City on a Hill decided early on that we
wouldn’t limit our cast and crew to people
who were Christians. We see our set as a
mission field. The lead actor of Not a Fan
was not a Christian when we filmed the series. Now he is, and being part of the Not a
Fan series played a part in that.
TOS: Messy Grace is your newest release.
What topics does it address, and how would
you like to see it impact the Church?
City: In Messy Grace, we ask the ques-tion, “Is the church a place for anyone or is
it only a place for Christians?” We think a
church gathering should be a place where
one can feel like they belong even before
they believe. We believe grace is big enough
that we can journey with someone, even if
things get messy. That’s messy grace.
God’s grace isn’t messy. It’s perfect. But
people are messy. We need to live in the
tension of giving grace, but also speaking
truth. Both of these things are essential. It
can create tension, but this tension is love.
Messy Grace explores all of these important themes in the midst of the LGBT community. It’s a timely topic for the Church,
and it can be difficult to know where to begin. By using real testimonies from leading
Christian voices who have personally been
affected by LGBT identity and issues, Messy
Grace offers unparalleled insight into this
conversation. Messy Grace clearly upholds
the truth of Scripture but will challenge the
viewer to extend love and grace as well.
TOS: What is your prayer for City on a
Hill Studio for the future?
City: We want to reach our culture with
the gospel. Our prayer is to continue to
change and adapt as technology and media evolves so that we can always reach the
most people with God’s unchanging Word.
TOS: Thank you so much for sharing with
us about the heart and mission of City on a
City on a Hill’s products are beautiful and
moving, culturally relevant, and thought
provoking. They stand apart in the industry
because of their cinematic nature. They are
trusted worldwide because they’re Biblically
accurate, the highest quality, easy to use, and
reach right to the heart. Take a look at all of
their titles at www.cityonahillstudio.com.
Bonnie Rose Hudson’s heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know
how special they are to Him. She works as
the Director of SchoolhouseTeachers.com,
the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse®
Magazine. She would love for you to explore
the wonderful curriculum available there
and to stop by her author’s blog WriteBon
nieRose.com for resources to help teach your
children about missions and the persecuted
Church, free history and writing printables,
and to discover how you can write for the
We want our culture to rediscover the need for God’s truth and grace
and be drawn into community with Him and one another.
1. NLT, Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation.