Videos: Missions history

Absolutely Double! -- Call number: BV 6379 .A9
Megachurch Research Press, 1991, 35 min.
In voice-over pre-recorded video scenes, John Vaughan explores the ministry of Sung Rak Baptist Church in Seoul, Korea. This megachurch pastored by Dr. Kim has 30,000 people in 10 services each Sunday. The church runs a retreat ministry, operates a phone counseling center, and is in charge of a seminary, among other ministries. This video looks at the strategies used in this fast growing church.
Elmer Schmelzenbach. -- Call number: BV 3505 .E6
Nazarene Communications, 1979 40 min.
Elmer Schmelzenbach preaches a message on Romans 1:16, "I am not ashamed of the Gospel" Into this message he incorporates stories of his childhood, persecution, salvation, victory and church growth in Africa.
First Fruits. G H C -- Call number: BV 2560 .F5
Feature film, late 1980's, 70 min.
Good. History of the Moravians and their first missionaries who go to the island of St. Thomas to evangelize the slaves. A slow moving film, it tells of their struggles to identify with the people in the West Indies and share God's love with them. Best quote is from a friend of Zinzendorf's: "Venture all for Christ, He is worthy of giving even your life."
"This was an awesome movie." -- John Evans
Following the Footsteps I. H -- Call number: BV 2595 .C6 F51
Nazarene World Missionary Society, 1990, 52 min.
A historical look at NMI via interviews with Dr. Mary Scott, missionary to China 1940-49 and General NMI Director 1950-75, and Dr. Louise Chapman. Part one is an interview with Dr. Mary Scott. She was a missionary to China from 1940-49, and General NMI Director from 1950-75. Mary Scott speaks of the challenges, victories, development, growth, and workings of NMI, in the past, present and future. Part two is an interview with Dr. Louise Chapman. She was a missionary to the Republic of South Africa from 1920-24, missionary to Swaziland from 1926-40, and NMI President from 1948-64. Louise Chapman tells of her memories of the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit on the missionary field. She speaks also of her pleasure with General Budget (now called World Evangelism Fund) and the benefits of the system.
Following the Footsteps II. H -- Call number: BV 2595 .C6 F52
Nazarene World Missions Society, 1990, 53 min.
An historical look at NMI via interviews with Betty Sedat, a translator and missionary to Guatemala 1945-83, and Elizabeth Cole, a missionary nurse to leprosy patients in Swaziland, 1935-73. Betty Sedat gives her testimony, telling of her upbringing, call, consecration, marriage, and work in Guatemala as a translator. Part Two is a testimony by Elizabeth Cole. She speaks of her upbringing, education, call, trials and work while in Swaziland.
Final Frontiers. G S H -- Call number: BV 2120 .F55
Frontier Media Productions, USCWM, 19 min.
The basics of the three waves of missions. An overall view of strategy and the history of missiological strategy. Emphasis on unreached peoples, noting that the gospel has been to every country, but not to every ethne. Facts and figures are early 1980's. Advise using "Catch the Vision" tract or have new figures available in handouts.Video: First Fruits
Following the Footsteps II. H -- Call number: BV 2595 .C6 F52
Nazarene World Missions Society, 1990, 53 min.
An historical look at NMI via interviews with Betty Sedat, a translator and missionary to Guatemala 1945-83, and Elizabeth Cole, a missionary nurse to leprosy patients in Swaziland, 1935-73. Betty Sedat gives her testimony, telling of her upbringing, call, consecration, marriage, and work in Guatemala as a translator. Part Two is a testimony by Elizabeth Cole. She speaks of her upbringing, education, call, trials and work while in Swaziland.
The Good Seed. -- Call number: BV 2835.2 .G55
Wycliffe Bible Translators, 1986, 30 min.
Actual footage from the amazing story of how the Tzeltal tribe in Southern Mexico and the Payas in Colombia found the living God. How two women were used by God to start a movement that brought over 48,000 people to Christ, forming 382 churches. From there the Tzeltals "sent" these two women as their missionaries to the Payas of the mountains in Colombia.
Hudson Taylor -- Call number: BV 3427 .T3 H84
Ken Anderson Films, 198?, 88 min.
Great images of a missionary pioneer's life who founded the Overseas Missionary Fellowship. "The church is asleep. Armchairs and sofas and the comforts of life seem more important than the millions of perishing souls" -- J. Hudson Taylor. An excellent glimpse into some of the struggles and joys of the mission field. Interesting and moving. It recounts some of the early years of J. Hudson Taylor who was one of the greatest missionaries ever. "God's work done in God's way," said Taylor, "will not lack God's supply." Great film! [ more info on Taylor ]
Missions Abroad. G H -- Call number: BR 45 .M5
Granada TV, 1980, 40 min.
Discusses the Christian revival of the 19th century exemplified by the spread of missionary activity in Europe's industrial slums and in the lands of the new colonial empires.
Pacesetters of Missions History. -- Call number: BV 2120 .P34
Institute of International Studies, 1982, 17 min.
Video from slides. An overview of the key people and movements of modern missions. William Carey [ more info ] and the Haystack prayer meeting, J. Hudson Taylor and the Student Volunteer Movement, Cameron Townsend, Donald McGavran, Inter-Varsity, Campus Crusade, the Navigators, and the U.S. Center for World Mission. Don't miss J. Hudson Taylor's story. "Expect great things from God, Attempt great things for God."- William Carey.
Setting the Stage. G H -- Call number: BV 3755 .I67 S47
Lausanne II at Manila, 1989. 13 min.
History of Lausanne Congress and the continuing vision of finishing the task of world evangelization. Highlights of speakers: Dr. Billy Graham, "The whole Church must be mobilized to take the whole Gospel to the whole world." Joni Erikson Tada, "We've just got to get out there and do it." Many in the world have never heard the name of Jesus, and as we hesitate, they die."

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