Easter Production: Dream, Then Find Solutions to Limitations

Trim away what you can related to your production plans, while not getting away from the core concept. You want to keep the essence of your plan, but don’t be tied to the execution.

Easter Production: Dream, Then Find Solutions to Limitations
A view of a worship band performing at JourneyChurch.tv, in Norman, Oklahoma, during an Easter production recently.

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Easter Production: Dream, Then Find Solutions to Limitations

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Easter is an incredible time within our communities.

At this moment, people are more open to starting or deepening their relationship with Christ. It is a great opportunity for us as leaders in the Church to reach into our communities, and spread the Gospel.

We get the distinct privilege of getting to support that message with production! It is a great responsibility and honor to get to serve in that way.

Let’s explore how we can use this great opportunity to serve Christ well.

Within our churches, one of the most important pieces of planning we can do is to communicate well the concept for our Easter services. Every church does this differently, but typically the senior leadership is the person to share the direction, message content, and theme of the service. This could be as simple as “Jesus Loves You,” or complex as a message and atmosphere that pulls you into the days after Jesus rose from the dead.

Regardless of the specifics, it’s important to know where you are going. This should drive your decisions on how the service is planned and visually supported.

Some leaders cast a specific vision for their content that gives great clarity and direction on where production can assist best. Other leaders give a wider and vaguer direction. In these cases, we are trusted to use our knowledge of our leader and the scriptures to create. This can be a little more challenging, but can also be a great reward as it comes to fruition.

If you still feel as though you are in the dark, asking your senior leader for direction is the best way to move forward. Leaders are excited to teach and cast vision for what they are passionate about. Ask questions about specific stories, scriptures, or illustrations to get a good vision of what would serve best for your Easter services.

Don’t be overly concerned with specifics, but be more focused on overarching themes.

Ask your leader what he or she wants to impart to the congregation, and use this as a guiding point for how you lead your production. Even if we do not agree with the specific direction, as leaders, we need to treat the direction as our own, and fully support it.

Once you’ve established a clear direction, it’s time to start dreaming! This is where it gets fun!


More About Steven Hall
Steven Hall serves churches through his company ModScenes.com in Norman, Oklahoma. Mod Scenes creates easy-to-use stage designs that are affordable and flexible. Steven has worked in churches as a lighting director, production manager, and scenic designer for more than 10 years. He currently serves his home church Journeychurch.tv as a volunteer lighting tech. Steven is a graduate of Full Sail University. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma, with his wife, Sara, and son Dorian. You can reach Steven on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stevenhallav.
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