The epic, 10-hour series premieres March 3, 2013, and continues each week through Easter.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Outreach Inc. has been named the official church resource provider for The Bible—an epic TV miniseries to air on the History Channel this March.
The brain child of Emmy award-winning producer Mark Burnett, and his wife, Touched by an Angel star Roma Downey, The Bible is a five-week miniseries that chronicles the history of The Holy Bible, from Genesis in the Old Testament through the book of Revelation in the New Testament.
“Too many ‘Bible’ films end up feeling like documentaries, with stilted dialog, second-class sets, and narration that feels like a lecture,” says Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life and lead pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. “In contrast, this series draws you into the story from the start. The key to its effectiveness is that it lets the Bible speak for itself, without commentary, excuse or qualification, which makes it unique. This is living history at its best!”
“Working with The Bible series team, Outreach Inc. has produced The Bible 30 Day Church Experience Kit along with a small group DVD study and personal guidebook so that you can help your church and community experience the Bible in a whole new way,” adds Eric Abel, vice president of marketing at Outreach Inc. “Many churches plan to launch The Bible 30 Day Experience in conjunction with the miniseries to begin March 3 and conclude on Easter Sunday, but the kit and study can be used anytime of the year to help your church experience the Bible in a deeper, more meaningful way.”
The Bible Church Experience Kit offered exclusively from Outreach Inc. includes: a step-by-step church planning guide, a five-week sermon series that corresponds with the five-week televised miniseries, The Bible 30-Day Experience, and a small group DVD-based study and personal guidebook. For more detailed information and to preorder your kits, visit BibleSeriesOutreach.com.
“For two hours every Sunday night in March, millions of people will have the opportunity to see the Bible come to life as never before,” Abel concludes. “Make the most of this epic event by getting actively involved in the outreach opportunity of a lifetime. Order a copy of The Bible 30 Day Church Experience Kit for your church today.”
Founded in 1996, Outreach Inc. has quickly grown to become the largest provider of church outreach products and services in the world. With a mission to share God’s love and empower the church to share the message of Jesus Christ, Outreach provides cost-effective, proven methods and resources in a variety of forms, including books, media and film, church campaign materials, Outreach magazine and more. Located in Colorado Springs, Colo., the company has established five divisions under the umbrella of Outreach Inc.
Mark Burnett is an Emmy award-winning producer commonly known as the “King of Reality TV.” He is the executive producer of several of the most highly acclaimed TV series such as, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Shark Tank, The Apprentice, The Voice, and Survivor.
Roma Downey is an Emmy award-winning actress most well-known to American audiences as Tess’ angel/employee in the successful TV series Touched by an Angel. Downey also was cast in the role of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis in the 1991 U.S. TV six-hour miniseries A Woman Named Jackie, which went on to win the Emmy award that year. She has been cast as the Virgin Mary in this production of The Bible miniseries.