During Advent and Christmas 2015, congregations distributed more than 85,000 copies of My Son, My Savior. This WELS outreach movie and its related materials are still available for use this year.
My Son, My Savior portrays Mary experiencing and pondering the miracle of Jesus’ coming and then humbly growing in her understanding that her son is also her Savior. The main message for viewers is that Jesus is their Savior too. WELS has a number of resources to complement the movie, including an Advent by candlelight program titled A Mother Remembers, a small group study resource, and a four-session Bible study.
Rev. Mike Hintz, director of WELS Evangelism, suggests that congregations can use the movie for outreach by
• giving the DVD to guests at Christmas services;
• distributing the DVD to those on the prospect list and then following up with a discussion about the movie’s message;
• having members give their relatives and friends a copy of the movie along with an invitation to worship services;
• handing out the movie to visitors at events such as Advent by candlelight, live nativities, or Christmas for kids; or
• hosting a movie night at church or a local theatre with a showing of the movie.
If you or your congregation would like to use My Son, My Savior, visit wels.net/mysonmysavior to find links to purchase the movie and to see all the resources available to assist you. A bulk discount is available so that the purchase price is only $2/DVD plus shipping when bought in boxes of 100.
My Son, My Savior is the third in a series of four outreach movies that are planned as a collaboration between WELS Commissions on Evangelism and Adult Discipleship, Northwestern Publishing House, WELS Multi-Language Publications, and Boettcher+Trinklein Television, Inc. The first two movies, Road to Emmaus and Come Follow Me, have been distributed worldwide and received critical acclaim from a number of Christian film groups. The fourth film is being planned for distribution in 2018.
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