Making church visitors feel comfortable about visiting and attending your church is a key ministry component to consider. While the pastor is responsible for delivering the sermon and possibly helping with the service order, the worship director handles the sound, music selections, and stage designs, the communication director handles the website and communication on stage–all these things work together to make church visitors comfortable in worship services.
Church staff encounter heightened pressure during holidays like Christmas and Easter due to larger congregations and the demand for exceptional in-person experiences. The constraints of limited budgets add difficulty to the task of seeking inspiration for fresh ideas and arrangements.
During a recent worship consultation, I was taken aback when a well-intended church member asked, “Can we stop doing hybrid worship now?” The church had invested significantly to have me there for several days to explore the depths of hybrid worship, so the thought of ending their online stream seemed counterintuitive.