A Studio Audience

Have you ever wondered what service at Richwoods carries the greatest impact as a multisite church?

Probably not, these are questions I would assume are only in the minds of church leadership. In my role I have the opportunity to think about these sorts of things, and lately I’ve been thinking about the vision God has laid on our heart over the next five years, to launch two more sites.

There is a part of me that believes if God is calling us to this, then he will provide the resources needed to complete the work, like Jesus feeding thousands with a few loaves and fish. There is another part of me that remembers stories like Noah, who had a hundred years of preparation of inventory and building.

Two parallel truths that we must keep in balance. God will provide, and he expects us to do the work of preparation.

In answer to my leading question, I believe Saturday night is, and will continue to be, a service of significance and impact for us as a multisite church, simply because it is when we record video for other campuses. Saturday night provides a “Studio Audience” for Jim and other teachers to talk to, it translates so much better on video when the speaker is obviously talking to someone.

If you attend Saturday night, can I enlist your assistance as we work to create a better environment for our speakers to communicate to? We purposely don’t rope off chairs, because no one really wants to be forced to sit somewhere. Yet, the consequence is people sit all over in a room with six hundred chairs. We average one hundred and fifty people at this service and when we spread that number out, it becomes weird.

If you think about it, please work to sit in the center section, or in the first ten rows of the two sections immediately off to the side of the stage, left and right. Doing so will create a fuller feel for the speaker, it will provide a greater sense of community and energy for you, and it will help the speaker keep his head and body more front and center for our video campuses.

If you don’t attend Saturday night, consider making it your service to help create a Studio Audience and help provide a better video experience for our current and future video campuses.

Weekend Attendance

Knoxville Campus Saturday

Knoxville Campus Sunday

Parkway Campus


Weekend Giving

On average Richwoods needs to receive $39.1K in gifts to meet its 2017 operating expenses, 10% of which goes immediately to Missions and helping people in our community who are experiencing financial troubles.

Knoxville Campus: $19.6K
Parkway Campus: $1.2K
Total Giving: $20.8K
Weekly Anticipated Giving: $39.1K

If you have questions about the information shared in this fyi, you can contact our Executive Pastor, Joel Dryden by email.  You can also leave a comment below.


    • Joel Dryden (Author)

      Thanks Mary, we checked the code and everything seemed to be OK, sorry you had trouble reading the #’s. Appreciate you taking the time to read our updates and give us feedback.

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