lord. Watch this video of Julie sharing the word about God’s media army and the raising up of a new generation of media messengers in Kansas City.