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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)?

20 Creative Wall Resources

Kent Shaffer —  December 1, 2008

If you want to have a creative church environment, consider doing something fun with the walls. Companies like Design Public (USA) and Wallpaper from the 70s (Germany) offer a wide variety of creative wall products. But the scope of resources extends far past these two companies.

To help guide you through it all, here is a toolbox of links to some of the best wallpapers, wall murals, paints, primers, stickers, and wall applications available.

DESIGN YOUR OWN MURAL OR WALLPAPER

RUST-OLEUM PAINT AND PRIMERS

Rust-Oleum’s Creative Products

UNIQUE WALL DECOR

  • Versa TILE by Element Labs (USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong)
    LED panels that create walls of changing color, pattern, and movement.

Of course, there are plenty more resources than these. Are there any that you think should be on the list?