We are so excited to share with you what the next version of Igniter Media will look like. We are making some big changes, all in an effort to better equip pastors and teachers around the world.
ARRIVING AUG. 6th, 2014
We’re making some tweaks in anticipation of big changes coming in the next few weeks.
Today, we discontinued the Mini Movies Lite membership. If you’re a Mini Movies Lite regular, fear not! We did this in anticipation of relaunching the a-la-carte purchasing model (allowing you to purchase one mini movie at a time). This is a feature that will be available at launch.
So for the next couple of weeks, if you need a mini movie, the best way (and best value) is still to purchase an annual membership.
Twelve years ago, Rob released our first ever mini movie to some local Dallas churches. The feedback was strong, and a year later, in 2003, Igniter released an additional four more videos as part of a DVD (and an ill-fated VHS) compilation. Soon thereafter, we opened up a (mostly) operational website. And we were off and running.
In the years that have followed, we’ve made countdowns, backgrounds, song tracks, bumpers, and much more. But at the heart of it all, we’ve remained dedicated to the mini movie.
Today, we’re proud to announce that big changes are coming to Igniter. Coming soon, Igniter’s website will be 100% filled with mini movies. And not just our mini movies. We’re partnering with a few of the top church media producers in order to offer a wider range of quality content. Overnight, we’ll go from 125 mini movies to around 700.
We’re also excited to let you know that we’re bringing back a-la-carte purchasing. Find what you want, when you want it. And for those that like memberships, the Igniter Mini Movie membership isn’t going anywhere. It’s just getting a whole lot better. All of the producers joining our site will be including their content in our membership. With these changes, we’re confident that the new Igniter website will be right for church budgets of all shapes and sizes.
As for Igniter, we’ll most definitely still be creating original content.
We still believe in the power of God’s story. We still believe that some stories are better told visually. We still believe that we can help a pastor communicate THE message in a way that will inspire and transform. We still believe there are stories waiting to be told. And it’s those stories … that’s what we get really excited about.
Igniter 6.0 is coming this summer. Stay tuned whether via blog, email, Facebook, or Twitter. It’ll be here before you know it. Next week, we’ll begin the process of communicating to our current members all of the ways this will make their memberships more valuable.
P.S. We haven’t given up on backgrounds. We’re just moving them over to our sister company, Graceway Media. For the past couple of years, we’ve made backgrounds for both Igniter and Graceway. We’re not making any fewer going forward, we’re just putting them all in the same place. Thus, Graceway’s extensive catalog only gets better and remains the perfect place for your church or ministry to grab all of its still imagery, title graphics, and motion background needs. To learn more about the changes going on at Graceway, click here.
I think a lot of times, it’s easy for us to forget that pastors have a pretty tough job. Whether their church is a start-up or one that’s been around for over 50 years, each phase brings different challenges. One of the greatest challenges that remains every step of the way is how to drive home a point that needs to be made. You know…that emphatic moment that will forever be etched into a congregations memory.
This video shows an example of how to do this…in ALL of the wrong ways!
Next time, our recommendation is to check out some of our videos and let one of them make that point for you.
With the weekend approaching, we were thinking about all of our loyal members out there, and the different ministry tips we could give you to help make your services this weekend great. Although a number of different items came to mind, we felt that it was absolutely vital to share this one, very important tip with you all.
Don’t drive your motorcycle into the church.