Worship Tech Roundup

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.

Jed Smith shares some tips on making better chord sheets for your team:

If you have spent any time on this blog in the past, you probably know how much I like well-run rehearsals. If you don’t, click here to read how I try to run rehearsals.

One of the tools that helps me run a good rehearsal is having a clear and detailed chord chart for my team.

Great chord charts are easy to overlook and yet they make a huge difference for our team.

Mike Schwiebert shares some nightmare scenarios for church techs:

Like monsters in an old Stephen King movie — hidden under the stairs or perching on top of shelves in the back of the closet — they haunted me.

Lying awake at night, they whispered my name.

Eventually, against all reason and sanity, I moved in and took a look.

And that’s when it hit me…

Chris Gill explains why it’s so important to consider our motives and reasons before turning off the lights during worship:

The issue of dimming lights during worship isn’t new, in fact it’s a topic that feels beaten to death. I’ve been in churches that have full house lights during the music, churches that dim them just a smidgen, some that go about half, and those that are pitch black. It’s something a lot of churches do, but haven’t really taken time to think about. Maybe it’s just something we saw on a worship video and decided to imitate because it looked cool. Maybe it’s something done to try and make us seem up-to-date with the latest and greatest.

The first question is why do we do it?

Mike Sessler lists three essential ingredients for success in church tech:

I generally hate doing numbered list posts, I really do. Maybe because the internet has become full of six keys to this and five principle for that. Ten things you can do to be better at this and seven things your spouse doesn’t know you need. Blah, blah, blah. But in this case, these three words keep coming back to me. So for better or worse, here are three things I believe you need to be a better technical artist.

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