There are two types of people in the world: those who love Christmas, and those who don’t.
Each year, we’re working to build momentum and worship culture inside our services. We want people to have the chance to experience God and understand the value of worshiping our Heavenly Father. For eleven months, we pine over this process. Then, for five weeks, we have to abort because it’s Christmas time. If you’re like me, you LOVE Christmas – probably not as much as THIS GUY – but still love it and you want to sing Christmas songs.
Well, Jarrod, our worship leader is a little more scrooge than Santa and he wishes we would never sing Christmas songs. With that thought in mind, we went into the lab a few months ago to dream up what it could look like to make both sides happy. We came up with these mash-ups that have worked GREAT in our services. They’ve allowed us to celebrate the season without sacrificing the momentum and culture of worship. Check ‘em out.
*Artistic disclaimer – these are work tapes we’ve created for our bands to practice with. Feel free to use these songs if it might help your service. Also, we’ve added an original worship song to this list that has been working well for us.
PS. If you need charts Email: Ali@Crosspoint.tv
Have you ever wondered why areas are losing momentum, why expectations aren’t being met, or how we can make things better? Too often, the answer is in the amount of attention we are dedicating to that area.
Where we put our attention creates momentum.
At the end of the day, we only have so much attention to spread around. So it’s important that we’re assigning our attention to the areas of utmost importance. The ability to prioritize resource, assign attention, and create momentum is an art form.
As we create art, experiences, or departments, we need to make sure we’re allocating attention in areas that move us forward. Unfortunately, we sometimes slip into the trap of our attention going only to areas where there are problems or to employees who require a lot of management. At times, this is important. But when more of our time is spent giving attention to problems and not possibilities, we risk stalling momentum.
Dream and put attention to your dreams.