One of the downsides of the insanely quick era we live in, is that millions of tweets and thousands of blog posts can sweep away some incredible resources from right beneath us.
John Saddington highlighted this resource when it first came out several years ago, but I think it’s worth re-examining for two reasons. One, Christmas is about a month away and two, it’s completely free.
The premise was simple.
Christmas for those in ministry can sometimes seem overwhelming. You want your services to be festive yet still hip, and you want it to be inviting for all and still intimate and reverent. Ultimately, you want the message of Jesus to overshadow notions of sugarplums, Santa, and mistletoe, while still maintaining the cozy cinnamon and evergreen-laced atmosphere everyone enjoys. We hope this forum will enable you to better spread the Good News of Christ.
Although #planningchristmas is still being used to help facilitate conversations between various churches (with one person even asking for proofing and suggestions on a Christmas postcard) – the website is not being updated as frequently as it used to be.
However, it is still chock-full of great advice, ideas that innovative leaders are willing to share and at the very least, a source of inspiration.
In this ten-minute video, you can a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process as it pertains to Christmas at Church on the Move.
Perhaps one of the most under-planned elements of Christmas is what happens the week after. CEO of the A Group provides some thoughtful and practical advice in this short video that is less than two minutes long.
There are more videos, resources and ideas available at planningchristmas.info. Enjoy!
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