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Our mission will always be to provide fantastic free content to the body of Christ. We'd love your help with that mission. Please consider giving a one time donation, or becoming a monthly donor.
GoodLion is a ministry of the nonprofit Hesed Creative which is overseen by Aaron Salvato, the founder of Hesed and GoodLion. Donations are tax exempt and are collected and processed by our sending church, Calvary Chapel Vista.
About Hesed Creative / GoodLion
How we are funded.
We have slowly begun to raise funds since 2018. This is an area we greatly need help in. The more funding we bring in, the more people we can reach and the more Podcast content we can create! Consider helping the cause by giving a tax-exempt donation to GoodLion. (Donations are made to our director Aaron Salvato’s nonprofit ministry Hesed Creative, and are collected through our sending church, Calvary Vista.)
We believe in what we are doing so much, we are willing to do extra work to make it happen. Since late 2017 Aaron Salvato has been taking on freelance client work to help fund the ministry of Hesed and GoodLion.
Where does the money go?
In the spirit of full transparency, we can tell you that since we began operating in 2018, our main use of donation money has been to help provide for our staff, Aaron & Brooklynn Salvato (who run this ministry full time), as well as paying some contract freelancers we have brought on to help with projects. We are hoping that if we can raise more consistent income, we can do a lot more!
Goals for GoodLion
Here is what we want to accomplish with this ministry.
Enable Our Directors To Work Full Time
Since Aaron Salvato and Brian Higgins developed and launched the GoodLion website this year, it’s turned into quite the workload between running the website and social media, creating and producing their own PodCasts, building a team of contributors, helping others create podcasts, marketing, and developing new content and shows! We want to enable them to have the time and freedom to put the kind of effort into GoodLion that it needs to grow and make a bigger impact.
The PodClass Initiative
We have created a program to teach Christian Education classes through interactive Podcasts! Aaron Salvato taught the first one (Christians Fighting Sexual Objectification Together) in his home in Oklahoma with a group of 20-somethings contributing questions and discussion to the lecture. Our vision is to see this ministry grow and many more classes and teachers added!
Help Pastors / Creators develop new Podcasts!
We have recieved many requests from pastors and leaders who want to start their own shows. We want to create programs to help them develop quality content that will impact and reach people for Christ. We also want to seek out talented creatives and help them start podcasts that will be a part of our vision to reach people.
Develope Intern Team
We want to work together with young people from both Oklahoma (where our PodCast director Aaron Salvato is located) and California (where our Editor in Chief Brian Higgins is located). We would love to bring young adults on as interns to have them help with podcasting, editing, journalism, writing, and outreach.
PodCast Studio in downtown Oklahoma City
Currently we are working out of our homes, but we would love to eventually find a small studio in Oklahoma City we could rent and set up recording equipment in. We want it to be a space where we can conduct interviews, record podcasts, and even set up multiple mics to record PodClasses.