Category Archives: Ginghamsburg Worship

pressing into the future: worship design retreats

how does your team press into the future? we’ve all heard it said that if we do things the way we’ve always done we’ll get what we’ve always got. our team’s new day is dawning in the context of mini-retreats, days apart (at a coffee shop, a business center, a comfy living room, etc.) planned...

powerless

my droid woke me at 6 a.m. when colleague karen smith called to say that due to the severe storms the night before, ginghamsburg’s tipp city campus had NO power – and none predicted for at least two hours. through the years we’ve dealt with snow up to the gills, hurricane force winds, no water...

Resurrection Hope: Easter stage design

“nothing happens but first a dream…” and in our case this entire stage design came about as a result of dreaming together as a team – using what we had (30+ white paper globes) and one of our artists insisting that we depict the full spectrum of sunrise colors. taking our inspiration from our Easter...

“Why Jesus?” Lenten series stage design

if this stage design seems reminiscent of the last “Right Here, Right Now” set it’s because we basically repurposed the framework from the last series into a more serious, deeper-for-Lent kind of look. we covered the window panes with “wallpaper” we designed and printed ourselves from the main series graphic – then adhered that wallpaper...

ash wednesday worship: face to face

and so lent begins. we designed an ash wednesday worship that focused on our human brokenness with a call to confession …for christianity has nothing to offer us until we come face to face with our need for a savior. moving into our lenten message series we are sensing the need to accelerate the participation...

Right Here Right NOW: stage design

right here right NOW is our 2011 opening series out of the gospel of matthew chapter 13… where jesus talks about weeds, seeds and the “secrets” of the kingdom of God. our worship design team wanted to make this chapter accessible and fresh to our church family. makeover team artist-builder chad oler came up with...