Christian Movie Ministry is an awesome, life impacting outreach. There is a lot to this kind of ministry, more than most people realize. It often involves in-depth training and strategy to understand the full potential. But there are number of things you can do without advanced training. So I have put together five tips that can help you start making a difference in people’s lives through this remarkable ministry.
1) Decide Who You Want to Minister To
There are many different kinds of Christian Movie Ministries. And the biggest thing that sets them apart is who you are trying to reach. An evangelistic ministry is going to be very different than a family life leadership training ministry. If you try to reach everyone then you won’t reach anyone well. Pray and carefully consider who you should minister to.
2) Adopt a Long-Term Missions Mindset
When missionaries reach out to start a new work they do not expect instant results, and they carefully take steps to build relationships, credibility, and trust with people. It is unlikely that you will get a group of people together, play a movie, and see them all get saved within the hour. And if you try to do it that way then you will end up harming relationships and pushing people away. Adopt a missional mindset.
3) Do Your Homework
This almost always means watching the movie ahead of time, or at least reading about it in-depth. You do not want to share a film with someone that will not interest them or that might not be the type of film that you anticipated. Watch the films ahead of time, consider who you plan on sharing the movie with, and look for things in the movie that will interest them. Take some notes about things in the film that could be good conversation starters.
4) Ask – Don’t Preach
This is may be the biggest point of all. When you watch a film with someone, do not try to preach to them when it is over. But do not let the opportunity pass by in silence either. Ask a question or two. But not just any questions. Think carefully ahead of time about a few questions that can get them thinking in a positive spiritual direction, or that might spark a meaningful conversation. The best questions are indirect and get people to talk and think about things without being on the defensive. Consider sharing a related story as well.
5) Invest Into People
Christian movie ministry is an investment, it is not an altar call. You are sharing experiences, time, conversations, and more. That is valuable. Use both the films and the shared experience to build people up, to love them, and fellowship around something godly. In the long run, that can be just as impacting the “movie ministry.”
There is so much more about Christian Movie Ministry that I want to share with you, and in time, I hope to write more. But these tips can help you get started. For more information about Christian Movie Ministry, subscribe to my newsletter.
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