Church Licensing

Through an agreement with studios and producers, the CVLI Church Video License provides legal coverage for churches and for other ministry organizations to show motion pictures and other audiovisual programs intended for personal, private use only (“Videos”). (Each organization needs to be specifically covered.) Coverage includes playing just a few minutes of a movie all the way up to showing the full-length feature film.

The Church Video License is the most cost effective and convenient ways for churches and other ministry organizations to protect themselves from the possibility of being fined for illegal use of Videos. The license provides a comprehensive copyright compliance solution. Price list

Provident Films, a division of Provident Music Group, develops, produces and markets faith-based films, and has been a pioneer in developing the current landscape of this business and ministry. Provident’s partnerships include Sherwood Pictures/Kendrick Brothers (War Room, Courageous, Fireproof and Facing the Giants), The Erwin Brothers (Woodlawn, Moms’ Night Out and October Baby), and Kirk Cameron (Unstoppable, Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas.) &nb

Swank helps spread the magic of movies and TV shows beyond homes and theaters. How? We license and distribute content to non-theatrical markets like worldwide cruise lines, U.S. colleges and universities, K-12 public schools and libraries, hospitals, motor coaches, Amtrak trains, correctional facilities and other markets such as parks, art museums and businesses. In fact, we’ve been bringing movies and TV shows to more people in more places since 1937. 

With one-on-one customer service, groundbreaking technology and close partnerships with the world’s best studios, we help our customers entertain, inspire and inform their audiences wherever they are. Privately owned by the Swank family and lead by Chairman Tim Swank, Swank is headquartered in St. Louis, MO, with an additional office in Paris, France. is an authorized distributor to grant licenses to show selected Christian-centered films in churches and public settings. Listed below are the movies available for rental.  We encourage you and your church to show Christ-centered films as the impact and ministry of movies with a message for Christ is far reaching!

Can we charge admission at the event?
Admission can not be charged at a public showing. If you are interested in charging admission for a showing of any movie, an agreement must be worked out prior to your showing.