Last weekend at CCV, we kicked off Week 1 of The Story. The Story is a book created by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee that is basically an adapted version of the NIV Bible Translation, written in novel form. For the next 30-ish weeks, our entire church will be going through this book and that will be the focus of our weekend experiences; in essense, a year-long sermon series – yes!!
Not only was this the kick-off of The Story, but it was also what we consider Fall Kick-Off weekend. At CCV, there are 3 BIG weekends that we prepare and program pretty heavily for: Christmas, Easter and Fall Kick-Off. Fall Kick-Off weekend is usually the 2nd or 3rd weekend in August and corresponds with when local schools are back in session.
For this weekend, we wanted to figure out a creative and more interesting way to set-up the sermon, which was all about the beginning – God’s creation. The idea we came up with birthed out of a brainstorming meeting talking about some general creation story concepts. We decided to buy an old globe and paint it with chalkboard paint, then use a chalk-pencil to create the illustrated images that represent the creation story.
Here’s what we came up with:
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The best part about this video, for me – is that it was very much a collaborative effort amongst our team. I want to give credit where it’s due, so here’s how it played out:
- Creative Concept – Joe Jensen, Brad McCraw, Ben Gowell, Cameron Smith
- Storyboard – Mikela Smith
- Script – Joe Jensen
- Globe Painting – Andrew Knisley, Kyle Norton
I wanted to make sure I listed everyone by name because this video showed a tremendous amount of teamwork amongst the entire Service Programming Team at CCV. Everyone pitched in to help make it happen, in a very short amount of time too! I’m not as concerned with whether or not you think this video is even worth talking about, I just want to celebrate the victory that we all had as a part of this weekend. This video, in particular, got great feedback and I think it was definitely a win for our team!