While in New York we went to see the Rockette's Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. This was our second time to see the show and it was just as amazing the second time! It really is an experience from the moment you walk in to the moment you step out of the door. I take that back, the experience begins before you even walk in the doors.
There was a long line to get in, but it moved fast and this was all a part of the anticipation. Once you enter the building the decor is overwhelming and ushers are everywhere to help you find your seat or meet whatever need that you might have. The show flies by as there is not a moment that lacks engagement with the production and transitions flow seamlessly. The show was an incredible experience and had the highest level of excellence in every way.
I often hear people say that the church is not putting on a "show" and shouldn't be compared to tv productions or broadway type shows. I agree that the church is not putting on a show as what we are doing is far more important! We lead a congregation of people in a worship experience and the level of excellence we should hold ourselves to should be much higher!
Whether you agree or disagree with this perspective, I hope you will consider these questions as you think about guests who visit your church:
Does the exterior of your church building create interest or curiosity of what occurs inside the walls?
As a guest walks into your building what do they see? smell? hear?
How engaging is your worship experience from start to finish? Are the transitions seamless? Does the production enhance or distract?
As guests leave the building and parking lot what do they see?
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