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Creative Church Christmas Promos of 2009

Kent Shaffer —  January 7, 2010

Not everyone attends church, but people are more likely to attend church during Christmas and Easter. For an extra nudge of motivation, many churches plan special Christmas services. Here are two of 2009′s creative church Christmas promos:

CHURCH ON THE MOVE (Tulsa, OK)

LIFECHURCH.TV (Edmond, OK)

For Discussion:
- What are some other creative church Christmas promos from 2009 (links to YouTube clips are welcome)?

Creative Church Christmas Music of 2009

Kent Shaffer —  January 4, 2010

Each December thousands of churches give special performances for Christmas such as carols, bell choirs, and live nativities. In recent years, it has been popular to perform Trans-Siberian Orchestra songs and “drummer boy” solos (often with trash cans). If you want some fresh and early creative inspiration for your 2010 Christmas church service, here are three of the most creative church Christmas performances of 2009.

GRANGER COMMUNITY CHURCH (Granger, IN)

For the first 4 weeks of December, Granger Community Church had A Christmas Carol-themed sermon series. They created an ingenious musical tie-in by rewriting the words to “Carol of the Bells” to tell the tale of Scrooge.

ONEIGHTY VARSITY (Tulsa, OK)

Oneighty Varsity is the upper-age youth ministry of Church on the Move (Tulsa, OK). For Christmas, they created a just-for-fun Christmas music video with an SNL Lazy Sunday vibe.

NORTH POINT COMMUNITY CHURCH (Atlanta, GA)

North Point Community Church performed Christmas carols with a multi-site twist – 3 campuses (with 4 stages)  gave a synchronized Christmas performance and traded off performing via satellite feed.

View from the Buckhead campus >>

View from the Alpharetta campus’ East Auditorium >>

For Discussion:
- What 2009 creative church Christmas music would you add to this list (YouTube links welcome)?

How to Have a Worship Service like Fellowship Church

Kent Shaffer —  April 26, 2008

Back in January, I highlighted a short video of the 2007 Christmas service at Fellowship Church (Grapevine, TX). Today, Pace Hartfield uploaded even better videos of the Christmas service as well as a glimpse of how Fellowship Church designed the creative elements.

The Christmas Service

The Creative Video

How They Made the Creative Video

For more details about Fellowship Church’s production process, read Pace’s full explanation on his blog.