Film School

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Film School is our Sunday morning spiritual formation class.
We gather at 9:00 am in the basement of St. Thomas Church.
All 7th – 12th graders are welcome to join us.
And yes, parents can come and see what it’s all about too!
Film School gathers from mid-September thru mid-May.

so you just sit in the basement & do this?

veg out movies

Well, not exactly.
We aren’t really all that interested in just watching movies.
But we are interested in what story is being told.
Our God is The Great Storyteller.
The Scriptures are filled with story after story
(not myths, not legends, not fables)
These Stories tell of God’s People cooperating with God
in order to make the world as God wants it to be.
Sometimes we get it right.  Sometimes we miss the mark.
As we watch films in Film School,
we talk about how the story being told in the film lines up
(or doesn’t line up)
with The Story that God is telling in Scripture and in our world today.

why don’t you do a bible study like other sunday schools?

bible light shine down

We do.
We actually read the Bible in Film School
Every. Single. Time.
Film School wouldn’t & couldn’t exist without the Bible.
Films are the way that our culture today tells it’s Story.
And we must always measure that against God’s Story.

What films have you done?

movie collage

There are too many to list here.
But we do animated films, dramas, comedies, super-hero, fantasy, etc.
Again, we’re interested in what Story is being told
(not so much the special effects – but those are awesome too!)
If you’d like to see a full list of films we’ve done over the years…



what films are you doing this coming year?





Our First Film of the year will be Wonder Woman
This film was a MAJOR blockbuster of the summer & deals with themes of redemption, dealing with conflict, & “taking sides”.
Wonder Woman will show on Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15 & 22.
All 7th – 12th graders are invited and welcome.


EVERYONE is welcome to our Second Film of the year which will be The Iron Giant.  We’ll be talking about themes of fear of what we don’t understand, trust & distrust, as well as God’s Kingdom.
The Iron Giant will show on Nov. 5, 12, & 19.
EVERYONE is invited and welcome!


As we walk through Advent, our Third Film of the year which will be The Nativity Story.  The beginning of the Jesus story shown as you’ve never seen it before with themes of Empire, Grace, and Redemption.
The Nativity Story will show on Dec. 3, 10, & 17.
People of ALL AGES are invited and welcome.


Our Fourth Film will be The Circle.  As we’re all addicted to our technology, we have to ask the questions of how it changes us, our beliefs, our lives, our relationships.
The Circle will show on Jan. 7, 14, 21 & Feb 4.
All 7th – 12th graders are invited and welcome.


The Fifth Film of the year will be The Shack.  Based on the book by the same name The Shack tells a beautiful yet difficult story of tragic loss, life & death, questioning God’s presence, and depth of relationship with Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Shack will show on Feb. 11, 18, Mar. 5 & 11.
EVERYONE is invited and welcome.


Lion will be our Sixth Film of the year. A critically acclaimed film based on an amazing true story, Lion deals with issues of family, grief, searching for truth, and trusting God.
Lion will show Mar. 18, 25, Apr. 8, & 15.
All 7th – 12th graders are invited and welcome.


The Seventh (and final) Film of the year will be The Matrix.
The Matrix is one of the very best films that deals with the issue of resurrection, sin, the search for truth.
The Matrix will show on Apr. 29, May 6, 13, & 20.
All ages are invited & welcome.


We look forward to seeing all 7th – 12th graders
on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am

If you’d like to see a list of films we done in the past
please view the

Film School Archives




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