I hope you are already having a great holiday season!
If you are serving at a church, I imagine many of you are busy preparing for Christmas (Eve) Services or other Christmas events. I’m always fascinated by the creativity and diversity of the Church surrounding the celebration of the birth of Jesus. For some churches, it’s a time to return to long-standing traditions. For others, it’s an opportunity to try to creatively grab the attention of their community with a large production or event. Yet there are still others who approach Christmas like they would any other week of the year (just maybe with a few more decorations than normal). One thing that is fairly consistent between churches is that church attendance will likely be higher at Christmas than normal.
One of the new things we will be doing this year is incorporating a unique short film our team developed into the message during our Christmas experiences. It will definitely be something different for us. I hope to be able to share it with you all soon.
I’m curious - what new (or traditional) things are your churches doing to celebrate Christmas in 2009?