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In Deep Water

Assembly Objective:

  • In a stressful situation can the people around us be trusted? Good team-mates put each other’s needs before their own comfort and help us to discover that we are capable of extraordinary courage. This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on selflessness, trust and courage.

Film:

  • Deepwater Horizon (Summit, 2016, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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The BFG: What makes friendship so special?

Assembly Objective:

  • Friendship is a central part of living a life shared with other human beings. In a world where many of our relationships are lived out through our smart-phones, it’s sometimes hard to identify what a real friend is, and what makes that friendship something to be treasured. This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on what friends are for, and what makes them so special.

Film:

  • The BFG (Amblin Entertainment, PG, 2016). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Florence Foster Jenkins: The Best Policy?

Assembly Objective:

  • Is it always right to tell the truth, even if we know it will hurt someone’s feelings? And if we decide not to be truthful, is there a point where our actions will be harmful? Through reflection on an Old Testament proverb and a verse from a New Testament letter, this assembly offers students the opportunity to consider how our actions impact others and to reflect on their friendships.

Film:

  • Florence Foster Jenkins (Pathe, 2016, PG). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Kung Fu Panda 3: What does it mean to just be you?

Assembly Objective:

  • How many times do we hear the phrase ‘just be true to yourself’, or ‘the best thing you can do is just be you’? How do we know what this really means for our every day lives? What does it mean to just be ourselves? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on what it might mean (and not mean!) to be ourselves in the context of our local and global community of fellow human beings.

Film:

  • Kung Fu Panda 3 (DreamWorks Animation, 2016, PG). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – is it my Responsibility to Stand up for What is Right?

Assembly Objective:

  • What should we do if we see bad things happening around us? Is it worth doing the right thing if all our friends disagree with us? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on the importance of fighting for and doing what is right even when doing so is scary and difficult.

Film:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm Ltd., 2015, certificate 12A). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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The Lady in the Van: This is my Neighbour

Assembly Objective:

  • Who is our neighbour? How far should we go to help someone in need? Does it make a difference if the person doesn’t want our help? This assembly explores the biblical story of The Good Samaritan to consider the benefits of choosing to help those who make us feel uncomfortable.

Film:

  • The Lady in the Van (BBC Films, 2015, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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The Martian: Why is Every Human Life Worth Saving?

Assembly Objective:

  • Why do we think every human life is worth saving? Why do we go to such extremes to save one human life? This assembly explores and evaluates the Bible’s teaching on the sacredness of individual human life.

Film:

  • The Martian (20th Century Fox, 2015, certificate 12A). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Spectre: We Always Have a Choice

Assembly Objective: 

  • How do we decide what to do with our lives? How do we make important choices? This assembly reflects on the character of James Bond and the biblical story of Peter to consider the value of reflecting on who we are, of listening to the advice of others, and of making good choices.

Film: 

  • Spectre (MGM/20th Century Fox, 2015, certificate 12A). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut: Stones in the Road

Assembly Objective:

  • How can we face challenges ahead of us? This assembly, particularly suitable for the end of a year, explores the Bible’s teaching about the value of remembering the past as we face the future.

Film: 

  • Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut (from series 6 episode 1, BBC DVD, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Lies: a tough way to live

Assembly Objective: 

  • Is it ok to lie? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching that telling the truth leads to the best life for all.

Film: 

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Marvel, 2014, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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