Join the movie tour for "Because of Grácia"

24 September 2018

After a theatrical release in cinemas across the USA, the movie event that teens, young adults, parents, pastors and teachers are raving about is now available to churches, schools and ministry organizations in Canada.

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is encouraging churches and other groups to host screenings of the new film Because of Grácia to spark biblical conversations about dating, unplanned pregnancy and speaking up for your faith.

Because of Grácia is a “must-see film” for youth groups, churches and schools, says Joel Gordon, creative director for the EFC. He commends its strong production value, compelling story and thought-provoking companion study guide.

The film, produced and directed by Saskatchewan filmmakers Tom Simes and Myron Glova, has already won numerous film festival awards and received the Dove Seal of Approval for ages 12+.

The EFC is now inviting Canadian churches and ministry affiliates to host ticketed screening events of the film. “Hosting a movie screening is simple,” explains Gordon. “There is no cost to the host, and a DVD and promotional material are sent directly to the screening organizers.”

Because of Grácia shines an entertaining, insightful and heart-warming light on issues surrounding teen dating and freedom of religion. Hosting a film showing creates an opportunity to unearth biblical perspectives and to spark conversations with youth, young adults, parents and church leaders about timely issues facing teens in Canada today.

The film aims to fuel a movement among young people towards healthy dating relationships, support for those who face unplanned pregnancies and freedom to voice one’s faith.

The actors who star in the movie — Moriah (Peters) Smallbone, Chris Massoglia and Ben Davies — understand the pressures, struggles and tough choices of being a teenager.

After premiering in Saskatoon in April 2018, the film is beginning a Canadian tour with screening events in Toronto at Willowdale Baptist Church, Oct. 13, 2018 and in Ottawa at The Metropolitan Bible Church, Oct. 20, 2018 (Ottawa link:

If your church chooses to join the tour schedule, the EFC will list your screening on a community calendar and help create awareness for all screening events across Canada.

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About hosting a screening or to preview the movie: [email protected].

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