– Hey there, in this video
you’re going to learn the essentials of church lighting design. (intense music) – Alright, Bloomer and
I are about to head up to the Lakewood Campus
of Red Rocks Church. We are going to meet with Mark Wray. Mark is a lighting designer,
and he is going to teach us about, just the best
practices of lighting design for the church and for
designing lighting for worship. I love the lighting at Red Rocks Church. I think they always do an excellent job of doing it in a way that’s tasteful but not too distracting, and I think there’s gonna
be lots of great principles that you can pull away from this video about how to do light
design at your church, even if you’re using not
a multi million dollar lighting system. That’s not multi million,
maybe it’s like tens of thousands of dollars or something. It’s big, ’cause you’re
gonna see these lights and you’re like, man, those are so cool, We’ll never get them. You can still get budged friendly lighting and still apply the same principles to the lighting system at your church. But first things first, we’re
actually gonna go get lunch with Mark, and then we’re
gonna go to the Church after. So let’s head out. (ambient electronic music) Hey, do you wanna listen to some music? – [Boomer] Uh, yeah. – Do you have anything good? – I got Churchfront PADS. – Yeah, Churchfront PADS, let’s go, let’s jam out to some PADS. (Churchfront PADS music) – [Boomer] Dope. – Dope, download your
Free Churchfront PADS. There’s a lighting genius. I’m looking for Mark Wray. – What are you guys doing? What are you guys doin’ here? – [Jake] I’m lookin’ for a Mr. Mark Wray, Lighting extraordinaire
– You can’t find him here. You can’t find him here. – I think I found him right here. (Mark laughs) Alright, so I’m here with Mark Wray, and Boomer, he’s holding the camera. – Mm hmm. – And we’re grabbin’ some lunch, and I just wanna introduce
you guys to Mark. How ’bout we just go ahead, Mark, just tell us a little bit about, a little bit about your story, and your role at Red Rocks,
and what are you up to. Introduce yourself to Churchfront. – Sure, my name’s Mark Wray. I’ve been on staff at Red Rocks Church for about eight years now. Started out as a volunteer
for about five years or so, and then the church grew, and grew, and needed someone to come on
full time staff on production. So I was the first person
they called for that, so I was like, sure, I’ll do it. And since then I’ve kind of grown away from the audio side of things,
kind of where I started out, into more lighting and producing. Technical producing, I
guess you could call it. So that’s kind of where I am now, sort of Lakewood Campus productions hosts a lot of major events for
that come through Lakewood Campus, concerts, youth
events that kind of thing. – So you’ve been at Red Rocks pretty much almost since the beginning, right? – Almost, yeah. – And Red Rock, for those
of you guys don’t know Red Rocks started in 2005 here in Colorado and it started with a
couple dozen people or so, and then now in 2018 it’s, how
many weekly attendants now? – It fluctuates, anywhere
between 14, 15 thousand weekend. – Yeah, so it fluctuates by a
thousand people every Sunday. Which is kind of insane to think about. But it’s cool that Mark
has kind of been there the whole time along the way. What was it like in the early days? – What was it like? Oh, it was rough, it was scrappy. We did what we could to put stuff together to make Sundays work. Didn’t have our resources,
didn’t have our people help out for things, so we
kind of just pieced together some production elements, some lighting, some PA, we had stage wedges for monitors. We had, you name it,
from what you think of starting out with a church. (energetic electronic music) – Man, it’s really dark in here. Hey, Mark, can you turn the lights on? There we go. Alright, so Mark and I, and
Boomer behind the camera, we all finished lunch at Panera, drove a couple miles down the road. We’re here at Red Rocks
Church, Lakewood Campus. It is a really beautiful facility. I love coming here to worship and I especially love
just the lighting design, the sound, everything
about the production. Let’s go ahead and roll
that B roll of the space. (energetic electronic music) Okay, so for the remainder of this video Mark and I just wanna give you guys some quick tips about how to light the different types of
scenes you’re gonna have to create in your church. How to do that well, and strategically. And I think the best way to do that is to actually just show, like, how do you light a pastor, a
speaker, communicator on stage, how do you light a worship leader, then how do you use
colors and moving lights to kind of add ambiance with that back lighting and side lighting. And then we’ll also talk a
little bit about haze too. So the first thing we need to do, I think we need to find a subject to be our cool, young, hip,
relevant pastor or speaker. Do you think we could find
any of those around here? – Probably, yeah. – Okay. So fortunately we found Judah Smith, he’s with us here in the house here at Red Rocks today. (Mark laughs) Just kidding, this is Cam, he
is one of the youth pastors here at Red Rocks
Church, he’s a great guy. So he’s gonna be our
subject of a communicator. You’re gonna pretend like
you would be preaching today. And Mark, let’s go ahead
and build a lighting scene to light Cam and just
kind of talk us through what you’re doing all the way. – Alright, so I start out with my subject. I have lovely Cam here, who’s gonna be our
speaking pastor for today. Lovely. And so what I’m gonna do is
just kind of simplify things from a larger scale, I’m
gonna bring in only a few lights at a time to kind
of show you the angles that we’re shootin’ at
and how that all looks when it’s all come together. So to start out I’m gonna a light in from the house right
side, so you can see here I have a light coming in
from a little bit of an angle off to his left side up there, that is shooting the
left side of his body. It’s also coming at an angle to where it’s getting
his left side of his face a little bit more, his ears, the left side of his arm, and you can see, too, it’s getting from head to tail. There’s no dark spots,
it’s a pretty flat light all the way through. So what I’m gonna try to do now is replicate that with the other side, try to create an
experience with two lights coming at him from the front, trying to round him out a little bit more. ‘Cause obviously one light right here from this angle isn’t gonna
look good for a teaching pastor, so to help do that I’m
gonna add a second light coming from the other side. So there he is with two lights coming at a little bit of
an angle off to the side. So you can tell right now, if he were to not move at all he’d be lit pretty well from the front. There’s no back lights,
so it kind of looks a little bit one dimensional. So right now what I can
do is add a little bit of back lights, to help round out his body a little bit more, his shoulders,
his hair, that’ll help. – I don’t know I feel like his body’s rounded out pretty well. – So let me go ahead now
to some back lighting here. You’re gonna see how that
helps, helps him to look. – Is is 100%? – Yeah it’s 100% backlight. So you can see just for
all intents and purposes see when those lights came on there’s a little bit more
of a glow on his shoulders, his head glows a little
bit more, his shoulders. That way we are looking
at him from the audience in the congregation, you can kind of see he’s not one dimensional, he’s actually three dimensional, he’s here in real life. So the backlight there really helps bring out the full experience so he doesn’t look so one dimensional. – So that’s how you light a speaker. Just have some great fun lighting, two lights up here, and
have one or two back lights, and there you go. Is there anything you can do to make him look less, look like less of a tool? – No. – Hi, my name’s Corey Miller,
I’m one of the worship leaders at Red Rocks Church. Mark is gonna show us
here how he lights me, a worship leader. (mark laughing) So go ahead Mark. – Alright, so lighting a worship leader is a little bit different
in that I’m not gonna use any of the same lights that I used to light the speaker wash. I’m gonna use a different
light dedicated just for each individual worship position, whether they’re downstage worship leaders, upstage, drums, guitar, bass, keys, organ, whatever you have on your stage. That’s how we light them. Each individual light is dedicated just for that person, that position. So right here I have keys, stage left. What I do with each worship
leader in each position is I have one light dedicated to them to where, now I have a second light coming off from this side,
and what that kind of brings to the camera eye specifically, is kind of a more focus to
just the front of their face a little bit. So I’m not gonna have two lights, three lights, four lights
shooting up one worship leader. That can be a little bit overkill. From my opinion, I like one
light per worship leader. Just gives it a better feel for
when you’re in the audience, they don’t feel like they’re overly lit, they don’t feel like
they’re too lit, I guess. – Too lit (Mark laughs) – So, you’ll see right
here I have this one, so it’s one source for
coming in from a little bit more to house right
side, it’s not directly on to, like directly 90
degrees on to this position. It’s a little bit off to the side, and what that does is it
brings out some shadows a little bit more, so a
little bit more depth as well. If they were straight
on, if these individual worshiping light were straight on, you’d just see like just straight, no shadows no nothin’,
just be a flat look. But with the light coming from the side you’re seeing some nice shadows. – Us worship leaders like the dramatic, emotional look. Not that we’re dramatic or
emotional people, but… – No. So you’ll see right here, I had my house right light come on. There you go. So that’s coming in from,
it’s a 26 degree barrel on a Source Four, it’s a
little bit warmer color, as you can tell, a little
bit more amber in there. From this side, there’s some shadows on your right hand side,
or from your left side it’ll look more, you’re a little brighter, it’s a little well lit, and
that brings some cool shadows for the camera eye that’s
on this side of the stage. And so the light is not
directly in front of him, straight up and down, it’s
a little bit off centered, a little bit to house
right, stage left side to help create that dramatic
effect through key light. So what I’m gonna do is to
help round out his image a little bit more, is I’m
going to back light him, back light Jake with a little
bit of colored wash light. So from this area, I
click on this wash light, and there I have a good
back light for Jake. – And I think this is
a good point, you know, talking about the purpose of
kind of these color washes on stage, of you don’t have
any of those color washes up on the front truss
up here, it really looks like you’re just back and side lighting. – Correct, yup, and what’s cool
about the color LED washes, too, is that I can do a little
color changing if I want to. If I wanna try to get
more of an amber color that matches a little bit more amber tones that’s kind of matching
your fit a little bit, I can do that too. Like that. – Nice. – Then again, if I wanna
get more, real moody, I can go through different
color, more blue, I can do some more saturation to it, you have a lot of flexibility with these colors and these wash lights to add some cool back light
to your worship leaders. – So as we already mentioned, most of the color lights
that they have on stage are not on the front lighting
truss creating front lighting, and those are mostly ellipsoidal lights, and lights that have that more,
like, natural tungsten look, is that what I’m– – Yup. – The right language, I guess. Most of the LED lights
here on the Red Rocks stage are usually, like,
they’re kind of like back slash side lighting, so I
guess, Mark, can you talk us through a little bit about, like, let’s just talk about color combinations, and the use of color. So we have another camera
that’s capturing, like, the whole stage so you guys can see what we’re talking about here. How do you go about just choosing colors, what are your favorite colors to use, which ones do you avoid? Give us some tips on color. – Sure, so let’s go through
some color choices here. I’ll bring up my wash lights. So here they are, kind of white, shooting down stage a little bit, kind of a straight wash, no different weird positions, there’s
no X’s, no nothin’. They’re just on, in their home position, kind of like a good walk in look. That’s what we use this a lot for. And then I’ll bring in
my spot fixtures as well. Those’ll come in down stage as well, kind of the same idea behind that. Got like composition,
a good starting point for my wash and spot fixtures. So what I’ll do is I can go through some color combinations here. For our spot fixtures specifically, they have what’s called a
color wheel inside them. They’re not color mixing
like the wash fixtures are. So there’s a physical wheel
or two inside the light that’s rotating from the lens, that’s creating those colors. Some higher end fixtures
do have color mixing, these ones just don’t. So I’m kind of bound to the color choices that these lights have inside them. So you’re gonna see me
scroll through here. Got yellow, blue, some
green, red, magenta, dark blue, and orange. I do have a second color wheel. That can do some amber,
little bit lighter amber, it’s almost like color temperature. And then green, almost like a UV color, orange, pink or fuchsia,
and then dark blue again. So how I go about lighting a song is I usually use my wash lights first. That is just because they can color mix and I can try to create different colors based on whatever I like for that song. So if I go through now, right now they’re on, and they’re white. I can take my software here
and kind of scroll through the deep saturations of each color. See like what looks
good for color choices. If I don’t like the saturation of that, I can back it off a little bit, come down, do the same kind of scroll, go through my colors same exact way. So my theory behind that
is usually faster songs, I use brighter colors, slower
songs sometimes darker colors, but that’s not always the case either. Sometimes a slower song I’ll use amber, a lot of white amber, just to create a different look that people
aren’t used to seeing. Say if we have a slower song, I might go to a little bit like a light blue color right here. And then I’m gonna bring in
my spot fixtures as well. – [Jake] And that looks
like a desaturated blue. – [Mark] Yup, it’s a more light blue, definitely desaturated a little bit. I’ll bring in my spots, obviously that kind of blows them out a little bit, but I try to accompany that a little bit with some darker colors. I don’t want them to overpower anything, so what I do is try to compliment that with a different color combination. So at this point if you’re
not sure what your light’s gonna do, you just wanna
scroll through them again. You can kind of go through
each color combination, see what looks good for your eye, what kind of song you’re in, and then go from there. – Rules, like what are
some basic rules of thumb you go by, color wise, when selecting? Especially if you’re
combining two colors together? – Yup, so I don’t wanna do two really, really saturated colors together. For example, if I take my wash fixtures and go all the way red with ’em, and my spots, and do a dark blue, that typically is a different look that you normally don’t see. Sometimes it can look
good, depending on what you’re trying to
accomplish, but I wouldn’t’ really do that for a
Sunday or a worship song. So I can take, if I wanna keep that, keep my spots the way they
are with that dark blue, I can then take my wash
lights and desaturate them a little bit, and change the color, and it brings out a nicer feel, to where it’s a little more complete. – Are there any colors you avoid? – Colors I avoid are
yellow, (laughs) and green. – [Jake] Yeah, that kinda
looks like the green goblin. – [Mark] Right. (laughs) – [Jake] Yeah. – [Mark] Unless it’s, you
know, for a youth show or some sort of concert or whatever, I typically, for worship,
don’t use any yellow at all. Don’t think I’ve ever
used yellow or green. I’ll use amber sometimes,
’cause amber can look really good when you
use a more natural color looking amber, but when you go yellow, it just tends to look a little bit gross. So that’s kind of your amber look. Kind of going back to what I said, too, on creating different positions and looks. Just because they are movers
doesn’t mean they have to move. And so some of the best
looks I’ve seen on lighting aren’t actually moving
lights, they’re just on in a specific position,
but they’re intentional about where they are. So for these spot fixtures if I move them to the center, downstage, there’s a great quick look that had a focus on the downstage center area. If you have one vocalist,
or a violinist or someone, two or three people downstage,
kind of a more special type song, special worship song, creating that intentional look really goes a long way, and it helps focus, helps people focus on what they should be focusing on on stage. – Yup, so moving lights
don’t always have to move. And the final thing I
wanted to ask you about was just haze, how do you guys approach using haze here in worship? I know it’s important, for
the Holy Spirit to dwell here, there has to be some haze, you know, in the atmosphere. (laughing) – Sure. – I think it was a Babylon Bee article about that a couple years
back, it’s pretty funny. But what is, let’s seriously
talk, like people think “ah, your church uses fog machines, “ah, you’re like from the devil.” It’s like, what is the purpose of haze? – So haze is, for our room,
it kind of fills in the space a little bit more. It kind of creates some
atmosphere for worship. So if we were not to have
haze in this room at all, the lights, yes, you
could still have color, you could still do color changes, but it wouldn’t feel
complete without haze. – We wouldn’t see those beams right now. – [Mark] Right, you
wouldn’t see the beams. Not that it’s all about the beams but it helps create the atmosphere. – [Jake] It’s all about the beams. (Mark laughs) Beams are amazing! No, I mean, but seriously though, it’s like you have these really nice lighting fixtures, to
me that haze is like, it’s a piece of the
lighting fixture almost. – Right. – You know, it’s not, the
people who make these lighting fixtures make ’em in mind with, like, you know, and those beams can, can’t those, like, do different, like, texture beams and like moving gobos? – Gobos. – Yeah, like, how, like those things, like have to have haze to
really have any effect. Oh, that is so cool. Yeah, so obviously you
don’t wanna be obnoxious but something like
that, like it looks like sparkly starlight or something. – [Mark] Look at the spin. – Even just like, yeah,
that subtle movement. If you didn’t have haze,
only thing you would see is the gobos on the floor. – [Mark] Correct. – [Jake] Yeah, yeah. – [Mark] So yeah, it kind of helps, especially with cameras, helps create the look, feel a little more
complete, little more full, with your lights, what you got goin’ on. And it definitely adds to
the experience for sure. – Yeah, and like I’d say, like, my final, like little, I don’t know,
thought on all this stuff is, like, sometimes we
think about lighting and production and we
kinda get all caught up in, like, oh we’re just
tryin’ to put on this big show and entertainment, but
what we’re really doing, I strongly believe, this is why
I’m so passionate about it., is that we’re really just helping focus people’s attention on
God, and why they’re here. We want people to focus on the
lyrics of the worship songs that they’re singing. We want people to be able
to focus on the message that the pastor’s preaching. So it’s not about
entertainment, having a bunch of flashy lights and cool haze, and stuff like that, it’s really, I feel, and I know, it’s about
focusing people’s attention on the gospel here during worship. So Mark, thanks so much
– yeah. for these lighting tips. You taught us how to light a speaker, a worship leader, how to
use color effectively, how to use haze effectively. I think this is super helpful stuff I’m gonna take back to my
church ministry and apply there. – Awesome. – Thanks, man. – Cool, thank you. – I hope you enjoyed this video, and that you learned a ton
about the best practices and essentials of lighting design for a church, worship context. Mark, if you’re watching this, thank you so much for taking the time to walk through your
approach to lighting design, and I know I’ve taken
away a ton of great ideas I’m gonna apply to my
church ministry context and I know other folks
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  • Aaron Fisher

    Dude, Jake, your videos just keep getting better! Keep it up man. Good info in this one.

  • Jacob McKlarney

    Any idea what lights are being used there. I heard him say he was using Source 4’s for front lighting but didn’t hear anything about the back lights and wash lights. Also, what software is being used to control them?

    Thanks for the great content!

  • Sydney Jones

    Hey man. Love the content. By far the most practical and useful worship channels on Youtube. Excited for what's to come!

  • Eric Hernandez

    As always a relevant video

  • Tyron Komal

    This video is awesome, please do more videos on lighting like this

  • matt schorner

    Jamming to pads in the car😁..
    Our church stage is long over due for an updated stage, do you know of any place i can find a program or something to plan a stage???

  • Christopher Dauphin

    Great vid!

  • Liam Mann


  • Michael Bramble

    Watching the quality of your content grow is inspiring – keeps me feeling good about the tiny things I do in ministry! Gotta see if you've got a "My church is poor, but wants some decent lighting for a tiny stage with no fog" video that I missed.

  • Josh Vassar

    What’s the hazer they use? We have bought the Chauvet hurricane 4d, but it’s a cloudy mess…

  • Worship Leader Hangout

    Great video bro! This helped me a lot. I’ll be changing some things this week. See you Monday.

  • John Strickland

    Good practical information that everyone can use everywhere. "Movers don't always have to move", but are there guidelines for when they are moving?

  • leyvaine davids

    cheers great video, really good practical ways to help understand the lighting techniques

  • ufdffdd1

    More more!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sam Balarezo

    did he say 14,000 to 15,000 people each week?

  • DWmusic

    Sweet, this is a really good video, what I always try to do when doing lighting for worship, is to ALWAYS keep in mine that I'm not doing worship lighting because true worship isn't a preset with dark colors and dim FOH meaning that it isn't something that can be manufactured! However, all those tools can be ABSOLUTELY used to WORSHIP, and also help guide people to focus on the Gospel of Jesus!! So I wanted to add some stuff, IF you're movers have a color wheel, you can get some very different looks, just by varying the intensity, especially if you have LED moving spots! Also that's a great thing to keep in mind! Also , I've tried to really pay even more attention to the screens because I think people in the congregation notice the words much more, and that's very important! So whatever the most dominant color is displayed I usually make that my backlight, then less prominent colors I will usually make my side light or top light! Also, it's also important to be mindful of front light intensity!

  • Roy McCullough

    Thank you soo very much for this video

  • Joel Hernandez

    Absolutely love this. New subscriber. My church is beginning to use more and more lighting in our worship services and I am excited to see the transition. This video really helped me understand in detail the importance of lighting. Keep up the great content, God bless.

  • Brad Rickard

    This is an incredible walkthrough of church lighting! Doing a lot of research for a new system, and there's a ton of sources and info out there, but never is it packaged all together and talked about this comprehensively. Thanks so much for this

  • Sean Minutella

    Good video. I would like to see also another video on beginner church lighting. Had to do the basics like setting up the rigs and I had to actually hook up then why are all the lights together and what programs to use.

  • Lucas Roberts

    I'd love to see your lighting setup. Our stage is a similar size to yours, and we are considering investing into a lighting rig (I used your toolkit to help me make a proposed budget!). Do you have any videos going through your Sunday morning light setup?

  • Rock of Ages

    I like the bright white version more looks very beautiful nice review by the way

  • tiger doug

    Jesus is the Savior of the world….all will be saved by the faith of Christ. All these pretty lights can't hide the fact that Christianity worships a failed savior.

  • Juan Contreras

    This is an amazing staring point for smaller churches like ours! Looming forward to implementing this to our new system! – God bless.
    PS: Anyone know that last video track?

  • Rich Pivo

    Why are we doing this?
    Why smoke and special lighting?
    My church is doing this now but I find it a distraction. Why not invite the Holy Spirit to your church if you want atmosphere? Worship Him in spirit and in truth. What more do you need?

  • Ken Peel

    Hey.. that was awesome! Thanks a bunch. Where was the hazer and how are they keeping it on stage?

  • michelle tack

    This is a good lighting video for really anyone working with lighting on a stage… great job!!

  • PaulusSANtosoCI Widjaja

    Wow! Discotheque move into Churches live show? Well, just take the positive and throw away the negative toxic influence – shall we? For sure: Jesus the Christ is the center and not the performing art. What a really mystery of faith, indeed. Thank you for the learning video.

  • Michael T. Burch

    How can you control the the “house lights” with DMX? The cans have been replace with LED but they still have old school dimmer switches, any easy way to DMX them and use the Luminaire app to set scenes?

  • Chris W

    hmm similar to what i learned in photo

    key, fill and rim lights

  • Marco Mejia

    What are the lights used in the front

  • GameLykos

    Awesome cinematography and editing. Good stuff!

  • Herr Gerdemann

    what kind of fixtures are the big lights to light pastor from the front ?

  • Deepak Avinash

    Amazing !!!

  • Andrew Olson

    I didn't search through the comments, but I'm curious what lights you're using for lighting up the speaker/pastor, and also for the back lighting? And finally what lights you're using for doing some color. We currently just have some color led lights shining down on us from the front (which isn't a good setup) wanting to step up our game

  • Adam Kitts

    You should call this : the ultimate guide to church lighting design for worship leaders who aren't lighting designers and dont ever plan to be

  • Albert Rosado

    Hi, we just started live streaming our services on Facebook. Do you recommend Tungsten or daylight for the main stage lights?

  • Adam Sober

    Cool video man! Reminds me of the lighting rig at Church of The King. I’m on their production team and even though I’m not a lighting expert in any way, advice I would give to any beginner is to not over haze the room (I’ve had that happen to many times). And also experiment and try to find your own look. Glad we can all grow in God and production together!

  • Ekwan Zakaria

    hey bro. i try to click that link above but it doesn't work … please send me the worship ministry toolkit.. thank you God bless you this is my email [email protected]

  • Javier Molina

    Hey, I still want your boosted board lol. Thanks so much for this video, I am having some problems with the way my broadcasting camaras are picking up my worship leaders and our speakers. My video feed looks blue and the people appear to have a darker shade of coloring with regards to their skin color, clothing color, ect… Could it be the type of lights I am using, am I underlighting my main points or what would you think it could be? thanks for your help in advance!

  • joseph humphrey

    Are you running HID movers or high power LED? Appears to be pretty high end stuff, like Martin, Elation, Blizzard or the like, not ADJ or Chauvet DJ. Assuming you run a true hazer…..that is oil/compressed air type. I like 'em because they're completely odorless. Nice rig ya got there. Like to see something on which controller software and how you sync cues to music. Thanks

  • Wyatt Brick

    Great video! I’m actually going to start shadowing the light designer for my youth group with the hopes of doing it someday.

  • James Waltz

    Fantastic and helpful video. Can you tell us what model of lights you are using around the 17:02 mark. Thanks!!

  • Sebastian Wells

    hey jake, love it!!
    could you do a video where you do a review on the LUMINAIR LIGHTS APP? would be amazing!!

  • brian abrego

    What lighting program is being used?

  • Carlos Iglesias

    How much haze do they use?

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  • Justin Martin

    Love the picture of Mark in the bg at 22:06

  • Joshua West

    Any idea what haze machine (make/model) was being used at this church? It looks so smooth and we are ready for an upgrade. Thx

  • David N.

    My church is getting lights too. And I like what they pointed out in this video on how to use these technologies but I also say that many people are, like anything else, attending church because it's a great place for entertainment. So Pastor's and church leaders should address their church by explaining new tech as a new tool much like the radio was once used as a new tech tool. Radio help spread THE WORD. And it did so to the masses that could not be reached otherwise.

    So lights and all tech can be used as a tool but only when the Gospel is truly shared by the church and life of worship is lived by the church team leaders. Unfortunately, as a minister, I've seen that there are always going to be church leaders and churches that may welcome tech, church programs, social connections but not the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is with us to lead us in all things.

    Now, I'm actually the person in charge of budgeting and acquiring tech for a few churches. So I purposefully speak with my church leaders as to why should we/they purchase tech. And the answer is we shouldn't unless we are already a Word-based, Spirit-filled church with evidence of his God's life-changing presence.

    The miracle of salvation occurring in people who accept Christ not the sheer number of attendees and keeping their interest is a starting point for new tech and the other reasons should follow. But often times our humanity wants to give people what is a visual-sensory reference to identify with God. Then one church follows what the other church has that attracts people.

    Most people in scripture did not come to know the Lord through a sensory experience. You can see with your eyes and hear with your ears but until it reaches into your heart and minds its just a sensory-sensual experience that I hope the church recognizes is not its mission. Its hard to even say but I rarely hear the return of Christ spoken- preached or shared as truth and great hope. For many churches, organizations its as though the most important thing is growth, But what are we growing for? To fill a building with more stuff and people that leads to a greater overhead.

    I hope we help people come to know Christ, grow in relationship and love for The Lord to reach the lost with love leading to the miracle of salvation so that we all live in expectation of Christ's return and his Kingdom reign.

  • Joshua Brocklesby

    Nice lighting system! Are the lights addressed individually or are they grouped together? If they are individual then how many universes are you running on? Do you have a built in dinner system or is it an after building system? Are your source fours on a catwalk or on a truss? If they are on a truss then how do you access it?

    Thank you in advance!

  • Jim Pittman

    Can you list all hardware and software used in this stage

  • Preston Frederick

    Man loves his amber

  • Jack Daniels

    That was fantastic! Thanks for making this!

  • iamthird13

    Any chance you guys can list what light fixtures are used for your 3 spot lighting on main speaker? Can be exact or generic of what type of fixture they need to be. Thanks!

  • marble6rjb

    Here's what I learned – don't ever put out a video that has a guy eating in the background, that's just dumb.

  • Bettie Sotomayor

    Love the intro glitch – would you mind sharing its source?

  • Humus Navarro

    awesome video thank you very much!

  • Chris Watts

    Beams are the bomb!

  • David Chomiak

    Can you make a beginners MA 2/3 programming tutorial?

  • Jenny Murray

    Very helpful video- thanks as always Church Front! Hey there were smoke and lights in the tabernacle! Annnnnd Jesus said He is the light of the world! 💣🎤

  • Kramer Kurtz Ison

    May I ask what type of lights you are using for the front lights?

  • wildcat9090

    The ministry toolkit link takes me to a link (and payment requirement) specifically for church sound. I don't see anything about lights. Great video, but was hoping to get your info on the lighting.

  • Arte Visual

    Me gusto, agradesco mucho su explicacion!

  • Mike Murphy

    Hey Jake, great vid as always. You were going to do a run down of your lighting rig…did you ever get a chance to do that?
    Just starting out with lighting and that would be massively helpful.

  • Alexandr Isayev

    Good day and thank you for your video. It would have been a bit more beneficial if you included technical data such as light angles, proportion calculations, light temperatures etc. Thank you for everything else otherwise!

  • Sterlin JS

    Keep working man!! May God continue to bless and protect you. Keep seeking him, and all you need he will always provide. Don’t just praise him for what he can do but for who he is!! Keep doing your thing, and always make sure that God finds pleasure in everything you do!!

  • Royce 2k16

    Hello love your video. Can I ask What kind of lighting equipments do they use?

  • socrayhte

    Goodness that B-roll 05:14 – 05:25! Awesome!!

  • Darryll Cristobal

    Hi jake videos rock brother! I was wondering if you could recommend some lights to purchase like the ones in this video to light up speaker.

  • Matt Buffo

    How do you guys get the haze to be so even?

  • Cedar ridge Media team

    With so many Haze machines, is there a way to determine what size machine you need? We have about a 40'x60' sanctuary, seats about 100.

  • LifeYetToBeLived

    Anybody know where I can learn more about Haze? I’ve been trying to get a similar lighting effect like this but I’d like to know what’s the best liquid and Haze machine to get and how to set up so it last and doesn’t become to strong that it ends up looking like fog in the whole auditorium

  • Victor Lai

    Quick question on Moving Heads, is it advisable to have them pan and tilt during the worship experience? I do that for fast songs, but in terms of slow songs, I find myself feeling so torn between them, I feel like the added movement adds a bit of dynamic to the entire experience especially when the song peaked, but at the same time, worried it distracts people.

  • kennardrum

    What lighting software is he using in this video?

  • Dwight Phillips

    Love the vid what is the name of the song that was playing in the background when you demonstrating the light on the pastor???

  • Joao Ferreira

    Anything biblical about this? Aren't we losing the real reason for Worship?

  • Timboheze

    Can you give the lighting brands and types for each location?

  • mrspeakerman

    what were those lights at the very bottom that only flash one a bright light because you didn't talk about them. you can see them resting on the stage at 4:45

  • Akil Ifill

    Which software are you using and can you tell me about the type and wattage of the lights you use?

  • Brad Rickard

    Doesn't the backlighting, especially with haze, tend to wash out the projected video on the screen? I know the projector wasn't used in this video, and I love the lighting looks demonstrated. This guide for church lighting is the best, and I have come back to it repeatedly during my research. Just concerned about whether the backlighting, with or without haze, will effectively dim the what's shown on the screen.

  • Georgie Higgins

    what lighting program do you prefer to use?

  • sam derrick

    Hi Jake, Nice Video. I am fascinated about lights, my church is a church with small budget, please what kind of lights can i used as a beginner to light up the stage and going forward what program to use. Samson

  • Rinaldo Jonathan

    Lets jam to some PADS

    oh my GOD lol

  • Alex Birch

    What on earth is so bad with haze and fog

  • Myriam Mcdowall

    Just wondering why we need all the lighting and smoke?

  • Cindy Xiong

    So dumb

  • Nathan Sakchiraphong

    Amazing tips
    Which console do you use..???

  • Veritas Vincit

    19:52 "creates an atmosphere for worship". See that's the problem with all of this. You believe that unless all of this is present, people can't properly worship. For someone to worship God, one does not need to have an atmosphere created to do so. You are fostering a mindset for someone to think that they can't worship unless some outside influence is present.


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