Have you ever needed to find just the right movie clip for that youth talk or message you’re preparing?
Have you ever thought of a clip you would like to use but can’t remember where in the movie that scene was located?
Have you ever wanted this kind of information easily accessible from your iPhone?
I’m excited to share a new iPhone app being released today: Clips!
I got to preview Clips and serve as one of the “beta” testers for this unique resource. It was fun to interact with the developer and get a feel for his heart to put a useful tool in the hands of people who use video clips from popular movies to help teach.
Here’s what I like about Clips:
+ Very clean user interface
+ Great and growing list of movie clips
+ Start and End times of all clips
+ Content organized by title and topic
+ Ability to suggest clips for future inclusion
+ Each clip comes with description and discussion ideas
I can see the potential for this app to explode with use as more people contribute to it. The developer has created a very practical tool that will assist anyone who uses video clips to illustrate spiritual and timeless truths.
As part of the launch celebration today, I have three preview codes to give away. Just leave a comment describing how you would use this app and I’ll choose three random entries.
Here’s some more info from the press release:
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Youth Pastor RJ Grunewald announced today the release of Clips, an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Clips presents users with a library of popular movies; each movie gives users suggested topics, discussion questions, and start and end times to easily find a movie scene and lead a Bible study based on it.
“I created the app that I wanted on my phone. I always wanted this resource and wanted to be able to share it with my small group leaders,” said Grunewald. “Certain resources actually make more sense in the mobile format than the traditional format. Clips is one of those resources; it just feels like it was meant to be used on the iPhone.”
Clips is a resource for pastors, youth workers, small group leaders, parents, or students that lead Bible studies. Clips gives users tools to teach the Bible from popular movie scenes. Users can find Clips at the App Store for $2.99.
About RJ Grunewald and GrunewaldDev
Grunewald works full time as the Middle School Minister at Faith Lutheran in Troy, Michigan, where he has served since 2010. He began developing software in 2008 as a hobby. His first release, Whoopie Cushion, was downloaded over 1.2 million times in the first year and became one of the top 10 free apps. In 2009 he co-developed MyGuitar with Youth Specialties, which was downloaded 2.1 million times in its first 18 months. Clips has allowed him to combine his coding experience and passion for youth ministry into a ministry resource.
“I have always loved using movie clips in my teachings; it seems like a lot of times a great scene from a movie that the kids like can say something much better than I could ever say it,” he said. “I knew my app was where it needed to be when I started using my own app with my own ideas as a resource to help me when I was working on my weekend messages.”
Pricing & Availability
Clips runs on the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and iPhone 4 and iPod touch (2nd, 3rd & 4th generation). Clips is available worldwide from the App Store for $2.99 (US).
GrunewaldDev is a iOS software development company, founded in 2008 by Youth Pastor RJ Grunewald. GrunewaldDev develops both independent and contracted applications for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad platforms.