Being on the same page is very important when planning worship services. The attached photo is an example of something we did a number of years ago that didn’t work. We were in the middle of a summer series, and had the platform decked out with beach umbrellas, lawn chairs, and other warm weather theming. However, as you can see from the shot, the backscreen image for that particular worship song was the interior of a cathedral. Long story short? A visual disconnect.

Was it the end of the world? No. But it did make clear that there was a lack of coordination in the planning process that week. If multiple people are involved in service prep, everyone needs to know what everyone else is doing. If you’re doing everything yourself, you need to think through how various elements impact each other. If you use Planning Center or something similar, get the details on there – AND read what everyone else has filled in.

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