[this article is an expanded version of a post from my Instagram site: creativeworshipideas]
Striking stage looks can often be created by using what you already have up there – simply in a different way. The general default look for most stages is a drum riser in the middle, and perhaps lower risers on either side. The risers are usually parallel to the back wall (or screen), giving somewhat of a 2-D effect. Mixing that up – particularly the angle to the crowd – can give a sense of uniqueness to the stage, without having to have additional staging. In this case, we used risers at different levels, and created a “V” shape – looking both from in front and above. The groups of individual risers on either side were given a sense of continuity by a long stick of stage truss laid flat in front of them. #creativeworshipideas
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I'm a Christian, a husband, a dad, a son, a pastor, a consultant, a musician, a writer, and bits and pieces of a bunch of other things. My work life has followed three main phases - business to teaching to church. I was the Weekend Services Pastor for nine years at Northview Church, an awesome church in the Indianapolis suburbs. I used to work for Willow Creek, another awesome church in the Chicago area. Plus I've written for various magazines and websites, and other freelancy sorts of things... My life mission is to help the church be as excellent as it can be.
Oh yeah - the name's Greg. Greg Wallace. But not the race car driver or the major league pitcher or the British celebrity chef. Just the creative worship guy. Hi.
It's my hope that these ideas, musings, rants, raves, etc... will inspire you. They're just my opinions - but again, I hope that they'll help to inspire you. Because the church really, really needs inspired creative types. If you're a creative type (and most people are, deep-down), ask God for help. Then take any ideas that are useful to you - borrow them, nab them, use them, adapt them - and make them into something greater...
You can head over to my Instagram site for an abundance of shorter posts: creativeworshipideas. If you're looking for consulting - especially on weekend services, team leadership or multi-site strategies - I'd love to help. Just message me here, and I'll be in touch - Greg
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