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Jesus is the answer for the world today!

March 20, 2015

And He said to them, “Come and follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19

Through Easter we are giving away downloads of BASIC Follow Jesus. Please take a download and get another for a friend. Free. No limit. And remember with your download you get free access to the Flannel Cloud to watch your film from any\all of your WiFi enabled devices.

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An Urgent Request from Your Friends at Flannel

February 23, 2015

For over a decade now, Flannel has been telling the world the way of Jesus in new and creative ways. Last year we shared free films with people in 161 countries. We could not do this without you. We need your help right now in order for us to continue. We have the following immediate needs:

  • •  Ed’s Story is an incredible message of hope for anyone experiencing suffering. Ed’s Story is our most far-reaching series; it has been viewed by atheists, pastors and everyone in between. This series has also been our most difficult to fund. We have approximately $60,000 in unpaid bills on Ed’s Story. A few months ago we announced that we were challenged to raise $30,000 to be matched, making it possible to pay for the production of Ed’s Story. To date we have raised $17,800 leaving an urgent need of $12,200. Please help us finish paying for the production of Ed’s Story.
  • •  God on Campus (working title) is our next series. There are about 20 million college students in the U.S. and over 100 million worldwide. God on Campus aims to help these students connect the dots between their studies and their faith. Please help us film God on Campus.
  • •  Annual Fund. Your gifts to our annual fund enable us to continue telling the world the way of Jesus in new and creative ways. These funds help pay our staff, develop new films, and maintain our websites that reach hundreds of thousand of people around the world. We need your help today.

Thank you for being part of the Flannel family.




Steve Carr
Executive Director

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From Convict in U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth to Pastor in San Francisco

January 30, 2015

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.

The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”  2 Corinthians 5:17

Yesterday many of you joined us for Free Film Wednesday. In Not of this World, you met Carolyn. Her husband Shawn was convicted of a felony and taken to a prison across the country. She was 9 months pregnant and had a young child to care for. Despite all of this she stood by him.

While Shawn was in Leavenworth, he (and dozens of other convicts) read Francis Chan’s Crazy LoveUpon his release to a halfway house in San Francisco, he literally bumped into Francis. Carolyn shared the mind-boggling story of what happened next. In this this behind-the-scenes clip, Shawn will tell you more about it. Please watch.

Oh, and a couple of years after we filmed this, Shawn became a pastor and the Director of a ministry called Project Bayview.

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"Like the Titanic with DiCaprio" -Francis Chan?

Attention gentlemen, it’s time to buy a Valentine’s Day present (ladies have already done so). This year, we suggest a book that may add a new perspective on your relationship. In their new book, You and Me Forever, Francis and Lisa Chan set aside typical topics on marriage, and dive into scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our soul.

The Chan’s are giving 100% of the net proceeds from You and Me Forever to various ministries that include providing food, shelter, and rehabilitation for thousands of orphaned children and exploited women around the world​.

Order You and Me Forever now to have it by Valentines Day. And just for fun, if you want to know what “Titanic and DiCaprio” has to do with any of this, watch this.

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From abusive alcoholic to the most compassionate man I've ever met

January 29, 2015

True Beauty Deny Yourself Behind the Scenes

Yesterday thousands of you in 80 countries watched True Beauty Deny Yourself. In the film you met Irene who shared her personal journey; a beautiful story that has made a dramatic impact on dozens of children who had no hope.

Today I invite you to watch the rest of the story. In this behind-the-scenes clip you will meet Irene’s husband Domingo. Domingo was an abusive alcoholic who reached the end of his rope. He made a bargain with God and his story will inspire you. Please watch.


Steve Carr
Executive Director

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Behind the Scenes Feature with Francis Chan

January 21, 2015

Francis Chan is a gifted speaker. He doesn’t exactly need our help communicating his message. So how and why did the BASIC Series come together? We’ll let Francis explain. Please take a few minutes to watch this behind the scenes message from Francis. Oh, and if you’ve ever wondered how we filled that room in Fear God with water, you’re going to want to watch this!

If your interested, take advantage of our current sale:

Buy all 7 BASIC Series films on DVD for $59.99 or download them to your Flannel Cloud for for $19.99.


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Francis and Lisa Chan's small group films on marriage FREE

January 5, 2015

Francis and Lisa Chan have invited us to take a fresh look at marriage with an eternal focus in their new book, You and Me Forever: Marriage In Light of Eternity. Now they’re inviting us into their garage!

Francis and Lisa have developed 7 short videos to accompany each of the chapters in their new book. They are passionate about helping others see God’s bigger picture for their marriage relationships and they have created these videos with that in mind. In addition to the 7 films, there is also a short video specifically for leaders to encourage and equip you as you begin a group study.

Get the book You and Me Forever for just $10.99 only at the Flannel Store (you save 31%).

Watch all 8 films for free here as you work through the book with your small group.

Your support allows us to continue our mission of sharing Jesus with the world in ways that bring real transformation. Thank you!

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Viewed in 161 countries

December 29, 2014

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Flannel exists to tell the world the way of Jesus in new and creative ways and in 2014 you made that possible as never before.

-You helped make Free Film Wednesday possible.In 2014, people in 161 countries watched a free film. Top cities included Los Angeles, Chicago, London, New York City, Sydney, San Francisco, Atlanta, and of course, the cultural center we call home, Grand Rapids.

-Ed’s Story It Ain’t Over was watched for free online in 150 countries. It was also aired on TV in the USA, United Kingdom, Austrailia, New Zealand, and throughout the Middle East. It has been dubbed in Arabic and Turkish.

-Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world visited

We are grateful for you. Your gift and\or purchase from the Flannel Store makes it possible for us to spread the good news of Jesus all over the world. Thank You!

We need your help to reach even more people in 2015 through continuing Free Film Wednesday, making a new film series called God on Campus, continuing to sharing Ed’s Story around the world, and so much more. Please make this possible with a year end gift today.



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The solution to racial injustice

December 22, 2014

ED’S STORY Grateful

As we close out 2014 headlines across the country are filled with stories of racial injustice.  The sad headlines from New York this past weekend remind us that we live in a broken world. Public figures tell us how to react and how to respond and yet the cycle somehow continues.

In the midst of all this I am reminded of two men, Ed Dobson and Pastor Clifton Rhodes. A white man and a black man who over 20 plus years have developed a bond so strong, they consider themselves brothers. They have the answer we are all searching for; the only answer to racial injustice is living like Jesus!

Please watch their short film Grateful and share it with a friend during this Christmas season.
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NOOMA Advent Week 4

December 19, 2014

Today begins the final week of NOOMA Advent. Watch NOOMA Rich | 013 for free this week, and reflect on the scripture readings and questions below. We’ve provided links to each scripture passage in case you don’t have a Bible with you. We’d love to hear from you; leave your thoughts and reflections as a comment below.


Advent Week Four | 12.21.14

2 Samuel 7:1-16.  I have been with you wherever you’ve gone, and I have destroyed all your enemies before you.

Psalm 89:2-29. Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

Romans 16:25-27. Brothers and sisters: To him who can strengthen you, according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ…be glory forever and ever.

Luke 1:26-38. “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.”

• NOOMA Rich | 013. Is it possible that God has blessed us so that we can be a blessing to others?



Thank you to leavenintheworld for curating this Advent study.

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