Nothing for Mahala: pre-screenings and Bible study resources for church leaders

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Heartlines Focus group testing Bible Study material developed for the ‘Nothing for Mahala’ Values and Money campaign.

Church leaders are invited to attend pre-screenings of the Heartlines movie ‘Nothing for Mahala’ from Monday September 23 to Wednesday October 2 at 17 cinemas around the country.

Heartlines hopes that the leaders will encourage their members to see the movie which uses comedy to address burning issues around money and materialism, when it opens in cinemas on Friday, October 4.

Churches are also invited to pick up a free 6-week Bible study resource comprising a leader’s guide, a DVD with clips from the ‘Nothing for Mahala’ film, and sermon notes. The resources will be available to churches from 68 distribution points throughout South Africa from the end of September. The distribution points include the Church leaders’ pre-screenings and Global Leadership Summit venues. The first set of resources will be free and more copies will be available at cost.

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Bible Study resource front cover.
Bible Study resource front cover.

The movie and the Bible study resource are part of Heartlines’ “Values and Money” campaign that aims to reach 12 million people with a challenge to change attitudes, behaviours and skills related to earning, saving, spending and giving money away. Heartlines believes the change will impact on major social issues including crime, corruption, overspending and job creation.

Although Heartlines is best known for the films it makes, it is its printed resources that facilitate the real conversations, says Nevelia Moloi, a member of the team that produced the material.Each chapter in the 6-week resource has been tested with diverse focus groups, to ensure the content and language resonates with Christians from all walks of life. It was written by Julie Cunningham and edited by Moloi and Brian Helsby of Heartlines.

The resource focuses on the 5 money values of the campaign: Honesty in earning, Responsibility in spending, Wisdom in borrowing, Self-control in saving, Generosity in giving. It includes key Scriptures on each of these values and encourages Christians to ask themselves the question: Am I serving God or money?

The Nothing for Mahala movie is about a young man whose love for money gets him into trouble and into a clash of cultures with a grumpy old man who spent his life chasing money. Headline starts include Thapelo Mokoena, Marius Weyers, Desmond Dube, Mmabatho Montshe, Jamie Bartlett, Dorothy Masuku, Casper de Vries, Kenneth Nkosi and Lillian Dube. It was screened publically for the first time last night at a premiere event at The Zone, in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Church leaders wishing to attend the pre-screening need to book by emailing by at least five days before the event. The pre-screening schedule is:

23rd September
Sandton Ster Kinekor
Rusteburg Ster Kinekor
Wednesday 25th September
Tshwane – Menlyn Park Nu Metro
Durban Pavilion – Nu Metro
Thursday 26th September
Eastgate Ster Kinekor
Durban Gateway Ster Kinekor
Monday 30th September
Cape Town Canal Walk Nu Metro
Pietermaritzburg Midlands Mall Other
Kimberley North Cape Ster Kinekor
Tuesday 1st October
Bloemfontein – Loch Logan Nu Metro
Cape Town – Cavendish Square Nu Metro
Cresta – Ster Kinekor
Wedensday 2nd October
George – Garden Route Ster Kinekor
Polokwane – Mall of the North Ster Kinekor
Port Elizabeth – Walmer Park Nu Metro
Thursday 3rd October
Nelspruit – Riverside Ster Kinekor
East London – Vincent Ster Kinekor

The main distribution hubs for the Bible study resource are:

Greater Johannesburg
Heartlines Office Johannesburg: 
`1st Floor
Dunkeld West Centre
281 Jan Smuts Ave
011 7712540

Vanderbyil Park
River of Life Church
Cnr Fitzsimons & Lauts streets
016 982 3022

Hatfield Christian Church
Impact Bookshop
551 Gen Louis Botha Ave
Waterkloof Glen
012 368 2345

CNI Offices Durban
1 Sinembe Park
Douglas Saunders Drive
La Lucia
Leslie 078 4611392

YFC office
1 Alan Paton Road
033-3452970 (Nonto)

Greater Cape Town
SU Bookshop Cape Town 
14 Park Road
021 689 8334

YFC Office George
119 Nedbank Building
Langenhoven Street
044 874 2624

Port Elizabeth
TCN offices
71 Main Road
Port Elizabeth
041 581 5726

Pierre van Wyk, Bethelsdorp Resource Centre
041 581 5726 (TCN)

East London
SU office
16 Greenwood Street
043 726 0202

Unashamedly Ethical office
1 De bruynstreet Universitas
0834102209 (Hennie)

Assemblies of God Church office
Cnr Zebra & Zomba Street
057 357 1807

YFC Office
Cnr. James Morake & 1st Avenue
078 310 3780

Duet Church
5 Govan Mbeki Street
018 290 7579

YFC office
2nd floor Simunye Building
46 Anderson Street

c/o Riaan Janse van Vuuren
082 415 5817 or

Taberna Dei Church
108 Bekker Street
Fauna Park
082 494 9062 (Douglas)

c/o Calvin Molokomme
082 480 8886

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