Making Church More Exciting

Making Church Exciting

Earlier today, Sofa found himself caught in a conversation about how exciting Church… doesn’t always come across as. So this evening after work, a couple of us took a quick survey of the people we could randomly find, and asked them “How would you make church more exciting?”. These are the top ten answers we got:

  1. In door fireworks… At any given moment
  2. Britain’s got talent style buzzers used during the sermon. Give one to every member of the congregation. 
  3. If the preacher goes over the allocated time slot… Paint ball guns…
  4. Mute button on the worship leader for when he / she goes off on one.
  5. The Bible reading as a dramatic 4d experience. 
  6. A gunge tank… Because they’re not used enough these days…
  7. Certain pews are connected to a surprise underground rollercoaster. Perfect seats for visitors / Bishops just popping to say hi. 
  8. The team in charge of song lyrics on screens / handouts subtly change a few lyrics here and there. Watch and see what happens. 
  9. After the service ends – organise fort building challenges using the pews / chairs / leadership team – to help build community.
  10. Employ a clown to welcome people in.

What would you add?

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Sunday School Craft. What Do You Do With It?

Sunday School Craft. Its great. Its a great way for kids to engage with the message in a hands on way, but. What do you do with the craft that your little one has brought out of Sunday school?

Heres a guide for what to do with your Sunday School craft. 

What do you do with the “art work” you receive? 

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The Church Welcome of The Week

Nice to see a Church welcome sign shared online that is… actually welcoming. 

Also, bonus points from the Sofa for a lovely sense of whimsy that goes with this. Sofa is a strong believer in the use of whimsy within Church Communications, and would love to see more of it in day to day use. 

Found by Bev Mason on Twitter

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How Long Is A Long Sermon?

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Can I have a word about that sermon during the Royal Wedding?

You know the one that has had its text printed on websites all over the place.

There seems to be a number of comments about the length of the sermon, with the question being. Was the sermon too long?

I’m interested in what you think?

Personally I think it was quick compared to many… many sermons I’ve heard.

Please vote on my Twitter poll to tell me how long a sermon should be…

… or leave a comment below!

Are you used to 60 min plus sermons? Do you feel short changed by anything less than 20 minutes? Do you drift off after 9 minutes?

Let me know below…

 

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