This year, Easter will be a little different for us. It will be more than just a big day.
Nathan VonMinden · April 11, 2017
At Grace Point Church in San Antonio, Easter will be a hinge for us. The culmination of a movement and the launch of another. Hang with the story to see where we are going. I think it will be cool.
October of last year (or so), Grace Point Pastor Jeff Harris laid down the gauntlet. 2017 will be about neighboring. How do we move our people to put their faith into action by neighboring well ?
Designing a Neighbor series
The Worship and Creative Arts team got together with all four teachers on staff and the communications department and we all pitched out ideas on a neighbor series. These are our collaborative meetings with anyone who creates parts of the series to show up with ideas. Songs, series titles, illustrations, art work, sermon overviews, etc.
It’s a very cool thing to have all this stuff about five weeks out from the series start date. We landed on “Hey, Neighbor” as a series title and some art work. Smash cut to 11 days before the series launches and many of us were just not feeling it.
Start over and design the movement
Pastor wasn’t feeling it, I wasn’t feeling it, and a few others were not feeling it. Shoot. All this work and we weren’t excited about it. Not a great feeling. We all kind of wanted something different. This Neighbor concept really got into staffers’ minds, we caught the vision and saw the potential. But what do we do now?