re:Films is a creative ministry venture of Dr. Bill Brown and Mike Koerbel. The project concept began several years ago to provide powerful teaching tools to youth pastors, local churches, and Christian schools.
re:View, is a unique, innovative, and revolutionary production. As a partner with local churches and Christian educators, we are excited about the possibilities and opportunities for reaching high school and college students with the message of truth.
In the world, but not of it? Light in the darkness? Christians throw these phrases around all the time. What is all of it supposed to mean? Even if you understand it, it’s impossible to do, right? How does a student discern and engage the world? Movies, music, and advertising come at them from a variety of angles; is there a way to filter through all of it? How do we teach students the importance of filtering and engaging the culture?
Introducing re:View, a curriculum and study for your student ministry designed for either a 13-session series or an abbreviated 7-session study. Consisting of seven award-winning short films, video teaching segments, and this resource-packed website, this revolutionary series will cause students to evaluate their world, discerning and engaging culture with a defined purpose.
Options. We put the tools in your hands. We know you interact with your students on a weekly, even a daily basis. You know your students, and what they’ll connect with the most. re:View has been built with options in mind – you can present the topics in a way that best suits your students.
The re:View project is designed to revolutionize the way Christian media is viewed, and how secular media is discerned. It’s amazing to watch how well the study works. You’ll be amazed when you see your students evaluating today’s culture through the lens of biblical truth.
There are five goals that are achieved through the re:View project. Upon completion, students will be able to do the following:
- Recognize that everyone has a worldview, and it has a source in something.
- Discern the worldview behind each expression of pop culture, identifying the underlying message.
- Filter the message, valuing the role of a theistic worldview.
- Articulate their worldview and opinions clearly and concisely.
- Engage the culture with a biblically sound, culturally informed, and gracious manner.
- Topic 01 – Culture [Film: “Numb”]
- Topic 02 – Ultimate Questions [Film: “Sign”]
- Topic 02xa – Ultimate Questions Extended Session
- Topic 02xb – Ultimate Questions Extended Session
- Topic 03 – Worldviews [Film: “Swear”]
- Topic 03x – Worldviews Extended Session
- Topic 04 – Naturalism [Film: “Check”]
- Topic 05 – Transcendentalism [Film: “Reset”]
- Topic 05x – Naturalism / Transcendentalism Extended Session
- Topic 06 – Theism [Film: “Help”]
- Topic 06x – Theism Extended Session
- Topic 07 – Engaging Culture [Film: “Seen”]
- Topic 07x – Engaging Culture Extended Session
- 1. The award-winning 5-10 minute original film;
- 2. Director Mike Koerbel’s talking about the idea behind the film and how to use it
- 3. Dr. Brown’s 7 -10 minute teaching on the subject from strategic venues in New York City (Times Square, etc.)
- 1. Pretest and/or notes for the class
- 2. Teaching guide and notes with questions/answers/etc.
- Summary of Dr. Brown’s presentation
- Power point you can use for the class