School bells ring, are you listenin’?
Somehow, summer has come and gone, and here we sit at the beginning of a new school year. (Side note: weren’t we just singing, “no more pencils, no more books”?) Emotions can run the gamut, from kids excited to meet a new teacher and reunite with friends, to parents mourning the absence of a new kindergartener, to nervous and scared students starting at a new school, to moms excited to resume a more “normal” routine. Whether you’re a student going back to school, a parent beginning a new homeschool year, a youth pastor with new kids attending Wednesday night meetings, or a teacher eager to meet his new class, so many of us are at the cusp of a new season.
New seasons are a great opportunity to start over with a clean slate, and a beautiful opportunity to move forward with intention. In some ways, the first day of school feels a lot like January 1st, right? Resolutions, goals, and plans await us as we take inventory of our current circumstances and evaluate the ways we want to change.
Does your church have a “back to school Sunday” or a service in which you recognize students and teachers at the beginning of a new school year? We can help with that! Check out a couple of our videos that are great for celebrating this new season, and honoring all of the feelings that go along with it.
First Up: Be the New
An updated version of one of our best-selling videos, this fun and energetic worship opener is a great choice for the Back-to-School season. One of the greatest things about God’s promises of new mercies and new songs is how we can fulfill those promises for OTHERS!
Take a minute to watch, then click here to purchase and download Be The New.
Next: God of the New
Due to popular demand, we’ve created a year-round version of our best-selling New Year’s video! This encouraging service opener reminds us that, no matter how things have gone so far, God always has new mercies and fresh starts. Great for seasons of new beginnings, such as back to school!
Check it out below, then click here to purchase and download God of the New.
Lastly, don’t forget our Back-to-School Cinemagraph Pack!
This collection of cinemagraphs is a great way to enhance a “Back-to-school” moment in your service. This pack includes three cinemagraphs, which are perfect for capturing your audience’s attention without being distracting.
Back-to-School Cinemagraph Announcement Pack includes: Front of the Class, New Year, and Working Hard. Your purchase also includes the loop without text.
Check out the preview below, then click here to download the Back-to-School Cinemagraph Announcement Pack.
No matter how you decide to recognize the beginning of this season, we ask for blessings for your church community, and pray that they will have a safe and successful school year!