At City on a Hill, we are called to share with our culture an experience of truth that will point hearts to Jesus. We believe in a truth that is everlasting—a truth that is eternal.
We want to use all media to give others an experience that will inspire transformation. Through beautiful and moving feature films, powerful stories, and thought-provoking words, we want our audience to always
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By Cary Meyer
"Lights, Camera, Action!"
It’s a phrase that’s been synonymous with movies for decades. The misconception is that all filmmakers shout it as a directive to start filming, but that’s not exactly true. Father and legendary filmmaker D.W. Griffith is the person we have to thank for the phrase. While frustrated on set and running short of time, Griffith started shouting orders “Lights!” to light the actors, “Camera!” to roll camera, and finally “Action!” to get things moving. He wanted “action” not just preparation.
Have you heard about the movie Woodlawn? We filmed the study in Birmingham, AL recently and wanted to share a few shots from behind the scenes below. See our awesome City on a Hill team members in action! We also captured a prayer from Pastor Dave Stone that we hope you will join us in. Please take a moment to watch the video.
Then Jesus showed up. He said he not only represented God, but actually was God, in the flesh. Jesus was perfect, but he wasn’t a perfectionist. He didn’t condemn for their sins; he offered them compassion. He made it clear that God was for everyone. That no one had sinned themselves outside of the reach of God’s grace. The Pharisees criticized Jesus by saying he was a friend of sinners. They meant it as a putdown. He took it as a compliment.
The summer is a great time to host a movie event, but for some, it can be a challenge to organize. This easy checklist will help you plan, promote, host, and follow up your movie event. You could simply announce a “movie night” and see what happens. But ask yourself these questions:
By Darren Walter
Whether you are a volunteer leader at your church or a paid staff member, you will face burnout and discouragement in ministry. Leadership is challenging, particularly in the church. Jesus is our example of the ultimate servant leader. In John 13, he wraps a towel around his waist and washes the disciples’ feet. But what happens when you feel more like throwing in the proverbial towel than tying it around your waist to serve others?
By Tony Young
City on a Hill has been busy this year. We have new projects, new goals, new events, and new life. It’s an exciting time for us – and I’m excited to share the details with you.
By Michael Mack
Through my assessment of small groups as well as my experience leading groups and coaching other leaders, I’ve observed a direct correlation between leaders who hog leadership and groups that do not grow or multiply.
Leaders who lead healthy, growing groups share leadership with two to three others...but not just any two or three others. I've seen leaders pick the right people and the wrong people to share leadership with.
Here are 10 WRONG ways to choose a leader:
By Darren Walter
The ministry stress of the Christmas season has melted away, but the thaw of springtime reveals Easter is just around the corner (Sunday, April 5)! Every church understands the spiritual significance of Easter. The question is, “Are we capitalizing on the huge opportunities Easter can bring for outreach and growth?”
The church where I serve continues to strategize how to harness Easter’s potential for maximum Kingdom impact. Last year we saw a 700-person jump from our regular attendance to Easter Sunday. Here are a few ideas that have worked well for us: