Now that you’ve established your values, it’s time to talk about creating life-giving content and the importance of building a team. In this masterclass session, we share hands-on experience and stories about how we learned to engage with a team and our audience in a way that reflects our best practices and values. It’s all about relationship!
Jesus is the best example of how to be a servant leader. He had no selfish ambition or end goal; His goal was to love and serve people. The best leaders to work with are the ones that lead like Him. Jesus always taught through His actions. Everything that He asked of the disciples He was already doing Himself. He was continually serving others, as well. He never stopped serving the people around Him because He knew leadership was about the people.Read More
Four years ago, our church hit a growth spurt and we planted several new locations in a year. It was an incredible time seeing new communities have that “Welcome Home” experience, but of course, we had to learn how to create church interiors quickly, cost-effectively, and in a way that serves a wide variety of ministries throughout the week. We began to develop an “Environments Team” within Creative — a team to oversee visual consistency across our campuses, create fun and innovative physical art projects for events, and troubleshoot solutions for the many unique needs placed on our buildings.Read More
For a large part of my life I have been privileged to do what I love, working in the technical production (audio, video, lighting, and staging) field. I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of some amazing events and work on projects I once only dreamed of. And through all of those I have come to see the importance of details.Read More
Social media managers live in a world that often seems like a juggling act. Not only must we maintain our engagement, we’re expected to keep up on graphic design trends, manage multiple profiles, be strategic in our practices, dream beyond the basics, execute large marketing campaigns — and don’t forget, build relationships with our online community.
This masterclass is designed to help each participant learn how to tell stories, capture moments, and engage with their social media audience. We discuss the latest tools, best practices, and share our own experiences.
…But first, values! Always establish your values before building content.
When we were brainstorming for our Candlelight services this past year, we knew we wanted to try to create a starry-night effect for one of our service elements but were stuck on how to do it without using environmental projection. Our top priorities were to make sure the special elements we pulled off for this service were replicable across all of our campuses and in a way that wouldn’t break the bank. We came across this video of a room that used a projector on a group of disco balls to create the effect we wanted. And thus was born our idea of a very disco ball Christmas!Read More
We are currently looking for a Video Editor who is passionate about the local church. Our desire is to put the hope of Jesus on display by using progressive concepts and ideas to make His name famous. We take ownership in the NLC vision because we believe that “excellence honors God and inspires people.” If your art is storytelling, and your heart is for serving the Church — in addition to having fancy skills — we have an editing station for you!Read More
Each summer at New Life Church, we dig into the Word of God using movies as visual representations of biblical principles during. This summer sermon series — Big Screen — is one of our favorites. The full process of brainstorming → filming → post production → weekend services at some point will include every member of our Creative team.Read More
Each year, our church goes through a variety of sermon series. This year, while a couple of different series will come up, our main focus is on Year of the Bible. Because most of this year is devoted to one single series, we’ve been able to find fun ways to work it into the projects that we work on every year. In particular, one of our latest projects: set change.
As I reflect back on the Relate Conference, there are so many things to be thankful for. I believe every church was impacted by this conference, but the impact it had on NLC is something I’ve been able to see with my own eyes. Even though we were the hosts of this conference, we were reminded to dream, to take a breath, and to work as one team.Read More