Josiah SmithOwner / Production Lead
Hello and welcome! I’m Josiah Smith, the founder, owner, and producer of most of the videos here on the site. All of our subscribers have a direct communication link to me, and it is my pleasure to have served 35,000 members in over 100 different countries.
I live in Brooklyn Park, MN with my wonderful wife Shannon and our 3 awesome kids: Ethan, Naomi and Levi! Shannon, formerly an RN working in women’s health and pediatrics, is now a full-time stay-at-home mom. As for me, Motion Worship has been my full time job since June 2011, serving an absolutely wonderful group of church leaders, Christian organizations, and businesses.
Tim JohnsonMini-Movie Producer
Hi! I’m Tim. I live in Forest Lake, MN with my delightful wife and our four kids. We also have a cat named Lily, who is the most darling little nutcase. For me, video production started as a hobby, after seeing the first Lord of the Rings movie in theaters back in 2001. The music, characters, scenery, and cinematography just blew me away. I immediately knew I wanted to make movies like that.
I have been blessed to be a full-time media producer for over 12 years now. I see film and video as an incredible opportunity to engage people with the message of Jesus Christ, and as a fantastic teaching tool to create modern-day parables. I am thrilled to work with Motion Worship to create content that helps draw your congregation closer to God!
Chris FlemingMotion Designer
Hey! My name is Chris Fleming and I live in Minneapolis with my amazing wife Erin and our son, Cody. Outside of Motion Worship, I avidly play drums in the Minneapolis music community, play disc golf (the only “sport” I’m good at), and spend a lot of time writing music and recording drums for people in my home studio.
I’m excited to be creating the background collections for Motion Worship! Having spent over a decade participating in worship teams and being on the creative side of service production, I’ve been carefully following design trends and am now working that expertise into the media I create. I’m excited to be a part of the team here and to provide churches with high quality content!
Josh TarpDirector of Marketing
Hi there! My name is Josh Tarp and I live in Minneapolis, MN with my wife Emma and our two enthusiastic cats. I’m constantly accumulating new hobbies and projects. I’m a skier, woodworker, home chef, golfer, CrossFit coach, and multi-instrumentalist.
I’ve spent the better part of the past 15 years leading worship in churches of all sizes in volunteer, contract, and pastoral positions. I’m excited to join the Motion Worship team to help resource churches as they work to create meaningful worship experiences for their communities.
The Motion Worship Story (by Josiah)
I began leading worship, producing worship services, and designing Christian multimedia in 2001. Back then, I remember my church was on the cutting edge, producing custom images to be displayed behind every song. I put hours into photoshopping images together that fit the lyrics. It was great. Then, in 2005, I was introduced to Media Shout, and everything changed. At the time there simply weren’t many resources out there. Mostly clouds, nature and light rays. So after many weeks of prayer and video production, I started Motion Worship in 2006 with just 40 videos.
For four years, I reinvested the income into the business and began sponsoring missionary families. During this time I also worked in young adult ministry, and led worship at conferences across the Midwest with my band, Josiah Smith Band (I’ve had the great honor and pleasure of partnering with Greg Speck on numerous occasions – I love that guy).
In January 2010, I decided that I must give more to my growing subscriber base, so I prayerfully began taking a small salary and working from home 2 days a week. God blessed this investment beyond my wildest imaginings. In 18 months, I was able to double the number of videos available on the site and vastly improve production quality. The number of subscribers grew from 700 to 1,600, and I was able to begin fully supporting 3 missionary families and a World Vision family. Today, Motion Worship supports 5 missionary families who plant churches across India, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe.
God has made abundantly clear his desire for this business to be my full time ministry to the Church, fulfilling its two missions:
1. To provide churches of every size, in every nation, with affordable, high-quality multimedia.
2. To advocate and provide support for native missions as well as the poor and neglected.
Thank you so much for visiting – if you have any questions, feel free to email me or check out the F.A.Q. below. God bless!
How much is a membership?
We have 3 membership levels: A Full Access Membership costs $79 per year, starting at the time of the subscription. It includes download access to all videos on the site, including any new videos added during the one-year period. The Motions Plus Membership ($50/year) includes all motions, countdowns, and still images as well as any new media in those categories added during the one-year period (note: mini-movies are not available under this membership). Finally, the Mini-Movie Membership ($29/year) provides download access to mini-movies only, including new mini-movies added during the one-year period. All memberships auto-renew until canceled, and you’ll receive an email notice 5 days before renewal. You can cancel at any time and still have access for the full subscription period.
How does it work?
Once you register and pay you get immediate download access to site content as described above. You can literally register, then go and download all the videos & stills available to you right away. You’ll also receive regular updates without any additional fees.
How do I download the videos?
After you register and login, download buttons will appear on each video’s detail page & under every video thumbnail. I encourage users to download the videos they need on a week-to-week basis. This saves time, saves bandwidth, and after a year of membership you will have built a huge video library. However, you are always welcome to download as many videos as often as you like.
Can I stream your media in our online services?
Yes! Regardless of how you broadcast your services (YouTube, Facebook Live, etc), we don’t want to put up any barriers to using our media. There is no additional cost or license required for this.
How often do you update?
A minimum of 12 new mini-movies are added each year, and we publish 1 new motion collection each month. Sometimes we create an extra collection or mini-movie during Holiday seasons.
Can I request a video?
You certainly can! However, keep in mind that we can only produce videos applicable to the majority of churches worldwide.
What download formats do you offer?
All videos are available in 480p SD resolution; all videos created in 2010 and later are available in both SD & 1080p HD resolution. Registered members can download all of the following: WMV, suggested for windows users, MP4, suggested for Mac users, and MPG1 which isn’t as high of quality but guaranteed to work on all systems and software. Click here to download a free sample video and see the various formats.
Will your backgrounds work with my presentation software?
Our backgrounds work with virtually every presentation software –
Song Show Plus
and many, many, many more…
What are my payment options?
We accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal.
Can I use your videos or stills in my commercial project, website, conference, concert, film, TV show, etc.?
The standard Motion Worship license only covers display of the videos at one physical location (such as a church building). Videos are never licensed royalty free and require special licensing to be used in any commercial (for profit) ventures. Editing is allowed for non-profit and for display only. Please contact me with questions or if you wish to purchase additional licensing.
We are a multi-site church with several campuses – is this a problem?
Motion Worship offers a single site license. This means you need one subscription for each physical address where the media will be displayed. Please purchase additional memberships for each of your campuses.
Can I download the videos at home & then bring them to church for display?
Yes! Our license doesn’t restrict where you download the videos and work on your presentations, only where you display them (one physical location).
Why are your prices so low compared to other sites?
Our purpose is to serve the global Church, no matter the location or size. The average congregation in the US, for example, is under 100 people. Small congregations, international churches, and church plants all struggle to afford these types of resources. We want everyone to have access to the best quality media in order to build the Kingdom and spread the gospel.
What if I forget my login/password?
Click on the “account” link in the main menu. There’s a place to request a lost password, with an option to enter your email to retrieve it.
What if I forget the email I signed up with?
You can email us with your information – we’ll search the database for your login/email.
How do I cancel?
Click on the “account” link in the main menu. Cancellation is under the “Your Payment History” tab.
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