A collection of short stories, The Essentials dives into the lives four individuals to take an honest look at life, religion, and how we relate to our families.

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Things get awkward when Jenny accidentally insults her dinner date - who just happens to be a zombie.

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Going Solo (2017)
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After reconnecting with an old friend, a young pastor opens up about the challenges of being a single woman in ministry.

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Secrets VI (2017)
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A sneaky pastor attempts to hide secrets as his snarky wife challenges him to practice what he preaches.

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Two pastors married to each other try to juggle their ministries and their parenting.

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No Phone Zone (2017)
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A juvenile husband and productive wife fight their phone addictions to clear time to connect with each other.

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1844 (2015)
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After making a bold prediction regarding the end of the world, Will and his flock of followers take to the hills to await their fate.

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Pastor's Wife (2017)
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A determined, female pastor seeks her oblivious husband's support in her battle with the traditional head elder on gender roles.

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Series cast summary:
Mike Rhynus Mike Rhynus 1 episode, 2015
Ryan Yeo Ryan Yeo 1 episode, 2015
Dana Rhynus Dana Rhynus 1 episode, 2015
Monica Yeo Monica Yeo 1 episode, 2015
David Macias David Macias 1 episode, 2015
Krystin Macias Krystin Macias 1 episode, 2015
Oliver Rhynus Oliver Rhynus ...  Oliver Rhynus 1 episode, 2015
Garrett Speyer Garrett Speyer 1 episode, 2015
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A collection of short stories, The Essentials dives into the lives four individuals to take an honest look at life, religion, and how we relate to our families.

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USA

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English

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2015 (USA) See more »

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Pismo Beach, California, USA See more »

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