CHRISTIAN TELEVISION ASSOCIATION is a group of Christians with a God-given
vision to share the great news of Jesus Christ through the medium of television
- in a relevant way for today's audience. Our vision is that many will
use our programmes to reach out to people who might not think of going
to church, or may seem indifferent to the Gospel. Through video, people's
lives can be touched in their own homes.
Please visit the CTA web site ( www.cta.uk.com
) for more information
upon a time Britain was a Christian country. Everyone had some idea of
who Jesus was, and understood what it meant to be a Christian, even if
they didn't embrace it. Today, on the eve of Christ's 2,000 birthday (humanly
speaking) the picture is so different. We can no longer assume those outside
the 'church' have any understanding whatsoever of what Christianity is
about - or even who Jesus is.
How do you reach the unreached in our own
land? This is what challenged us in the CTA. Well we're not evangelists
or preachers, but we are programme makers and so "video" was the
obvious answer. In a TV dominated culture, 'telly' has become the main
source of information. Therefore we've embarked upon an ambitious video
project tied in with the millennium. Already its rapidly gaining support
from school authorities and Church leaders.
is this Jesus" is the title of the video which was filmed in Israel. It
is a 55 minute documentary presented in 3 parts. Russell Boulter from ITV's
"The Bill" presents the production which has been written specifically
for the target audience. The objective is to present in a lively, jargon
free style, sufficient information about the person of Christ, that anyone
watching will know what it means to be a Christian and how to become one.
A key part of the video is personal testimony from some well known Christians.
However, the project's success depends
entirely upon Churches and individuals using it. We hope the video will
be the focus for a door to door visitation programme in parishes throughout
the land. People are more likely to receive and watch a video than read
literature or even invite someone into their home. It's hoped that copies
of the video can be produced at such a low cost, that churches will be
able to buy hundreds to give away. There are numerous other ways such a
video can be used - but, the main point is to get it into the hands of
those who have no idea who Jesus really is.