Middletree Bible Studies
Movie Ministry Notes
In 2008, I started a ministry at my church, and I named it the Men's Movie Ministry Night. About once a month, we gather in a room which is normally used
by the teens. It's got a huge screen and great sound system. We watch a movie, then arrange chairs in a circle and discuss what God
spoke to us through the story.
There are only two rules in choosing a movie: (1) it has to tell a story that speaks to men's hearts, and (2) no nudity. A little language isn't a problem, and violence is to be expected, but skin would cause some men to stumble, so there's zero tolerance for that.
The hope is that for discussion time, each man will share what the story meant to him, and optimally, we would have someone give a personal testimony that fits in somehow. However, to get things started, I prepare something ahead of time, including a few bible verses and a couple of points to ponder.
If you would like to start something like this, feel free to check out the notes which were prepared for each of the movies we did last year (PDF):
Man on Fire
The Legend of Bagger Vance