3 Reasons to Use Video at Christmas

Have you considered leveraging the power of video in your Christmas services this season?  If you haven't, check out 3 reasons why you should.

Video Creates Empathy

Have you ever cried in a movie?  You can thank your brain for that.  Specifically, you can thank something called a "mirror neuron".  It's a neuron that fires when your brain is "experiencing" something that you are not actually participating in.

This mirror neuron phenomenon is more commonly known as empathy, and it's an incredibly powerful way to communicate with people.

Video is Memorable

Using video in your church is not exactly the same as an advertising campaign, but advertising in the digital age can tell us a lot about the efficacy of video as a communication medium.

According to one study, 80% of viewers could recall a video ad 30 days after seeing it.

If you take into account that some estimates say we see up to 4000 ads per day, it's pretty impressive that anyone could recall an ad more than a month after viewing it.  Video is the key.

Video Says More With Less

Time is of the essence at Christmas.  How do you convey the enormous implications of Christ being born and how that story has changed humanity forever?

Use video.

65% of people are visual learners, and our brains process video 60,000 faster than text.

If a picture is worth a thousand of words, then 1 minute of video is worth 1.8 million words...

 


 

FREE Downloads of our Favorite Christmas Films

These films were created to help introduce people to Jesus during the Christmas season, and are free for CV Outreach church partners to use.

If you would like to use them during your church services, fill out the form at the end of any of the videos, and we'll send you the download links to all the films. (Not a CV Outreach partner church yet?  Fill out the form, and we'll send you more information on our free programs and services)

 Peace + Goodwill

What would it look like and feel like if heaven came to earth?  Oftentimes the Christmas season is filled with busyness and distractions, but what if we were reminded about the awe-inspiring fact that God came to earth in the form of Jesus, that a multitude of angels proclaimed his Glory to us?

What is Christmas?

With stunning visuals, this film takes the viewer from chaos to peace.  Jesus is God's answer for a broken and despairing world.

Christmas Rooms

This video is a poetic analogy that explores what our lives would look like if they were personified as rooms.  In a poignant turn, it reminds us that in the same way Christ was born into a humble room, he can inhabit our heart regardless of what state it is in.

History in Ink

This innovative ink-blotting film is one of our most popular videos.  Even though it takes a broader view of God's relationship with us, it can be used as a powerful reminder of the enormous implications of Christ's birth.

Unto Us

A mysterious star in the sky?  A young girl and a miraculous pregnancy?  What would it look like if the Christmas story happened in modern times?  This film explores this question in modern day England.  

Screen Shot 2018-11-28 at 12.46.44 PMO Holy Night (COMING SOON)

A messenger comes to remind us that "God as man descended unto us to erase the stain of original sin and to end the wrath of His Father. The entire world thrills with hope on this night that gives it a Saviour."  Based on the French poem "Minuit, chr√©tiens" that became the beloved classic "O Holy Night".