Coming off of the World Series of church work, also known as the Easter season, I thought I’d lay out exactly what the media team accomplished last week.
First, let me say that there were a lot of other people working very hard to accomplish the work set before us. Also, please don’t take my small joke about Easter being the World Series of church work seriously. You could also call it the Superbowl, but that’s closer to Christmas time, so… In reality there is a reason why churches normally have a big emphasis during these two times of the year.
So, this year the biggest, most intense production schedule I’d ever been a part of was laid before us. Not only did we hold our multi-night Easter drama presentation, we also had our Easter worship in the Amway Center. The challenge was to execute the Easter presentations with excellence, while simultaneously planning for, and loading in a massive “show” in an unfamiliar venue with limited budget.
Because I work with some very talented and hard working people, Passion week was amazing. The Easter Presentations went great. One night we had a major power outage right in the middle of the drama, and my team calmly reset and and restarted the scene when the power was up.
During the presentations we loaded as much gear into the arena as we could. And after the last one, we marshaled an army of volunteers to load out lights, audio, and orchestra. And then load it into the Amway center. It was a long night with very little sleep, but the service was great. It’s something I will always remember.
One of the things about it I will remember is a team that figured out how to do the near impossible.