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.

Andre Kazadayev explains why your church should be podcasting your pastor’s sermons:

Is your church recording and posting sermons online? Your pastor spends hours every week crafting the message and making slides. If you’re not sharing these valuable resources with your congregation and the web, you’re missing out on a lot of opportunities.

Let’s take a look at a few reasons to record sermons and make them available online…

Tom D’Angelo shares why tech people have to be careful with communication – to be clear and to avoid snark:

No matter how willing we are to admit that we and our fellow tech team members can at times be a wee bit snarky in our responses to others in leadership, management, clients, other associated ministries or 3rd parties we occasionally support; all outside our small tech-tribe; such acknowledgments do little to mitigate the damage such miscommunication causes.

What’s worse, we often do not even realize our communication is being interpreted as passive-aggressively hostile even when not intended that way…

Josh Blankenship teaches you why your church should be embracing video:

Video is becoming more and more popular. With nearly every social network adding video capabilities, churches need to begin to take advantage of video now more than ever before. Gone are the days of really expensive video cameras and professional crews. You and your pastor can walk outside with an iPhone today and shoot a pretty darn cool video promoting the next big thing at your church.

I really shouldn’t have to convince you. But for those of you still holding on to the good old days of Powerpoint newsletters, I will give it a try.

Gregory Kayne on church tech, learning to listen, and predicting the future (kind of):

One Friday night, I was training a new tech team member during a special worship service. About halfway through, I whispered to my new recruit, “I think our worship leader is about to switch things up a bit.”

I went on to predict the song he was going to add. I was right. So, we were ready with the changes for lyrics and sound and the transition went smoothly. My new recruit really wanted to know how I knew what would happen at just the right moment.

Depending on your background, you may have heard the term “prophetic worship.” But what about “prophetic tech”? Is there such a thing? Now, you may not consider my action as “prophetic,” and maybe it wasn’t. It could merely have been anticipating a change. But let’s take a closer look…

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