Christmas 2016 Stage Layout Overview

As we decompress from another busy Christmas season, I hope we all get some time to reflect on what was hopefully another great year. Ministry in all forms is a high calling—I fully believe that the message, music, and art transmitted from our stages deserve a stage setup and design birthed with an equal amount of prep, thought, prayer, spirit, and in some cases, even anguish.

When these two worlds come together, you can achieve something quite special. This is what happened for our run of Christmas services this year. We set out looking for an organic, authentic, real experience based largely around the live performance aspect with an abundance of live musicians and performers. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve had a great time with some of the crazy shows we’ve done in the past but staying in this vein felt so much more true to where we are heading as a church and actually felt a little more, well, “grown-up.”

Since there are usually many technical questions after watching one of these services, we did this quick walk-thru of the stage setup. If you weren’t able to catch the actual service, you can view it here.

Feel free to comment as needed and we’ll hit you back. We’ve got several more posts coming with more technical info on this project, stay tuned…

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Andrew Stone
Production Manager
Andrew Stone is the Production Manager and Audio Director at Church on the Move in Tulsa, OK. His 27 years of touring experience have brought a unique, and sometimes unorthodox, perspective to his approach towards production in the church. He has been a key part of changing the culture behind COTM's live events and he loves sharing his knowledge with other churches. He's been married for 20 years, rarely wears anything but black, and genuinely loves to rock. You can find him on Twitter (@stone_rocks), Instagram (, and is a blog contributor on Seeds, COTM's free resource site.