In July we had 139 to watch Sight & Sound JONAH!!
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Chillicothe Christian Films History:
In Chillicothe, Illinois, a town of 6,000, an interesting partnership started back in 2016.
As “Men of AIM” (our initial ministry to men), we had worked with businesses to rent the Chillicothe Town Theater and share a movie night, with mixed results.
In the early summer of 2016, I wrote several churches in town and proposed a different approach. Why not Pool our funds and each month rent the theater, get the movie license, and have a “Donations Bucket” available but not spotlighted.
Could it eventually be a breakeven ministry? If so, we never have to ask churches for money towards this effort again. If not, we decide do we keep going and how to fund it. At the end of year two we had a balance of $18.76, and a couple churches immediately said keep going and made another donation.
Some churches have given year after year, others have given once. That’s all ok – there are no expectations or requirements to give any minimum or repeated times.
When the ministry “ends” – whenever or for whatever reason – the remaining pool will be distributed back to partner churches / ministries in the proportion to how they have given from the inception.
We currently have 11 Church Partners – and there’s always room for more!
2022 Schedule (3rd Mondays, Titles subject to change)
- February(#46) What If (Purchase on Amazon – see note below)
- March (#47) Amazing Love (Purchase)
- April 18 (#48) CHURCH PEOPLE (Purchase)
- May 16 (#49) I STILL BELIEVE (Purchase)
- June 20 (#50) SHOW ME THE FATHER (Purchase)
- July 18 Sight & Sound Theaters: JONAH (Purchase)
- August 15
- September 19
- October 17
- November 21
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Chillicothe Christian Films Partners
- Men of AIM / Christian Movie Central
- Chillicothe Assembly of God
- First Baptist Church – Sparland
- Northwoods Chillicothe
- Chillicothe Bible Church
- Chillicothe First United Methodist Church Men’s Club
- Mossville Methodist
- La Prairie United Methodist Church
- Chillicothe Christian Church
- First United Presbyterian – Henry
- Blue Ridge United Methodist Church
- River Terrace Cowboy Church
11 churches and our ministry, working together.
Those 11 churches represent SEVEN different communities… and SEVEN different denominations!
INTERESTED in a similar effort in your town?
WE WANT TO HELP YOU!
While we had the advantage of my working with a few of the churches in previous ministry activities, several of these churches I had never even heard of until they sent a check and wanted to support this effort.
It would be easy for you to say it wouldn’t work because your town is bigger, or smaller. Or all the churches would never agree. or….
Many excuses – but why not try? If you don’t have 10 churches, can you find…. 2 or 3? Maybe you have a great local theater people can rally around, or maybe the churches decide to alternate hosting, or perhaps one of the churches has a better A/V set up.
This is one of the most fun things I’ve been involved in – and I LOVE going to conferences and noting this partnership.
If you’re interested in trying, I’d love to take 30-45 minutes to chat. I’m also hoping to put together a short booklet of key concepts and recommendations.
Email me (Rich@ChristianMovieCentral.com) and we’ll set up a time to call or get on Zoom!