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Monthly Enewsletter from Midnight Oil Productions
This month we're giving away money!
Spark Volume 4
Christmas Worship Resource Sale
How to Layout Song Lyrics Better
Monthly Media Freebie
Picks of the Month
More Awesome Worship Ideas
Fall Seminar Schedule Changes
Spark Volume 4 Coming Online
The newest volume of our worship media, spark volume 4, is coming together! We're already getting feedback that this collection is our most useful set of worship images yet. We think so, too.

While we complete the disc, take advantage of our new downloadable media feature to get individual spark worship image sets right away. Find 18 of the 30 sets on spark volume 4 ready for immediate download for only $10 each in our store, here.

Spark volume 4 is another all-new set of thematic worship images with editable image files from Midnight Oil. Like our other discs of worship media, it retails for $45. Here's some of the themes we already have online for you:
And here's some of the other ones we're finishing up:

  • Billiards
  • Bulldozer
  • Dance
  • Dominoes
  • Fishing Boat
  • Lie Detector
  • Lightning Bugs
  • Motorcycle
  • Mountaintop
  • Palm Branches
  • Radio
  • User's Choice: What do you want?
  • Buy 4, Get 26 Free!
    Get all 30 spark volume 4 themes for $40! Yes, we're crazy. Pre-order the entire volume for $40 ($5 off), get the disc when it ships, and download as many as you want right away from our store. Learn more here.
    Christmas Worship Resource Sale

    With Labor Day in the rearview, it's time to start thinking about the upcoming Christmas season. Heck, no--we're not talking about shopping, we're talking about worship planning! With Christmas Eve on a Sunday, you can't start too early this year.

    To help, we're offering a special newsletter offer: To the first 100 people who respond, get our Personal Connection Christmas resource for only $50. That's a 33% savings.

    The discount offer ends September 21, but we're pretty sure the 100 will be gone by then.

    Be on the lookout for more new Christmas resources from Midnight Oil in the next couple of months.

    How to Layout Song Lyrics Better

    Song lyrics - to some, the most boring part of preparing media for worship. Lyrics screens can be dull to create for some, but there's great potential for a media designer to be creative--contrary to what you may have seen, however, song lyrics in 14 different fonts and sizes is not conducive to powerful worship. A few basic techniques can result in tastefully designed lyrics.

    From our archives, check out some basic rules for laying out songs on screen for worship.

    Monthly Media Freebie

    Don't ever say there's no such thing as free money, because this month Midnight Oil is giving money away.

    This month's media freebie, Money, is one of our newest worship image sets and is available by itself (for no money) or as part of the upcomiong spark volume 4. It's perfect for worship and teaching on stewardship, tithing and giving, debt, managing your finances, and much more.

    Download it here!

    Money is of the most pressing isues of the Christian life--Jesus spent a good portion of his Gospel teachings on it. So use our money image next time you approach the topic and save--time and money, that is.

    Picks of the Month
    Click on any of the images below to purchase and download:

    More Awesome Worship Ideas

    We sometimes still get the question, "Why do you design thematic worship? Why not just make cloud and river videos?" Well, for one, we find that to be kind of boring, and B, metaphors in worship can create powerful, lasting God encounters. Consider this recent email:

    To: The Midnight Oil Guys
    Re: DNA Media

    Just wanted to thank you again for all the resources you guys supply. Our pastors decided to preach a series of sermons this fall on the unique calling God has placed on our local church. They wanted to emphasize relationships, worship, the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God as the four areas God has called our church to excel in.

    So, we called together a creative team meeting to come up with a metaphor. (Aren't you proud of us.) We decided to tie it to DNA and call the series "Our Spiritual DNA" emphasizing the ways God has called our church to be unique.

    Needless to say, your DNA resources were perfect! This is the first time I've worked with one of your PSD files and I was very pleased. I was able to delete your text and add our own words: Relationships, worship, the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. It was so easy!!

    We also built two giant 24-foot model DNA strands using PVC pipe fittings, conduit piping, blue rope light and duck tape (can you build anything without duck tape?) They turned out to be very impressive and generated a lot of curiosity and conversation.

    So, thanks again for exhorting us to think metaphorically! It's really a lot of fun and your resources make the job so much easier and enjoyable!

    God bless you guys!
    Debbie Koske
    Christian Fellowship Church
    Columbia, MO
    Fall Seminar Schedule Changes

    We've made some changes to our fall speaking schedule and added some spring dates. Notice the new date for the Pittsburgh and the Dallas/Ft Worth events, and the addition of a new event in Tulsa OK, Boston MA and Atlanta GA. We'd love to have you at any of our worship and media seminars. Click on a date to learn more:

    The cost is $109 for an individual, $89 for 2+ from the same church, or $69 per person for groups of 5+ from the same church.

    For more info or to register click here.