Changin’ It Up
Due to the matinee performance of Peter and the Starcatcher on Friday, we had to make a few changes by having our high school chapel in the atrium.
It would have been much easier to move it to the gym. Pull the bleachers out, hook up the soundboard, and presto— we’re ready.
Having it in the atrium wasn’t as easy. We first had to move four portable bleachers from the small gym, then rearrange furniture, then set up speakers and a microphone, and then hope it would work.
For me, it was a good reminder that most often, changing things takes more effort and more risk. The way something’s always been done is typically easier and risk-free.
Knowing what I know now (the effort needed vs. the payoff), if given the opportunity again to have HS chapel in the atrium or the gym, I’d choose the atrium every time. The effort was worth it to create a more intimate experience, our students seemed to appreciate it, and it was a positive experience for our students.
Changing things up takes a little more effort and a little more risk— and we’re each better off every time we take that chance.