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Creative

The Service

Christ?s Church of the Valley?s Easter services were the culmination of a five-week sermon series, called ?The Fighter?. This service theme was ?I Am the Greatest?. They centered the service around the difference between Mohammed Ali?the self-proclaimed greatest?and Jesus Christ. Between Friday (two), Saturday (two), and Sunday (three) services they held seven services at their […]

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Creative

The Planning

The team at Christ’s Church of the Valley began planning for the Easter services about two months out. Because Easter came earlier last year (March 31) than other years, they knew they had to get a jump on it. Their pastor approached the creative team with a topic he wanted to speak on?challenging men to […]

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Creative

Developing the Theme

Christ?s Church of the Valley?s Easter theme was ?I Am the Greatest?. It was the culmination of a five-week series called The Fighter, so their Easter services used the same visuals. The series idea lent itself to some pretty great ideas?with a lot of different options. The CCV team knew they wanted to go pretty […]

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Creative

The Visuals

Here are some of the visuals they used during the CCV Easter services to reinforce the series “The Fighter”. You can download the sermon series artwork for free from CCVResources.com. Sermon Series Graphic Stage Design Invitation Card Easter Service Handout Typically, for their holiday weekends, they don’t hand out their normal bulletin or “program” (as […]

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Worship

The Set List

Preservice Queen Medley ? They opened with a medley of Queen songs? ?We Will Rock You? and ?We Are the Champions?. This was probably a pretty risky choice for an Easter service. But they wanted to break down their guests? barriers and show them that they could expect something a little different from this Easter […]

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Worship

Leading Worship on Easter

The creative team members at Christ?s Church of the Valley are big proponents of planning ahead. Before the first rehearsal, they?ve planned their entire service down to a T on Planning Center. They make every asset available to their band a week before rehearsal. So when the players show up, it?s more of a run-through […]

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Leadership

Volunteers and Preparation

On a typical weekend, Christ?s Church of the Valley has a huge number of volunteers working. On any given weekend, they have around 5,000 volunteers serving at the services. Considering they see about 23,000 people at their services each weekend, that?s a huge percentage. On most big weekends, like Easter and Christmas, they see a […]

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Technology

Planning Production

The tech team at Christ?s Church of the Valley puts a lot of energy into pre-production. Their goal is to limit as many variables in the production process as possible to create a high impact, high intensity service. They approach their production from a ?less is more? standpoint. The simpler the whole process, the better […]

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Technology

Production Team Positions

Easter at Christ?s Church of the Valley was an all-hands-on-deck production event. This meant six more than their usual roster running everything. It also meant they called their A-team out to get it all done. Here?s a list of the positions they filled for Easter and whether or not the position was a volunteer or […]

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Communication & Marketing

The Target

Christ?s Church of the Valley?s communications and marketing strategy is very specific. They?ve chosen a rather narrow target demographic that they gear all their communication toward. Their target audience is 25-40 year-old men. Their pastor?s philosophy on ministry is that you reach who you are?not necessarily who you want to reach. Because of their pastor?s […]

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Reaching People

Because so much of their core philosophy is about reaching people at Christ?s Church of the Valley, they didn?t do much of a huge marketing push for their Easter services. They did a few strategic things to get people excited about inviting their friends. But beyond that, they relied on the general buzz that grew […]