December Is Here, With Some Christmas Production Ideas

The simple fact is if you can’t lead people through this joyous season with genuine joy, people simply won’t want to give you 100 percent.

December Is Here, With Some Christmas Production Ideas
Remember why you’re doing whatever you’re doing. Remember who you are doing it for. Remember the reasons why you’re doing it. I used to lose sleep, get all upset, worry about last second details and more until I remembered.
December Is Here, With Some Christmas Production Ideas
Remember why you’re doing whatever you’re doing. Remember who you are doing it for. Remember the reasons why you’re doing it. I used to lose sleep, get all upset, worry about last second details and more until I remembered.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Yeah, right.

Do anything you can do to overcommunicate three things: when folks are needed, how much folks are appreciated and how great God is.

Seriously, it is a very special time of year. Christmas time is unlike any other time.

For those of us in ministry work, it is not just a ”holiday”; it is the time of year that seems to capture all our passions, creativity and work. Its only rival is Easter, but in my opinion, Christmas surpasses all other “holy” days, because if He wasn’t born in the first place, He couldn’t die to save humanity.

Christmas is indeed a very special time of year.

It is also one of the most stressful times of the year.

Unrealistic expectations, trying to please everyone, people getting sick at the worst time, you getting sick at the worst time … Christmas time can be incredibly stressful.

There is an undercurrent – both real and realized – of importance on making sure all that come through your church doors experience the birth of The Christ; may we all have an experience with The One which inspires us to true relationship with Him.

My prayer is that you don’t kill yourself in the process.

Therefore, as you prepare for your Christmas pageants, productions, worship services, media presentations, mini-movies and the like, please keep the following in mind.

These are some tips you can abide by to keep your sanity this Christmas season.

Stay Focused

Remember why you’re doing whatever you’re doing. Remember who you are doing it for. Remember the reasons why you’re doing it. I used to lose sleep, get all upset, worry about last second details and more until I remembered.

The simple fact is if you can’t lead people through this joyous season with genuine joy, people simply won’t want to give you 100 percent. They’ll just want to get through their commitment – and never respond to your emails again.

Let me also add to the mix to check your own needs at the door. If the (not so) secret reason why you want to be the director of the play is because you want people to validate you, God will not honor that motivation. All our righteous works are not worth a whole lot (Is. 64:6), especially if we are not focused on the why and who.


More About Eric Byrd
Eric Byrd has served as Minister of Music or as a Music Worship Leader for over 20 years. He has been on staff at St John Baptist Church since October 2010, overseeing seven choirs, five praise team configurations, many musicians, worship technology, dance and drama teams; he leads over 125 staff and volunteers.
Get in Touch: eric@ericbyrd.com    More by Eric Byrd

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Worship Facilities Magazine, March-April 2018
The March-April 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about how to prepare, prevent and respond to church violence, a look into what church management software can do for your church community, and a piece on how a once popular nightclub venue was transitioned to become Shoreline Church's new home.


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