Net­work funds Chris­tian en­trepreneurs

South Florida Times - - PRAYERFUL LIVING - PRNewswire Chris­tian Newswire Staff Re­port Cour­tesy of PRNewswire

ST. LOUIS – Now avail­able on the App Store and Google Play, Light­glid­ers is de­signed to en­cour­age bib­li­cal faith, pos­i­tive val­ues and mean­ing­ful con­ver­sa­tions through games, videos and in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Light­glid­ers mo­bile app builds upon the Light­glid­ers cross-plat­form, faith-based game world for kids to now in­clude smart­phone, tablets and com­put­ers.

"The re­search tells us how crit­i­cal the pre­teen years are for im­part­ing faith and val­ues, and our mis­sion is to give par­ents an en­gag­ing way to do just that," said Zach Fay, Founder and CEO of King­dom Scene, which cre­ated Light­glid­ers. "We set out to cre­ate a world-class dig­i­tal game and vir­tual world ex­pe­ri­ence that equips par­ents with a pos­i­tive and safe op­tion to give their kids."

Through a pur­pose­ful game story, Light­glid­ers show­cases how a Chris­tian world­view pro­vides chil­dren with a strong sense of iden­tity and pur­pose, and en­cour­ages them to shine in ser­vice to others in their own unique way.

The game fea­tures seven lead char­ac­ters, each with dif­fer­ent pas­sions, per­son­al­i­ties and na­tions of ori­gin to in­spire a global per­spec­tive and to of­fer re­lat­able role mod­els with dis­tinct gifts.

Par­ents seek­ing to nur­ture deeper con­ver­sa­tions with their chil­dren around faith, prayer and Scrip­ture can ac­cess a parental win­dow that shares the top­ics and is­sues their chil­dren are learn­ing about each week. Reflection ques­tions and con­ver­sa­tion starters are pro­vided as well.

"It was im­por­tant to us that Light­glid­ers fos­ters mean­ing­ful con­ver­sa­tions be­tween kids and those who care about them the most," said Fay. "Through con­ver­sa­tions, trust is built, truth is shared, pur­pose is dis­cov­ered and hope is spread."

Ini­tially launched as a mas­sively mul­ti­player on­line (MMO) game, also known as a vir­tual world, for desk­tops, Light­glid­ers now in­cludes a mo­bile app that of­fers mini games, ac­tiv­i­ties and weekly con­tent to align with and sup­port the on­line en­vi­ron­ment.

The MMO as­pect, known as Light­glider Acad­emy, is a safe and con­trolled on­line com­mu­nity where chil­dren learn to re­spect them­selves and each other, res­cue Glid­dles from the Ma­chines, and re­store the land from the blight.

Light­glid­ers is now of­fer­ing a free sev­en­day trial. Par­ents and grand­par­ents can then se­lect sub­scrip­tion op­tions start­ing as low as $5.95 per month for each child, along with spe­cial dis­counted sub­scrip­tions for the en­tire fam­ily. There are also pack­ages avail­able for larger groups, in­clud­ing chil­dren's min­istries and schools.

Visit Light­glid­ to learn more or to sign up for a free trial.

On Tues­day, May 23, "I Am Is­rael" will pre­miere and be re­leased free of charge to churches, syn­a­gogues and Bi­ble study groups around the world.

This spe­cial event will honor the 50th an­niver­sary of the free­dom and uni­fi­ca­tion of Jerusalem, which com­menced af­ter the SixDay War of 1967.

"I Am Is­rael" is an epic doc­u­men­tary film, which takes view­ers on a cin­e­matic jour­ney through the Land of the Bi­ble, and fol­lows the sto­ries of fas­ci­nat­ing Jewish men and women

KATY,Texas – FiveTwo Net­work has cre­ated the StartNew Fund to help Chris­tian en­trepreneurs start some­thing new for Je­sus.The net­work helps launch a va­ri­ety of Chris­tian start-ups through as­sess­ment, train­ing, sup­port and coach­ing for church plants, non­profit and for-profit busi­nesses.

Peo­ple can do­nate to the FiveTwo Day Cam­paign, which will run through the month of May, to sup­port the ini­tia­tive. Ac­cord­ing to staff, 100 per­cent of the do­na­tions will be used to solely ben­e­fit front-line Chris­tian lead­ers who are start­ing new ex­pres­sions of the Gospel for their com­mu­nies.

The cam­paign will also sup­port the StartNew in­cu­ba­tor that sup­ports par­tic­i­pants in an­swer­ing the call that Je­sus has placed on them. The goal is to sup­port at least 10 new teams in the in­cu­ba­tor, which will cost $52,000.

Chris­tian en­trepreneurs can also save on reg­is­tra­tion for the O2 Con­fer­ence, which brings to­gether Chris­tian busi­ness own­ers from around the coun­try in Septem­ber.

Get con­fer­ence reg­is­tra­tion plus reg­is­tra­tion for Spark (Pre-Con­fer­ence Train­ing) and Fire (Post-Con­fer­ence Train­ing) for only $299 (a $387 value). Groups of five or more can get the same for $279 per per­son. The sale ends May 15.

Peo­ple who share in­for­ma­tion about the con­fer­ence have the op­por­tu­nity to win sev­eral items in­clud­ing five win­ners of Bill Woosley’s book,“Seven Steps to Start” and a FiveTwo Net­work t-shirt. One per­son will win two tick­ets to the O2 Con­fer­ence.

Here's how it works: Like the net­work on Face­book, Twit­ter or In­sta­gram. Share, retweet or re­gram the #FiveT­woDay posts dur­ing the month of May us­ing #fivet­woday. On In­sta­gram, also tag @five2net­work.

To learn more about the StartNew fund and in­cu­ba­tor or O2 Con­fer­ence, visit or con­tact Bill Woolsey, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor at 713-854-3983. You may also visit­woDayRules for con­test rules.

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