Local church to share 'Courageous'

Keeping to its mission to build a foundation of Christian faith at church, school and home, St. John's Lutheran Church has purchased a license to show and share the movie "Courageous" at Lakeshore Middle School at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19.
May 13, 2012


The movie is free to the public and no donations will be accepted. The school is at 900 Cutler Ave.

Child care will be provided for free at the church, which is one block away at 527 Taylor Ave.

Developed by the creators of "Fireproof," "Courageous" focuses on fatherhood. It is an action-filled tale that follows four police officers as they face the dangers of police work and the daily challenges of fatherhood.

Like most typical fathers, they are confident in their profession, but less so at home when dealing with their children, especially teenagers. Viewers will find themselves challenged and inspired by everyday heroes that long to be dads that make a lifelong impact on their children.

“The church has a biblical directive to support parents, and fathers in particular," said the Rev. Dieter Haupt, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church. "It is our hope that fathers and other heads of households turn their home into the spiritual nurturing place that God intends for it to be. And this movie fits right in with our Faith at Home focus.”

Eric Shake, a St. John’s Lutheran member and father of two said purchasing and sharing the movie with the community was an easy decision.

"I was blown away when I saw this movie," he said. "It reminded me that my kids need me to take a more active role in our faith. I think that every dad should see it.”

"Courageous" is not a children’s movie. Rated PG-13, there is no harsh language or sexual themes; however, there are a few violent scenes, particularly one where a child is taken hostage at gunpoint.


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