If you're anything like me, the idea of silence sounds pretty great this time of year. Non-stop Christmas music, sitting in traffic IN A PARKING LOT at the mall, hustle, bustle, and all that. Yeah. Silence. I'll have some of that.

"Heartbeat" tells the story leading up to Jesus' arrival, when God's people were experiencing a season of silence. But instead of a few peaceful moments of rest, this silence lasted centuries, and was marked by their separation from God.

I hope you can experience some silence this season, but a silence wherein you can draw near to Him. If your silence is the hopeless kind, know that God is at work, just like He was 2,000 years ago, when he revealed Himself in a way he never had before.

Be encouraged by "Heartbeat."

Joy To The World...Has Come.

We've partnered with the uber-talented Folk Angel again on the newest Igniter Original (they're our friends who provided the soundtrack for the ever-popular Social Network Christmas).

"Joy To The World" is a fun, upbeat take on the classic Christmas hymn. While you could use it as a walk-in opener for a church service, it's probably best used as a performance track, which is why we've included a "karaoke" version and a "performance" version, with click track.

Check it out--along with its alternate versions--on our site.

Rob tested it out at the On Your Mark children's ministry at Watermark Community Church last weekend, and it went over really well. Audience participation encouraged. Check it out:


PRO TIP: If you're going to use it as a performance track, use A Christmas Scale as an opener, and then transition straight into Joy To The World, using one of its alternate versions.

Download it here, and stay tuned for yet another Christmas release from Igniter, coming tomorrow!


Phil has become the director of Igniter Media

I'm pleased to announce that Phil Wright has been named the director of Igniter Media. Phil has been with us since around April of 2013, but his presence has been here much longer. His lovely wife, Jenni, joined our team back in 2007, so we've been inundated with Wrights.

I'm really excited that we have someone who will think Igniter Media, all the time! Phil is already such an asset for Igniter and I'm getting really excited about what's coming in 2015. Jeff and I are like giddy school girls thinking about Phil in his new role. That's a compliment to everyone involved, including the school girls.

The photo options we had

An update on our new office space

Our coffee bar area and front lobby.

Our coffee bar area and front lobby.

The RT Creative Group team is embarking on a voyage that will take us 8 miles north of where we have been since we were editing Together | Team Hoyt. We have purchased a 20,000 square foot building in Richardson, Texas and we are so excited to finally be there. Currently, we are out of our old office and not yet in the new office. 

How does that work? Well, we are in people's houses and coffeeshops. I (Rob) am currently hosting our design/motion team, our editing team (Steve), and a slew of floaters. It's actually been (dare I say) kinda fun, but we are ready for the new space.

Check out these photos from our new building... let's get excited!

Current Igniter Members: PLEASE READ

With the launch of our new site, there are undoubtedly a lot of changes happening to your membership. Don't worry. You are essentially receiving an upgrade at no extra cost to you. Please read more about the changes happening to your membership type below:

Some of this might be confusing. We're here to help. Contact us, and we'll walk you through what this specifically means for you and your membership.