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.

Kenny Lamm shares a massive list of places to find worship video resources:

There are many great places to find video resources for worship. I have attempted to draw together the best resources on one page. Please leave comments of other sites you have found helpful and I will update this list.

Rob Laughter details the tools you’ll need to get your church podcasting:

Chances are good that your church members are subscribing to, downloading, and listening to podcasts throughout the week. Are they listening to your message?

In this post, you will learn how to get started with sermon podcasting. We’ll look at the hardware, software, hosting, and distribution tools you need to get your sermon content online.

Kade Young posted a comprehensive guide to selecting and purchasing audio cables:

Cables are generally an afterthought and get left out of the budget when buying new sound equipment. Then, you are pressured into buying the cheapest cables available because you have no other option. However, you fail to realize that you will be replacing these cheap cables in a matter of a few years (if not months).

You don’t need the most expensive cables to achieve the quality of sound you desire. But, you do need to see cables as something worth investing in. Never purchase the cheapest option. Below, you will find the cables I recommend. I have used these in my church for years and I am very happy with the results.

Mike Sessler teaches you when and how to cut someone from the tech team:

Not everyone can thrive on the tech team.

This is not meant to sound exclusive or arrogant. It’s not meant to make people feel bad. However, it is reality. Not everyone has the temperament or skill set to do a great job in tech. And that’s OK. We have to get rid of this idea that just because someone wants to serve on the tech team they should.

Chris Gill shares an introduction to church lighting and color theory:

When starting out with colored lighting in church, it’s easy (and tempting) to go overboard. LED fixtures mix thousands of colors on each light individually, and how cool would it be for each light to be a different color?!There’s an age old rule that says just because we can doesn’t mean we should. When I walk into a church for the first time, I can usually tell within 10 seconds if the lighting was designed by a lighting tech veteran or beginner. That’s not a jab at those that are beginners, we all started somewhere. What I’m saying is learn from my (and others’) trial and error and give your church that creative and professional edge.

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