Ten Minutes Before The Service

About a month ago, we started showing videos ten minutes before the service.  I use iMovie to create a ten minute video containing some announcement stuff, some still slides of announcements (I create a simple slideshow in Keynote, which exports so easily to a quicktime movie), some funny stuff I get from the Internet, some funny stuff we create (like a staff retreat highlight), maybe some movie clips that set up the message and a countdown.  Ten minutes really isn’t that hard to fill up, especially when the last three is a countdown.  We set it to music.  It also helps people get there early.

It lets us decide in advance what the preservice music will be and what people will see.  At 9:50, we just start the video and it sets the service into motion.  It probably takes me about an hour a week to make this. Then I go to the Drive Conference and see that Northpoint is doing the same thing now.

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