Ezra and Christmas Stage-Set

I just had to show off and brag on our stage-set for Ezra and Christmas through the month of December.  Like boasting in Christ for our righteousness, I can brag about our set because I pretty much have very little to do with it.  I can never take any credit.  Our media dude, Andrew, comes up with the design.  Our set design team (led by awesome adults (Dave and Amanda) constructs our set as much as they can on Sunday nights from 5 – 6pm.  Then Andrew and I will usually finish everything up that they weren’t able to get to.

Ruth Series: Set and Staging

Ruth Set 3

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Ruth Set Pics (ppt)

Yeah, we were really impressed with how it all came out, too!  This is our set and stage for the book of Ruth.  I gotta give all the credit to our media guy Andrew and one of our college students Jacob.  Andrew designed and coordinated it all, and Jacob helped Andrew build a lot of it. 

We are really enjoying designing and setting up all of this setting and staging for the students.  Our goal is to make a memorable set that the students can’t forget.  So when they think of the book of Ruth (for example) they’ll think pink hearts…love……Ruth and Boaz…biblical relationships…Christ and the church.  Am I living in a fantasy world thinking that?  It could be!  But we want to do everything possibly to look sharp, to keep the students engaged, all so that they would listen, learn, and grow from the studies we are teaching them.  We do all this so that they would trust, worship, grow in, and share Jesus Christ.

We already have a cool new design for our set through the books of 1 and 2 Samuel.  In fact, we’re making this a whole minstry.  Andrew and I just had lunch with 5 others who are creative and passionate about setting and staging.  The goal is for me to float the idea and Christocentric theme of the OT book to Andrew, then he designs the set on his Mac (of course), and then we want to hand off the creative geniuses who make it happen by buying the materials, painting, building the set, and doing their thang!

So that’s our story so far on setting and staging as we move through the storyline of Scripture all about biblical history centered on Christ.  Our prayer is that our set and staging helps our students remember what each book is about so that they can continue to apply the truths to their lives and worship Christ in every way imaginable.