Worship Tech Roundup

As usual, this week I’ve come across a ton of great posts about the technical aspects of worship ministry. I didn’t have time to put each one into its own post, but I wanted to share them with you.

So here’s a collection of tech-related worship posts. Remember, these are just excerpts, but I strongly encourage you to click through and read each post in its entirety.

Adam Dolhaynk explains the different types of reverb and how to use them in a worship setting:

If you’ve ever been a large hall or church and yelled loudly, you’ve heard your voice crash and echo off the walls. That non-linear delayed echo is reverberation, or reverb. There are essentially 3 different types of reverb: Room. Spring. Plate. All can be very useful in a church setting.

Brad Evans talks about the plusses and minuses of being the lead guitarist in a worship team:

Being the lead guitarist in a worship team can be an exciting position to be in. You are ultimately the musician/instrumentalist with the most freedom to be creative and spontaneous, within reason of course. This doesn’t mean you are any more important than anyone else though, it just means that you don’t have to stick to the chord progression like say the rhythm guitarist or keyboardist. You still need a good back section create good lead riffs because the chord progression only allows you the freedom to play within the restraints of the notes they contain and the atmosphere they create. But… having this freedom can be both a good and bad thing…

Shane Raynor considers a new and growing trend: online communion:

My initial reaction to online Communion was negative. And I still have some questions and concerns about it, but the more I consider the arguments, both for and against it, the more I think we need be open to it. Here’s why.

Phil Cooke also weighs in on online communion:

Things were going fine until they proposed having a communion service online. Encouraging worshippers to “simply grab some grape juice and any bread or crackers they have in the house, and consume them after the pastor, in the sanctuary, blesses the juice and bread as representing the blood and body of Christ.” But that’s when the Methodist denominational leadership said “No.”

Musicademy collected some thoughts on whether drums should be behind a drum screen:

We think this is actually quite a common problem (not at all unique) and we get asked a variant on this at pretty much every training day we run. There could be a number of solutions here but before we jump in we’d love to hear everyone else’s thoughts.

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