Jonathan Malm is not only the curator and creator of Sunday Magazine, Mopho.to, and Church Stage Designs Ideas, but also a prolific author—titles include Developing a Series, Rethinking Your Church Website Strategy, Created for More, Unwelcome—and has just released a new book, Set the Stage: A Manifesto for Church Stage Design.
If you have anything to do with your church stage design—or know someone who is—you’ve got to check this out!
Set the Stage
If there’s one thing that I really love about Jonathan’s work, is how practical it is.
Take the Rethinking Your Church Website Strategy for instance. It is not full of how-to’s or information that will become obsolete in the next 6-months. No, it is full of fundamental ideas that can be applied despite technological advancements and evolution; moreover, Malm covers concepts that are applicable for churches of 100, 1000, or even 10,000!
Set the Stage: A Manifesto for Church Stage Design is no exception.
It’s a fairly quick read, but has plenty to think about. Chapters include:
- Why Stage Design?
- Visual Worship
- Who is Stage Design For?
- Figurative vs. Literal
- Decorating vs. Designing
- Quick Tips
- Using ChurchStageDesignIdeas.com Like a Pro
I think my favorite part from Set the Stage, are the notes, quotes, and insights from the many different technical art directors and creatives that Jonathan Malm has seasoned through the book.
There’s is a lot soak in!
If you are interested in doing more with your church stage designs or are just beginning for the first time, Set the Stage: A Manifesto for Church Stage Design needs to be added to your digital library.