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WELCOME SCRIPT

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Well hey there, welcome to Kindred today, and thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with us.

My name’s [YOUR NAME], and we’re gonna get things kicked off here in just a moment with the band coming out to lead us in worship.

The lyrics will be up on the screens so you can sing along and engage in worship however you feel comfortable. After that, [SPEAKER'S NAME] will come out to share a great message.

If you have kids with you, we wanna let you know that we’ve got fantastic kids programming happening throughout the service. It’s safe, it’s secure, and most importantly your kids are gonna have a blast. See our Children's Pastor, Pam Smith, down front to get your child connected to their class today!

With all that being said, we’re gonna start our focus with the Word of God and prepare our hearts to worship and hear from Him today. [SHARE WHAT YOU'VE PREPARED].

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  • Stand on the stage - NOT the floor
     

  • Turn on your mic BEFORE you step on stage (Don't spend time fiddling with the mic while on stage, asking if it's on, or if anyone can hear you. If there is a technical problem, don't draw attention to it. Wait patiently, the sound team will cue you when it's fixed.)

  • Keep the "Welcome" under 2 minutes

  • Smile and keep your posture open to the congregation

​WHAT WE BELIEVE:

  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.  It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our everyday lives.  

 

  • We believe that God is eternal and that He revealed Himself as one God existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  

 

  • We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.  

 

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man and is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross in our place, rose again to life, and ascended to heaven.   

 

  • We believe that we receive salvation, the forgiveness of our sins and reconciliation to God, by grace through faith in Jesus.  

 

  • We believe that Jesus established and is building His Church.  God’s plan is that all believers regularly meet together for worship, fellowship, service, and instruction in the Word of God.  

 

  • We believe in water baptism for every believer.   

 

  • We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to all believers.  The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14 and as manifested in the Early Church.  

 

  • We believe that God has a plan and purpose for each of our lives and that He enables us by His grace to grow in love, maturity, and relationship with Him.  

 

  • We believe that each person will exist eternally.  Whether we spend eternity with God or separated from Him is determined by our response to the grace and salvation of Jesus.   

 

  • We believe that Jesus will come back again for the Church.

our pastors:

ARRIVE EARLY

Be sure to arrive early enough to grab an Order of Service print out (available in the sound booth) and take a moment to review it. Look for any last minute changes to the service schedule or announcements you may have missed on Planning Center and adjust your Welcome/Announce times as needed.

 

For questions about announcements, talk to Nikita Delgado.

For questions about service order, talk to Lyndsay Terry.

WELCOME TIME

When you see the 5 Minute Countdown on screen, go up front to grab your mic. Take note of WHEN the welcome time is scheduled. Sometimes this is immediately after the countdown ends, after the first song or even after a video. Please sit in the front row the weeks you are on schedule.

AFTER COUNTDOWN:

Get up on stage with 10 seconds on the clock and begin Welcome time. 

AFTER 1ST SONG:

Do NOT wait until the song is completely finished before making your way onto the stage. The worship leader will cue you with a nod when it's time for you to get on stage, even if the band is still playing. 

AFTER VIDEO:

Hop on stage as the video is ending. Wait to begin speaking until the stage lights are on.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

As the Invitation song comes to a close, the worship leader will cue you when to step on stage (the band will continue to play while you pray).

After prayer, be sure to pay attention to the emotional atmosphere of the room and transition into your announcements accordingly. For example, a good way to transition is to pray, acknowledge what God did in people's hearts through the message and worship time, thank the speaker and band, and then move into sharing what's going on at Kindred in the coming weeks. 

Be sure to wrap up your 2-3 announcements with an upbeat stage presence and thank our guests for joining us. Be sure to invite our guests to come back again and remind them to connect at the Welcome Counter on their way out.

 

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