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Last night, my husband and I watched the new movie Church People. We both laughed and could relate to many of the events in the movie from things we have seen and experienced in the Christian culture, with some churches trying their hardest to do whatever it takes to “bring in people” and washing down the Gospel. This movie really puts it bluntly, but in a very comical way. We enjoyed it and it’s something that we will watch again with our teenagers. There was one section where the main character, Guy, has a conversation with a teenager that I don’t feel would be appropriate for my younger kids to hear right now, so I would advise a little caution about that. It’s done humorously, but still struck me a little weird. I’m sure youth pastors have heard all sorts of wild and crazy things, though!
You can watch the official trailer for Church People below.
About the 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.
In theaters and churches starting March 13!
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