The Great Experience! Anticipation & Atmosphere Word &Worship Food & Fellowship
Anticipation “An emotion involving pleasure, excitement and sometimes anxiety in considering some expected or longed-for good event.” - Wikipedia Creating excitement & raising expectation If you are not anticipating, it may be because you don’t expect anything to come out of it!
Anticipation “People who do not expect anything to happen will not be disappointed!” – Unknown “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…” – Ephesians 3:20 Anticipation is not just in the practical but also in the spiritual!
Anticipation Pre-Event Advertising & Publicity Creating anticipation Hype, Buzz, Making a mountain out of a molehill Publicity for your event and also serves as a reminder Helps Hommies to invite new friends Contains summary details that are helpful Date / Time/ Venue / Theme Helps confirm number of attendees
Atmosphere Not just the physical atmosphere but also the spiritual atmosphere. “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:13-14
Atmosphere We are called to change our environment, not be changed by them. Spiritual atmosphere DNA of the house Warmth of the people Ice-breaker tips Exercising care for the people
Atmosphere Physical atmosphere Making the best of what you have in the place that you meet Includes: Cleanliness, Visual, Audio, Smell, Lights, etc Practical Tips - Making it work!
Atmosphere Other things you should consider (things that will take off the charts): Parking Guide Clear Map Children’s Program Timing Ventilation &/ Airconditioning Newcomers