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.

Duke DeJong lists four aspects of building community within your tech team:

In the past, I’ve taken a chance and poked the bear a little bit. Many techs, and frankly many musicians tend to go at this thing alone. When we do both, we and our work suffer for it. But talking about the issue of how we personally relate to others on our team can be uncomfortable for some, so I was prepared to get some emails of disagreement. Instead, every response I received not only agreed and supported the idea, but some asked me to go further into how to best approach building a community of tech servants.

Jed Smith teaches you how to increase clarity and decrease sonic clutter:

If you want your worship team to sound good, you need clarity.

Without clarity, music can’t be enjoyed. Complaints we hear from our congregations like, it’s too loud, it’s too quiet, are often from a lack of clarity in the music itself.

By solving the clarity issue in your worship team, you make the worship experience exponentially better.

What is causing the lack of clarity? Worst yet, what if it’s your fault?

Let’s fix that now. I’m going to give you one tip to work on, but don’t think this is just one tip. This is a paradigm shift…

Ryan Holck shares four characteristics you want to see on your tech team in the coming year:

While we would agree that church tech goals largely come down to trying to do or achieve something. I’d like to consider how they can be more like a team sport.

There are some foundational things that make a team effective in putting points on the board and getting a win.

Judah Thomas explains why this time of year provides a great opportunity to grow and invest in your tech team:

As a tech director the next few weeks probably represent a chance that you can finally relax a little bit since the big holidays are over. But id you know that this is normally the time that our teams get neglected. We recruited, trained and ran around like mad for weeks on end before Christmas, and now we have crossed the finish line and one of the last things on our mind could be the team that made it happen.

The next few months is a great time for you to spend building relationships with your team, recruiting new members and conducting training. Since there are no major holidays until Easter, you have some time to put into the team that you might not have later on in the year.

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