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.

Jesse Gruber shares three low-cost tech essentials for a new church plant:

If you’ve done any reading up at all, you know that the best time to start pretty much anything is within the confines of natural life patterns. Fall is a great time to plant. So, that means instead of slowly sliding into Summer, you’re probably ramping up some huge plans for the fall… I’ve never been the best at planning ahead, so it’s a little difficult for me to encourage church planters to do what I am not the best at accomplishing myself. However, that doesn’t make it any less important to do! The categories we’ll look at in this article are presentation, communication, and documentation.

Mike Sessler has some advice on how to develop your church’s tech budget:

Last time, we started to look at the various categories that make up a church tech budget. Today, we’ll consider how to come up with the amounts that should go in each category. Before we start, I want to acknowledge that not every church will have a real church tech budget. Many small churches struggle to get by each month, and the tech teams there just do the best they can. I get that. My first church was that way.

However, I would suggest that if production technology is at all important to the mission of the church, there should be some thought given to how it gets paid for.

Jason Satterwhite has posted the first in a four part series on developing your own media for your church:

The next time you’re looking to promote an upcoming event or sermon series and can’t find what you need on WorshipHouse or SermonSpice, don’t rely on stock photography sites! Instead, try incorporating photos of fellow church members into your media. Why is this a fantabulous idea? In large part because recognizable faces can resonate with your congregation, making it more likely that they’ll remember and relate to what they’re viewing.

In this four part series, we’ll discuss some tips and general guidelines to consider when creating your homegrown media. You won’t need a fancy camera, photography classes or any special expertise, just follow along with this series and rev up your imagination. The first step in the process is to plan your composition(s) in preparation for a D.I.Y. photo shoot.

Josh Blankenship shares ten tips for churches who produce their own videos:

Very few things in my job get me as pumped up as being able to tell stories. In the era of youtube and periscope being able to tell those stories is easier than ever. Even if you only have the video camera built in your phone you still have the chance to create compelling stories to share with your church.

Now matter what type of equipment you are using, these 10 simple steps can help take your video to the next level.

Just click this one for the picture. Trust me.

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