First Priority held its second City-Wide Campus Ministry Network Luncheon of the year on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham. Nearly 100 youth leaders and children’s ministers across the Greater-Birmingham Area attended for a time of equipping, encouragement and fellowship. Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch from Ragtime Cafe.
Our special guest speaker was Andy Erwin, co-director of the new film “I Can Only Imagine.” First Priority Greater Birmingham President Greg Davis and YM360 President Roger Davis interviewed Andy in a Q&A type setting. Andy shared his story about working in the movie industry and creating faith-based films like “I Can Only Imagine” that provide opportunities for the Gospel to be shared. Andy is very passionate about his work and believes he is called to move youth emotionally to a place where they want to know more about Christ. “The movie is an evangelistic tool,” said Andy.
Andy also shared about “I Can Only Imagine” resources that YM360 and City on a Hill partnered to develop. These resources include a youth ministry Bible study, student devotional, video series, church campaign kit, small group kit, journal and much more. The movie and resources allow you to grow deeper with your students. These tools are great for churches and families who want to help others see themselves through God’s eyes and find healing in his approval, purpose and eternal hope. For youth ministry resources, click here. For church resources, click here.
We would like to thank Andy for sharing his story about the movie industry and his passion to provide opportunities for the Gospel to be shared through the making of faith-based films. We would also like to give a special thanks to YM360, Servant Life and Fund The Nations/52Threads, who sponsored our Lunch and helped make it a huge success. Representatives from these organizations provided youth leaders with educational material about their camps, programs and upcoming events. Please take time to visit their Web sites for more information. We would like to thank all those again who attended and joined us for a great time of growth and fellowship. Be sure to check out photos from the event and tag yourself!
Click below to watch the trailer and learn more about this incredible movie!
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