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TrueNorth Church, History Channel work on miniseries
TrueNorth Church is using an offering from the History Channel in conjunction with its Bible studies this year, according to an announcement from the congregation.
The Rev. Gene Jennings, TrueNorth's associate pastor, confirmed that the church is using "The Bible 30-Day Church Experience."
A church announcement also quoted the Rev. Steve Davis, the church's lead pastor. "We are excited to partner with the History Channel in this epic miniseries to share the timeless truths of scripture in a relevant manner," Davis said.
Plans are for the TV series to be the topic each Sunday this month in the church's gatherings at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Hundreds of other churches around the country are reportedly pursuing studies linked directly to the TV production as well.
Todd Wilkes, a congregation member, said the new option "makes the Bible come to life," with particular usefulness for Christians who are new to the faith.
"There are parts ... maybe not for younger children," he added, "but I think it's going to be really good. I'm hoping that it will make people curious about the surrounding story ... and encourage them to read the Bible in its entirety, to see where the pieces fall and where they connect."
TrueNorth's announcement noted that the study "includes stunning video clips from the TV miniseries produced by Emmy Award-winning husband and wife team of Mark Burnett (of 'The Voice' and 'Survivor') and Roma Downey ('Touched By an Angel')."
"Unfortunately, our culture is not as familiar with the Bible as it once was," said Jennings, who added that "this is a great opportunity to share its message of good news."
TrueNorth holds its Sunday gatherings at North Augusta High School. Details are at www.truenorthchurch.com and 279-1555.