Category Archives: Ginghamsburg Worship

HAPPILY EVER AFTER: a stage design

One of the most frequent questions people ask Campus Designer Kim is, “How do you come up with all these ideas?” While not diminishing the rich wealth of my makeover teammate’s immeasurable input, part of my responsibility is pushing through each and every series, assuring I’ve collected the pool of creative thought neccessary to dream and build an...

RE:garding Cherries & Pits

If you were in listening proximity to Pastor Mike’s message this past weekend you are probably in some way trolling on our HAPPILY EVER AFTER? marriage message series @Ginghamsburg. It’s been widely popular and we can only imagine it is ringing a bell (sorry) for many couples – older, youngish and somewhere in between. Our...

Meet the Intern

Hello, all! You may have seen me quietly crafting in the background of recent design pictures, or perhaps you’ve spotted me on and off stage at Ginghamsburg, or maybe you’ve even mistaken me for Kim herself (yeah, it’s happened)! Well, let me properly introduce myself today as Brianna the worship design intern! (But you can call me Bri,...

#weareGRATEFUL

After several very “clean” and primary-colored summer stage designs we were quite the ready for a more organic, nature-filled, “autumn leaves” type environment for our November GRATEFUL series @Ginghamsburg.   One very hot day early in September, team guys Doug and Clark drove to a lumber mill in southern Ohio to fetch a pick-up truck full...

So. I upholstered the fridge.

The  best part about owning a 20 year-old refridgerator is that there’s really nothing to lose when considering a major exterior change. Our beloved kitchen cooler is still running strong, just chillin’ and making ice cubes faithfully day after day. I was all set to slather it with black chalkboard paint when it occured to...

Need a lift? I did.

 The mission of Jesus is often costly, messy and inconvenient.   – Mike Slaughter Greetings Makeover Enthusiasts. Five months ago – due to a teeny weeny climate control issue our Ginghamsburg IT offices needed to be relocated to the precise area where our entire beautimous collection of design pieces were stored. Several staffpersons and I joined...

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...

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...