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.

Matt McQueen shares three temptations that many church techs struggle with:

As church tech team members we check all the mics, position all the lights and verify our cues, but forget to check ourselves. God often uses our skills and abilities to point out areas in our spiritual life that need improvement. I have been in a church tech booth for as long as I can remember and God has used that time to show me many areas of growth. Here are three that I deal with and believe many tech members can fall prey to.

Kade Young lists three steps to an effective sound check:

Frustrated with sound checks? Are they taking too long? Well, I am pretty sure that every worship team member has been fed up with sound check at some point, if not every week. Although there are probably several ways to perform an efficient sound check, I’ll walk you though the process I have settled into after ten years of leading worship.

Luke McElroy shares the basics of good worship slide design:

So many of you are just tipping your big toe into the world of multi-screen and visual worship. You may have been to SALT Conference before, or just started learning about this stuff. Regardless if you’re a veteran or just beginning, it’s good to be reminded of the essentials of visual worship from time to time.

Chris Huff teaches you the ins and outs of compression:

Before I found compression, my life was empty and void. Now that I have it, I feel so alive and…ok, so compression isn’t THAT amazing but if you’ve got it, you should learn how and when to use it. What is compression? Audio compression is the process of reducing the dynamic range of a sound…

Kendall Conner shares six easy ways to give your lyric slides more impact – and make them easier to read:

Projecting song lyrics on Sundays was really my first love in church media. It plays into what I consider one of the most essential responsibilities of the local church – going above and beyond to make it easy for people to get involved. When you provide lyrics to your worship songs, you put everyone in your auditorium on an equal playing field. Whether they’re in a pew every Sunday or haven’t darkened the doorway of a church in years, providing lyrics makes it easy for everyone to participate.

Because so many eyes will be focused on them throughout your service, it’s important to make sure that your lyric slides are organized and done correctly. Here are six quick changes that will keep your slides looking good…

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