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.

Josh Blankenship lists three great Facebook groups for church media folks:

Ever felt you were out there on your own island? Like there was nobody else that was going through what you were going through at work. For most of us who work and volunteer at small to medium size churches we are often the only ‘creative’ person on staff.

There are others out there just like you. It would be well worth your time to find those people and connect.

Luckily I have found a few of them out there for you. These groups can be a lifesaver if you are ever discouraged or simply need creative people to run your ideas by.

Ryan Holck posted a great roundup of open source church software, including worship presentation:

Open source software is software that is basically free to use, change and share by anyone. Made by many people, it has the potential to become more than any one person or company could plan for.

See an issue… fix it

Need something added… go for it.

When it comes to church software, a number of open source solutions exist.

Jon Graham lists nine things to remember when your church is in the market for a video camera:

It’s hard pulling the trigger on that big technology purchase — especially when you know as soon as you cut the tape on the box, a newer, cooler, cheaper unit comes to market. So what’s the solution? It starts with asking the right questions.

How will you be using this camera? Are you streaming your services to the world? Are you editing your meeting and delivering content for broadcast on the local cable channel? Do you have the next Steven Spielberg in your youth group producing mini-documentaries? Who will be operating this camera?

(Volunteers have a wide range of skill sets.)

Based on your answers to these questions, here are some features to look for…

Luke Vettel shares some tips for helping your tech budget survive the approval process:

It’s not always easy to communicate to those outside the tech world about changes and needs in technology. So, budgeting for your church can be difficult… Having a well planned, forward-looking roadmap that is well communicated is essential to earning trust with those who will sign off on your budget.

From drums to keys to guitars, Jed Smith takes a look at current worship trends for different instruments…

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