Here at North Church Creative Arts we exist to create environments where Jesus is worshipped wholeheartedly. Environments where people are inspired to Say Yes to God. The values that drive us are: Relationship, Teamwork, Devotion, Creativity. Check out this video to see more!
In this video I will describe how we approach our volunteer worship leader role at North Church. Check out what some of our expectations are and what it looks like practically to be a volunteer worship leader at North Church!
Check Out this video to see how we approach performance vs. worship in our creative arts department at North Church. Both sides are very important and need to be looked at intentionally. Performance doesn't have to bring attention to ourselves, it should always point the congregation to Jesus. Worship should come out of an overflow of our daily walk with the lord. We need to be intentional in our Performance and Authentic in our Worship. Check out this video to hear more!
This was a really fun project that we got to collaborate with DVIC music! He is a super talented guy who does youtube collaborations with people. He travels the country and is a super guy with a big heart for Jesus! We loved working with him and loved this video! Super fun to make music videos/music arrangements for Jesus!
Here is another great expression of our creativity here at North Church Creative. So many talented people that collaborated to help make this happen. We are so beyond blessed with talented worshipers & technicians! This video is a medley of the Song "Only King Forever" by Elevation Worship & "Forever" by Bethel music! Hope you enjoy this and more videos like it to come!
Here is a super fun project we did as a team. This was a great way to express the creativity that God has blessed us with here at North Church. Hope you enjoy! This was a mashup cover of the songs "O Praise the Name" & "What a Beautiful Name" by Hillsong Music. Words and music are by Hillsong. Arrangement is by North Church Creative!
Learn the North Church process for shooting interviews or announcements on the green screen. This is what our setup looks like. This video is a resource to any on boarding north church video production techs.
Learn our process at North church for how we edit our interviews or video announcements that are recorded with the green screen backdrop. Also learn how we key out the background in Final Cut Pro X. This video is here to help train on boarding video editors.
Learn the North Church approach to lighting, how it enhances a worship/sermon environment and how it can help people connect deeper with God. This video is here to serve as a training ground for all North Church on boarding Light techs.
Training Video's on ETC Element Console
1) Facepanel Overview
2) The Screens Overview
3) Getting Lights On
5) Recording Cues
6) Editing Cues
Learn the North Church approach to running and operating video switch to capture and present powerful worship moments and valuable sermon topics or discussions. This video is here to serve as a training ground for all North Church on boarding Video Switcher techs.
Learn the North Church approach for presentation. How to prepare content timely, stay on top of updates and utilize more capabilities of popular church presentation software. This video is here to serve as a training ground for any on boarding North Church computer techs who will use pro-presenter.
This is a training video to learn the North Church approach on how we run/control our 3 different camera positions. Learn their roles and how the capture/present the worship and sermon elements. This video is here to serve as a training ground for all North Church on boarding camera techs.
.....a reason for the hope that is in you (1st peter 3:15)
We believe everyone has a story and that we should all be willing to share it. What's yours?
We love to help people develop and prepare their stories. This is essential and foundational to our preparedness to defend our hope. We love using creative ways to help people discover, refine, prepare and be ready to share their story with the world. Here are a few of the stories that we have had the pleasure to help tell.
Creativity is a huge value here at North Church. We love finding new ways to engage people and create environments that usher people into the moment. We have had a long history as a church creating designs on our stage and I wanted to show a few of the designs from the last 4-5 years that we have created. We currently try to renew the design on our stage about once a year or so. Its a huge investment in time and money but something that has really helped to enhance our environments. We have a team of about 10-15 people who usually help with our designs from builders, designers, architects, and volunteers. When we design stages we try to create an environment that is warm and inviting to the new attendee. We also want our stages to be artistic, color balanced, earthy, and unique. One element that our pastor loves us to include as well is an aspect of the design that is spiritually inspiring. Its really fun and something that we Love here in the Creative Arts Department at North Church.
Check out these designs from the last 4-5 years here at North Church!
-Zach Meade (Creative Arts Pastor)
Cracked Wood 2015-Current
Check out more on this design at churchstagedesignideas.com
Pallet Stage 2013
Coroplast Weave April 2012
Triple-Wide Christmas 2011
Revelation July 2011
Holy Spirit June 2011
Boxes April 2011
About our Blog
We Love big production like Hillsong or Elevation, but we work on a small budget and are all mostly self taught. We hope this blog can encourage, train, or inspire others to see that a high level of creativity can be achieved on a budget and you don't have to be the next mega-church to do it!