Each month we put together a list of the most popular stage designs from the site. Thanks to all the designers who submit their work to help the church stage design community!

  1. Air Filtered – 2,858 views
    Benjamin Davis from dv8 Youth Ministries in Crowley, TX
  2. Blocked and Shadowed – 2,570 views
    Josh Engler from Grace Avenue Church in San Antonio, Texas
  3. Stage Origami – 2,089 views
    Aníbal Ramírez, Rafael Ortíz, José Milán, Ricardo Santiago and Emilio Cuadrado from Casa de Adoración Jabes in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  4. LED Lines – 1,870 views
    Christopher Palazini from Black Rock Church in Fairfield, CT
  5. String Arrangement – 1,804 views
    Charles Garwood from Lafayette Community Church in Lafayette, Indiana
  6. Patterns in the Yarn – 1,692 views
    Christopher Law from SpringHill Camps
  7. Dots and Spots – 1,584 views
    Ryan Sharp, Michael Thompson, and Nate Click from Evergreen Christian Community in Olympia, WA
  8. Burning Boards – 1,246 views
    Matt Holcomb from The Door Fellowship in Williamsport, PA
  9. Lamp Posts – 1,180 views
    MacKenzie Stephens from Okolona Christian Church in Louisville, KY
  10. LED Logo Lines – 1,131 views
    Jake Massey from Dunn’s Creek in San Mateo, Florida

Pyramid Scheme

The team from Lemuel Baptist Church in Oxnard, CA brings us this stage design for a service that lasted only 30-minutes, but had the potential to change people’s lives.

Their stage design team is full of stay-at-home moms with side hustles, so they brainstormed a way to do their next stage design while also helping themselves. They came up with this design to resource materials they were already selling in their respective businesses.

They started with a combination of Plexus powder, doTERRA essential oils, and water to replace the current haze fluid they were using on their stage. It took a bit of experimentation as the first few they tried, cinnamon and peppermint, caused quite a bit of eye irritation for those in the room. The basil essential oils made the place smell like an Olive Garden. So they eventually settled on Cilantro oil and Plexus Boost capsules for their haze mixture. Continue Reading…

Each month we put together a list of the most popular stage designs from the site. Thanks to all the designers who submit their work to help the church stage design community!

  1. Air Filtered – 3,489 views
    Benjamin Davis from dv8 Youth Ministries in Crowley, TX
  2. Blocked and Shadowed – 2,681 views
    Josh Engler from Grace Avenue Church in San Antonio, Texas
  3. Stage Origami – 2,232 views
    Aníbal Ramírez, Rafael Ortíz, José Milán, Ricardo Santiago and Emilio Cuadrado from Casa de Adoración Jabes in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  4. Burning Boards – 1,877 views
    Matt Holcomb from The Door Fellowship in Williamsport, PA
  5. LED Lines – 1,824 views (new to the list)
    Christopher Palazini from Black Rock Church in Fairfield, CT
  6. Patterns in the Yarn – 1,803 views
    Christopher Law from SpringHill Camps
  7. Dots and Spots – 1,792 views
    Ryan Sharp, Michael Thompson, and Nate Click from Evergreen Christian Community in Olympia, WA
  8. Lamp Posts – 1,661 views
    MacKenzie Stephens from Okolona Christian Church in Louisville, KY
  9. String Arrangement – 1,659 views
    Charles Garwood from Lafayette Community Church in Lafayette, Indiana
  10. LED Logo Lines – 1,595 views
    Jake Massey from Dunn’s Creek in San Mateo, Florida

Each month we put together a list of the most popular stage designs from the site. Check out these…that air filter stage is still going strong. Who…one day…will dethrone it?

  1. Air Filtered – 3,335 views
    Benjamin Davis from dv8 Youth Ministries in Crowley, TX
  2. Stage Origami – 1,843 views
    Aníbal Ramírez, Rafael Ortíz, José Milán, Ricardo Santiago and Emilio Cuadrado from Casa de Adoración Jabes in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  3. Burning Boards – 1,786 views
    Matt Holcomb from The Door Fellowship in Williamsport, PA
  4. Blocked and Shadowed – 1,758 views (new to the list)
    Josh Engler from Grace Avenue Church in San Antonio, Texas
  5. Particles of Christmas – 1,714 views
    Ben Wysong from LifePointe Christian Church in Elk Grove, CA
  6. Patterns in the Yarn – 1,618 views
    Christopher Law from SpringHill Camps
  7. Dots and Spots – 1,589 views
    Ryan Sharp, Michael Thompson, and Nate Click from Evergreen Christian Community in Olympia, WA
  8. Lamp Posts – 1,588 views
    MacKenzie Stephens from Okolona Christian Church in Louisville, KY
  9. LED Logo Lines – 1,258 views (new to the list)
    Jake Massey from Dunn’s Creek in San Mateo, Florida
  10. String Arrangement – 1,167 views
    Charles Garwood from Lafayette Community Church in Lafayette, Indiana

Great job, stage designers!

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.

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