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A Community Oasis: Montana Church Opens Water Park

In much of my work over the past decade, I have been tasked with creating gathering places for Christ-centered communities of all sizes, shapes and contexts. There are specific “formulas” and master plans I can follow to ensure space needs […]

4 Practical Ways to Cultivate a Creative Church

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re with a pastor friend when he tells the story of how he recently preached a sermon that included a physical illustration or creative element that made it sound like he has a team […]

Merry Christmas From PlainJoe Studios

As Christmas tells the story of hope and restoration, with your help, PlainJoe is continuing to tell that story by making a donation in your name to Restoration Roasters and the Corona Norco Rescue Mission. Restoration Roasters is not just […]

A Better Story

At this year’s NACC Conference in Anaheim, California. Jennifer Johnson, from Christian Standard Media, interviews Mel McGowan discussing the power of designing a unique story in three dimensions.