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Using The License

The Church Video License provides legal coverage for the public performance of thousands of inspiring movies and TV shows to encourage, motivate or entertain your members and guests.

Check out Movie Ideas for your church’s or your ministry’s next momentum builder!

Use movies and scenes during ministry activities, including:

Church Movie Night

“Our church uses our Church Video License to hold a free series of monthly film screenings. “Faith in Film Fridays” presents popular films that explore issues of faith and spirituality. We try to show well-known films that people may not have considered from a faith perspective before. The screenings have attracted quite a following.”

Jennifer Logue, Sunday School Superintendent and “Faith In Film” Series Coordinator

  • For specific ministries or entire congregations.
  • As an ongoing series (with small-group discussions afterwards) or a church-wide special event.
  • To support a specific theme or campaign, or to wrap up a powerful sermon series.
  • Movie suggestions

Movie Scenes For Sermons, Youth/Child Events, Announcements

Pastors, programming directors and church media directors know the impact of that perfect movie clip to drive home a sermon point…or add sizzle to weekly announcements. What’s New section

Children’s Ministry

Maybe you just need to fill some time as children arrive before class starts. Or make a fun group activity out of the Silly Songs with Larry from VeggieTales. Or use a familiar movie scene from the Toy Story series as a powerful teaching moment.

For children’s ministry, the legal permission that comes from the CVLI Church Video License can be a real life-saver to supplement and enhance your children’s curriculum and activity schedule. Suggestions.

Youth Events

It can be as spontaneous as popping in the latest Blu-ray release during a youth all-nighter at the church. Or as intentional as planning an entire speaking series around a certain movie or scene.

In all cases, the permission that comes with the CVLI Church Video License to show thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios can be tremendous resource for youth ministries. Suggestions.

The annual Total Producer Church Video License also includes FREE ScreenVue Vault access, with 11,000+ Scene Ideas, Views and Downloads from a variety of movies. All Scene Ideas (using your own copy or rental) include a scene summary, themes and time cues. With Scene Views, preview the scene and cue to a specific start time. With Scene Downloads, simply preview, download and use instantly. ScreenVue saves you hours of time finding that perfect movie illustration for next Sunday’s service.

Visit the ScreenVue Vault

What The License Does Not Cover

This license does not cover materials that have been illegally obtained. It also does not cover charging an admission fee for video showings or where specific titles have been advertised or publicized to the general public.

At times, Producers place certain titles on moratorium so that they cannot be performed under the CVLI Church Video License. A current list of titles on moratorium as of May 2024 may be found here.

Schools, Childcare Centers, Camps and Conference Centers

The CVLI Church Video License isn’t just for the church sanctuary. Many video needs arise at Christian schools, child care centers, camps and conference centers, so we provide the CVLI Video License for other parts of the ministry that would like to be included under your Church License or wish to secure their own license. Please contact us for a price quote that is specific to your needs.

“Our church has a Christian day school which helped support our Friday Night @ the Movies Ministry. About 20% of our school families do not attend any church, and this movie night presentation brought in some of those non-churched families.”

Jerome Nathan, Team Leader, Parish Education Ministry

Other Ministries Licensable by CVLI

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Join with over 60,000 churches, camps, Christian schools and childcare centers across North America that rely on CVLI and the Church Video License. Globally, CVLI covers over 100,000 members.