This year our big Christmas outreach is at the BB&T Center which is the home of the Florida Panthers NHL Team. With 17,500 seats we hope to have a full house to celebrate Jesus’ birth together! The arena is also a great outreach for those people that don’t want to go to a church but will go to an arena.
We had the last of our rehearsals on campus. Lots of prep work and planning out details. It takes a small army to make an event like this happen and go well!
Load in is tomorrow at 7am. The arena is covering the ice now and setting the stage up. Once again Special Event Services is helping us out with all lighting, projection, and audio for the event. I’ll post more info as things progress.
Planning Center is a pretty cool web based app that helps you to coordinate with staff and volunteers to prepare for your weekly services and special events. It helps by centralization all of your service planning and putting all of your contacts and service information into one place.
We switched to it about a year or two ago and it’s been great. As an audio team we use it to check the set list so we know what’s happening. Then we can prepare for rehearsals and services. For programming lights there’s a media player that’s lets me play the songs and make sure that I’m programming the right looks for the right songs.
Check out their site for more detailed information, Planning Center Online. Once set up Planning Center will save you a lot of time! They also have all kinds of cool apps to check out.