Inspiration – Outside Christmas Projection

We have shown some incredible videos of projection outside, like the Disneyland, Disney World, Saks Fifth Avenue and the architectural projection video we posted last week. What we haven’t shown is some tangible ideas of how to do this in your space… so we scoured the web to find some pictures of churches who have done outside Environmental Projection. We’re also going to help as much as we can to let you understand how they did this.

First – I need to thank Stephen Proctor and Camron Ware for letting us use these pictures… make sure to check out their sites and follow them on twitter!


1. Outdoor projection at FUMC Coppell. By Visual Worshiper.


In this example, they used 3 Hitatchi 2500-3000 lumen projectors, ProPresenter and a TripleHead2go. Pretty basic setup but decided to share some holiday joy with their neighborhood with some music and fun visuals. I should note that this setup was a bit more entertainment than an actual worship service as far as I am aware of… however maybe something you can consider to spread a bit of holiday cheer to your community!


2. New Life Church in Little Rock, AR. By WorshipVJ.

In this setup, Stephen Proctor went to the Dirt Conference a few years ago and decided to show off some Environmental Projection by taking their three 2500 lumen projectors with a triple head & some content! The coolest part about this is that they actually turned off a lot of the outside lights to the church. Here are some pictures.

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3. Festival of Lights at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York, NY.
As a part of the “Festival of Lights” event in New York, a group of individuals collaborated to project onto this cathedral in effort to celebrate Christmas. Unfortunately we couldn’t find the specs on what exact projectors they used… but the pictures looked pretty sick!


4. Outdoor House Projection. by worshipVJ

This is another Stephen Proctor creation… but something that was a bit more “fun” and utilized single screen content instead of only triplewide. This is fun for the neighbors, church groups or a great way to raise money for a mission trip or angel tree! (just another idea)


5. White’s Chapel UMC South Lake, TX

Now with this project, their goal was very important… they wanted to “be seen” by all the people in their community who drive past their church every day but don’t realize they are there! Pretty neat idea huh? Here’s the video of the final result. They went a bit overboard on projection… using 3 20,000 lumen projectors (just another reminder that it can still look good without these) and 2 Green Hippo Grasshopper media servers.

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So as you continue to dream, plan and prepare for Christmas – Maybe you can start an outdoor projection party for your community. It may attract some people who never realized that your church was where it was.. or you may have an opportunity to share through visuals… the story of Christmas.

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Luke McElroy

Author Luke McElroy

Luke McElroy is the founder of Orange Thread Media, the parent company to TripleWide Media, SALT Conferences and Orange Thread LIVE. He is the author of The Wide Guide: Blueprint for the Multiscreen Movement. Hailed as one of the “top innovators for worship” by Worship Leader Magazine in 2013, Luke’s leadership has helped create powerful worship environments for thousands of Church communities throughout the entire world. He currently lives in Nashville, TN and regularly writes about creativity, leadership and faith at 

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