We have new animation resources for your church or children’s ministry. The BIBLE SHORTS from Steelehouse are hilarious, and are great for starting a lesson on a particular Bible story. Take the story of Jonah, for example. Bet you never thought you could tell that story in 40 seconds. Well Steelehouse Bible Shorts do just that. Did I mention they are really funny? You will want to watch them more than once. Hey, at less than a minute long you can… trust me I’ve spent hours watching them.
I found this article on how to go about avoiding all of the wires when using projection in a worship service. I thought it might be helpful to some of you that may be making some big purchases sometime soon.
Go check out podcast episode 8 for a discussion about the never ending “Jimmy Meerkat saga.” We also talk about stuff new to the store and some best kept secrets. Listen for the promo code and make sure to add your comments here at housechat, or on the MEERKAT page about what you think of it all.
That is if you were waiting for all 5 exclusive Flashlight Films Collections to be available. The final collection “Apostle’s Creed” went live today! If you have been following along for the last several weeks, then you know that WorshipHouse Media released a new collection each week. Each collection is centered around a theme so you get all the media you need for the topic at hand. There is a lot of content that would be a great addition to your church media library. You can check out everything on the Volume HERE. They are all very well done!
This last weekend I had the chance to hang out with the guys at SteeleHouse. Their office is sweet. It is in an old building in a really cool part of Tulsa. I got a little tour and got to meet some of the “two monitor” guys as I call them. They are a talented bunch. Kevin (executive producer) and Nathan (marketing) were nice enough to buy me a latte at “Double Shot” a nice little independent coffee shop that is being sued by Starbucks because of their name. They actually have the letter framed with a coffee ring on it… which I thought was classic. SteeleHouse has several mini-movies that are great and their Bible shorts are hilarious, they are a must have. We also met with Mark Steele the author of “Flashbang, How I got over myself.” Mark will crack you up.
I also hung out with Josh Merrill from Amturian. If you like “Bottle Rocket” or any other Wes Anderson movies (“Rushmore,” “Royal Tenenbaums”) you will love their stuff. They are really creative guys and I am excited for them to come out with Larry Linguist volume 2.
I also had the chance to sit down with two other guys that are in the “helping churches online” industry, Kent Shaffer with ChurchRelevance.com and Jay Kelly of WiredParish.com. Both are great guys and both have a heart to connect to those doing ministry. Kent (ChurchRelevance.com) hales from Tulsa and has exciting plans coming up. It is a site that provides a lot of content for pastors that want to improve on connecting with their people. He has done consulting with churches and a lot of his material from consulting he now posts. He and his wife (who I think is literally a genius) also own Bombay Creative. They are a talented bunch and their site is really growing. Check them out. Jay (WiredParish.com) and I kicked it at “The Library” in Norman, OK. WiredParish.com is a premium podcasting site with some big names in the emergent crowd, as well as other circles. He is about to land a really big name that I will let him share when the time is right. You will definitely want to pay the small fee/ month to hear from some of these guys.
Let me know what you think…