This the second part of Christine Trevino's guest series! Read more below and take a look at her resources designed for you.
So we talked about how you CAN think creatively for Christmas by assembling a team, planning around a central theme, communicating with and resourcing your team, and by giving everyone permission to think differently. You're on board, excited, and ready to go - but this is all new and you might need a little help getting started.
Take a minute to check out the post 5 Ways to Creatively Source Your Christmas Service (and 20 resources to help you implement them). If you and your team are comfortable piecing together creative elements around your central theme, this is an incredible list of twenty websites that specialize in graphics, drama, special music, videos, and congregational experiences for your Christmas service.
If that sounds a little daunting for your first run, you may consider checking out a complete service resource like Christmas through the Carols. CTTC is a full-length Christmas Eve presentation churches of any size can easily adapt to the seasonal needs and artistic abilities of their congregation. Using a combination of narration, scripture reading, and song, congregants journey through the Christmas story by way of the some of the most cherished Christmas carols of our time.
The script, available now on Amazon, includes a sample service order, song selection, 8 complete narrations (adaptable for 2 or 7 narrators), and production notes. The service is also available on my blog for free (where it will remain in it's original unedited format).
Remember, a Christmas service doesn't have to be complicated to be meaningful, and don't feel like you have to reinvent the wheel. There are creative elements already out there and fantastic resources to help you plan an incredible Christmas experience for your church.
You can do this. And friend, you can do it well.
Christine Trevino is an author, blogger, and freelance writer. She's wife to Michael, homeschooling boy mom of three, and lover of words. A large portion of the scripts she's written for church drama presentations can be found online for free at her self-titled blog, where you can find her chatting about faith, family, and creativity regularly.
Her advent devotional Experience Christmas, and script Christmas through the Carols are both available on Amazon.