New Direction

I wanted to let you know that this will be the last post on Church Video Reviews that I will do.  I have found that there are plenty of other resources and blogs now available that focus on this topic.  I am happy to pass them along to you through the links below.

In the mean time, I will be focusing my efforts on my other blog Outside The Box Ministry.  Please jump on over to it and subscribe to it here.

Collide Magazine
Christian Video Magazine

The Veracity Project
Igniter Media Group
Floodgate Productions
Beamer Films
Highway Video
Steelehouse Productions

Also, if you are looking to connect with like minded visual story tellers that are making an impact around the world, be sure to check out the Visual Story Network.  VSN is is a coalition of missional and creative Christians. Together they seek to fuel a global movement of visual story for the kingdom of God so every person on earth can experience life-change through Jesus.  Click here for more information.

New Film “Vinyl”

1.  Why does he care so much about this one record?
2.  Why does losing something or being lost cause such a feeling of panic?
3.  What have you lost that would cause you to throw a party if you got it back?
4.  What do you think this film was about?
5.  If you were to ask God what He has lost that would cause Him to throw a party if He got it back, what would He say?

If you would like to download this film click here.

Short Films Telling True Stories of An Active God

I recently discovered a new exciting endeavor from the team at Chronicle Project called Deidox.  Deidox are true stories of how everyday people are being used by God in the world today.  The vision behind Deidox “is to not only challenge and inspire people with the stories told, but to also highlight and support organizations that are demonstrating God’s love on a daily basis.”

Currently available are two films about Lindsy and Robert.  These two films dive you right in the middle of their lives where you first hand see how they are impacting the lives of the people and the community around them.  The quality of the production and process that Dave and Brent (the team behind of Deidox) take to tell each story is top notch.

They have made these films available in various formats and at various prices.  They even offer a “pay what you want” for a low-res version.  Also, a dollar of each sale goes back to the ministry that the film is about.

These films can be used in various settings; either a large group or small group setting.  The films also give you a great opportunity to springboard into sharing your own personal story.

Below is the trailer for the film “Lindsay”.  To find out more about Deidox and to download the films visit their website at http://www.deidox.com


Deidox | Lindsay : Trailer from Deidox on Vimeo.

January’s Free Church and Sermon Videos

Floodgate Productions- the collection of free resources this month include a video short, still and motion backgrounds and leadership articles and resources.

Sermonspice- “Prayer”- this is a fantastic video from Heart Initiative

Grove Films- “I Am His“- good use of scripture.  Good for reflective worship times.

Faith Visuals-  They have a ton a free content.  There are some teaching materials included in their free selections.

If you are a producer or a distributor and would like your free sermon, church or ministry videos included each month please contact me through the “Contact” page.

Using Mini-Movies To Start A Spiritual Conversation

I’ve seen firsthand a ministry strategy with incredible results that helps you, your friends, ministry or church springboard easily into a spiritual conversation with someone.   There are many different approaches to starting a spiritual conversation:  a survey, questionnaire, a tract, etc.  Many times these approaches don’t allow you to make a connection with an individual you’re meeting for the first time.  Intentional or random evangelism may not be comfortable for some.

People love stories and films.  These mediums connect to the heart of an individual and in a moments time they are drawn in emotionally.  Depending on the plot of the film they may connect with the characters and the story personally.  Using a short film or mini-movie enables you to have a more natural and relational approach to starting a spiritual conversation with somone.

There are several different ways that you can do this.  In the next few posts I will go into more details about what I have seen to work and where you can find short films and mini-movies that work well with this creative ministry strategy.

Christmas Video Highlights

Here are some of the top videos for this Christmas.

1. Four Words- from Floodgate Productions
2. What Child Is This- from Hyper Pixels Media
3. Retooning The Nativity- from Igniter Media

You can find an updated most popular video list here.

Free Video From Grove Films

I hope that you had a great Christmas.   I wanted to let you know about a new option for accessing free media.  My friends at Grove Films have added this to their selection of videos.  You can get this video from their website here.  I know that Christmas is over, but you might want to check out their “Christmas on Canvas” series of videos for next year.

Great Media Deals At Worship House Media

Currently Worship House Media is having a clearance sale on some of their media content.  Click on the banner below to find out more.

Be sure to look at the DVDs from 36 Parables, anything from Highway Video, Damah Film Festival and the software offers.

September’s Free Church and Sermon Videos

Here are the free church and sermon videos for this month.

Floodgate Productions is giving away a free short, motion background, still background and leadership article.. Be sure you bookmark this page.  They plan on updating it each month.  Also, if you haven’t been by their website in a while they recently redesigned it.  It is very well done and they have some great new content.

Sermonspice- Beautiful Trickling Stream Loop

Worship House Media- Sky and Water 2

Faith Visuals-  They have a ton a free content.  There are some teaching materials included in their free selections.

If you are a producer or a distributor and would like your free sermon, church or ministry videos included each month please contact me through the “Contact” page.

Media Complete Purchased by the Don Moen Company

Media Complete, the company behind the Media Shout presentaion software has been purchased by the Don Moen Company.  Don Moen is best known as a song writer and worship leader.  You can read more about this from their press release here.