Meet Founder/Director Matt Kramer
Matt Kramer is the Founder & Director of You Connection, as well as writer and composer of all YC projects, including YC Web films and videos.
A visionary with a singular style and a lifelong passion for using creativity to spread the Gospel, Matt formed You Connection, Inc, in 2013. Prior to YC, he spent twenty-plus years working in arts, media, and ministry. Matt is an award-winning videographer who has also worked in mainstream television (including the 90s PBS series Wishbone); he co-founded a performing arts company in the early 2000s, with further experience in church ministry and book publishing. Find out more on the YouVerse page.
"You Connection is intended to be different, one-of-a-kind. It is intended to attract followers who want to be You Connection fans, who respond to the hardcore Gospel and the high theatrics found in our films and theatre presentations. Jesus Christ is radical these days, and we are purposeful in presenting the real Gospel and the real Truth, and doing it through the many genres and classic styles of storytelling." - Matt Kramer
You Connection stands with the true church of Christ as part of the worldwide movement to awaken every sphere of society to the reality of God's Kingdom, so that we may see reformation and revival in all corners of our culture! Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6)
In the 1970s, a radical movement took place within the worldwide church, moving people out of the four walls and into the marketplace- Christian music, Christian coffee houses, and evangelistic ministries rose up within culture to do what Christians are supposed to do, preach the Gospel to all people and nations!
The 1980s and into the 1990s saw a massive increase on the mission field, with missionaries flooding “the 10/40 Window” (the most unreached nations in the third-world region). Christian rap/pop band DC Talk made an unprecedented appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (the first time a contemporary Christian group ever appeared on The Tonight Show).
Christian rock band Petra performed at Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid fundraiser, being the one and only Christian band among the secular lineup, playing to a crowd of twenty thousand! Impact Productions toured a popular stage show called Toymaker’s Dream, leading many to salvation through altar calls at the end of each show. These are just a few of the many examples of how the body of Christ was moving into culture with the Gospel during this time.
The millennium unfortunately saw a decline in missions and cultural evangelism as the mainstream American church turned inward and emphasized internal church growth, adopting a seeker-friendly, politically correct, watered down message- no heaven and hell, no message of salvation, no moral standards, and no definitive conclusion about Christ- who He is and why you need Him.
You Connection seeks to be a continuation of this movement that was started back in the 70s, a return to Christians invading culture with the uncompromising Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our films and media are designed to appeal to Christians, non-Christians, or those sitting on the fence, with a dynamic creative style similar to what viewers see on Netflix or Hulu (rather than PureFlix), but infused with deep theology and solid evangelism.
Our live theatre presentations in the Dallas, Texas, area are fashioned after the 1970s Christian coffee house experience- a warm, inviting, immersive environment where people can experience the reality of Christ in a theatrical setting outside the four walls of the church.
Be sure to check out our Core Values.