The United Methodist Church of the USA have released an interesting new series of short films and accompanying discussion guides.

From the team that first brought you “Chuck Knows Church” (a regular YouTube video series exploring different aspects of faith and church life) comes the new short film series “The Committee.” The series explores the challenges facing the fictional Park Grove Community Church as their leadership group consider a decision to close or explore other ways forward.  Featuring 12 episodes to be released on a monthly basis throughout 2015, The Committee will both surprise, delight and challenge.

Both the original Chuck Knows Church series, and The Committee are free to use, to download and show in church settings with no copyright limitations (provided the material is not edited).

The Committee and it’s accompanying discussion guide is well worth a look for your church council, leadership group or ministry team.

Here’s the trailer for the series (and the first two episodes are now available):