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 quick rundown of worship presentation software:

There are well over 40 options for Worship Presentation Software available today. I have narrowed the field down to what I feel are the top contenders–both free and fee-based options. If you are on a tight budget, the free options are definitely worth a look!

Jake Jacobs teaches you the basics of proper microphone technique:

The microphone – as the performance savvy come to realize – is not simply a device used to amplify the voice; it is, rather, an instrument used as an extension of their vocal skills. Understanding and respecting microphone positioning capabilities enhances the opportunity to maximize vocal potential.

Lauren Campbell lists ten essential pieces of gear you’ll need to produce video at church:

Did you know that in order to get your ministry set up for video, you need more than just cameras? You need to make sure you have the proper equipment in order to make sure your video is of good quality for your audience.

Worship TechDecisions has you covered with these 10 pieces of equipment you’ll need in order to get your ministry set up for video.

Rachel Anderson found some worship media freebies for the month of August:

As your students prepare for class this August, download these freebies to celebrate the new school year! Even if you aren’t going back to class, these fresh media resources will enliven your next service! August’s freebies include a new mini movie by Dan Stevers, a fun countdown for kids ministry, an audio track by City Alight, a cool background for youth, a new song chart, and a 5 part collection for your next service. Be sure to download these new free resources for your ministry and share them with your media-loving acquaintances and friends!

Chris Gill shares ten things you can do to be a better church tech:

As long as the sound isn’t too loud, the words are changing at the right time, and the lights aren’t distracting, we’re left alone. We don’t think of ourselves as part of the praise & worship team. We show up, unmute the band, turn on the projector, and make sure the lights are on. I once worked with a sound tech that told me he didn’t like running sound for one of our worship leaders because she didn’t give him enough to do. I was a little taken aback and offered that there is always something to do; it just depends on how much work you want to put in. We’re all creatures of habit, so as worship techs, here are a few things to make sure we’re developing and maintaining the right habits…

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