Drawing people to the Light

Christmas lights are big in Australia.  Every Christmas hordes of Australians go in search of the best light displays, and increasingly they end up at a church.  Churches are starting to invest large amounts of time and money into impressive light displays along with creative ways to connect and interact with the people who come to see the lights.  Is it all worth the effort and money that is involved?  Crossover has gone in search of some churches who clearly think it is.  In the first of our series we talk to Stafford Heights Baptist Church who are in their 8th year of putting up the lights.In this three part feature we look at the missional considerations first:

Now we consider the logistical challenges that lights on this scale present:

For the technically minded here’s how they make the whole show work:

Do you do Christmas lights and how effective has it been as an outreach?