Christopher Paré is creating Podcasts about Church History
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patron
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The Project
A Cloud of Witnesses is a podcast dedicated to encouraging Unity in the body of Christ through the reading and discussion of Church history. You can listen Here.

The Vision

Studying the history of the Church is important.  Looking back helps to keep us from being shortsighted and making mistakes that we don't have to.  It also give a sense of connection with the Body of Christ throughout the ages.  There are thousands of amazing resources available, but very few are easily accessible to those of us outside the seminary walls.
I want to build a community that encourages unity through learning and dialogue  while simultaneously creating a resource that is lacking; Audio versions of Church history texts.

Podcasting, as a medium, creates a rhythm by which we can reflect and engage with texts on a regular basis.  It also provides an inexpensive distribution method that allows almost anyone access to content.

Why I Need You
Your patronage will allow me to do the following:

  • Dedicate the time necessary to make this a quality resource:  Audio production requires hours of work. My first episode, which was 15 minutes long, took roughly 15 hours to prepare, record, edit, and publish.
  • Pay for hosting: Podcasts require a sizable amount of sustained online storage.  I've found a fantastic company (Pinecast.com) that hosts unlimited episodes for $5 per month.  However, the need may arise for other features that may cost as much as $50 per month.
  • Provide higher quality audio: I've started this podcast with a basic USB Microphone set up with a pillow behind it for dampening, and a free demo of noise reduction software.  I am proud of my work, but I know that I could make it even better with the proper equipment and setup.
  • Venture into video: video consumption is at an all time high, but creating quality video content requires more equipment, time, and effort.  I want this community to reach as many people as possible, and video is a way to increase that
  • Make this community my focus:  Right now I am building this community part time. I have a full time job, and I fully support my wife and children.  With your support, I can take this dream and make it my profession.

Thank You
Thank you for taking the time to check out my work.  This podcast is the culmination of years of searching and seeking on my part, and I am excited to share it with you!
Tiers
Copper Coin
$1 or more per month
Thank you for your support
Bread
$5 or more per month
Thank you for your support.   At this level you will have early access to episodes. 3 days before launch on iTunes
Plain Language
$15 or more per month only 5 left
Thank you for your support.   At this level you will have early access to episodes. 3 days before launch on iTunes.  you will also receive a copy of Bruce Shelley's "Church history in Plain Language" as a thank you.
Fisher of Men
$20 or more per month
You can vote on which texts we read!  Each month Patrons at this tier will have access to a multiple choice survey that will determine what texts we will read and discuss upon completion of the current text.
Goals
$4 of $7 per month
Hosting for the Podcast will be entirely funded by patrons.  Thank you!
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The Project
A Cloud of Witnesses is a podcast dedicated to encouraging Unity in the body of Christ through the reading and discussion of Church history. You can listen Here.

The Vision

Studying the history of the Church is important.  Looking back helps to keep us from being shortsighted and making mistakes that we don't have to.  It also give a sense of connection with the Body of Christ throughout the ages.  There are thousands of amazing resources available, but very few are easily accessible to those of us outside the seminary walls.
I want to build a community that encourages unity through learning and dialogue  while simultaneously creating a resource that is lacking; Audio versions of Church history texts.

Podcasting, as a medium, creates a rhythm by which we can reflect and engage with texts on a regular basis.  It also provides an inexpensive distribution method that allows almost anyone access to content.

Why I Need You
Your patronage will allow me to do the following:

  • Dedicate the time necessary to make this a quality resource:  Audio production requires hours of work. My first episode, which was 15 minutes long, took roughly 15 hours to prepare, record, edit, and publish.
  • Pay for hosting: Podcasts require a sizable amount of sustained online storage.  I've found a fantastic company (Pinecast.com) that hosts unlimited episodes for $5 per month.  However, the need may arise for other features that may cost as much as $50 per month.
  • Provide higher quality audio: I've started this podcast with a basic USB Microphone set up with a pillow behind it for dampening, and a free demo of noise reduction software.  I am proud of my work, but I know that I could make it even better with the proper equipment and setup.
  • Venture into video: video consumption is at an all time high, but creating quality video content requires more equipment, time, and effort.  I want this community to reach as many people as possible, and video is a way to increase that
  • Make this community my focus:  Right now I am building this community part time. I have a full time job, and I fully support my wife and children.  With your support, I can take this dream and make it my profession.

Thank You
Thank you for taking the time to check out my work.  This podcast is the culmination of years of searching and seeking on my part, and I am excited to share it with you!

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Tiers
Copper Coin
$1 or more per month
Thank you for your support
Bread
$5 or more per month
Thank you for your support.   At this level you will have early access to episodes. 3 days before launch on iTunes
Plain Language
$15 or more per month only 5 left
Thank you for your support.   At this level you will have early access to episodes. 3 days before launch on iTunes.  you will also receive a copy of Bruce Shelley's "Church history in Plain Language" as a thank you.
Fisher of Men
$20 or more per month
You can vote on which texts we read!  Each month Patrons at this tier will have access to a multiple choice survey that will determine what texts we will read and discuss upon completion of the current text.