Special Creative Worship Considerations

We are excited about you leading with us this summer. In advance of your being here, and as you prepare, we need you to be aware of some special things that will happen around the evening worship times this summer.

We will work in a different call to worship involving scripture and prayer each evening. Certain groups attending for the week will lead that time each night at the very end of pre-session just before the service officially begins. Students from chosen groups will read the scripture, and their youth minister will pray. Reading and prayer will have a pre-recorded pad playing underneath. The pad will be chosen nightly based on the key of your first song of the set, which immediately follows the prayer.

We have chosen to use a song, Graves to Gardens, each week of camp that will serve as a consistent experience in worship over the summer.

This is not something we have done in relation to worship in the modern Falls Creek era. Thank you for your help in creating this moment for students. I am asking that you be ready to lead that song at least three times during the week (tentatively Monday night, Wednesday night, and Friday night). Each night will have a different approach to make the song feel fresh each time you lead it.

Even though most, if not all, of you already lead this song, the following elements for this song are in development to assist you in getting ready for the week and to create a consistent experience:

Take 1:
-Custom multi-tracks with edited intro in every key

Take 2:
-Custom multi-tracks with edited intro in every key
-custom lyric video created the song format

Take 3:
-Custom multi-tracks with edited intro in every key
-custom lyric video created the song format
-custom Spoken Word video by artist Dillon Chase dropped into the bridge section of the song

We will provide you with all of these technical elements in order to make this the best experience possible. Cody Dunbar — (405) 706-5073 — is helping supervise this project and is available to answer musical or technical questions you may have related to this specific song.

One night of the week (tentatively Thursday night), we would like to plan to have a group of 20-40 students that will help us lead to open the service. This will require that they rehearse that day  with your band. We would like this to happen each week and would like to discuss this with you on the Zoom call.


Something that will practically affect you on Thursday night is the use of a stage that will be in the back of the front center section of the audience. After starting the night on the main platform for the offering set up, you will relocate and lead an acoustic set in the round. The call to worship will take place right after the offering. We will, in effect have two service openings on that night. We will be getting more detailed service schedules to you as camp approaches. You may start thinking about how an acoustic set would look for your band and meet the specific strengths of your players.


Thursday Night Worship schedule will look something like this:

* PreSession activities


* Song 1 (Main Stage/Full Band)

*Offering Introduction & Prayer

*Offering Video(s) (10-12 mins.)

*Call to Worship/Scripture Reading/Prayer (Main Stage) (Pad Provided in your Key)

*Acoustic Worship Set (Crowd Stage/20-22 min)


*Invitation Set (Main Stage/Full Band)