Episode 550: Planning for Christmas Eve with Shutdowns and Uncertainty

In Episode 550 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss planning for Christmas Eve in light of uncertainty.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How knowing your vision and strategy allows you to be more nimble
  • Why you must first know your intent for your service before planning

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “2020 is the year that the farther out we planned, the more we realized how much work we had to redo because things kept changing.” – @danielsangi
  • “If you understand who you are as a church and what your particular contextualized vision is within that, then you can say, ‘we are going to pivot and move this way or that way because it is in alignment with our strategy.'” – @toddadkins
  • “Be as intentional as possible with what you are trying to accomplish. Don’t just try to accomplish delivering a Christmas Eve service online. What experience are you going to deliver and what is the intent of that?” – @toddadkins
  • “Yes, be creative. Yes, use your imagination to not only neutralize the situation by having a Christmas service, don’t just make that your objective. Do something with it.” – @toddadkins
  • “Expect that there will likely be more restrictions and there will be greater pressure on your local government.” – @danielsangi
  • “People are going to want to be together and they are going to want to have a sense of normalcy.” – @danielsangi
  • “The thing that hasn’t changed is the mission of the Church and our calling to be salt and to be light and to be hope in the midst of darkness.” – @danielsangi
  • “Don’t just try to copy the church down the street. Do something that is unique or take an idea and build on it.” – @toddadkins

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Published December 7, 2020