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.
Everybody’s working for the weekend. But, as church leaders, we work hard during the week so we can work even more on the weekend. It’s not always easy, but we do it because we are passionate about it, and it’s our desire to reach people for Christ through the messages we communicate.
Having a team that is strong and executes everything perfectly is important to the weekend’s success. But what does a perfect team look like in a tangible sense? What can you be doing as a leader to cultivate that in how you lead your team and how you train up new leaders?
My church currently meets in a building that was formerly a grocery store. Every surface in the room is hard and flat: drywall, concrete floors and plastic chairs. On top of this, the sanctuary is about twice as long as it is wide, giving it a hall-like effect. As you can imagine, this makes for a sound nightmare. If you clap your hands, the sound continues for about 2-3 seconds. There is also a frequency range in the room that reverberates 6-9dB louder than the rest of the frequency spectrum – feedback breeding grounds if the EQ isn’t just right.
Shortly after we moved into this building, I began the journey of making our room sound better… To learn how to make sound absorbing panels, keep reading.
Earlier this week I went to see Rush for the first time. I’ve found it’s always good to see legendary musical acts play live whenever possible, and since this is likely Rush’s final tour I figured I better do it now. Overall I enjoyed the show a bunch, but I want to point something out from the show because it illustrates something I’ve talked about before.
Two of the fastest growing areas of ministry within the Church are media and technology. This opens the door for those of us who may not have considered full-time ministry before to see ways that we may be able to serve the Kingdom through the unique gifting God has given us.
If you’re looking to land a gig in tech/media ministry at a local church, consider these tips for building an awesome resume.
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