Take advantage of the Christmas season (podcast)
Nov28

Take advantage of the Christmas season (podcast)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of the Creative Team Stuff podcast, we discuss: Why your church should leverage the Christmas season effectively in your community How to begin a planning process early in order to be well prepared and incredibly creative without killing yourself How to think creatively about your Christmas timeframe gatherings Why (and how) you should use nostalgia, tradition, and the increased...

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Developing Your Team (Podcast)
Nov27

Developing Your Team (Podcast)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of the Creative Team Stuff podcast, we tackle principles and strategy related to equipping people and structuring a healthy volunteer team. The discussion covers a wide range within this topic, and we hope it’s helpful. You can listen to the audio above, or by subscribing to our iTunes podcast. A brief summary of the conversation is below: We don’t have this figured...

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Communicating in Complexity
Nov20

Communicating in Complexity

At the church where I serve, my role is in part to manage requests fulfilled by our team of designers. Since I have a constant stream of communication coming and going between the designers and the people requesting projects, healthy communication is absolutely key to the success of this part of my job. It’s also one of the most challenging aspects of what I do, especially when you understand that each person involved has drastically...

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Thoughts on design inspiration, and where to find it
Nov20

Thoughts on design inspiration, and where to find it

If you are in a position where being creative is a major part of your job you’ve been there before: sitting in front of a white screen or blank page with no idea of how to proceed. When those situations come up, we all have go-to places, digitally or physically, that help to get the creative juices flowing. Obviously I cannot give each and every one of you that reads this a physical place to go and get away from it all, but what I can...

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Stage Design: Development Basics
Nov13

Stage Design: Development Basics

  The basics of developing a stage design are addressed as we answer some typical questions about the design process. We discuss the goals, and important things to keep in mind that make all the difference. You may be surprised, after reading this you may find that you have more options than you previously thought.   What are the goals and things to keep in mind when developing a stage look?   Be sure you are enhancing...

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