Category Archives: Campus Design

Outside Is Best

I’m someone who spends most of my days redesigning indoor spaces but when it comes right down to it, God designed it best. Out-of-doors is the richest worship environment when the elements permit. Come to think of it, most of our “human” designs are feeble attempts at bringing the outdoors inside. Ambient lighting, rich color...
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Working Smarter: 1 Stage – 3 Ways

In May Ginghamsburg’s Makeover Team out to create a stage design that would transcend throughout three month-long summer series’ – one basic background customized for each of the three themes. We began with a simple sketch and used “foam boards” (cut from 4′ x 8′ sheets) – stored from another series. These were painted and...
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Designing Jonah

  Jonah – a tale of sin and grace. An imaginative story about a guy with an assignment from God (go be a prophet to the Ninevites, warn them about what’s coming up) and all kinds of life lessons to be gleaned in the four weeks of Ginghamsburg’s worship series. Now, there’s a fish involved...
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A Week In the Life

So many projects, so little time. Here’s a peek at what’s been happening in our Ginghamsburg design world…  Change World Weekend Inspiration kiosk; Student Ministry “Parables” stage sign and Middle School “56” logo wall sign; worship series “AT THE MOVIES hallway install, handcrafted oversized filmreels for stage design, first weekend featured film “42”, popcorn in...
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Forever Changed: Easter @ Ginghamsburg

I’m posting some pics of our Easter stage design and weekend celebrations. It’s tough to keep up with posting when the work is so consuming – but it definitely turned out to be a weekend to remember. Awesome servants + remarkable worship design team talent + best message of hope EVER = moments that left...
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Conference Eve

Tomorrow Ginghamsburg will welcome nearly 1000 guests from across the country, Alaska and Canada too – women and men who care deeply and seek to share widely the message of life-changing grace. And while it’s true that Ginghamsburg is a fairly large church, hosting this many folks in our facility is giving us a good...
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Create A Stir

A few years ago Ginghamsburg hosted a small guest band with a backup singer who sported some unique wardrobe pieces. I remember complimenting her unusual jewelry and hearing back her simple, sweet response that has stuck with me to this day. “I like to create a stir, she replied.” I’ve been chewing on that uninhibited...
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Beauty On A Budget

  One of my Design Mantras, “Beauty On A Budget” had it’s origins very early in my life.  Growing up with three sisters I was told early on that if i wanted any NEW clothes I would have to make them myself. THAT’LL get ya moving! Here’s a little more on that storyline, excerpted from...
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Honey, I Flipped the Stage

Tonight’s Ash Wednesday worship felt truly significant. Our teaching pastor Nick Cunningham spoke truth beyond his years and the imposition of ashes is always a powerful experience. What will make this a most memorable night however, will be that we flipped the room – made a small stage in the back and used our main...
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Lead Strong: Ginghamsburg’s 2014 CHANGE THE WORLD conference

Ginghamsburg’s signature CHANGE THE WORLD conference is coming up April 3 & 4 and the excitement is growing! Our staff and church family love having company and some of my best memories are from these annual events. Karen Smith is our Director of Missional Operations and oversees the execution of these conferences, a job for...
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