The Experience

People often ask me what I love most about being in ministry. My answer is simple…I love creating the experience. The great thing about an experience (Sunday morning, Wednesday night or otherwise) is that it is constantly changing. One week, the experience may be very upbeat, visual and “in your face”…whereas the next, it may be intimate, introspective and filled with pause.

It’s through the experience that people are introduced to Jesus. It’s through the experience that people who already know Him come to know Him in a deeper way. It’s through the experience that hearts are moved and lives are altered. The experience is an incredible tool…and when it’s surrendered to the leading of the Holy Spirit, it is limitless.

I’ve come to look at the experience as a blank canvas waiting to be painted. The central theme of the painting is the message. The mission of the experience is to amplify the message…to find a way, from the moment people walk in to the moment they walk out, to bring their focus to the message. Songs, sets, visuals, video, scripture, interviews, testimonies, lighting, effects…it all ties together and, if used effectively, can drive home the message in a way that is unforgettable…

THAT, is the experience…and THAT is what I love most about my job.

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