National Geographic launches a new series on Monday nights titled CHURCH RESCUE.
Church Rescue follows “The Church Hoppers”, a team of ministers who specializes in helping struggling sanctuaries get back on their feet. After being contacted by pastors looking for a helping hand, The Church Hoppers dig deep to uncover the church’s problems and then provide them with solutions – a faith lift if you will ☺ Over the course of the first season we’ll get to know The Hoppers as they answer their calling to revitalize churches across America inside and out.
This small country church has the roof deteriorating, water leaking in the basement, carpets rotting. Pastor Larry doesn't want to put anymore money into this church, as his vision is for a new larger church.. though the congregation has no money for it.
Pastor Larry is a high spirited, determined man and he gets in the face of the Church Hoppers a little bit. I loved their ways of showing Pastor Larry some things that needed to change, rather than just telling him.
They took Pastor Larry to a larger church building, that was not full of parishoners and talked to the pastor there on how he felt looking out among the pews to see them so empty. Pastor Larry realized he would not like that.
The team were able to really get Pastor Larry to focus on bringing the message to his parishioners through an organized, structured message.
They did do some landscaping around the church, replaced the carpets inside the church, and did some painting. They also leveled the back yard and planted grass so that the basement would not flood anymore.
They also built a small playground for the kids to enjoy, and replaced the 2 haphazard signs with one sign for the church.
I loved how they kept some of the preachers message in the show. They did not edit out all faith in it, which was fantastic. It wasn't overly preachy, but it did have a Christian feel to it.
I have a fun giveaway for you from Church Rescue
You will get 2 T-shirts
2 highlighter pens
2 sticky note pads
Ends Dec 10th
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