Frequently Asked Questions About Jesus Film Project®
Find answers to some of our most commonly asked questions about our history, giving and partnering.
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Is the JESUS film available in my language?
The JESUS film is available in more than 2,000 different languages. Search for yours here or by downloading the Jesus Film Project app.
Do I need permission to show Jesus Film Project films?
Not at all: you are welcome to show JESUS, Magdalena, My Last Day—all of the Jesus Film Project films to as many people as you like. However, you must not charge admission to view our films. These films are made to be freely given: do not charge others to view them.
Due to copyright laws, no portion of our films can be included on any DVD or other material; no new products, including but not limited to music video, free outreach DVD, collection of ministry resources or other ministry DVD, may be made with scenes or audio from our films. Contact us at [email protected] with questions.
Can I use parts or clips of the film in a church service?
As long as no admission is charged, yes. For a church special program, scenes from our films may be shown in the background or added to a program DVD to be used during the program only.
Due to copyright laws, no portion of our films can be included on any DVD or *other material. If you use a clip of our film in a special program, you are prohibited from making or selling DVD copies, or distributing the service for free.
*Other material: no new products, including but not limited to music video, free outreach DVD, collection of ministry resources or other ministry DVD, may be made with scenes or audio from our films. Contact us at [email protected] with questions.
Can I show JESUS on TV?
With proper contracts, it might be possible for you to broadcast JESUS and/or other Jesus Film® products on TV, cable, closed circuit, satellite and/or internet TV. Contact us at [email protected] with questions or to begin the licensing process.
Can I make copies to give away for free?
No, making copies of our films in physical form to distribute or give away, even for free, is unlawful in any form or media, including DVD, video cassette, audio cassette, digital format, online, using downloads or broadcasts. Contact us at [email protected] with questions.
How can your JESUS film and follow-up films be used by U.S. churches?
We exist to equip the church to communicate the gospel, especially in their communities. Explore our online store to look through strategic resources or stream our videos from the jesusfilm.org watch site.
These methods help churches conduct outreach no matter their budget. And we also have incredible strategies and case studies of those who have done this before.
Can I share Jesus Film Project films online?
Absolutely! We make these films available so that everyone, everywhere has a chance to encounter Jesus through film. You are welcome to share entire films or clips on social media, blogs, or websites by using the embed codes and links found within each film or clip.
Can I use stills from the film?
Images obtained from the Jesus Film Project may be used ONLY to advertise a showing of the JESUS film or for promotion of the Jesus Film Project. For more information on high-resolution photos, please contact the Photo Library at [email protected].
What is our tax ID number?
Remember, Jesus Film Project operates under the brand Cru. Cru’s corporate tax ID number is 95-6006173.
How do I get a donation receipt?
You can request a receipt by emailing us at email [email protected] or by calling 1-888-278-7233.
What happens after someone sees the Film?
At the end of each JESUS film showing, team workers and local pastors gather new believers to pray and instruct them in their new faith. They help answer questions that people may have about the gospel and give them the opportunity to indicate their decision to follow Christ. The teams document the names and addresses of those who choose to follow Jesus.
These new believers are then invited to visit local churches and attend Bible studies with people in their communities. If there is no local church to welcome them in, one is often formed.
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What is Jesus Film Project’s vision?
Jesus Film Project is committed to the vision of the Great Commission as laid out by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:18-20.
We trust God to help us carry out this vision by giving everyone in the world an opportunity to know and trust Him through our films and strategies. See our vision video here for more.
How are you trusting God to carry out this vision?
We can only trust the Lord to accomplish His mission. For over 35 years, we’ve seen him provide Jesus Film Project with staff members, financial resources, and partners to take Jesus to the world. If you would like to learn more about how to partner with us, you can visit our “How to Help” page and give through mission trips, giving, or praying.
Which version of the Bible does the Film quote?
The Good News Translation (GNT) is used in the English JESUS film. This Bible translation, originally called the Good News for Modern Man or Today’s English Version, was published in 1976 by the American Bible Society.
Is the JESUS film historically accurate?
We went to great lengths to make the film as biblically and historically accurate as possible. The Gospel of Luke is the basis for the script, and every word Jesus speaks is a quotation from the Bible. The script was reviewed by a team of 450 leaders and scholars to ensure it was true to the biblical account of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
This accuracy extends to our treatment of the historical setting. JESUS was filmed on location to portray Palestinian culture in the first century A.D. The clothing, pottery, and other props were made using first-century methods, and telephone poles and power lines were removed from the landscapes.
You can find more detailed director’s notes on the movie’s accuracy here.
Who are the Bible translators who have contributed to the JESUS film script?
The movie JESUS is based on the Gospel of Luke, and as such any script translation that ultimately becomes a language version of JESUS is heavily dependent on faithful Bible translators. For a list of the translation teams that we are indebted to, please refer to this PDF.
What job opportunities are available at Jesus Film Project?
Jesus Film Project offers internships, supported staff positions, part-time and full-time job opportunities. If you are interested in serving with Jesus Film Project, you can visit jobs.cru.org to see a list of our current open positions.
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