This past weekend our family headed to Dayton, OH and Marla had the privilege of being one of the presenters during the Fireproof Your Marriage weekend. We’ve seen the Fireproof movie twice now, and I wanted to just give thanks this week to those who have put in the effort to make the movie and ministry that goes with it possible. They are also responsible for the films Facing the Giants and Flywheel.
Sherwood Pictures is a ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. It was founded in 2002 by Alex Kendrick, the associate pastor of media for Sherwood Baptist Church with $20,000 in donations. There is a great, and real, story to the Fireproof movie. As always, there are those (Christ-followers and not) that poke at the quality of acting or quality of production in Christian films. I’ve watched many movies, and I don’t think that holds water here. Sure, it might not be the best movie on the planet, but it’s leaps and bounds ahead of where Christian films were even five years ago.
As a designer that works with many ministries, I am very thankful for the individuals that are a part of Sherwood Pictures. The message in the movie is life-changing for many, and even marriage-saving for those that might need help as they are pondering divorce or just dealing with marital problems in general. If you’ve seen the movie, maybe post a comment with your thoughts? If you haven’t yet, run out and rent or buy the DVD and come back soon.
PRAYING for the Christian media industry, as it focuses on providing Christ-centered material and doesn’t worry first about competing with what the world has to offer. PRAISING God for guiding those that are partnering with the ministry, who are offering local help to those that might need help. Was great to see that this weekend with Patterson Park Church in Dayton, OH.