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- To be most effective, I believe pastors should flexibly plan sermons series 1-2 years in advance. This gives the worship design team plenty of time to plan in a big way. The worship design team then fleshes out the coming 6 weeks in more detail.
- Working weeks or months in advance gives the worship design team time to plan videos, props, trips, sets, anything that will enhance the communication power of the worship service. For example, Adam Hamilton (cor.org) has taken trips to Africa and the Holy Land and then used footage in a future sermon series, because the series was planned before he even took the trip!
- A worship design system like this will immeasurably raise the quality of your worship services. And it will make sermon preparation easier as you make time to plan in advance! For a more detailed explanation, see Adam Hamilton’s Leading Beyond the Walls.
In future posts I’ll discuss the difference between sermon titles, themes, and central images.