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2017

4 Signs Your Church Needs a Brand Architecture Overhaul |

October 13, 2017


How well is your church managing its brand? “Brand Architecture” isn’t a term you hear often in the church world, but it’s a concept you experience every day–everywhere you go...

The Orchard Develops Urban Space For Church And Community |

October 8, 2017


I met Scott Hodge on the outskirts of downtown Austin, Texas, more than a decade ago. I was in town to speak at the Q Conference. Hodge, an emerging photographer and artist, was attending the conference...

California Church’s New Design Shines As A City On A Hill |

August 14, 2017


At the northwest corner of the City of Angels, Shepherd Church has grown to become one of the largest churches in Los Angeles with nearly 10,000 people a week gathering at one of its four campuses...

PlainJoe Studios celebrates one year anniversary of Spatial Storytelling℠ |

August 1, 2017


Corona, Calif. – Multi-Disciplinary Design company PlainJoe Studios has expanded its Spatial Storytelling℠ services to include Architecture, Master Planning, Urban Design, Interior Design, Show Set Design...

PlainJoe Studios builds innovative dream team of creative experts |

July 31, 2017


Corona, Calif. – PlainJoe Studios, a Multi-Disciplinary Design company, has welcomed heavy-hitting industry experts to its team over the past year...

5 Signs You Need To Update Your Church Website |

July 19, 2017


Church websites tend to be organized based on what the senior pastor and pastoral team ask for. But the pastoral team shouldn’t necessarily be making ...

Florida Church Looks To Re-Create The Lost Vision Of Eden |

June 4, 2017


Almost five decades ago, a storyteller named Walt Disney took what he had learned about the intersection of story and space and “imagineered” a Disney World roughly the same size as San Francisco...

Processed Foods Are Killing the Local Church… |

May 4, 2017


Story is core to the human condition. We use story to connect with family, friends, and even strangers...

3 Facility Upgrade Strategies That Can Help Your Church Grow |

April 6, 2017


God is a God of “place-based” community. In fact, the book of Leviticus takes a deep dive into the specific features God wanted the Israelites to pay attention...

Church Renews Its Discipleship Strategy, Story And Space |

April 5, 2017


A century-old Free Methodist church founded in 1908 in the middle of Washington state was not the most likely church home and mission field for 35-year-old Mike Wilson...

4 Practical Ways to Cultivate a Creative Church |

January 26, 2017


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...

2016

Mosaic Church Starts Demo |

December 19, 2016


Demolition is set for this week on a long-closed, Winter Garden department store that will be rebuilt as Mosaic Community Church's main campus...

Australian Churches Explore New Environments |

December 12, 2016


As I write this, I’m flying across the island continent of Australia after having spent more than a week uncovering what God is up to in this amazing corner of his creation...

Combining Past And Future: Eastside Christian Church In California |

September 4, 2016


I first got to know Gene Appel more than 15 years ago when I was still at Disney. Since then, I have had the privilege of serving him...

Christian Standard Media interviews Mel McGowan |

Jul 19, 2016


Christian Standard Media interviews Mel McGowan - NACC 2016...

2015

CORONA: Coffee company created to aid rescue mission |

August 20, 2015


People don’t realize how many people touch a coffee bean before it gets brewed. That was the insight of Blake Ryan...

CORONA: Miguel’s Jr. ‘spokeschip’ has a delicious sense of humor |

May 8, 2015


Burritos aren’t easy to draw. Neither are tacos.That’s one of the reasons Miguel’s Jr. has a talking tortilla chip...

One Man Built The Ultimate Bed For Star Wars Fans |

May 6, 2015


In a bedroom far, far away, one lucky kid gets to sleep in the coolest Star Wars-themed bed around...

There's No Reason To Ever Get Out of a Millennium Falcon Bed |

May 1, 2015


Finding the motivation to crawl out of bed to face work, school, or even sunlight is hard enough. But imagine the herculean task of getting up in the morning when your bed is a near perfect replica of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit...

2014

Imagination |

December 17, 2014


It’s not only essential to entrepreneurs, artists, architects, musicians and authors – it’s the genesis to nearly everything we see...

2012

Trends vs Timeless Design |

Sep 28, 2012


Trends vs Timeless Design - Peter McGowan, Plain Joe Design Studios

4 Principles for Hiring Creatives |

Sep 26, 2012


4 Principles for Hiring Creatives - Peter McGowan, Plain Joe Design Studios

2010

Amid buses, limos and descendants, Mob Experience unveiled |

June 10, 2010


Those artists from Visioneering Studios are wizards with “experiential” imagery. They’re pretty fair with words, too...