At Christmas time, more than for any other production I am a part of, I am reminded how it takes people of all types, talents, and abilities to pull off what we do.
On one side, you have the content, without which we wouldn’t have anything to apply our technical art toward. Having a great set, amazing lighting, the perfect mix, and the just-right camera shot would be pointless without worthy content. And at Christmas, there is no better subject matter than God coming down to earth.
On the production side, the team I am a part of nailed it this year, all of us stretching slightly beyond what we think is possible for the sake of a larger vision. The other part I love is that everyone worked out of their strengths and passions. At the end of it all, combining each piece together helped to create moments for God to move in people’s lives. Each person’s contribution is essential, but none of it works without all of them working together.
As you finish out this year’s Christmas run, encourage those around you. Thank them for their gifts.
- Make sure your fellow production people know that someone noticed.
- Thank your pastor for the time they put in to craft the exact right message…don’t forget, they feel the pressure of this being the highest attended service of the year.
- Tell your content creators that you appreciate all the care and rehearsal they put into each element…that stuff doesn’t just magically make itself up.
When it is all said and done, I hope that you feel like the energy you expended this Christmas was worth it. Similar to the shepherds in Luke 2:
17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
There will be many people that really hear about Christ for the first time this year, and your contribution will be a part of their story from now on. Way to go!