The Board is a short film produced by Bethesda Baptist Church which released nationwide on DVD August 4, 2009. Although in media hype The Board has been compared to movie classics like Chariots of Fire and Fireproof, that is misleading. The Board is much shorter, much less entertaining, and much more of a direct teaching film.
The Board takes a look at the internal struggle involved in salvation by presenting the soul as a board room made up of various board members: Mind, Emotion, Will, Memory, Conscience and Heart, with each board member having a say in a person’s life, and all members having to be in agreement before a person can accept Christ. The Board explores personal internal conflicts as it introduces difficult questions that lead to eternal consequences.
Based on a script written by Bethesda Baptist Church member, Gary Varvel, over 60 members from the church that were involved in every facet of the The Board’s production. Gary Varvel, an editorial cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star, enlisted his son Brett Varvel,a two time Dave Letterman scholarship winner at Ball State University, to direct the film.
The Board would make an excellent teaching tool for churches, Christian schools, VBS and camps, but if you are looking for a movie to add to your Christian entertainment library like Chariots of Fire orFireproof, this short evangelistic film may not fit the bill.
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