TV Show Review: Church Rescue


pictureChurch Rescue on NatGeo
Monday Nights 10:00 p.m.

Makeover shows are hot. My family loves to watch pretty much any sort of makeover show they can. We’ve watched personal makeovers, home makeovers, business makeovers and restaurant makeovers. The possibilities are endless. We’ve seen people battle those trying to help them and those who make a 180 degree turnaround and achieve great success. Turns out that for a lot of people, all they need is a little encouragement in the correct direction.
When I was asked to check out a new show on NatGeo called Church Rescue, I’ll admit to being hesitant. See, I’m a Christian and the media right now doesn’t seem to be very friendly to those who follow God or the Bible. The last thing I wanted to do was watch a program that was only out to make fools and freaks out of us. After all, there are plenty of those out there.

So I’m watching the show and I’m not more than thirty seconds in when they say something that stuns me to no end. Their first church rescue is a Bapticostal? Like…Baptist and Pentecostal? Really? Think I’m joking? Here, check it out!

It stunned me more to realize the show wasn’t actually about a Hollywood PR team that makes changes. The men who make up the Church Hoppers are actual business experts and ministers!

It wasn’t long before I was hooked on what would happen next. I loved the way that these men went into the church, not so much with a business regimen but with seriously concerned hearts. They approached this man and his congregation with gentleness, grace and more than that, prayer. They weren’t afraid to confront issues or problems within the church and require some measure of responsibility from the church and the pastor too. I loved that.

Like I mentioned, the show airs on NatGeo channel and it’s on Monday nights at 10 p.m. If you’re like my family and you enjoy watching makeovers and seeing a transformation, you’ll definitely enjoy this one. Give it a try!