COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – May 12, 2014. It has grossed more than $57 million in box office sales since its March 21 release and continues to be a success—and now the hit film God’s Not Dead has inspired the creation of movie-related Bible studies for youth and adults. Outreach, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of church communications resources, is co-publishing the Bible study materials with Pure Flix Entertainment for a June 2014 release.
Both the youth and adult small group studies help answer the question of God’s existence and what it really means to stand up for your faith in a culture that often challenges your beliefs. The studies feature video clips from the movie, a study guide with Scripture readings, group discussion points, and a leader’s guide. Interested churches, pastors or lay leaders are encouraged to learn more about the God’s Not Dead campaign resources by visiting www.Outreach.com/GodsNotDead.
“These God’s Not Dead resources create a tremendous opportunity for churches to help their members and community discover what they believe and how to stand for it,” said Eric Abel, vice president of marketing for Outreach, Inc. “It’s also a chance for them to reach out to the millions of people who have seen the movie and have more questions about the existence of God.”
Additional resources for churches are available at Outreach.com, including a God’s Not Dead Church Kit that includes everything needed to launch a sermon series and small groups for adults and youth.
God’s Not Dead, produced by Pure Flix Entertainment and Red Entertainment, surpassed expectations when it grossed over $8 million dollars in its limited release to fewer than 800 theaters in March on opening weekend. The film continued to gain momentum and has remained in the top 10 films at the box office for 7 weeks and counting. Josh McDowell said of the movie, “God is NOT Dead…is a must. An Incredible, believable plot that causes one to question agnosticism.”
Founded in 1996, Outreach, Inc. has become the largest provider of church outreach products and services in the world. With a mission to share God’s love and empower the church to share the message of Jesus Christ, Outreach provides cost-effective, proven resources in a variety of forms, including books, media and film, postcard invitations, banners, bulletin covers, curriculum, church campaign materials and more.