It Takes a Church

Network Premier: June 5, 2014
It Takes a Church


Premiers Thursday, June 5 at 9 p.m.ET/PT on GSN – Each week, “It Takes a Church” visits a different congregation from across the country to surprise one unsuspecting single with the news that they’re about to be saved from the dating world. The church’s Pastor will task their congregation of cupids to find the best possible matches for the dater. At the end of the matchmaking competition, the unattached parishioner will decide which suitor to put his or her faith in. The congregant who brought the chosen suitor will make a difference to their church by winning a donation on its behalf.

Dove Review

“It Takes a Church” is a unique Christian Game show where the church congregation gets involved in matchmaking. The group brings to church their choices of bachelors to introduce them to the congregation and in this episode to introduce them to Angela, the young woman looking for love.

There is a song that states “Looking for love in all the wrong places’ but in this case it is the right place to look. The show helps Christians make decisions about relationships as they are put into a competition for a chance to share their life with another. It is an entertaining show that brings together the Dating Game and the Bachelor all in a faith-based community that encourages having God’s help in making a decision in the dating world.

The Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages is awarded to this family-friendly Christian show.

Content Description

Sex: Discussion regarding man being celibate.
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Having others help you pick a partner for a relationship; holding a game show in a church.


Company: GSN
Genre: Game
Runtime: 45 min.
Starring: Hosted by Natalie Grant
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe