The Committee

The Committee

16 Episodes

Park Grove Community Church has lost its pastor and is closing its doors, unless it reinvents itself with the help of Chuck, a compassionate visionary whose whimsical ideas get the church into perplexing predicaments.

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The Committee
  • Pilot

    Episode 1

    TV-PG. Park Grove Community Church has lost its pastor and is closing its doors, unless it reinvents itself with the help of Chuck.

  • Hospitality

    Episode 2

    TV-PG. Chuck cleverly convinces The Committee that hospitality is not something you put on, it's a lifestyle. Taking on the role of a French waiter, Chuck humorously sets a table for six to demonstrate the true meaning of hospitality.

  • Reflecting the Community

    Episode 3

    TV-PG. Unfolding during the annual church rummage sale, Chuck shuffles through old skeletons and broken lamps to illustrate The Committee has been asleep at the wheel. The mission of the local church, to be a vital congregation, is to reflect its community.

  • Our Purpose

    Episode 4

    TV-PG. To better understand the church’s purpose in the community, Chuck reminds The Committee they’d better ask themselves, “WHY are we here?” Coming up with a lot of good ideas—the church picnic, more modern music, a contemporary service—just isn’t good enough. The “why” becomes the critical qu...

  • Evangelism

    Episode 5

    TV-PG. Evangelism rears its ugly head, as Chuck keeps the members of The Committee from running for the door. All the baggage that comes along with that word has the small group falling all over themselves trying to sort it out. The Committee takes a refreshingly different look at evangelism, dis...

  • Understanding the Who

    Episode 6

    TV-PG. Chuck takes The Committee on a trip to â"Whoville," where he utilizes the world of Dr. Seussâ"donning a crazy red wig and allâ"to better understand â"who" lives in the surrounding community.

  • Discipleship System

    Episode 7

    TV-PG. Mr. Riley continues to narrow-mindedly push the agenda of the Compass Committee, while Chuck once again amusingly derails the small group, this time with an investigation of discipleship.

  • Innovation

    Episode 8

    TV-PG. During the heated debate over the favorite Compass Committee snackâ"donuts or fruit platterâ"the lights go out! Literally. Searching in the dark, The Committee discovers how antiquated the church is.

  • Small Groups

    Episode 9

    TV-PG. When our favorite well-intended Choir Director Glenda attempts to clarifyâ"â"We are a committee, not a small group"â"it only baffles newest member Daniel all the more. Leave it to perceptible Chuck to redirect the befuddled â"small group" into better understanding one of the most important...

  • Children & Families in Church

    Episode 10

    TV-PG. Daniel's daughter Andrea visits The Committee, illuminating how ineffectively at times the church engages children and their families. The younger student's point of view forces old-school Mr. Riley and the rest of the round table to take inventory as a faith community.

  • Stewardship

    Episode 11

    TV-PG. Time for proud and prudent Mr. Riley to hang the cringe-worthy Stewardship Campaign banner, proclaiming â"God Knows What You Can Afford." Chuck and the rest of the Compass Committee grapple with the full meaning of stewardship in hopes of convincing the financially-centered Mr. Riley to le...

  • Committees That Work

    Episode 12

    TV-PG. Chuck has one foot out the door, sending shock waves through the Compass Committee. Before Chuck has had enough, the table of six must ask themselves the toughest question of all. Are they really making a difference?

  • Embracing a Legacy

    Episode 13

    TV-PG. The round table realizes how older and younger adults must work together in order for the church to survive. Both contentious sides are exemplified in real time by progressive Daniel and traditional Mr. Riley. Easier said than done, to walk in someone else's shoes.

  • Young Leaders

    Episode 14

    TV-PG. While Mr. Riley is accused of being Mr. Grumpy Pants, and Hannah admits to continually rattling his cage, Chuck reiterates, "If you aren't upsetting someone, you probably aren't doing anything significant." Amidst all the moving parts, the debate continues: how should older leaders make me...

  • The Vote

    Episode 15

    TV-PG. Will the Compass Committee decide to close the church's doors or keep them open? The most unlikely persuader works its way forward, revealing the biggest surprise yet of The Committee's journey together.

  • Resurrection

    Episode 16

    TV-PG. The new Park Grove Community Church opens its doors. It's been quite an expedition for Chuck, Mr. Riley, and the rest around the table of six: a new dawn, a new day, a new beginning.