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Monday, November 11, 2013

Church Rescue premieres tonight

Tonight at 9:00 on HBO it's Dial One for Vets and on NGC it's the series premiere of None of the Above.  Up at 10:00 on Discovery it's the series premiere of Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell, NGC has the series premiere of Church Rescue, Sundance has the 1st season finale of Dream School, E! has the special Life After Anna Nicole, Logo has the special What!: Animism, Bravo has part one of the Real Housewives of Miami Reunion and on Cooking it's the 1st season finale of Restaurant Takeover.

Here's a little information about Church Rescue courtesy The National Geographic Channel. 

Religious institutions are the foundation of many communities across America. The United States is home to more than 300,000 religious congregations, and nearly four out of five Americans identify themselves with some type of religious belief. In order to practice these beliefs, people from all walks of life descend upon urban, rural and city houses of worship that come in a wide array of shapes and sizes.

But running a church takes more than faith, and even the holiest of institutions can fall victim to harsh realities. In fact, in 2012, Reuters reported that banks were foreclosing on churches in record numbers ––leading to tough consequences for communities across the country. Thankfully, struggling congregations and the families who flock to them have a place to turn when times get tough.

Enter the “Church Hoppers” (@churchhoppers) — three business-savvy ministers and best friends who travel the country helping faith-based organizations reestablish themselves in the marketplace, not so they can turn themselves into profitable enterprises, but so they can continue spreading the good word to their followers and helping those who are struggling in their faith to find a foothold. They use the wisdom of Scripture and a little Southern ingenuity to pull off inspiring interventions featured in the new series premiering tonight.

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