What is InLighten?
Lectionary-based, original short films for use in worship, Sunday school, bible study & classrooms.
InLighten Films is a subscription-based service that releases original, scripture-based short films weekly based on the lectionary calendar. Produced by a group of award-winning filmmakers, InLighten Films delivers original three-to-four minute short filmes each week to inspire and engage your congregation. Every short film is based on a Bible passage, the lectionary reading, or a theme of the Christian faith. Using keywords, you can search the entire film catalogue for Christian themes of love, forgiveness, sorrow, healing, faith, prayer, and more.
InLighten Films are memorable documentaries or scripted dramas artfully crafted by master storytellers that connect with audiences on a personal level. The diversity of films - whether current or historic, poignant or humorous, local or international - are a valuable resource for Instructors and Preachers in their work of teaching and spiritual formation. The films may be streamed on-line or downloaded and shown during worship, in Sunday school, in bible study, youth groups, mid-week worship, or in a classroom. Our theater-quality content is available only to active subscribers.
Easy to Search
Navigate through our collection of weekly films by biblical text or a glossary of keywords.
These stories stoke and fund and fuel our imagination spiritually.
Reverend Dr. William Willimon
Professor at Duke Divinity School and former Bishop of the United Methodist Church
The Founder’s Inspiration
The idea for InLighten Films originated with filmmaker Scott Galloway. A storyteller at heart, Scott’s upbringing as a ‘pastor’s kid’ was similar to many others in his situation...a mixed bag of conformity and mischief along the journey of identifying his own personal faith.
Scott has worked in the entertainment industry for 30 years, writing and directing feature and short films, producing more than 800 television shows for 16 networks and creating an international film festival that celebrates film shorts.
Scott has directly observed the challenges pastors face in preparing to preach and connecting with parishioners from the pulpit. InLighten Films is Scott’s way of introducing ‘Bible-based Short Films’ into the worship experience to visually complement a Pastor-Teacher’s explanation, interpretation, and application of Scripture.
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