28 Ways to Create Great Segues
Song to song. Music to preaching. Prayer to offering, etc. They happen. And they can happen just how they happen, or they can happen according to a plan. An unplanned transition is at best a speed bump; at its worst it's a train wreck.
While transitions happen regardless, intentional planning helps us create a seamless movement from experience to experience. I refer to "planned transitions" as segues. You can still create a bad segue, but the odds for a smoother transition exponentially increase when some thought is put into it.
In this article series, we'll be looking at several different segues that cover various elements of the service. This isn't an exhaustive list, but hopefully it'll get your wheels turning about different methods to make great transitions in your worship service.
28 Ways to Create Great Segues: An Introduction
Segue #1: Song to Song/Same Key & Tempo
Segue #2: Song to Song/Same Key, Different Tempo
Segue #4: Song to Song/Different Keys
Segue #6: The "IV to V" and "ii to V" Progressions
Segue #7: Find a "Chord Trail" to the New Key
Segue #8: The "Lingering Four Chord"
Segue #9: A Clap Offering
Segue #10: The Count-In
Segue #11: The Prayer
Segue #12, Part 1: Scripture
Segue #12, Part 2: Scripture, Part 2
Segue #13: Selah
Segue #14: A Talking Transition
Segue #15, Part 1: The Offering
Segue #15, Part 2: The Offering, Part 2
Segue #16: Vision and Mission
Segue #17: The Countdown Video
Segue #18: Lighting
Segue #19: Pre-Service Music
Segue #20: Video Element
Segue #21: The Herding Song
Segue #22: Pre-Service - A Preparation Time
Segue #23: Videos, Part 1
Segue #24: Videos, Part 2
Segue #25: Connecting to the Message - Prayer
Segue #26: Connecting to the Message - Video
Segue #27: Connecting to the Message - Readers
Segue #28: The Introduction