I’m pretty excited about Christmas at Gateway this year. For a church, we’re doing something a little different than we’ve done before. Austin is a pretty unique town as in a significant portion of the town are singles, which mean lots of people going home for Christmas. Although we’ve done four or five Christmas Eve services in the past, I’d never describe ourÂ attendanceÂ as “stagering.” I think the five services provided convenient times for everyone to come and most people who came seemed to be those who call Gateway home.
This year is totally different. This year the Christmas Eve services are very community focused with a target to connect with families. It’s a whimsical production that the whole family is going to love including dance, music, people flying through the air and even a little bit of comedy. We’re promoting the services very heavy throughout the community, so I expect we’ll see a lot of new faces! Check out the promo below:
Imagine Christmas 2010 from Gateway Church on Vimeo.
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Looks cool. I’m just glad you didn’t go with the original name:
Cirque Du SoGateway!
🙂 Merry Christmas!
Imagine is awesome! The church I was at in Thunder Bay did it three years ago. We had a great community response and it was a blast to put together. I’ll be praying for guys.
Ha! That’s awesome. I didn’t know other church’s used it as well. Our production/arts staff person did this show several years ago when he was at Willow Creek when they did the full deal (ie… with all of Willow’s resources behind it). I thought he just brought it with him… but that’s cool that other churches have used it in their communities. I’m anxious to see it and see how it impacts the community.
Hmmm, I think I like Cirque Do SoGateway. I’ll suggest it.
Dude…this looks like an awesome outreach! Will be praying for a great day for Gateway!
So cool that your production guy was at Willow when they did it. Don’t forget to post vid and/or pics after!