I know one thing that kills a service is too many announcements. You can have a great service planned, but have too much time standing in front of the students will destroy the momentum you just built.
That is why if you can use video announcements, it can help out in ways that you would never really think of.
- They actually pay attention- Because our (I say our because I would say I’m included in it, I’m 25) is obsessed with media. The first announcement video I ever did was a friend and I just sitting in front of the camera, saying everything we would have said on stage, but just on video. The difference? The room was so quiet and every student’s eyes were glued to the screen.
- It can add a great element to your service- As time went on, I got more and more creative with the videos. Some were informational, some were funny, some were stupid. But it can be a great way to get information you need to have but in a fun way that they will remember and make your service look awesome.
- It can get more people involved in the service- Video allows more people to be involved in the service. Whether they are in the video, shooting or editing the video, they are now involved in the service. I would have leaders, students, staff all be a part certain videos. Lt’s be honest, who doesn’t like to see their face on screen?
Here are some videos I have done in the past with announcements from my previous church. Feel feel to steal any ideas. I’ll post more later as well, I have a whole arsenal of them.