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In the round December 4, 2007

Posted by clintcarter in Life.

Went with a new auditorium set-up for the month of December.

Put a small stage(for the speaker) in the center of the room, placed the chairs all around.

Left the band and vocalists where they were so that we became participants with the rest of the congregation rather than the point of focus.

The first Sunday went really well.  Got a lot of good feedback about how different the worship experience was and how we really lost the audience/performer feel.  How different and cool it was to be able to watch people worshipping all around you.  Which was exactly what I was going for.

People in the blended service weren't quite as excited about it – but most of them were good sports.

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1. Patrick Wilson - December 4, 2007

I did something like this at one of our Wednesday services at the Christian Campus House, only instead of putting a speaker in the middle, we set up with a snare/hi-hat, a bongo, a couple acoustic guitars and a mandolin in the middle of the room. We played completely acoustic, and we got the same reaction you received–people felt more like participants than witnesses to worship.

2. JD - December 8, 2007

We have a 3/4 round setup at my church on campus. At first I liked it, but now it just gets awkward during the sermons because you end up like staring at someone directly across from you. I like the idea of not needing to have the band as the point of focus though.

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