Core Values

Previous Underground Panels Include:

  • Jesus Christ is preeminent.
  • Humility is not an option.
  • Your primary call is as a disciple of Jesus.
  • An authentic portrayal of the world is not Godless or Christless.
  • Film cannot replace personal evangelism or discipleship.
  • There’s only one epic story that changes the world.
  • Esteem others as more important than yourself.
  • Embrace critique.
  • Honor Christ in the entire production, not just the final product.
  • Good story and good worldview transcend a big budget.

Jesus Christ is preeminent. Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.

Humility is not an option.
Phil 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Your primary call is as a disciple of Jesus.
Luke 14:33 So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

An authentic portrayal of the world is not Godless or Christless.
Psalm 14:1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.

Film cannot replace personal evangelism or discipleship.
Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

There’s only one epic story that changes the world.
1 Corinthians 2:2; For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
2 Corinthians 4:5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.

Esteem others as more important than yourself.
Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

Embrace critique.
Proverbs 11:14 Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
Ephesians 5:21 …submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Honor Christ in the entire production, not just the final product.
1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done in love.

Good story and good worldview transcend a big budget.
1 Timothy 6:6-10 But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Panels for 2018 will be announced soon.