This is the series art for Rancho Community Church’s Fall 2011 series, “4D: Seeing the Bigger Picture”. Here’s the story.

We read the book, “The Big Idea”, as a staff a few months ago. Unfortunately, we never finished it – we just felt is wasn’t quite a good fit for our church. What we did take away from it was the general idea that our whole church could embrace a teaching series and teach through it together. So we decided to do that with our fall series.

4D: Seeing the Bigger Picture came from a big brainstorm meeting with our teaching pastors, worship leaders, and creative types. The series will focus on Christian worldview, it’s also our lead into church membership. The basic idea is that there are truths from the Bible that show us the ‘bigger picture’ – things like: how God sees us, how we see God, how we see others, how we see church, how we see history, and how we see eternity. It’s a great series to teach basics about Christianity and the Gospel. And lastly, these verses from Ephesians kind of wrap it up:

 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Just as a little history context – I’ve been at Rancho for about three years, and I started doing series graphics from the get go. Since then we’ve started getting into a rhythm of series art for promotion, utilizing the arts more and more, and being creative in our presentation. This series features (hopefully):

  • Screen graphics (for both campuses, and for our Murrieta Campus the screen is actually the stage backdrop)
  • Invite cards
  • Bulletin shells
  • Rancho Kidz take home sheets
I also am always trying to use the creative talent that is in our church (I KNOW you’re out there!). This time I asked a buddy who goes to Rancho and is a graphic designer if he would be interested in helping. Jason DeArmond (follow him on Twitter here) took some white board drawings and a lot of descriptive emails and created the conceptual art – he did a fantastic job! All I had to do was put some skin on the art and we were good to go. I love being able to collaborate with artists and see God using the gifts and talents of people in the church.
A follow up post on this will show what we did with the stage. I’m excited about that.

Designer. Communicator. Solutions Architect. Husband. Father of 4. Friend of God. I've dabbled in building, graphic design, worship, music, media, communications, connections, leadership, and now I'm an executive pastor at Rancho Community Church in Southern California.

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