One of the main goals of JESUS Film teams is to start new churches. Often, though, these new churches struggle to find covered meeting places. An ARK—a large, portable tent—allows JESUS Film teams to have a consistent, covered meeting place for new churches. Additionally, ARKs can be used for medical clinics and teaching centers.
The Fuente de Amor y Paz church in the Dominican Republic was started eleven years ago by a JESUS Film team, holding services inside an ARK shelter for several years. This church now meets in its own building and continues to grow.