For better than five years, WingClips has been providing film clips and sermon notes for pastors hoping to leverage pop entertainment to draw listeners into their gospel messages. It’s a concept the Bigs have gotten on board with, too. Pixar has already dished WingClips content from their new release Brave, for instance.
Through the end of June, WingClips is offering a special discount for their basic subscription package.
Here’s a snippet from their original press release in 2007:
WingClips.com capitalizes on the growing trend of multimedia in churches and the needs of pastors to become more visual and contemporary.
Movies have the unique ability to form a lasting impression quickly and effectively. After all, most of us can recount specific scenes or recite quotes from our favorite films, yet few of us can recall the central theme of last week’s sermon. Let’s face it, movies are our modern-day parables and pastors don’t want to be left in the dust.
Lately, pastors and teachers have not only accepted this growing trend, but embraced it with open arms. According to the Barna Group, a marketing research firm that tracks trends relating to values and beliefs, over 61% of pastors now incorporate videos into their sermons.
Before WingClips, the only visual illustrations available for pastors were the low quality videos found on other sermon video sites that cost up to $20.00 per download. … “Our goal is not only to provide pastors and teachers with great movie illustrations, but also to help promote good, quality films,” says WingClips president Mitchell Irion.