Try Out a New Look for Christmas

Hey you! I think it’s time you try out a new look for Christmas. And I DO mean TRY. Our favorite stage design product, Mod Scenes, now has the option to try their product before you buy it. And if you order by the 18th, you could get the pieces in time for Christmas services. Use this link to get a free 30-day trial. Or, you can check out their Christmas-specific products. And their shipping process is super quick!

Each month we put together a list of the most popular stages accessed in the previous month. This month’s list consists primarily of Christmas designs. Check out what got the most attention.

  1. Lamp Posts – 2,830 views
    MacKenzie Stephens from Okolona Christian Church in Louisville, KY
  2. Advent in Boxes – 2,794 views
    Lindsay Hefner from Church of the Resurrection West in Olathe, KS
  3. Tree Variety – 2,780 views
    Tiffany Marshall from Gateway Community Church in Webster, TX
  4. Particles of Christmas – 2,572 views
    Ben Wysong from LifePointe Christian Church in Elk Grove, CA
  5. Stage Origami – 2,174 views
    Aníbal Ramírez, Rafael Ortíz, José Milán, Ricardo Santiago and Emilio Cuadrado from Casa de Adoración Jabes in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  6. Trees Aglow – 1,990 views (new to the list)
    Joshua Hoegh from First Baptist Church of Elgin in Elgin, IL
  7. Rotating Christmas Sticks – 1,976 views
    Laura Blechle from White Flag Christian Church in St. Louis, MO
  8. Line Gauges – 1,739 views
    Bryan Ferree from Church at the Cross in Orlando, FL
  9. Air Filtered – 1,580 views
    Benjamin Davis from dv8 Youth Ministries in Crowley, TX
  10. Burning Boards – 1,500 views
    Matt Holcomb from The Door Fellowship in Williamsport, PA

Great job, stage designers!

Again, in an attempt to add some variety to these “most popular” posts, I’m focusing on the posts that were new in the last few months. Check out the most popular, and new, stages from October.

  1. Line Gauges – 1,458 views
    Bryan Ferree from Church at the Cross in Orlando, FL
  2. Reach Out – 1,182 views
    Chris Leigh from Jubilee Fellowship Church in Lone Tree, Colorado
  3. Projection Lattice – 1,158 views (new to the list)
    Steven Hall with ModScenes.com
  4. Advent in Boxes – 1,140 views (new to the list)
    Lindsay Hefner from Church of the Resurrection West in Olathe, KS
  5. Folded Inward – 1,079 views
    Chris Monson from Faith Chapel in Billings, MT
  6. Shine it Out – 1,053 views (new to the list)
    Robin Lear from Calvary Church in Dover, Delaware
  7. Transforming Pieces – 1,000 views
    John Weiker from Grace Church Bath Campus in Akron, Ohio
  8. Platos – 997 views
    Jesse Barrett from New Hope Ministries in Naples, FL
  9. Those Hexagons are Lit! – 843 views
    Jeremy Courtright from Journey Church in Raleigh, NC
  10. Rocks and Lines – 804 views
    Caleb McCarthy from Apostolic Campgrounds in Millersport, Ohio

Great job, stage designers!

2018 Christmas Stage Lookbook

Not sure what to do for your stage this Christmas? Here are a few great looks to think through. (Click on the pics to see the full posts.) Continue Reading…

5 Worship Slide Design Ideas – October 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with SALT Conference about great worship slide design. I thought I’d share some of those designs (along with a bonus design that I just designed) for your inspiration. It’s important you realize that not all of these make sense for every context. Some of these are a bit crazy. They work in my church. But take this as a chance to shake up what you feel is possible for your worship slides. Continue Reading…

Giveaway: Centerline New Media Memberships

Our friends at Centerline New Media are giving away three free memberships to CSDI readers! Centerline makes awesome visual media for the church: Motion Backgrounds, Countdowns, Mini-movies, PSD Templates, Multi-screen Content. They’re really great at putting together packages of content that work together.

Their library of over 3,000 motions, 3,000 stills, 300 countdowns, and 250 mini movies is only $149 for the year (unlimited downloads).

So… Want to win? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Make sure you enter your correct email address so we can email you to let you know if you win. We’ll choose the three winners at random on Tuesday, October 9th, at 1pm Central Time.

Again, in an attempt to add some variety to these “most popular” posts, I’m focusing on the posts that were new in the last few months. Check out the most popular, and new, stages from September.

  1. Line Gauges – 1,509 views (new to the list)
    Bryan Ferree from Church at the Cross in Orlando, FL
  2. Reach Out – 1,245 views
    Chris Leigh from Jubilee Fellowship Church in Lone Tree, Colorado
  3. Folded Inward – 1,157 views
    Chris Monson from Faith Chapel in Billings, MT
  4. Transforming Pieces – 1,096 views
    John Weiker from Grace Church Bath Campus in Akron, Ohio
  5. Platos – 1,001 views (new to the list)
    Jesse Barrett from New Hope Ministries in Naples, FL
  6. Those Hexagons are Lit! – 972 views
    Jeremy Courtright from Journey Church in Raleigh, NC
  7. Rocks and Lines – 861 views
    Caleb McCarthy from Apostolic Campgrounds in Millersport, Ohio
  8. Woven – 784 views (new to the list)
    Jeff Abbott from Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI
  9. Line of Rays – 775 views
    William Patrick from Epic Church in Decatur, AL
  10. Colorful Platelets – 770 views (new to the list)
    Gwen Garfall from Christian Life Fellowship in Cape Coral, FL

Great job, stage designers!

Again, in an attempt to add some variety to these “most popular” posts, I’m focusing on the posts that were new in the last few months. Check out the most popular, and new, stages from August.

  1. Reach Out – 1,717 views
    Chris Leigh from Jubilee Fellowship Church in Lone Tree, Colorado
  2. Transforming Pieces – 1,702 views (new to the list)
    John Weiker from Grace Church Bath Campus in Akron, Ohio
  3. Woven – 1,702 views (new to the list)
    Jeff Abbott from Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI
  4. Rocks and Lines – 1,662 views
    Caleb McCarthy from Apostolic Campgrounds in Millersport, Ohio
  5. Folded Inward – 1,660 views
    Chris Monson from Faith Chapel in Billings, MT
  6. 4-Way PVC – 1,563 views (new to the list)
    “Tico” Irizarry, Javier Sotomayor and Kevin López from Iglesia El Maestro in Camuy, Puerto Rico
  7. Those Hexagons are Lit! – 1,395 views (new to the list)
    Jeremy Courtright from Journey Church in Raleigh, NC
  8. Line of Rays – 1,378 views
    William Patrick from Epic Church in Decatur, AL
  9. LED Sprinkles – 1,134 views
    Josh Bengen from Crossroads Church in Jersey Shore, PA
  10. Bubbled Walls – 1,096 views
    Jordan Christie and Luke Seager from Hillcrest Spanish Trail in Pensacola, FL

Great job, stage designers!

Winners: Luis Medina, Aaron Caluza, and Jordan Cowherd

Thanks for everyone who entered to win three copies of The Come Back Effect! Google’s random number generator chose Luis Medina, Aaron Caluza, and Jordan Cowherd. I’ll be reaching out to each of you individually by email.

If you’d like to grab a copy of the book, these are the best places to do it:

Also, if you order the book before August 21st, Baker Publishers is offering some great bonuses. You can check those out here.

Giveaway: The Come Back Effect

Jonathan Malm, here. I run this site. I wrote a book called The Come Back Effect that released this month. And I want to give away three copies to readers of ChurchStageDesignIdeas.com. I co-wrote the book with my friend Jason Young who’s the director of guest services at North Point Ministries. Andy Stanley wrote our foreword. And the book is all about getting first-time guests to come back. We wrote it especially for churches and ministries, but there are loads of great business principles in there. (As the CEOs of Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Intercontinental Hotels attest.)

How do you enter to win? Just leave a comment below with the state you live in. The contest is open to anyone living in the United States. I’ll pick three random winners by 11:59PM, August 16th. Good luck!

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