What's next? Easter and Holy Week were amazing - you are exhilerated but exhausted. This week rebuild your energy by using slides that energize your church and hold onto the momentum created by Holy Week. This one always energizes me so I'm using it for the Lord's Prayer this week: Spirit's Joy
I’m hoping this Holy Week will feed each of you spiritually and you will be deeply touched by the worship experiences you are helping to create. But man-oh-man as a screen designer, Holy Week is a rollercoaster! In one week there are at least four major worship services. The songs you are designing screens for will run the spectrum of human emotions: celebrating palm processions, the passion of Christ, communion with Christ, betrayal, loneliness, sadness, mourning, surprise, disbelief, miracle, a love beyond all that is and was ever imagined. Awesome week – terrible week – glorious holy week. On top of the wide breath to be covered there is also the negotiations to get the music titles from the Pastor and/or Music Director – thankfully we all work well under pressure!
I do hope you will take time to pray before you start designing. And after praying, you will take a deep breath and remember God called you to design the screens for your church. Designing for concepts of a risen Christ are definitely a glorious challenge – how do you express that visually? Just take each song/hymn and each worship service one at a time. Taking that moment to pray and focusing on what the worship service is trying to communicate will help you create a meaningful worship experience. May you have a blessed week ~ and may you enjoy the ride.
The church screens are a wonderful way to include everyone in worship. Using PowerPoints with images of children, different ages and races helps to integrate our church worship services by letting all know they are welcomed!
A brand new year - a chance to start fresh. Tap into the energy of hope and renewal and energize worship by building this momentum on the screens. Choose PowerPoints that are positive and full of energy:
Advent is almost here ~ one of our best times of year. It is a great idea to meet with the Pastor and Worship team leaders to hear what the sermon theme is for advent. The images on the screen can strengthen the worship service by supporting the theme and melding with the lyrics. A great advent candle slide can help set the mood. It's important to capture the mood by choosing the right image. Advent candle slides can be used as the welcome slide, song slides, Bible verses, responsive prayers and sermon slides. I hope you have a blessed and joyful advent season.