Tuesday, August 23, 2005

V(isual)Jing worship

This is a nice visual mixing from Sunday’s worship.

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Photo taken by Jason King.

I blogged a few weeks ago about colouring our worship. People gather in all sorts of spaces. In order to honour that reality, I was inviting people to choose a colour to express their week. This colour was then placed on a cross. Look close and you can see all these dots on the green lit cross. That’s the colour chips.

The wall, wood and saw bench come from the morning. I am doing a series on leadership from 1 Corinthians. Sunday was leader as builder. One of our practical types had offered to build me a wall. It took him about 10 minutes on Saturday. Even dropped a cell phone into the visual display! Part of my talk was about building in our homes and workplaces using Jesus values of love, integrity, humility, sacrifice.

Just before the sermon, in the middle of the service, I realised that the “colour chip” cross was still lying on the floor. This was to allow people to place their dots, but in the rush, I’d forgotten to stand it up. How to recover from this mistake? Oh, I thought, I’ll place it in the building site at the values of Jesus bit of the sermon. It made quite a poignant moment. I stopped talking. Walked to the cross on the floor. Picked it up and dragged it into the building site. Walked back and resumed my talk. It didn’t need any words of explanation.

Sunday evening at Digestion, we play with lighting a bit more. The hands in the shape of the cross that are red lit are standard. Dropping the green colour light inside the cross made it stand out. It was simple and effective. It was unplanned, just VJing of various visual arrangements.

Posted by steve at 03:08 PM


  1. Lis! I thought that was a deliberate, well thought of, planned illustration! Was vry effective.

    Comment by Amy — August 23, 2005 @ 5:50 pm

  2. Thanks for this great idea. I used it this weekend on two occasions. Both were well received and proved meaningful to worshippers.

    Comment by Steve — September 19, 2005 @ 10:14 am

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