The Early Church Journey in 3 ½ minutes

Creative Christian animation showing the action-packed beginnings of the Early Church after Jesus, as found in the New Testament.

Ministry use licence


The journey of the New Testament Early Church - in a 3 ½-minute nutshell.

If you want to read something exciting - read about the early church! It is crammed with jaw-dropping events. Miracles, healings, persecution, imprisonment, not to mention a whole host of flawed characters who all have their lives radically transformed by the message of the Gospel.

If you only have a few minutes, this video brilliantly packs the journey of the early church down to the main points. From Jesus' ascension and Pentecost to Paul's journeys and letters. And as the church grows, it doesn't just cross cultures and continents but centuries too.

Just like the New Testament characters, we today can be adopted into the very same family, being guided by the Holy Spirit: a journey following Jesus we can join into.

Possible Discussion Questions

  • What most surprises you about the journey of the early church?
  • How can learning about the early church help churches today?



Produced by Bible Society

The Bible Society take the Bible and find ways to translate and distribute it, create digital formats, advocate for its place in society and help people relate to and make sense of it in their everyday lives.

Narrated by Dai Woolridge

Dai Woolridge is a Welsh poet, author and an award winning spoken word artist. Dai loves it when Wales do well in the rugby, is married to Cath and lives in Pontypridd.

Licence Agreement

Ministry use licence

By purchasing this video, you are purchasing a license to use and show this video as part of your ministry in ONE church.

You are granted permission to use the video in:

1) Offline services, school assemblies or lessons, groups or at events (including youth, kids and midweek groups and events)

2) Online services or assemblies that are streamed or pre-recorded. (For online services, the content video you have purchased should be part of a complete church service which must be at least 20 minutes long.)

3) Online small groups meeting over Zoom or a similar video call platforms.

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