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.
Let’s take a look at some of the key US conferences and trade shows for the first half of 2016, and see what is being offered for tech team leadership. Not only will these help your tech team expend their knowledge base, but they open opportunities for networking with other technical ministries staff. Building a support structure is key for when inevitable problems arise.
Come on, say it with me, “Twenty Sixteen”. I know, I can’t believe it either. It’s time for a brand new year with a whole new set of possibilities! So why don’t we start the new year off right with some motivational New Year’s media to get your services off to a great start! Happy New Year!
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.
If there was one common theme running through nearly all of the comments and questions we received it was about training and development of church sound teams.
Whether it is simply that the apparent complexity of the technology is putting new people off having a go, or that you’ve got willing volunteers but nobody to train them, overcoming these challenges to grow, maintain and develop an experienced and technically competent sound team is vital to achieving good quality sound in your church. Here are Pat’s top 5 tips for developing and training your sound team…