"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:41-42)
a Book thought...
My lifetime has been a preparation for preaching. But, more particularly, I prepare my sermons for others by preparing my own heart. (p114)
a Dave thought...
I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Rod Hopping from Heritage Film Distribution. He is a fine Christian man and has developed a company with the tag line "Movies change people, people change the world." One of his initiatives which I believe is simple but brilliant is Movies at Church. https://astounded.tv/moviesatchurch.asp
movies@church is a program that will give you the opportunity to show new release films before they are made available on DVD. We will be bringing you a new film every quarter - that’s a minimum of four movies each year! Some of these films will be so exclusive that they will have never been seen in Australia before - straight from the producer to your screens at church before we make them available to the public. Until now this opportunity has only been available to cinemas around Australia.
movies@church is a simple step by step program which allows you to show the film in a public setting and covers all of the relevant Australian Copyright Laws. The great thing about movies@church is that there is no financial risk involved! Every screening of a movie outside of a home environment requires a Public Screening Licence (PSL). We issue you with the necessary license to hold your screening and supply you with a range of resources to help get the word out about your screening event. The great aspect of movies@church is that you only pay for the amount of people who come to watch the movie. After the event you send us a simple report indicating how many people attended your screening. We then send you an invoice to cover the license fee for your event. The cost per head varies between films although as a rule it is between $2 - $5 per head plus gst.