The Jesus Film Project (JFP) and Campus Crusade for Christ or Cru has been doing an idea around the world which has been effective. They have been knocking on doors and offering to lend the Jesus film to the person for about two weeks. The person they lend the film to has to agree to return the film after two weeks. After two weeks, the Christian or missionary will go and pick up the film and ask some followup questions. Sometimes they will work with missionaries and Christians in the country who are not affiliated with Campus Crusade for Christ or Cru or the Jesus Film Project if they believe they can trust them. This same idea could be also done with other evangelistic videos besides the Jesus film.
This is a good idea for people who will not go to a church to watch a film or will not normally watch an evangelistic film. If you are interested in this idea and want to work with the Jesus Film Project, please contact The Jesus Film Project or Campus Crusade for Christ or Cru and ask for the name and address of the national director for the country you are interested in working in.
Jesus Film Project
The "Jesus" Film Opens Doors in France
"Many French people would never visit a church service, or even watch the Jesus Film in a cinema," says Sam Catoe, an American missionary in Paris. He decided to distribute leaflets offering to lend the Jesus Film to people in his neighbourhood, thus establishing a personal contact. He was more than surprised to receive a mountain of requests. French-speaking volunteers delivered the films, and every person who reacted positively to the film was asked whether they would be willing to organise a meeting of people in their block who had also seen the film. Almost everyone was willing, so 19 house groups were quickly started, a number which has now grown to 60. The participants are most moved by what the Bible says about Jesus. "Very few of them have ever visited a church," says Catoe.