Introducing RightNow Media

We're extremely excited to have RightNow Media joining us on the site. If you're unfamiliar with the curriculums and resources they create for the church, you should go check them out. Then come back and watch Rob talk to Brian Mosley about what RightNow does, why they're a good fit on Igniter, and why Brian won't drink the coffee:

And here's a little taste of what you can now find in the Igniter library from RightNow:


2015 In Review

Design from Graceway Media.

Design from Graceway Media.

2015 was a huge year for Igniter.

We've had "huge" years before, but this one was huge in some markedly different ways. 

  1. We started the year off moving into our new office space. After spending the majority of 2014 planning and renovating, we finally said goodbye to the office tower we had been leasing for the 10 previous years.
  2. We spent most of the year recovering from some earth-shaking inner turmoil. Hop over to the RT blog to read more about that process.
  3. We continued the process that we started in 2014 of turning IgniterMedia.com into a mini movie distributor site. We added the mini movies of Dan Stevers, Hyper Pixels Media, and LifeWay Media to our library as well as a slew of new releases from our other partner-producers. In total, we added over 200 mini movies in 2015, including 9 new Igniter Originals that we're really excited about. Check out a recap of Igniter's 2015 releases here:

While we definitely wouldn't want to repeat it, 2015 did have plenty of high points that we'll remember with fondness. The lessons that we've learned this year have fundamentally changed who we are and how we operate. And that makes us extremely excited for 2016 and beyond.

A few things to look forward to in 2016:

  1. More new producers. Including one coming in January. Any idea who it will be?
  2. Our library should easily break the 1,000 mini movie ceiling this year. And a membership will get you access to ALL of them.
  3. Graceway Media's new site has finally launched, which means we can start implementing some ideas we've had on how to make IgniterMedia.com even more easy and useful for you.

Introducing LifeWay Media

If any of the producers on our site can claim "household name" status, it's LifeWay, yet they are the newest to the mini movie world. They currently only have 3 Christmas-themed mini movies in their catalog, but what they lack in quantity, they make up for in quality. And don't worry, the quantity will come, too, just give them time.

In the meantime, join us in welcoming them by watching this teaser and leaving a comment below!

Planning For Christmas Services

Let’s be honest, planning for Christmas services can be stressful. Even if you’re new to a church staff, you probably know that most churches tend to up their production game during the Christmas season. A great way to do that is to include a mini movie (or two) in your service. 

There are many different types of Christmas mini movies available, depending on what kind of mood you hope to set in your service. Below, we’ve laid out some great options to help you better engage your audience during this important time of year.

Christmas Invites

Encourage your members to invite people to church during the Christmas season with one of these Christmas invites:

Moving Mini Movies

A great way to remind your congregation of what’s important during Christmas is to use a heartfelt mini movie that coincides with your message. Here are just a few of the moving mini movies you can find on Igniter:

Light-Hearted Options

Use a light-hearted Christmas mini movie like these to add a fun visual element to your service while also keeping with the theme of Christmas: 

Christmas Welcomes

Give people a warm welcome to your church this Christmas season with a mini movie:

We hope these mini movies help you to tell a better story about the birth, life, and renewing hope we find in Christ Jesus. If you have any questions at all, we'd love to hear from you. Email us at info@ignitermedia.com.

Looking for Christmas designs for your church services? Graceway Media has more than 12,000 designs available, including stills, motions, and pro files. Consider an Igniter+Graceway membership. Or, try out Graceway for free and get access to download 24 stills and motions for free.