The leaders of Sherwood Pictures, the makers of the popular Christian-themed film "Fireproof,” announced the name and premise of their next film, their fourth.
The new movie is to be called "Courageous” and will focus on fatherhood, the leaders said. Sherwood Pictures is an outreach ministry of Sherwood Church in Albany, Ga. The church’s senior pastor, the Rev. Michael Catt, along with the church’s executive pastor, the Rev. Jim McBride, and ministers Stephen and Alex Kendrick, made the announcement. Alex Kendrick, a news release said, briefly outlined the plot as the leaders talked about the new film before their church congregation. "Four fathers who are all in law enforcement — who protect and serve together — go through a terrible tragedy,” he said. "They begin looking at their role as fathers, ... and they begin challenging one another to fulfill God’s intention for fathers.” Catt said the title echoes God’s call for men to "rise with courage in their homes and as leaders” at a time when numerous marriages end in divorce and more than one-third of children live away from their biological fathers. McBride said, "The statistics on fatherless children are devastating, and because the family is the building block of society, one important place to rebuild families is through fathers who stay and lead and love.” All four leaders of Sherwood Pictures are husbands and fathers.