Creative Projection: Don’t Get Boxed Into Typical Gear Usage

A few years back, I decided that I would take the resources I have been blessed with, and start to think about how to use them in the ways I’m called to, and to then push them to their limits.

Creative Projection: Don’t Get Boxed Into Typical Gear Usage
A view of the We Are One Women's Conference, held this year at Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas.

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I knew it was crazy, as I had never seen this done before. I really was questioning myself the entire time during the build out.

It was definitely a God idea, so we were going to see it through. The setup and build got done, and then it was time to test it.I It was amazing!

The diamond came to life! It was shimmering, and moving, and emitting light all from one simple projector positioned behind it.

These examples are not meant to show how impressive we are with projectors, but to point how to get your mind and heart in a place to think and pray about how best to use your equipment.

I am blessed to have accumulated a few spare projectors over the years, but it’s my limitless use of them that has justified their purchase.

Never once have I bought a piece of equipment thinking about only one use for it; I want to push it to its limits, and know absolutely everything that piece of equipment can do.

I want the maximum use for everything under my authority, because I want to steward my church’s resources, to the best of my ability.

Think creatively, pray big, and execute well.

The constraints you have aren’t limiting what you can do; they are pushing you to everything you can do, if you really start thinking differently.

Changing your vernacular can change your view, and sometimes that’s all it takes.

I will never go back to limiting myself in talking about environmental projection, but will forever instead be thinking and praying about creative projection.

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Kevin Penrod has been studying lighting design for 11 years. He attended college at West Texas A&M, where he studied Theatre Arts with concentrations in Lighting Design and Business Management. He is currently the Lighting Designer at Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas, where he manages the creative lighting design, scenic elements, and their implementation. In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn son and remodeling his home.
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