The Point Church is a Fresh Expressions Anglican Church based in Mid Sussex, United Kingdom. Our heart and vision is to be a transforming presence throughout Mid Sussex and an authentic community of people serving our local area. Our Vicar Will Kemp and a small group of others planted the church in September 2004 and this year it’s celebrating its tenth birthday.
How a church without a permanent building tackles set-up
The Point Church does not have a building large enough where we can have a Sunday service that fits all our congregation in and still leave space for visitors. This means we have to hire a local school hall out each weekend and setup for each Sunday morning service. One of our values at The Point is Whole-Heartedness and on our website we describe this in part as being “in every meeting or project we undertake as a church we aim to do it as well as we possibly can – honouring God in even the smallest of details.”
From arriving at 8am to begin unloading our on-site container until finally securing the padlocks on it at 1pm, a huge amount of work and effort goes into making the Sunday service happen, and we thought it would be fun to document the process using the @PointWorship Twitter account. So, on Sunday 14th September at 8am, the first Tweet of many began narrating the Worship and Tech Teams Setup. Statistically we posted around 46 Tweets concerning the service on the day along with loads of photos as well, all with the #PointSetup. Here is that timeline in blog form:
Worship & Tech Teams arrive at St Paul’s in Burgess Hill at 8am where we hold our Sunday morning service
An onsite container stores all our equipment which saves us from packing up our cars with lots of gear each Sunday!