I recently blogged about the book Simple Church and stated that Compass Point had been a "simple church" since we started. However, one idea in the book sparked some brainstorming by our leadership this past week – the idea about announcements. One of the "simple church" profiles in the book only makes announcements about guest registration, the new members class and the small groups – that’s it!!! We’ve been doing that for a while now.
However, this past week we took it to a different level by NOT verbally making the announcements and showing a brief video instead – between the music and when I came up to speak (you’d have to see our service order to understand the different way that we do the service). Anyway, here is the video and it went over GREAT with our people. No awkward transitions from music to announcements to preaching. It was low-key, but very effective!