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

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.

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.