Pinterest is the single biggest influencer of women’s events I’ve ever seen.
The images, ideas, and pins are transforming retreats, getaways, and events with the most beautiful and mod creations.
Say goodbye to 80’s clip art and bad fonts. Pinterest ushers us into a much needed design-upgrade in the church. When guests walk in the front door, what they encounter shouts welcome and echoes quality through handwritten script and stunning hues.
Make no mistake: the centerpiece of the most breathtaking events is always Jesus.
But in our eye-for-design culture, sometimes low-quality design communicates subtle messages like:
Quality doesn’t matter.
This was a list-minute, thrown together event.
We’re out of touch.
We don’t really care.
This spring I’ve had the privilege of being part of events all over the United States and Canada where the design elements communicated:
We care about quality and we care about you.
If we pay attention to the details, how much more does God?
We love this event, we love you, and we want you to know how much God loves you.
You are welcome here. We want you to leave encouraged, refreshed, and more in love with Jesus.
The focus of the themes, the font selection, the creative elements, the artistic expression of teachable take-a-ways, even the food served has been stunning. Even more wowzer, much of it has been created on super skinny budgets thanks to sharable, online creative ideas.
More than the emergence of Pinterest, I believe something deeper is transpiring in the church.
People with God-given creative talents and an eye-for-design are being unleashed to use their gifts in the church.
Teams hosting events are becoming more intentional about identifying the people within their churches gifted in areas of display, décor, and hospitality.
Most of us know the Pinteresty, Etsy-lovin’ people in our midst. These wild creatives are living, breathing gifts to our communities and churches. Their talents are being given the opportunities to shine and enhance events like never before. And we are blessed because of them.
I snapped a few pictures of the fun, fabulous ideas we’ve seen this spring: