Church Stage Design – 3 Small Church Stage Design Ideas

Church Stage Design – 3 Small Church Stage Design Ideas

– Just because you’re a smaller church, doesn’t mean you can’t have
a brilliant stage design. And in this video, I’m
going to share with you three small church stage design ideas. (upbeat music) Well hey there I’m Brady
from and this is the channel
that helps your church learn creative skills and feel like a pro. We publish new videos every single week so make sure you hit the
subscribe button below, and if you like this video, make sure you hit the like button as well. The average church in
North America is just around 200 people. So before we get into stage design and how to create great looking
stages on a small budget, I just want to make very clear that if you’re a smaller church, you’re not abnormal and
you’re not in the minority. You are the majority! So really, using the word small church or smaller church is not really even fair, because you are the norm. And the reason I say this
is because when it comes to stage design, often
we get our inspiration from the big churches. And when we get our inspiration
only from big churches, it usually means that we’re
also getting our inspiration from the big budgets. At the very least, budgets
that our bigger than ours. So let’s dial that back
for a moment and talk about three ways to
create great stage designs on a small budget. First things first, it’s
important to be clear about this one main thing,
the most important part of your stage design is your lighting. Stage design is 75% lighting
and as my friends over at the Creative Pastor have said. Wood pallet walls like the one
behind me, they’re gonna come and go, but the lights that
you have on stage can be with you for decades and so
when it comes to your stage budget, whatever amount that may be, prioritize the purchase of
lights over everything else. And that’s my first suggestion for you as church trying to design
a great looking stage on a small budget. Forget the trendy stage
items, just use lighting. And to bring this example to life, take a look at this shot from my church. Here we have shimmering LED
strips in the background, and it’s kind of hard to see, not only are there LED
strips on stage here, but there’s also a rain
wall if you can believe it, and yet, despite those two crazy elements, the most dramatic part
of this stage design is the twin streams of light that are backlighting our worship leader and creating a dramatic silhouette. Two simple backlights
outshining LED strips and a freaking rain wall. Simple is good. Of course, if you want to
move past stage designs that are only lighting, let’s talk about two wildly
inexpensive materials that you can use to create amazing and immersive experiences. Firstly, coroplast is still the king of budget stage designs. I did an entire podcast, it’s linked below with Jonathan Malm, he’s the creator of the popular site
Church Stage Design Ideas and the number one material
that he recommends churches use is coroplast. It’s inexpensive, it’s
flexible, it’s adaptable, you can shape it, you can light it, and it won’t simply
create just a single look. I did another podcast with a pastor of a church plant called Creating Beautiful Stage Designs On A Church Planter’s Budget and this church’s stage design was done almost entirely in coroplast. If you want to hear
more from that podcast, it’s linked below also. Finally, the third and
final stage design idea on a budget uses PVC pipe. In this video you’ll see
our church stage design uses LED stripes. But you can create a virtually identical look using inexpensive PVC pipe. Much like coroplast,
PVC pipe is inexpensive and a great receiver of light, meaning, you can color it however you want. Linked below is an entire post on PVC pipe from my buddy Jonathan Malm again over at Church Stage Design Ideas if you want to get a fuller breakdown of how to use PVC pipe to build a stage design. The most important thing to remember here is that lighting is the most
important element by far when it comes to your stage design. Prioritize lighting,
and then use adaptable and inexpensive materials like coroplast and PVC pipe to supplement your lighting. If you liked this video, make sure you hit the like button below and definitely subscribe to
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button to download that. Question of the day for you is, what’s the best stage
design you’ve ever seen? Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you. Thanks for watching and
I’ll see you next time. A friend of mine named Jeff
Macintosh runs a company called Church Motion Graphics. You may have heard of them. If not, you should know
that Jeff and his team are undoubtably the leaders
in motion backgrounds. The Westcott Flex Light. It’s an LED panel and it’s probably unlike any other light you’ve ever seen. Here are five reasons why
I love this light so much.

45 thoughts on “Church Stage Design – 3 Small Church Stage Design Ideas

  1. AMAZING! Praise God, may the Lord bless you constantly financially emotionally and physically. but especially spiritually , !!!!!

  2. This is AWESOME!! PLEASE come help my church with our stage design? We have a brand new sanctuary and the stage won't be built until later this year. We have NO CLUE what we are doing!!! I can't find anyone who specializes in stages here in Vermont. Any suggestions?

  3. im at malaysia church is stage is 50 feet long and 18 feet wide n hight is 15 feet how can we design it please help us

  4. Yeah, my church's board would call grandiosity on all those stages. How about more of a minimalist design? Again, Brady, you're so good that I hate you. So, keep it up…

  5. Hi Brady I am the leader of a small media team we have a congregation of 60 and growing. I make all my announcements on PowerPoint and we use VideoPsalm for the songs, do you have any tips or software that you can recommend.

  6. Loved the video wish I would have seen it before I refreshed my classroom look. Looking for critics please visit my channel and let me know what you think(new faith roots class room)

    Please let me know where I can improve. Honestly looking to better my content. I'm totally new to this so I understand if You see consistencies.

  8. Church in the 21st century…a rock concert/theatrical performance…ugghhhh. Why not just let the word of God be the inspiration?

  9. Sounds like this church is already over produced especially and say “small church“. And lighting is not the most important stage element.

  10. This is our stage design.

  11. Please watch this vision in a small town church.
    Kenneth Wickersham presents, celebration church, Corvallis Oregon

  12. Hi Brady, first a confession, I am a traditionalist, open to change (which is why I watch Prochurch), I note that many US churches have some fancy "stages" bereft of a "cross". Where on the "stage" does the "cross" sit on a 'stage'? Thanks, Bill

  13. By far Beltway Park Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas, has the most awesome stage and lighting design I've ever seen, perfectly complimenting the excellent worship experience and the creative use of triple screen video backgrounds and video sermon illustrations.

  14. Lighting is pretty important for traditional churches too. I used to go to a Lutheran church in Little Rock, AR that had a huge arch in the front with stage lights tucked in just above it in the chancel. Withouts those lights the church is still functional, but the front is pretty dim and it makes it difficult for the Pastor to read the text. Stage lights also can help to emphasize the altar in a more traditional church, which is very important.

  15. Love the video and your creativity question if I send you a picture of my church stage could you send me some possible designs

  16. Does coroplast provide any sound dampening effects? Just curious if you could use this instead of acoustic panels. Thanks for the video!

  17. It's funny how offended Christian's get by other Christian's. It's funny given it's a faith where God dropped every offence against us. I think this young man is doing a great job and service to others. Thank you Brady.

  18. Need a video on "lights"…kind…cost…connectivity…spots…par cans…bars…??? Lots of questions and not a lot of answers.

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