AN EVENTS PHOTOBLOG

We put together a photoblog of some events we've done for The Fountain, a women's worship ministry in Des Moines, to give you a look at some of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into creating and managing their events.
We believe in being intentional and creative about design because we want the people who attend our events to know they've been planned for and thought of, and we work hard to create special moments for them! We hope you'll see that purpose and detail reflected in these photos. By hovering over the images, you'll find a description for each photo.
Be sure to check out The Fountain's Facebook page and make plans to attend a future event if you're in the Des Moines area! And if you haven't already, take a few minutes to learn how we developed branding for this ministry.

THE FOUNTAIN AT SIMON ESTES AMPHITHEATER

SUMMER OUTDOOR WORSHIP EVENT

SUMMER OUTDOOR WORSHIP EVENT

SETUP BEGINS

SETUP BEGINS

SPECIAL MOMENTS LIKE THESE ARE WHY WE PUT IN ALL THE PLANNING AND HARD WORK

SPECIAL MOMENTS LIKE THESE ARE WHY WE PUT IN ALL THE PLANNING AND HARD WORK

PRAYER TIME DURING THE EVENT

PRAYER TIME DURING THE EVENT

PRAYER TIME DURING THE EVENT

PRAYER TIME DURING THE EVENT

A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN DES MOINES

A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN DES MOINES

BAND AND STAGE SETUP

BAND AND STAGE SETUP

THE BAND REHEARSES

THE BAND REHEARSES

WOMEN IN WORSHIP

WOMEN IN WORSHIP

THE END RESULT

THE END RESULT

OVER 6,000 ITEMS WERE DONATED TO HELP ORPHAN GIRLS IN HAITI

OVER 6,000 ITEMS WERE DONATED TO HELP ORPHAN GIRLS IN HAITI

THE FOUNTAIN AT 500 EAST LOCUST

THE FINAL RESULT WHERE THE STAGE DESIGN, BAND, SPEAKERS, AND FRIENDS ALL COME TOGETHER TO CREATE A SPECIAL TIME OF WORSHIP

THE FINAL RESULT WHERE THE STAGE DESIGN, BAND, SPEAKERS, AND FRIENDS ALL COME TOGETHER TO CREATE A SPECIAL TIME OF WORSHIP

CREATING THE STAGE BACKDROP

CREATING THE STAGE BACKDROP

PREPPING TO CREATE THE STAGE BACKDROP

PREPPING TO CREATE THE STAGE BACKDROP

USING A SECTION OF OLD BARN WOOD AND SOME SQUARE NAILS TO CREATE A PRAYER WALL 

USING A SECTION OF OLD BARN WOOD AND SOME SQUARE NAILS TO CREATE A PRAYER WALL 

EMPTY EVENT SPACE BEFORE SETUP

EMPTY EVENT SPACE BEFORE SETUP

CHALK SIGNAGE

CHALK SIGNAGE

CUSTOM ART ON DISPLAY THAT WAS CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR THE EVENT

CUSTOM ART ON DISPLAY THAT WAS CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR THE EVENT

WOMEN IN WORSHIP

WOMEN IN WORSHIP

THE PAINT MIXTURE COMES TOGETHER FOR THE STAGE BACKDROP

THE PAINT MIXTURE COMES TOGETHER FOR THE STAGE BACKDROP

THE BEGINNING STAGES OF THE STAGE BACKDROP

THE BEGINNING STAGES OF THE STAGE BACKDROP

TAGS FOR THE PRAYER WALL

TAGS FOR THE PRAYER WALL

THE VENUE

THE VENUE

LOTS OF CHAIRS TO SET UP

LOTS OF CHAIRS TO SET UP

HARVEST DECOR FILLS THE ENTRY SPACE

HARVEST DECOR FILLS THE ENTRY SPACE

THE BAND

THE BAND

THE SPEAKER SHARES

THE SPEAKER SHARES

HUNDREDS OF COATS WERE COLLECTED FOR THE LOCAL WINTER WARMTH DRIVE

HUNDREDS OF COATS WERE COLLECTED FOR THE LOCAL WINTER WARMTH DRIVE

THE FOUNTAIN: CREATING A BRAND TO REACH THE WOMEN OF DES MOINES

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We had a great experience working with The Fountain to develop branding for their ministry! The Fountain is made up of many incredible women from churches all over the Des Moines, Iowa area who gather to worship together each quarter. As this ministry has grown, so has the need for consistent branding and promotional materials, so we worked with the leadership team to develop a logo, social media images, and a communication guide. 
LOGO
Thinking along the lines of a water fountain, we were going for something fresh and clean that could easily be recognized. We also wanted something that was feminine, yet not too girly. Because of the nature of the ministry, it also needed to be an image that could easily be transitioned for stage design (think giant backdrop or a large image being projected onto the stage). Our final design included all of these necessary elements and is functional for a wide variety of uses.
SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGES
In addition to worship events, The Fountain Table and The Fountain Church Connector's Lunch are social events connected with the ministry. We created a variety of images that incorporated the logo and a similar look and feel to further strengthen the brand. As an added bonus, we built these images as templates to work in the Over app. The leadership team can then use the app to easily update promotional materials for events.
COMMUNICATION GUIDE
An overarching goal of The Fountain is to reach women in as many churches as possible in the Des Moines area. This challenged us to find a way to make it easy for churches to communicate information about The Fountain's gatherings. We knew if we could come up with a simple process where most of the work was already done for them, the more likely they would be to share information about upcoming events. Our solution was a Communication Guide that explains how to access images and copy and even outlines a proposed communication calendar.
 
COMMUNICATION GUIDE
 
This was such a fun project and we love to see the ministry of The Fountain continue to grow! You can follow along with all they're doing on their Facebook page.