Because of a change in our children’s ministry the youth have moved out of our own little worship room and into the sanctuary. This is a necessary change because the children’s ministry has nowhere else to go, but it does cause a couple of problems. One of them, the fact that the space is just too big and too formal is something I can’t really fix.
The other problem is that I really like to have a transition from hanging out to time to worship. (yes, yes, I know that all of our life is worship, but you know what I mean). This was easy in our old space because we hung out outside of the worship room. With us being in the sanctuary this isn’t possible. So what I have been doing is using countdowns to at least let the students know when we will start.
Today I found a very fun little site called Free Countdowns. Guess what they have there? I will give you a minute…you’re right! They have free countdowns! They also have green screen footage of a 3 minute countdowns so you can add them to your own video. A while back I picked up countdown creator, but it never got installed on this computer because we weren’t using countdowns. Now that we are I need to get it installed, but until then I think I will love these free ones. (be sure to check out the Body Countdown towards the bottom of the 3 minute page. It is priceless.