EPISODE 013: Setting the Stage with Jonathan Malm


Show Notes and Resources Mentioned:

This week I welcome a very special guest – Jonathan Malm. Jonathan is the author of several books on church culture including Created for More and Unwelcome. He is also the creator of some powerhouse church media sites like churchstagedesignideas.com, sundaymag.tv, and seriesideas.com. In this episode, Jonathan and I discuss his latest eBook “Set the Stage: A Manifesto for Church Stage Design”.

Here are some of the topics we discussed:

1. What Set the Stage is about and why Jonathan wrote the book.

2. The Wrong Way to look at Stage Design.

3. Who is Stage Design for?

4. The Difference between Decorating and Designing.

5. Quick Tips for Stage Design from the country’s leading Church Media Directors.

6. How to be a pro at using churchstagedesignideas.com.


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I want you to have the resources you need to lead your volunteer team well. That’s why in nearly every episode of the podcast I like to provide you with downloadable, sharable content that you can take back and use as you lead your teams. This week, we are offering a FREE copy of Jonathan Malm’s new eBook Set the Stage. Enter your e-mail address for a chance to win!

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The Church Media Podcast is the definitive podcast for helping you create dynamic experiences and build solid Media Production Teams at your church. Hosted by Church Media Coach and Author, Carl Barnhill and produced by legendary Producer and Composer, David Michael Hyde, The Church Media Podcast is designed to give you the tools and confidence you need to use media at your church or through your ministry, where people meet Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him. In each episode, we dive into the topics of Church Video, Audio, Lighting, Stage Design, Volunteer Culture and more.

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