Checking my inbox, I was excited to see that I got an email from Jean with Momentum Influencers, about the Church People movie that is coming out soon. Never hearing of it before, I watched the preview, and I wanted to see the whole thing! Movies that can make you laugh…AND think are the best, in my opinion!! This one does just that.
Being a part of a church today, can get interesting. We looked around for a new church recently in our area, and found some that were pretty boring. Another one had a light show on stage, with a fog machine during worship. Talk about two different sides of the spectrum. We finally found one that had people we loved, and a Pastor that was able to teach in a way that you were sad when he was done teaching. We love our new church, and are thankful that Pastor Jim doesn’t make his time on the pulpit one for a show, or a way to get “likes!” My husband and I like that it is kept real, and makes you think!
This movie makes you look at how faith is being taught, and what people expect in today’s world. It really made me think about what is being done in today’s world. So many churches are trying to please people, trying to make everyone feel welcome, be the “feel good” place. That’s just not what it’s about.
I loved the one character’s heart, of wanting people to just know the gospel and not be a part of a freak show. It was kind of sad to see some of it, and think about local churches in our area that were the same. The actors in the movie were great. There was some stuff that made you say “okay…,” but most of it was family-friendly, made you think, made you laugh and helped you to take a look at your life a bit differently. I sure hope that there’s a part two of this movie. I want to see what happens with some of the characters, and how the church might be teaching now. It would be interesting to see. I would definitely recommend this movie, and can’t wait to have some friends over to see it when it’s released. Find out more at https://churchpeoplefilm.com.
About the Church People Movie:
Weary from the showiness and materialism that has overtaken his ministry efforts, Guy (Ramsey) goes on a journey to get back in touch with the heart of ministry and be a real role model to his youth group kids. He makes the difficult decision to cut short his speaking tour managed by his money-focused agent (Faison) after realizing that his reputation has become more fame based than Gospel-driven.
But when Guy attempts to return to regular youth ministry, he is thrust into the throes of dissuading the youth group from performing a strange and potentially blasphemous stunt for the upcoming Easter service, starring a young, zealous new Believer, Blaise. In attempting to manage his youth group while navigating an unexpected love interest in the Senior Pastor’s daughter (Cahill) and being a new father to his grown daughter (Manfredi), Guy ultimately rediscovers and puts on a powerful presentation of why we all need to put our hope in Jesus and not in ourselves.
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