Design Matters - eBook [ePub]

Creating Powerful Imagery for Worship

By Jason Moore, Len Wilson Published
Design Matters - eBook [ePub]
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Many churches use visual technology in worship. Yet simply adding a screen and projector in a sanctuary doesn't automatically translate into growth and revitalization. This book helps worship-screen producers learn to "speak" a visual language. These time-tested design principles provide a basic framework for developing a visual literacy. The accompanying DVD includes graphic tutorials for creating art in Adobe Photoshop/Elements, time-saving techniques for achieving special effects, and helpful websites.

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The folks at Apple understand that people want their iPod to do more than just play music. Media is integrated to connect to multiple senses. Wilson and Moore are two of the creative pioneers who are helping the Church get there.

— Mike Slaughter, Lead Pastor, Ginghamsburg Church

If you create graphics for worship, put down the mouse and slowly back away from the computer. Don't return until you've read Design Matters. Nobody has been more intentional about helping worship graphic designers live up to the heights of their calling than Jason and Len. This book is a new pinnacle in their mission to serve the church.

Jim Miller
Vision Magazine
in print - online

"Jason and Len have done it again! Design Matters is the finest guide I have yet found to help both pastors and design teams think and grow as visual communicators of God's graphic gospel of love. Their very readable text and practical, hands-on DVD are the next-best things to burning the midnight oil with the authors themselves. This little book reminds worship planners and preachers alike that design really does matter by offering a workable model that brings the pieces together."

Dr. Jay Akkerman
Director of Online Theological Graduate Education
Northwest Nazarene University

About the Authors

Jason Moore

Jason Moore runs Midnight Oil Productions and is formerly a co-founder of Lumicon Digital Productions in Dallas, Texas. He has previously worked as a graphic and animation artist at the Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Ohio.

Len Wilson and Jason Moore have co-authored several books, including Design Matters: Creating Powerful Imagery for Worship (Abingdon Press, 2006), Digital Storytellers: The Art of Communicating the Gospel in Worship (Abingdon, 2002) and The Wired Church: Making Media Ministry (Abingdon, 1999). They have been featured in several articles for publications including Clergy Journal, The Ooze, Homiletics, Next Wave, Rev., Technologies for Worship, Wired, Worship Matters, Your Church, Church and Worship Technology, and various newspapers around North America. Their digital productions from Ginghamsburg and Lumicon have received several Telly Awards for excellence in video production.

Len Wilson

Len Wilson is an author, speaker, and advocate for creativity in faith and life. He is known for his pioneering work in visual storytelling and has consulted with organizations and ministries across the country. Len is the author or co-author of ten books, has been featured in dozens of articles for major religious periodicals, and has acquired leadership books for Abingdon Press, a division of the United Methodist Publishing House. He currently serves as Creative Director at Peachtree, a large church in Atlanta, Georgia. Follow Len at or on Twitter at @Len_Wilson.