By Aaron Salvato
Hi everyone. I wanted to give you an update about a project I am very excited about: www.goodlion.io
Over the last few years, The Lord has really shown me what a great ministry resource podcasting is. If you don’t know what a podcast is, it’s basically an internet radio program! Just like we’ve seen the radio be a massive tool for Gospel impact in past decades, podcasting is also becoming an amazing way to share the good news with people.
Exciting news: Hesed Creative has recently partnered together with Calvary Global Network to create a podcast network called GoodLion! It started as a project between myself and several pastor friends, but it caught the attention of CGN and has since become the official podcast network of Calvary Global! I am beyond excited about this. My role in the project (aside from the lead website developer) is Director of Podcasting.
Here’s what I’ll be doing:
- Producing a ton of podcast content, interviews, mini-series, and more.
- Helping onboarding other Calvary pastors (and others) who have their own shows into the network.
- Running the website.
- Managing our volunteer team (Currently consisting of about 6 others pastors.)
- Trying to raise up more volunteers and interns to help with production work.
- Mentoring and raising up new podcasters and helping train them.
It’s been a massive undertaking, but we are already seeing fruit from it. I’m humbled that I am able to be a part of something much bigger than myself, and that what we started with Hesed nearly a year ago has grown into this.
GoodLion is being run as a branch of Hesed Creative, which means it is all volunteer based at this point. CGN has not hired me or any of my crew, we are all donating our time to the project.
This brings a lot of challenges to trying to do something so big on a $0 budget, but I can say that God has provided every step of the way. He continues to bring me client freelance work (which is crazy because I’m not even looking for it due to being so actively involved in the nonprofit side!) and while our donations are still not able to fully support our ministry work 100%, they are slowly growing!
Thank you to those who faithfully have sent us funds, it means the world to us, and we are so grateful. We know others cannot send funds but have been praying for us, and for that we are equally grateful!
I’ll be updating you all more about this soon, but please keep us in prayer, and please check out the GoodLion website! I’d love to know what you think.
Love you all, thank you for believing in us!
For Christ and his Kingdom!