great stage design

4 Priorities of Great Stage Design

Running a site like ChurchStageDesignIdeas.com, I’ve seen thousands of stage designs. It’s sexy, seeing what brand new types of materials innovative churches start using. And I’ve even had the fun of designing my own stages with my own unique materials. I’ve used PVC, cellophane, stretch fabric, light bulbs… Always looking... read more

props are things, sets are places

Props are Things, Sets are Places.

You’re playing Pictionary, and the clue to draw is “The Beach.” You sketch a sandcastle, an umbrella, and luckily someone shouts out “beach!” before you even attempt to doodle a jetty. It’s pretty easy to come up with a list of things at the beach. In fact, you can find... read more

tips for the perfect haze

Tips For The Perfect Haze

We all know the difference: a well-hazed room is virtually undetectable under normal lighting conditions – but really sings when sharp, theatrical beams cut through the ether. A poorly hazed room feels like a smoky bar with clouds of thick, opaque fog passing through like tumbleweeds. 1. Use an actual... read more

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Our Best Content of 2015: Blog Posts & Podcast Episodes

2015 has been an incredible year for our team at [twelve:thirty]media. We’ve had the privilege of helping hundreds of churches around the world create experiences where people meet Jesus and grow in their relationship with him. Through our Worship Media and Custom Media content, to Church Media Training through our blog,... read more

Beyond Stage Design

I run a website called ChurchStageDesignIdeas.com. It gets around 400,000 views/month. That number continually surprises me, knowing there are that many people around the world doing stage design at their church.   People ask me all the time if I post every stage design that is submitted through the site.... read more

Stage Design on a Budget

When it comes to stage design, money matters. Unfortunately, when you are a part of a smaller church and have a low or non-existent budget, money matters even more. Money, however, does not have to dictate your design options.   Here are a few guidelines to creating unique stages on... read more