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Creative projection is just a trend. But visual worship is a movement. For the last decade, a tribe has been forming around the radical notion that we can worship through what we see. Our tribe is made up of tech artists, creative directors, worship leaders, engineers, graphic designers, filmmakers, storytellers, volunteers, projection wizards, lighting gurus, […]

Many of you reading this article series may not find yourself in an “arty” type of community, and that’s ok. Not every community is designed to be the same. And not every church’s expression has to be filled to the brim with art. If every church was the same, how boring that would be! However, if […]

Articles of Interest

  • Vapor Meditation

    Meaningless. Meaningless. Everything is meaningless. ~ Ecclesiastes 1  This is a visual meditation I created based on the “Vapor” EP by The Liturgists. The imagery was curated & VJ’d live for the PRAXIS Conference. The Liturgists is a new collective made up of musicians, worship leaders, authors, scientists, doubters, pastors & visual artists. The collective, spearheaded by Michael […]

  • the most influential layer

    no matter what media i have in my playlist… no matter what software & technique i’m using… no matter what the message is… …the most influential layer in VJ-ing is the music. It’s the one element that completely dictates the emotion of the moment. i’ve curated and sequenced an iMix via iTunes…a playlist of music […]

  • Tall Tales of Visual Worship

    A few weeks ago, I was asked by Jonathan Malm to submit an article for his collaborative resource called “SundayMag.” (If you work in a church & don’t know about SundayMag, then you are in for a treat.) Jonathan asked me to write on the common myths & rumors that I’ve heard over the years […]

  • Illuminating Christmas (Part 1)

    (soundtrack: listen to “Ice Dance” from “Edward Scissorhands” while reading this article.)   DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? The orchestra has just finished a grand overture, & the entire room is darkened down to a single spotlight. The space is vacuumed in silence, & then the hush is broken by a pan flute followed […]

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Authored by Stephen Proctor. Training for visual worship leaders. "A Guidebook for Visual Worship" (newly revised edition!) + "Illuminate: tales of visual worship" releasing this fall!

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