Ok Worship Leaders, Worship Pastors, Music Directors, Tech Directors, Producers, etc., Christmas is fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but I dread this time when it comes to worship music. It’s always awkward – contemporary bands trying to make Christmas songs exciting and fresh, which usually ends up with the band totally destroying a sweet old Christmas Carol.
Maybe you do a Living Tree (I feel for you). Maybe you do a Christmas Pageant (I’m so sorry). Maybe you have the kids come in and be all cute and stuff (Oh what fun it is to ride…). Maybe you do the whole Advent Candle lighting (how Presbyterian). Whatever it is, it’s a shake up in the normal schedule, and it is sure to add to the holiday stress level.
My question for you is what do you have planned? And how do you go about planning for Christmas?
We are a contemporary church, using modern worship (Tomlin, Hall, Redman, Hillsong United, Desperation, etc.), so Christmas songs are weird for us. This year we are having a Family Christmas service, where the kids will sing through some carols and fun Christmas songs. And we always to a Christmas Eve Candle Light service, where we sing Carols and do the whole candle lighting thing – it’s always pretty powerful. But, we usually do mostly worship music right up to Christmas.
I’d love to hear what other people are doing, so please leave some details!Ã‚Â