As a full time designer and creative director, a member of our churches creative team and an all around lover of good set/stage design I have realized that Atmosphere and Experience are EVERYTHING when it comes to engaging audience/congregation members to the fullest!
* Images took from our friends at Church Stage Design Ideas
During our creative team meetings these 2 points are typically brought up and I fully agree: “We have 5 senses for a reason, we should try to engage all of them.” & “You can either take your wife to McDonalds or a nice candle lit restaurant, both are food – but the setting makes the experience.”….this is so true. I believe we respond differently and on a deeper level when the set design, lights and atmosphere are catered to include more of our senses.
I would highly recommend churches, worship bands and anyone who creates a live experience to look into engaging your audience/congregation on this level.
CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES FOR INSPIRATION & HELP:
- Church Stage Design Ideas (dot) com: Don’t know where to start in designing the look of your live setting? No worries, our friends at CSDI are where it’s at for all things set design inspiration and they keep their site chocked full of awesomeness!
- Awaken Design Company: I’m excited to announce that we are going to start offering creative consulting and visual direction for set design in the near future! In addition we have always offered any kind of design that could be integrated into a church setting. Get in touch with us and we’d be excited to discuss the options!