In an effort to bring Jesus to the people, churches in England are trying to bring the people to the cinema.
Convinced that Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of The Christ” is a strong evangelization tool, several English churches booked theaters and offered free tickets during the film’s first three days of release. Hundreds of people took the churches up on their offer.
Some churches in the Archbishop of Canterbury's diocese booked £20,000-worth of tickets.
The tickets for the 400-seat theater were offered to people "not already attending a church, or those who attend and wish to take a guest" in the hope that "more people would be connected to Jesus," reported the BBC.
Three Evangelical churches and two Anglican churches in Devon booked a screening April 10 to allow churchgoers to see the film together, reported the BBC.