With Easter rapidly approaching I’m sure your team is getting geared up for lots of guests. If your team is anything like ours, then the question has been asked. “Whats the vision for the production, and what’s the budget?”
1. Adding Lights –
This is an area that is typically easy to enhance. So you have to ask yourself the hardest question of all. “Do we need more lights?” It’s a perfectly good question. But the answer may not be what you’d like. Sure, we’d all like to add tons of fixtures to our plot. But is it in the budget? or even more important, is it absolutely necessary?
It might be… and that’s for you to decide. If it’s going to help tell the story, and enhance your service then by all means go for it! Just make sure that your not throwing up flash and trash because it’s cool.
Updating Your Current Plot
I have seen many churches get this part wrong. I’ve seen some auditoriums filled with all the right fixtures, in all the wrong places. My challenge to you here is, maybe you don’t need to add fixtures, maybe you just need to move some.
Take a close look at the specs of your fixtures. Decide if you can move some and make a big difference. Keeping in mind the throw angle of the light, its brightness, and its features. Always, always try and enhance for free, before you spend money.
2. Dazzle Them On Easter, and Disappoint Them The Next Sunday?
This is a tough one… There are plenty of good reasons to go the distance for your Easter service. Just make sure it’s intentional. There are two schools of thought usually for this point. 1- put your best foot forward, to grab them, and make them want to come back. Or… 2- Give them a good taste of what Sunday looks like, and when they hopefully come back the next week, they are familiar with what they saw at Easter and aren’t disappointed.
Put it this way… You go to a restaurant for the first time, you take a look at the menu and they have good looking burgers or salads etc. that seem right up your alley. You order something that looks good, and sure enough…. it was! Awesome! So the next week you decide to go back. After all it was good! and you enjoyed the menu options. So you go back to find a different menu, and worse of all the food you ordered last week isn’t even on the different menu. This is the equivalent of having a mind blowing killer Easter service that is nothing like your regular sunday service.
3. Every Sunday Should Be Easter Sunday
So the real question is, why can’t every sunday be like Easter? If you want to enhance your Easter service, I think you should. But I also think you should enhance your service every sunday. The attention to detail you take on a great worship set, greeting and welcoming your guests, great production and smooth transitions should be par for the course. Not just a once a year thing.