Category: Devotional

Hymnal Heist

During my tenure at a church where the worship space doubled as a gym, setting up chairs was a weekly routine. The chairs weren’t your typical lightweight folding type but rather hefty, cushioned ones, each with a hymnal rack. The task of preventing hymnals from tumbling onto the floor added an extra layer of complexity.…
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The G.O.A.T. Manger Scene

Our church had organized a unique Christmas community outreach event with a creative twist. We decided to break down a traditional Christmas cantata into seven different scenes, placing each one in various rooms throughout the church. Community members could sign up for free tickets to take a guided tour narrating the Christmas story. We called…
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Time for a Flyover

In one eventful summer, our church organized a grand outdoor production, one of those classic patriotic celebrations complete with fireworks, food trucks, games, inflatables, band, orchestra, choir, military color guard and the works! It was a spectacular affair, and we wanted to make it even more special by arranging for a local airshow flyover during…
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Mistakes from “Ghosts of Christmas Past”

‘Tis the season for Christmas productions — simple and extravagant. I’ve come to learn that the larger the scale of production; sometimes there’s an equally-sized chance for mistakes. The night the subs saved a life… Once, I organized a fairly large community event in eastern Pennsylvania. A team of professional sound engineers from a local company…
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