#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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Of Broomstick Lace & Amazing Grace

Have you ever wanted to learn something but just couldn’t figure it out on your own? It’s happened to me a lot. A couple years ago I pinned a crocheted wrist cuff onto my Pinterest board – and attempted to crochet it by reading the rather encrypted online tutorial. It was supposed to look like...
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