Joshua Hoegh from First Baptist Church of Elgin in Elgin, Illinois brings us these walls on their stage.
This year they created a sermon series titled “BY REQUEST” – and the series was built entirely using questions that they received from the congregation. They spent a few weeks gathering questions and took the top 5 and addressed one of them each week for the 5-week series. For their stage design, they decided to create “conversational spaces”. The idea was that our series was made up of questions that one might find themselves discussing in their living room, or at the coffee shop with a friend. What they ended up with was a beautiful, warm, and inviting space that many people have even admitted made it very tempting to just walk up on stage to sit, relax, and have a coffee.
Many of our pieces were borrowed from the theater department at a local university, and the panels were built and lightly stained to create a warm, almost rustic, backdrop for the overall design.