Thanksgiving Sale

We love Thanksgiving and everything that comes with it. Turkey, mashed potatoes, family, football, mini movies. OK, maybe that last one is just us, but it could be you, too. Especially this week during our Thanksgiving sale.

If you've been around for any of our other recent sales, you need to know that we're doing things a little differently this time. Instead of needing a promo code to get 20% off your a la carte purchase, we're discounting select products directly. So there's no chance of you forgetting to use it during checkout or one-time-use limitations. Just look on the product's detail page for the discounted price. 

This sale ends Sunday at midnight, so be sure to take advantage before it's over!

Resume vs. Referral


If you're new to Igniter, you should know that we exist to equip pastors, teachers, and other communicators with mini movies that help them communicate truth. And if you fall into one of those categories, you've probably come across an idea that was difficult--maybe even impossible--to successfully explain using words alone. That's where a mini movie can help.

Our newest mini movie, Resume vs. Referral, has been in the works for a looong time. Sometimes our mini movies go from concept to completion in a matter of weeks. Rob wrote the initial draft of this particular script way back in 2006. So we're extremely excited to have worked the kinks out enough to see this one come to life.

Resume vs. Referral humorously tackles the frequently misunderstood intersection of faith and works. If getting into heaven were the most important job interview you'd ever had, it's not what you've done, but who you know that matters. (Disclaimer: we aren't saying this is what heaven or St. Peter look like--or even that this is how it works at all).

We’re excited to see how you will use Resume vs. Referral to communicate an important truth that we so often forget: that we're saved by grace, not our works. We pray the truth of a grace-based salvation through Jesus alone is illuminated by the Holy Spirit to all who struggle with a works-based theology. 

Introducing Dan Stevers


We're beyond excited to announce that one of our favorite producers, Dan Stevers, is joining the ranks of producers that allow Igniter to distribute their products. If you're unfamiliar with Dan Stevers' work, prepare to be amazed. Dan is one of the most gifted animators--and just plain nice guys--that we have the pleasure of knowing. We consider his catalog a huge addition to a library we were already extremely proud of.

Click to watch the teaser.

Our Role

We are humbled to play a part in equipping the saints of local church bodies (Ephesians 4:12)--whatever that role looks like. As Igniter Media, we have always produced Mini Movies, and always will. But since last August, we've taken on a additional role. When we made the decision to start including content from other producers on our site, we became more than just a producer--we became a curator.

Curators are the gatekeepers of the collections they assemble. They take care of each item in their collection. They research each piece to make sure it fits. And they present their carefully assembled collection to the public, as if it were there own work. 

In our new role, we are committed to 3 main things:

1. Being selective about production and storytelling value.

We would rather have a smaller library of high-quality content than sacrifice quality for a large library. We also like the idea of quality AND quantity. With that in mind, we'll continue to search for and add great content to our library.

2. Making your life as easy as possible.

What good is a library of great content if it's not organized well? We're constantly tweaking--updating keywords, refining our site, and making user experience as smooth as possible. That's why we love being able to offer memberships: they take away one more of the hoops that you, as a purchaser of church media, have to jump through.

3. Being discriminatory about theological content.

Most importantly, we feel a great burden to weigh all of the content we include against God's Word (Titus 1:9, 2:1; 1 Timothy 6:3; 2 Timothy 4:2; 2 Peter 1:20-21). Whenever necessary, we will filter the content on our site so that nothing promotes a misunderstanding of Scripture.

We're extremely grateful that we get to do what we do to equip people like you to better do what you do. And we're extremely excited (as we hope you will be) about how our library is going to continue to change and grow for the better.

You Are Not Your Ministry

This post has been excerpted from Pursuing Christ. Creating Art. and adapted for Echo Hub by author Gary Molander. This blog was originally posted on

When I pastored in a church, I made the mistake of making my ministry and my identity the same thing. I allowed my job to become my heart. I suffered through this mistake until the day I resigned. Because when I stopped being a pastor, the false identity I had created was also stripped away.

Seventeen years of living with a false identity blew up in a heartbeat.

The next morning I woke up and cried uncontrollably on the living room floor. It was that gross, snot-streaming, please-help-me-because-I-can’t-breathe crying—the kind where my wife wondered if she should call 911. My cry sounded something like this: “If I’m no longer a pastor, then who am I?”

Finally God had me right where He wanted me, because the rebuilding process could begin.


I know some things about you:

I know that you are not your art.

I know that you are not your church.

You are not your technical expertise, or lack thereof.

You are not your voice, even though people love it when you’re on stage.

You are not what your authority figures believe about you.

You are not your blog posts, or your readers’ insane responses.

You are not your Twitter count, or your Facebook friend total.

You are not your impact.

You are not your successes, and you are not your failures.

You are not that thing in your life that didn’t work out.

You are not that thing in your life that worked perfectly.

But I also know this about you:

I know that in Christ, you are a child of God.

My friends, there will come a day when you no longer create art. There will come a day when the software you use is no longer in existence. There will come a day when you no longer serve in that church, in that ministry. There will come a day when he’s no longer your boss, and they’re no longer your Elder Board. There will come a day when you quit blogging, and when people put Twitter and eight-track tapes in the same category. There will even come a day when your impact wains.

But there will never, ever come a day when you stop being a child of God.


Gary Molander is the co-founder of Floodgate Productions and the author of Pursuing Christ. Creating Art. Find out more about the book here.