About Beautiful Witness
Beautiful Witness is a wonderful collection of 10 short films exploring what it means for people to come to faith. These films capture a variety of contexts and traditions, offering reflections and stories of those involved in a number of ministries. The Beautiful Witness project was set up by a team of practitioners and practical theologians, the hope is that it will generate critical discussion and equip the Church in its witness to God’s love in Christ.
To aid discussion around the films Church Mission Society have produced a group resource. In this resource you will find an introduction to each film, discussion questions and reflective prayer. Many thanks go to Felicity Walters, vicar of Hadfield and vicar of Charlesworth with Gamesley, who has worked with us on producing this.
The first five, below, describe the general patterns seen across the different interviews.
Beautiful Witness : Starting out
Reflections on how to get started in reaching out, and the importance of listening to God, listening to others, and to the local community.
Beautiful Witness : Making connections
Engaging people where they are. Discussion on making connections with other community groups, with schools, and on the streets.
Beautiful Witness  – Transformed Lives part 1
Reflections on discipling those interested in or new to faith. Finding ways to help people join in, to contribute to the life of the church, and to grow in faith.
Beautiful Witness  – Transformed Lives part 2
How constant and long-term support can bring the hope and the freedom of the gospel into the reality and messiness of life.
Beautiful Witness  – Witness
Reflections on sharing the gospel. Being open and honest about who we are and finding ways to share the love of God.