For the second year, we here at the ol’ North Point Community Church opted to have our Good Friday service exactly the same as the Easter Sunday service.
This, in my opinion, was a stroke of brilliance by the powers-that-be that decided on it a couple years ago.
It has 3 distinct points.
#1 – It allows Andy to record an Easter message that will then be shown on Sunday morning at our two other campuses (Buckhead Church and Browns Bridge Community Church).
#2 – It offsets the traditionally out-of-control Easter crowds we’ve previously experienced at NP. If you’ve ever sat in the traffic on even a normal Sunday, you can understand the dilemma.
Last night we had one service, with live music in both Auditoriums, with standing-room-only crowds – that’s over 6,000 people with good idea of coming Friday, and avoiding Sunday morning.
#3 – Staff Stress Reducer. While I’m the first to admit I like the reverence, along with the musical and spiritual journey our past Good Friday services have had, the workload was overwhelming. I mean, just plain killer.
And then, Sunday AM was kind of an after thought.
So, instead, we put all our (chocolate Easter) eggs in basket, and did some cool stuff for the “Easter Weekend” service, including 5 1/2 songs, and some epic video. More about all that in tomorrow’s Sunday Summary 😉
What did YOU do for Good Friday?