Two books for the price of one.

Jonathan Malm, creator of ChurchStageDesignIdeas.com, has two books out. One will help you discover God’s creativity and apply it to your life, the other is a Christmas devotional. Want both?

All you have to do is buy The Hidden Option in digital or print.

Once you get the email confirmation from Amazon, copy your order number into the form on this page. Then you’ll get an instant download of The Christmas Option. Easy! Two amazing books for as cheap as $7.

Most Shared Christmas Stage Designs

How’s your Christmas planning going? Got a stage design planned yet? If not, check out these ten most shared designs from the site. It might just spark the perfect idea.

  1. Particles of Christmas – 52,374 shares
  2. Advent Paper Chains – 10,149 shares
  3. 4 Panels of Jesus – 9,503 shares
  4. Packed Christmas – 9,352 shares
  5. Tree Planks – 8,700 shares
  6. Garland Pyramids – 8,245 shares
  7. Lamp Posts – 7,907 shares
  8. Frosty Windows – 7,063 shares
  9. Whoville Trees – 6,991 shares
  10. Swags of Lights – 6,614 shares

Christ Fellowship Church Conference

Looking for a conference to attend in 2018? Check out Christ Fellowship Church Conference, February 7 & 8, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

If you’re unfamiliar with Christ Fellowship, there’s a super innovative church that’s been doing ministry in the South Florida Region for 30 years. They’ll be unlocking their doors and pulling back the curtains to help you do ministry better. They’ll have great main sessions from the team at Christ Fellowship, as well as from their friends Chris Hodges and Rich Wilkerson, Jr. They’ll also break things down more into specific areas of ministry with their breakout session — getting super practical.

They have tons of breakout sessions planned in creative, worship, student ministry, multi-site, leadership, and pretty much anything your church might be dealing with. Give it a look and register here.

Here are the most visited stage designs for the month of October 2017. Just want to say another big thank you to all the stage designers who submit their stuff for us to see.

  1. Air Filtered – 3,341 views
    Benjamin Davis from dv8 Youth Ministries in Crowley, TX
  2. Burning Boards – 2,864 views
    Matt Holcomb from The Door Fellowship in Williamsport, PA
  3. Particles of Christmas – 2,850 views
    Ben Wysong from LifePointe Christian Church in Elk Grove, CA
  4. Stage Origami – 2,614 views
    Aníbal Ramírez, Rafael Ortíz, José Milán, Ricardo Santiago and Emilio Cuadrado from Casa de Adoración Jabes in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  5. Patterns in the Yarn – 1,740 views
    Christopher Law from SpringHill Camps
  6. String Arrangement – 1,640 views
    Charles Garwood from Lafayette Community Church in Lafayette, Indiana
  7. LED by the Spirit – 1,539 views
    Cypress Church in Galloway, Ohio
  8. LED Fill – 1,391 views
    David L, Phil L, and Jay M from Life Teen International in Atchison, Kansas
  9. Taste the Rainbow – 1,373 views
    Andrew Hunt and his team from Blue Ridge Community Church in Lynchburg, VA
  10. Little Boxes – 1,362 views (new to the list)
    Nathan Stickling from Northwoods Community Church in Peoria, IL

Great job, stage designers!

Here are the most visited stage designs for the month of September 2017. Just want to say another big thank you to all the stage designers who submit their stuff for us to see.

  1. Air Filtered – 3,564 views
    Benjamin Davis from dv8 Youth Ministries in Crowley, TX
  2. Burning Boards – 2,660 views
    Matt Holcomb from The Door Fellowship in Williamsport, PA
  3. Stage Origami – 2,558 views
    Aníbal Ramírez, Rafael Ortíz, José Milán, Ricardo Santiago and Emilio Cuadrado from Casa de Adoración Jabes in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  4. Particles of Christmas – 2,240 views
    Ben Wysong from LifePointe Christian Church in Elk Grove, CA
  5. LED by the Spirit – 1,942 views
    Cypress Church in Galloway, Ohio
  6. String Arrangement – 1,774 views
    Charles Garwood from Lafayette Community Church in Lafayette, Indiana
  7. LED Fill – 1,735 views
    David L, Phil L, and Jay M from Life Teen International in Atchison, Kansas
  8. Patterns in the Yarn – 1,685 views
    Christopher Law from SpringHill Camps
  9. Taste the Rainbow – 1,464 views
    Andrew Hunt and his team from Blue Ridge Community Church in Lynchburg, VA
  10. Lanterns and Pipe – 1,229 views (new to the list)
    Cody Sifford and Tyler Hughes from Pawleys Island Community Churchin Pawleys Island, SC

Great job, stage designers!

5 Worship Slide Design Ideas

I’ve been out of the game for a while, but I recently was asked to start running ProPresenter again for my church. Part of what they’re looking for is unique slide designs. So I figured I’d share some of the projects I’m working with for my church with the CSDI community. Here are some slide designs for upcoming songs we’re doing.

I’ve included PSD downloads so you can check out the text formatting and design elements I’ve used. I’ve also included the font name I’m using for each design. Continue Reading…

Here are the most visited stage designs for the month of August 2017. Just want to say another big thank you to all the stage designers who submit their stuff for us to see.

  1. Air Filtered – 3,975 views
    Benjamin Davis from dv8 Youth Ministries in Crowley, TX
  2. Stage Origami – 3,092 views
    Aníbal Ramírez, Rafael Ortíz, José Milán, Ricardo Santiago and Emilio Cuadrado from Casa de Adoración Jabes in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  3. Burning Boards – 2,914 views
    Matt Holcomb from The Door Fellowship in Williamsport, PA
  4. LED by the Spirit – 2,479 views
    Cypress Church in Galloway, Ohio
  5. Particles of Christmas – 2,398 views
    Ben Wysong from LifePointe Christian Church in Elk Grove, CA
  6. String Arrangement – 2,080 views
    Charles Garwood from Lafayette Community Church in Lafayette, Indiana
  7. Patterns in the Yarn – 1,841 views
    Christopher Law from SpringHill Camps
  8. LED Fill – 1,786 views (new to the list)
    David L, Phil L, and Jay M from Life Teen International in Atchison, Kansas
  9. Tube Drop – 1,640 views 
    Biltmore Church Production Staff from Biltmore Church in Asheville, NC
  10. Taste the Rainbow – 1,185 views (new to the list)
    Andrew Hunt and his team from Blue Ridge Community Church in Lynchburg, VA

Great job, stage designers!

Free E-book: Ready-Made Stage Designs

In 2012 I put together a free e-book that helps stage designers figure out where to start. That’s been downloaded close to 10,000 times. And well, it was about time I create another one.

Announcing: Ready-Made Stage Designs. This free e-book has five great options for ready-made stages, perfect for when you need something last-minute or don’t have a lot of energy to put into building something yourself. This works as a continuation to the “starter designs” e-book, or can stand alone as its own starter kit. Grab the free e-book by entering your email address below.

We’ll also sign you up to get our free weekly emails from CSDI that offer extra tips on doing stage design well.





 
Visual Media Church made an announcement this last week which is super cool. They just released a pack of motion graphics that are drone-operated aerial motions. They’re super long play, but they also loop.

I haven’t seen this type of video offered elsewhere, but of course Visual Media Church is the one to introduce it. They’re always pushing the envelope with real world visuals that look absolutely stunning on your lyric screens.

Check them out. You can get instant access to the visuals by signing up for their $10/month plan. Download the whole pack and use them this Sunday. I’m actually using these visuals for “Glorious Day” this weekend. It’s gonna be epic.

Here are the most visited stage designs for the month of July 2017. Just want to say another big thank you to all the stage designers who submit their stuff for us to see.

  1. Air Filtered – 4,200 views
    Benjamin Davis from dv8 Youth Ministries in Crowley, TX
  2. Burning Boards – 3,309 views
    Matt Holcomb from The Door Fellowship in Williamsport, PA
  3. Stage Origami – 2,627 views
    Aníbal Ramírez, Rafael Ortíz, José Milán, Ricardo Santiago and Emilio Cuadrado from Casa de Adoración Jabes in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  4. Particles of Christmas – 2,127 views
    Ben Wysong from LifePointe Christian Church in Elk Grove, CA
  5. String Arrangement – 1,764 views
    Charles Garwood from Lafayette Community Church in Lafayette, Indiana
  6. LED by the Spirit – 1,682 views
    Cypress Church in Galloway, Ohio
  7. Geared Up – 1,675 views
    Joshua Hoegh from First Baptist Church of Elgin in Elgin, IL
  8. Tube Drop – 1,658 views (new to the list)
    Biltmore Church Production Staff from Biltmore Church in Asheville, NC
  9. Patterns in the Yarn – 1,531 views
    Christopher Law from SpringHill Camps
  10. Polygonal – 1,431 views (new to the list)
    Duncan Campbell from New Braunfels Church of Christ in New Braunfels, TX

Great job, stage designers!

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