Films can help church reach the unchurched, says young pastor

A young pastor who has planted a new church in South London says films can help the church reach the people beyond its walls.

Michael Kosmas, 23, has just planted Kingdom Assembly in Deptford. One of its first ministries is the KA Film Club, which will invite members of the local community to come and watch a movie each month for free.

The films screened promise to be family friendly and contain a spiritual theme.

Kosmas believes that movies are a good way of sharing the Christian faith in a culturally relevant to the community.

He said he hoped the film club could help people to think about the role of spirituality in their lives and the positive benefits of a relationship with God.

“Films are a very popular art form and as well as being a great form of entertainment , they give people the opportunity to explore different worlds from the comfort of their armchairs and also introduce them to new life-changing perspectives,” he said.

The film screenings will be followed by an audience discussion to give people the opportunity to reflect on the spiritual themes.

The first movie to be screened is The Blind Side, which tells the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless teenager who was taken in by a Christian family and went on to become a professional footballer.

“The first film that will be shown is The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock which demonstrates how through love and support, a young disadvantaged man is able to utilise his God given talent and make a success of his life,” said Kosmas.

“All the films screened will be family films, so we are hoping different generations of family will attend KA Film club screenings, so they’ll learn about God and also build stronger relationships with each other.”