Easter is just a big deal. Palm Sunday. Good Friday. Resurrection Sunday. They are seismic events in God’s redemptive storyline. Add compared to that the fact that a great deal of those who aren’t regularly in church are in church on Easter and you have a scenario where, as a pastor or worship leader, you feel a lot of pressure to deliver great services that powerfully reflect the Gospel of Christ. Just what exactly can you do?
Using video in your Easter services certainly won’t solve all your problems, but church videos are what I am aware, and so I would like to provide you with a few reasoned explanations why I think using video will help alleviate some of the pressure you feel to deliver powerfully at Easter.
Meets people where they are. You’ve heard it before but it’s worth repeating: We are now living in an aesthetic culture. Incorporating video and other designs of visual media into your service will put people comfortable, so they can settle in and prepare to listen to the message. For instance, starting the service with an interesting clip is a great way to put the congregation at ease.
Connects emotionally. Video operates on a psychological level and provides you with a good tool for getting the congregation emotionally prepared to listen to your message. Utilizing a Sermon Illustration video is an excellent way to setup your message. The video you choose can illustrate among your points, demonstrate a scenario where people need to listen to your message or raise questions that you can then handle in your message.
Gives people space to reflect mesaje de paste, urari si felicitari de paste. Using video is also a great way to guide the congregation into an occasion of reflection and also helps focus them on the items you need them to reflect on. Utilize it to start the service to prepare their hearts for what they will hear. Utilize it during a unique amount of time in the service such as for example Communion to guide them through what you will ask them to reflecting on. Utilize it by the end of your message to give them space to take into account and react to what they’ve heard.
In each one of these ways and more, video provides you with a powerful tool to help do the most important thing at Easter: connect people to the life-changing message of Christ.