"It's become much more global and bigger than we had ever imagined," said Second Baptist associate pastor Steve Seelig, who got the idea for the video after watching a similar video in 2010 made by a church in Hungary.
That one was called "Resurrection Sunday Dance," and involved about 1,300 people dancing in downtown Budapest.
"I was so inspired by that, and I thought, 'If an Eastern bloc country can do that, how much more should we in the Bible Belt be able to get out and celebrate our beliefs?
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"The global response to this has been amazing -- the number of churches from all around the world that have contacted us and are going to use this in their Easter worship services," Seelig
"People all over the world are calling us and saying, 'This has been such a blessing to us.'" The video also was intended as a "creative way to invite people to our Easter services," Seelig
The video includes people from all five campuses dancing, but they didn't come together en masse until the day the video was shot.
Instead, they practiced at their respective church campus or at home
The dance steps were made available on DVD and online.
The weekend before the video was filmed, everyone learned where they would be standing on the field, which had grids.
It was shot at Discovery Green, a downtown Houston park that the church reserved.
"We had several thousand people there just watching," Seelig
The event produced several inspiring stories.
The oldest dancer in the video is a man in his
80s who had a heart transplant in the past five years and was saved shortly thereafter.
There are children in the video as well as people of many races.
Not everyone could afford the shoes, but God provided, Seelig