Disclosure: I received 2 complimentary ticket codes from Sony to see All Saints when the movie comes to theaters and 2 tickets to give away to one of my readers. This did not influence my opinion in any way.
All Saints is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.
After trading in his corporate sales career to become a pastor, Michael’s first assignment is All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen members. It comes with a catch: he has to close the church doors for good and sell the prime piece of land on which it sits. While developers eagerly eye the property and the congregation mourns the inevitable, Michael and his family look forward to moving on to an established church where they can put down roots.
But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma—former farmers striving for a fresh start in America—Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its newest people.
Jeopardizing his family’s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do—close the church and sell the property—or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.
Official All Saints Trailer
I love this trailer! Though it only gives a glimpse of the movie, you get a real sense of the message. My favorite part of the clip is when Michael’s son asks him what he thinks will happen to the refugees when they leave. Michael says they’ll keep them in their prayers and pray for God’s help. His son replies, “Aren’t you God’s help?” YES! We are His hands and feet.
Have you ever heard Do Something by Matthew West? The message in that song reminds me of that line. In the song, the singer is looking at all of the poverty and evil and death around the world……
So, I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”
He said, “I did, yeah, I created you”
Exactly. God created us for a purpose. Do something.
The Heart of All Saints
Watch The Heart of the Movie and see the real Michael and learn more about the story that inspired the movie. I’m sure that this will be a movie that moves you to be more and do more.
You can find out more about All Saints on their website which has resources and more behind the scenes clips for you to watch and share with your friends.