"It opens doors for students to talk with trusted leaders on where they see themselves in the story." —Doug Fields, Founder: Simply Youth Ministry Founder
"A wake-up call for all teenagers to the fact that they are on this earth to express the love of God on their campus, in their family and in their communities." —Ron Luce, President Teen Mania
"An excellent film ... relevant and thought provoking." —Josh McDowell, Speaker and Author
"Offers many opportunities for outreach and opening the door for deep discussions around things that matter to teenagers." —Hank Hilliard, Director of Young People's Ministry Development, United Methodist Church
"Youth workers, parents and teachers should definitely capitalize on this opportunity. Riveting conversations will follow." —Craig Detweiler, Reel Spirituality Institute & Fuller Theological Seminary
"This is what all youth ministries have been waiting for and what every youth ministry needs! It's nothing short of amazing!" —Damien
"BEST dialogue we have ever seen. Kids saw themselves and others in movie and were open to talk about their lives." —Jim
"So many teaching points. Today's youth reality." —Shannon
"We saw God do some huge things and baptized 30 students that Sunday in our church service." —Lee
"I asked the parents, 'What's up?' Their response amidst tears was, 'We're just so impressed and happy for our children and how they are being touched.'" —Marilyn
"This movie saved my life. Last night I attempted suicide but didn't succeed, and my confirmation sponsor asked if I wanted to go see it today. As much as I didn't want to, I did and it made me think so much." —Nicole
"I was inspired. I felt like I actually COULD make a difference." —Erin
"I used to cut to make myself feel better. I would do anything to impress people to like me, and I even went so far as to almost kill myself just so I could be known to people. Then I went to this movie, and it has changed me dramatically. I am a new person, seeing God in my life now, and it is just amazing." —Ashley
"Haven't been the same since. Very touching movie, addresses the very subjects we face as teens. 'What's the point of all this if we don't let it change us?'" —David
"This was the best movie I have ever seen. I know what it feels like to be all alone, and it really feels good when someone comes up to you and talks to you. ... I will try my hardest to reach out to people from now on!." —Shaela
Using this film + products inspired by the story, you'll see students:
You've devoted your life to hanging, listening and working with teens. You know they're hurting and you know the hope and healing available to them through a real relationship with GOD.
The writer of To Save A Life is just like you. Jim Britts is a seasoned youth worker who his film degree from BIOLA University to work. The movie was inspired by a passion to reach teenagers with life-affirming entertainment—the kind of movie youth workers, parents and student leaders can get behind… and the kind of movie teens would love!
Teens love movies. Help them be missional, grow in their faith and learn to reach out to others, and ask the question: What's my life going to be about? Imagine the difference this effort can make and how it can grow your group both in numbers and in spiritual depth!
To show a movie outside a home, you'll need a license. To Save A Life is not covered by CVLI — public licenses are exclusively provided by OutreachFilms.com. The To Save A Life Movie License Package includes everything you'll need to plan, promote and host your event.
Use one (or both!) of these studies to help teens unpack issues from the movie. Both studies include clips from the movies to start conversations!
It can be tough to get teens to read and study on their own, but with these unique tools they will want to get started! The To Save A Life youth products are designed to be accessible and fun for teens, speaking to them about problems they understand with ideas and solutions they can get behind.
Give students an easy way to get the conversation started about things that really matter
Teens who have seen To Save A Life want their friends to see it, too. Get your students involved in brainstorming and planning an outreach event they can take ownership in.
Coordinate with other area youth groups, schools, churches, teams, clubs and businesses. Compete to see which group can bring the most members and friends, but keep it friendly by awarding a cheesy prize at your Movie Event.
Show the movie at a theater near you. The Movie Event Package includes details on how to rent a 35mm reel (additional cost) and tips on coordinating with a theater to give your Movie Event a true big screen experience.
What's an event without a theme to get excited about? Try these or come up with your own.
Is the book better than the movie? Only one way to find out. But readers have raved about the novel, and some youth workers have used it as a study and discussion tool.
"I ordered 10 books to begin with. I thought that most of my group would not read the book and be just satisfied with me telling them the story. So far I have handed out 30 books, and my kids are passing the book on to friends after they complete reading it. This is the most powerful tool I have used in a long time. My kids are so geeked it is unbelievable!" —Mike, youth worker
Parents don’t want to feel like outsiders in their teen's life. To Save A Life gives them an authentic view into the pressures and challenges theirs kids are facing. Share your vision with parents and invite them in to plan and host a Movie Event. The power of a passionate parent can be a beautiful thing.
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