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#TVforTeachers – Pick of the Week – Life and Death the Pentecostal Way

As a part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make the best use of material available to them, we have decided to start highlighting our ‘top pick’ each week. We’re hoping to reveal multiple educational uses for a single episode, series, or film with enough time to act as a ‘heads up’ for teachers to be able to record or access the material.

This Sunday at 9pm, BBC2 are offering an enlightening look behind the scenes at a British Pentecostal Church. Life and Death the Pentecostal Way will provide a candid look at the lives of members of a Pentecostal church.

With unprecedented access to the workings of a Pentecostal church in London, this one-off documentary in the Black & British season lifts the lid on a faith that is growing fast.

Featuring charismatic sermons, passionate worshipping, the full-immersion baptism of teenagers and the fabulous hats and attire of the congregation, this documentary follows the powerful personal stories of members of the congregation at defining moments in their lives. While traditional Christianity is seeing its numbers fall, how has this faith become so successful?

This programme (or clips from it) would be of great use to any Religious Studies or Philosophy and Ethics teachers looking to illustrate different denominations of Christian faith. It may also be of use to Sociology classes looking at the social role of faith-based communities in believers’ lives.

Follow the hashtag #TVforTeachers or @EraResources for more lesson ideas.

You can also access curated clips through our new learning platform .To use the platform, you just need to email your request to era@era.org.uk and we will set-up a login so that you can access the site freely.