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!

Okay, so our monthly feature of the most popular stage designs has featured mostly the same 10 stage designs. That air filter one has been number one for like 2 years. In order to change things up and hopefully feature some different designs, I’m shooting for stages that were designed in the last couple of months. These are the most popular new designs on the site for this month.

  1. Rocks and Lines – 1,199 views
    Caleb McCarthy from Apostolic Campgrounds in Millersport, Ohio
  2. Reach Out – 1,113 views
    Chris Leigh from Jubilee Fellowship Church in Lone Tree, Colorado
  3. Folded Inward – 1,029 views
    Chris Monson from Faith Chapel in Billings, MT
  4. LED Sprinkles – 977 views
    Josh Bengen from Crossroads Church in Jersey Shore, PA
  5. Line of Rays – 920 views
    William Patrick from Epic Church in Decatur, AL
  6. Triangle Projection Screen – 655 views
    Steven Hall with ModScenes.com
  7. Bricks and Boxes – 582 views
    Dan Gomes and Pedro Medeiros from Igreja Oceânica in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  8. Triangle Pyramid – 558 views
    Austin Thomas from Real Life Church in Mechanicsville, Maryland
  9. A Secret Chord – 493 views
    Alex Hayes from Meadow Park Church in Columbus, Ohio
  10. Bubbled Walls – 414 views
    Jordan Christie and Luke Seager from Hillcrest Spanish Trail in Pensacola, FL

Great job, stage designers!

Here are the most visited stage designs for the month of June 2018. Just want to say another big thank you to all the stage designers who submit their stuff for us to see.

  1. Air Filtered – 3,354 views
    Benjamin Davis from dv8 Youth Ministries in Crowley, TX
  2. Burning Boards – 2,585 views
    Matt Holcomb from The Door Fellowship in Williamsport, PA
  3. Stage Origami – 2,277 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 – 1,741 views
    Ben Wysong from LifePointe Christian Church in Elk Grove, CA
  5. Dots and Spots – 1,637 views
    Ryan Sharp, Michael Thompson, and Nate Click from Evergreen Christian Community in Olympia, WA
  6. Patterns in the Yarn – 1,593 views
    Christopher Law from SpringHill Camps
  7. LED by the Spirit – 1,458 views
    Cypress Church from Cypress Church in Galloway, Ohio
  8. Thin Lines – 1,355 views
    Brian Black from The Fellowship Round Rock in Texas
  9. Lamp Posts – 1,255 views
    MacKenzie Stephens from Okolona Christian Church in Louisville, KY
  10. Reach Out – 1,141 views
    Chris Leigh from Jubilee Fellowship Church in Lone Tree, Colorado

Great job, stage designers!

The New Igniter Media

Have you seen the new Igniter Media? I might be partial because I used to work with the team there, but I love it. They’ve merged Graceway Media and Igniter Media into one massive library of awesomeness. Crazier than that, they’ve included tons of content from other producers like Visual Media Church, SundaySocial.tv, Centerline, Dan Stevers, Journey Box Media, Floodgate Productions, Pixel Preacher, Ministry Pass, and more.

You should definitely check out this resource while you’re designing your next stage. What you project on the screens or hand to your people in print form can help compliment and accentuate what’s going on in the service.

In addition to worship backgrounds, sermon series artwork, and service graphics, they have product types that go beyond the screens on Sunday morning, including social graphics and print-ready media (bulletins, notecards, banners, and more).

For the cost of a few microphones, you could seriously up the visual game at your church. Check them out!

Here are the most visited stage designs for the month of May 2018. Just want to say another big thank you to all the stage designers who submit their stuff for us to see.

  1. Air Filtered – 3,073 views
    Benjamin Davis from dv8 Youth Ministries in Crowley, TX
  2. Burning Boards – 2,581 views
    Matt Holcomb from The Door Fellowship in Williamsport, PA
  3. Particles of Christmas – 2,225 views
    Ben Wysong from LifePointe Christian Church in Elk Grove, CA
  4. Stage Origami – 2,172 views
    Aníbal Ramírez, Rafael Ortíz, José Milán, Ricardo Santiago and Emilio Cuadrado from Casa de Adoración Jabes in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  5. Dots and Spots – 1,898 views
    Ryan Sharp, Michael Thompson, and Nate Click from Evergreen Christian Community in Olympia, WA
  6. Reach Out – 1,642 views (new to the list)
    Chris Leigh from Jubilee Fellowship Church in Lone Tree, Colorado
  7. Patterns in the Yarn – 1,627 views
    Christopher Law from SpringHill Camps
  8. LED by the Spirit – 1,497 views
    Cypress Church from Cypress Church in Galloway, Ohio
  9. Bubbled Walls – 1,463 views (new to the list)
    Jordan Christie and Luke Seager from Hillcrest Spanish Trail in Pensacola, FL
  10. Thin Lines – 1,399 views
    Brian Black from The Fellowship Round Rock in Texas

Great job, stage designers!

5 Worship Slide Design Ideas

Here are another five worship slide designs you can use this week at your church. (I’m using three of these this week, then two next.) All of the worship backgrounds are from Visual Media Church. You can either buy the packs individually if you want to mimic this exact look ($10-15 per pack) or just get a $25/month membership and get all their motion packs. I’ve included font information as well as a description of what I’m doing beyond just this single slide look and what extra elements I’m using in the typography. Enjoy! Continue Reading…

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