3 Examples How Unique Weekly Art Makes A Sermon More Compelling

Many churches that preach in sermon series create a single brand image for the duration, which is often six-eight weeks. I prefer to give each series a family of unique images, one per week, all related to the core theme. I describe it to people as the weekly work of art. Here are three examples.

An Example of How to Exegete Image in Worship

The root word for religion is the same root word found in ligament. A ligament is connective tissue that holds two body parts together. In the church, we are the body of Christ and our religion is the connective tissue that holds us together. What if you were to build a worship service around this image? Here’s a quick brainstorm about how that might look.

5 Ways Creativity Will Make Your Worship More Meaningful

I didn’t know it at the time, but for about five years I was blessed to be part of a singular experience designing worship. We didn’t think what we were doing at our church was special; we were just having fun and making stuff. But the impact was far reaching. Here are five sustainable ideas from that experience that are more relevant today than ever.

eBook Reviews for Church Creatives Pt 3: The Worship Media Handbook

his is the third in a series of reviews of current resources available for visual worship artists and church creatives. See part 1 here. See part 2 here.  The Worship Media Handbook 101 page ebook, PDF format, $19.99, published 1-22-2014. Link to buy here. Who Wrote It: by Jeff McIntosh, published by churchmotiongraphics.com What it is: The Worship Media Handbook is a 101 page ebook on the fundamentals of worship projection that will help you and your church media team prepare, edit and project worship lyric slides with excellence.    Cool Features Designed for anyone who is involved in the worship lyric projection process and is looking to improve the quality of their worship slides. It covers all the major topics of the worship projection process from slide design, text editing and presenting live It describes in detail the best methods to compose, edit and present professionally crafted worship slides. After reading the handbook you will have a well-rounded knowledge of presentation design and be able to communicate your messages more clearly.  What’s In It Jeff has created a new generation book for beginners in “visual worship,” also known as worship projection, that covers a variety of design essentials every artist / producer / creative who is given the task of managing screens in worship will need. Jeff covers font usage, suggested fonts (avoid Comic Sans!), the case for consistency and design standards and layout for type such as song lyrics. He also covers image backgrounds with type; “motions,” or looping animations; “mini-movies,” or … Read More

eBook Reviews for Church Creatives Pt 2: The Guidebook for Visual Worship

The Guidebook for Visual Worship is ideal for both the artist and technologist, each of whom is looking to the deeper issues involving visual arts and technology in worship, while also maintaining the practice of ministry.

eBook Reviews for Church Creatives Part 1: The Wide Guide

The Wide Guide is an ebook on the multiscreen stage movement in worship, specifically designed for creatives, video technicians, producers and stage designers.

The Hook: How to Make An Idea Better with Creativity

Many leaders are secretly insecure about the ability of their message to work. They develop solid content but it’s usually missing one key ingredient.

Tales of Wonder: A Christmas Worship Concept

Our first reaction when something happens to us is often to react negatively to it. It’s the “uh oh” feeling – the intuition that something ominous is about to happen. It’s a loss of personal control or power. This feeling is at the core of the Christmas story.

New Trends in Church Media

Some thoughts on developments in the church media business, and concerns about sustainability.

How Creativity is an Act of Devotion

Do you feel God’s presence while engaging in creativity? Consider the ways in which being creative evokes devotion.