How to Use This Course
Poverty. Persecution. Corruption. These are only some of the problems that plague our world. To the End of the Age is a special video course that includes over nine hours of video that will help students learn about these problems and discover ways they can be part of the solution.
From North America to Africa to Asia, come face-to-face with men and women who have families just like our own but face seemingly impossible circumstances including poverty, persecution, and corruption. Hear their stories and find ways you can be part of the solution.
Note to parents: the real-life stories in these videos contain difficult themes. Please consider viewing these videos with your high school students so that you can discuss them as a family.
No Plan B—Your Part in God’s Remarkable Plan to Rescue the World: How can I help a world in need? War, poverty, despair . . . the world’s problems seem overwhelming. Where do we even start? Bono, Oprah, and other celebrities have the resources to make a difference . . . should we just leave it up to them? Or does God have a role for each of us?
In this video, Todd Phillips travels to Rwanda and the Republic of Congo to explore how he will make a difference to people looking for hope and help. From the villages and refugee camps of the region, Todd uses Biblical teaching to reveal the important role God has for each of us to rescue the world.
Agent Abbey: In this fictional account, Abbey, a typical American teenager from Nashville, Tennessee, enjoys being a Christian, going to church, and having fun with her friends. She has never heard about Christians suffering for their faith in Christ. But when she travels to China for the first time with her dad, a photojournalist, Abbey quickly becomes caught up in a plot that involves her new Christian friends, a mysterious secret agent, “illegal” Bibles, and the police! Desperate to undo the mess she inadvertently causes, Abbey finds herself on a daring mission and, in the process, mourns her own simplistic understanding. She vows to carry the message of the persecuted church to Christians back in America.
Set in modern-day Beijing and filmed on location in China and Taiwan with scenes that include the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and The Great Wall, this drama reveals not only the harsh realities of being Christian in a restricted nation such as China, but the all-too-common ignorance of Christians in the free world.
Made to Make a Difference: Can you really change the world? Deep down, everyone wants to make a difference. But it is difficult for students to get past their own issues, problems, and distractions to see that their lives can count right now. In these four challenging youth Bible study sessions hosted by Jenna Lucado Bishop, Max Lucado offers Biblical insight into how God has uniquely created students with certain passions, talents, and interests to impact the world for Christ. Students share real-life stories on how they’ve spoken up, stepped out and made a difference around them.
Helping Without Hurting in Short-term Missions: Do short-term missions without doing long-term harm. This study is based on a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation. Now, this stand-alone resource applies the principles of “helping without hurting” specifically to short term missions.
Better Than Life: Stories of the Persecuted Church: For centuries, men, women and even children have been imprisoned–not for what they have done, but for what they believe. In the past century, Christians have been persecuted and martyred in greater numbers than at any other time in history. Hear stories and songs inspired by the followers of Christ who gave their lives for what they believe.
1040 Christianity in the New Asia: 1040 is an explosive documentary about the rapid changes in Asia and the dramatic shift of spiritual landscape in the “10/40 Window”- the regions between 10 degrees and 40 degrees North Latitude on the eastern hemisphere.
Faith under Fire: This program brings to life interviews with Christians who face persecution head-on. You will meet Zahid, once a persecutor of Christians until God gave him a “road to Damascus” experience and allowed his faith to grow under persecution in his Muslim homeland. You will visit China and learn of the events leading up to the “strike-hard” policy that Christians now face. And you will gain insight from the plight of Linh Dao, a Vietnamese teenager dealing with the arrest and imprisonment of her father for his work in the underground church.
India’s Untouchables: The situation of India’s Dalit community, formerly known as the Untouchables is a disgrace in the modern world. These three documentary films expose the systematic oppression of the Dalit people while offering practical solutions for healing and change.
Line: Poverty in America: Poverty in America is probably not what you think. Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Midgett shows us in this groundbreaking documentary a new face of poverty in America. About 50 million people in the United States live below the poverty line (In 2014- $23,850 for a family of 4) and one in four American children lives in poverty. But what is poverty in America? What defines “the line” and how can the church and community make a difference?
- No Plan B
- Agent Abbey
- Made to Make a Difference
- Helping Without Hurting
- Better Than Life: Stories of the Persecuted Church
- 1040 Christianity in the New Asia
- Faith under Fire
- India’s Untouchables
- The Line: Poverty in America