Partner With City on a Hill

Partner With City on a Hill

Dear City Family, Fifteen – We are fifteen years old! In an age when trends and organizations are gone in the blink of an eye, we’re deeply grateful to be able to celebrate our 15th year of impact. When City was born 15 years ago, we aimed to powerfully influence others for the Gospel, providing in-depth and compelling resources that … Read More

5 Keys to Hosting a Memorable Movie Event

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A movie event can attract new and old members of your church for a night of fun and worship. This is an opportunity for your organization to self-promote and provide information about your church in an approachable way to potential new members. It is important to keep in mind that prospective members might be intimidated by a church service or … Read More

How to Choose Forgiveness Even When it Seems Impossible

How to choose forgiveness even when it seems impossible?

Making the choice to forgive when someone has caused you unspeakable pain is one of the most challenging decisions you may ever face. The good news is, while forgiveness won’t erase your pain, it will most certainly set you free. My father was very abusive towards me while I was growing up. I had a very traumatic childhood because of … Read More

Reach Youth in Your Community With a Church Movie Event

The Ultimate Youth Movie Event Planning Guide

What do you remember most about your teenage years? Chances are, awkward feelings bubble up to the surface as you recall struggling with self-esteem, establishing an identity, making friends, and living up to the expectations of parents and elders. Teenagers today face similar challenges, yet their struggles are compounded by the pervasiveness of social media, the internet, and a comparison … Read More

Can Christian Movies Impact Your Community?

Can a Christian Movie Impact Your Community? Pastor Ken Murphy had one of the most exciting weekends a pastor can have after his church viewed the Erwin Brothers‘ movie, Woodlawn. That momentous weekend, 256 individuals made the decision to get baptized. Murphy, the pastor at Cypress Church in Columbus, Ohio, believes that Christian movies, like Woodlawn and I Can Only … Read More

How To Respond When Your Family Doesn’t Get Along

How To Respond When Your Family Doesn't Get Along

Nobody has ever grown up in a perfect family. Sometimes I listen to the stories of families in conflict and I can’t help but wonder, “How did things get like this?” I’ve realized that sometimes the person telling me the story is just as baffled as I am. How Did Things Get Like This? For instance, a young couple sits … Read More

I Can Only Imagine Bible Study and Church Resources

I Can Only Imagine Bible Study and Church Resources by City on a Hill Studio

The message in the movie, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, is that life is sometimes painfully challenging. Wounds can be deep and slow to heal, but forgiveness is powerful and redemption is possible. God works all things out according to his purposes and in his perfect timing. Bart Millard risked a great deal to share his story with the world, He … Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Hosting a Movie Event at Your Church

Hosting a movie event provides your congregation with the opportunity to invite friends, family, and people who would not typically come to church. As an outreach event, a movie event allows those in your community to get to know you and enables you to expel any potential preconceived ideas about Christians and the church. In a previous post, we wrote … Read More

Why Do I Need a Movie License to Host a Movie Event?

Why Do I Need a Movie License?

One of the most powerful ways to share a message with an audience is through film. Using film to tell a story creates an emotional connection and inspires people to take action. People are captivated by a good story and they love watching movies. So why wouldn’t we use these tools to spread the message of the Gospel? A Movie … Read More

How to Experience Fatherhood Without Any Regrets

What are you running from as a dad?

I was in college and living in Nashville, The Buckle of the Bible Belt, when “I Can Only Imagine” first hit radio waves. It played “on repeat” across Christian and country stations. The song was powerful. But, I never knew the story behind the song. Now years later, watching this film as a dad, one major idea grabbed me. What … Read More