Camron Ware began his company 8 years ago and is now the leader in environmental projection for churches at VisualWorshiper.com. He is devoted to seeing churches change their worship areas to active, beautiful living spaces, and he shares ways we can all do it easily and better in this session of the Pro Church Podcast.
What’s In This Session?
- The purpose of environmental projection (09:05)
- Environmental projection vs. stage design (13:48)
- The advantages of environmental projection (19:30)
- The costs of environmental projection (24:30)
- What gear do we need? (29:29)
- The future of visual worship in the church (32:07)
- Engaging vs. entertaining (36:04)
Show Notes & Resources Mentioned
3 Instant Takeaways
- Why not back your lyrics with visuals? If your church is singing the line “God of wonders” why not project an image of the vastness of the stars and galaxies? It’s not about creating a show, it’s about using beautiful images as a tool to enhance your church’s worship experience. Environmental projection is a technology that provides the same effect as stained glass windows and expansive architecture much more cheaply.
- What’s the price point of environmental projection? Projecting story-images onto the wall behind your worship band with one projector is attainable for any church. You will usually need two to three projectors, a video splitter device, a computer and software. But every church has a different vision and different dimensions. Churches can upload sanctuary photos to Camron at VisualWorshiper.com for advice and suggestions.
- What’s the future of visual worship? People are wanting to move beyond the potential superficiality of visuals and lighting to something more engaging. Just projecting images isn’t necessarily rooted in anything meaningful. Being more liturgical, grounded in story and context and art is more likely to really mean something and help people engage.