Sherwood Church's Next Movie on Fatherhood

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The Sherwood Baptist Church of Albany. Ga., the producers of the hit independent motion pictures "FireProof" and "Facing the Giants," have announced they will next focus their cameras on the subject of fatherhood.

Sherwood Pictures fourth movie is entitled "Courageous."

CBN News' Wendy Griffith was at the church when the next movie project was announced.  Click play to watch the report.

"Four fathers who are all in law enforcement-who protect and serve together-go through a terrible tragedy," Alex Kendrick, church minister said. "They begin looking at their role as fathers and they begin challenging one another to fulfill God's intention for fathers."

The producers said the idea for the new movie came through prayer.

"For more then a year we've prayed to be sure that we're pursuing God's idea and not our own," said Michael Catt, the church's senior pastor. "With action, drama, and humor, this film will embrace God's promise in the Bible to, turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers."

"Courageous" -- that single-word title, Catt said, echoes God's call for men to "rise with courage" in their homes and as leaders. According to the website, AllProDad.com -- the idea for the movie comes at a time when 4 of 10 marriages end in divorce and more than a third of all children live away from their biological fathers.

Once again, many of the actors in the film will come from the Sherwood Church family. The producers hope to begin shooting film next March. The film is scheduled to be released in 2011.

The Sherwood Church has produced three movies including "Flywheel," which focused on compromise and business integrity; "Facing the Giants," whose theme was despair and hope; and "Fireproof," which focused on a dying marriage rekindled.  It was 2008's top independent film, grossing an estimated $33 million.

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