Christmas Production: It’s Never Too Early To Begin Planning
A month after our Christmas production, I am the guy at Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas, who is pestering everyone to find a date right after Easter to start the initial planning stages, where people begin throwing ideas around about what to do next year.
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Christmas production season for churches is here, and it is indeed the most wonderfully stressed out time of the year.
How do you go about pulling off these mammoth task lists to get everything ready and not get burnt out?
Or how do you handle the end result being different than what you had originally pictured in your head?
Maybe you don’t even know where to begin in the planning, and the whole thing seems overwhelming. No matter what stage you are at, you feel lost, confused, or stuck in, so hopefully these tips can help you get to an amazing weekend that reaches your community.
I get poked fun at sometimes for how early I start talking about Christmas around the church.
I’m sure there really is no such thing as starting the conversations and initial planning phases to early on projects like this.
I legitimately start asking the whole team to meet for a debrief the day after we finish our production at Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas, and then about a month later, I am the guy who is pestering everyone to find a date right after Easter to start the initial planning stages, where people begin throwing ideas around about what we want to do for the next year’s Christmas production.
I know this all sounds crazy, but I really do set a reminder in my calendar to shoot out an email the day after Easter to chat about Christmas!
The trick to not feeling overwhelmed when dozens of crazy ideas are thrown about, is to have time to weed through them and find the ones that will work in your production and for your church.
Sometimes it’s a simple conversation about whether or not something will, but other times it can take a lot of research to figure out the logistics of something. For instance, my major task right now for the Christmas season is trying to find a way to cue smells to coincide with different portions of our production. It sounds easy, until it’s time to get rid of one smell quickly and replace it with another. This idea may work out and be awesome, or may turn out to be something we can’t pull off this year; either way I needed my leadership to provide me with time to do the research for them.
Latest ResourceWorship Facilities Magazine, November-December 2017
The November-December 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a review of the 49 New Product Award entries this year, as well as those entries up for Solomon Awards in 2017.