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Josiah Way

Most church techs are introverts. Many of us love serving in the booth just so we don’t have to talk to others. While we can talk shop for hours with our peers, when it comes to casual chit-chat, no thanks. Read more

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Now that Easter’s in the rearview mirror, what do we do with ourselves? Rejoice, reflect, and beware the strange lull.... Read more

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How exactly will Dante AV impact the video aspect of your weekend services? Can it truly be as flexible as Dante audio? Here we share our initial thoughts on this promising technology. Read more

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For all of us, there will come a day when we step away from one role and into another. No matter the circumstances, it will be difficult. But it's important to learn to transition out well, in a way that honors our team, the church, and ourselves. Read more

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Most of us in church technical arts like productions to run a certain way. But don’t let fear become a roadblock to trusting that everything will be fine without you. It's God-honoring to learn to step away and recharge--and to let others step up. Read more

Ministry

Church techs need a designated time of renewal and revitalization that is more than a simple Sabbath. Why? Because when we set aside our stress and crazy schedules, we get to re-focus on our relationship with Christ and his people. Read more

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Church tech directors take note. A report on the rise of a new approach for live production and professional broadcast. Read more

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The buttons, faders, and gear are so fun at first. And then reality sinks in. Being a church tech is tough work. A seasoned veteran shares how to balance the demands, grow your skills, and keep perspective on Whom you truly serve, in three key steps. Read more

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Everybody knows the importance of safety on the job. But it can oftentimes be overlooked by small teams who are rushed to set up an entire church--sound, video, chairs--in just a couple of hours. Read more

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Tech is always changing, but this time the destination is clear: wireless. Our reporter proposes that we not view new wireless collaboration devices as another possible headache, but rather as a $1,000 insurance policy. Read more

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In the world of church production, the inevitable month of December is upon us. Read more

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Let’s use every opportunity to pass on not only our tech knowledge, but our love of Christ and others. Because at the end of the day, even though the church could and would survive without us, it can be better because of us. Read more

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How many church techs are just as intentional about their spiritual preparedness for the weekend as they are about their input list for the band? With the same care we prepare our console, Christ calls us to prepare spiritually to serve Him. Read more

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How well do you know your team? It’s more than knowing whether they have an ear for mixing or a focus for ProPresenter. It's knowing their stories, and it's letting them know that each one of them matters to the whole. Read more

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Here’s a biblical guide to dealing with any mid-service tech fail, and how to negotiate its aftermath. Read more

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Look around you. Church technical arts and pro AVL tend to be dominated by men. But CPM's contributor proposes that this needs to change, and that there is a biblical imperative for women serving in church tech. Read more

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A church tech travels to Japan and learns from Panasonic’s company philosophy of meichi, “to know the mission.” Some key takeaways for technical team members: that of joyfully giving our time and energy, and of leading people from suffering to peace. Read more

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One powerful takeaway from Graham's 1998 TED Talk? When our productions are used to serve God’s people, creating a way for them to commune with Him, only then are we using the tools God provides for their designed purpose. Read more

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We may assume it's okay to suffer now and neglect our health for the sake of the Christmas production. Our true reward is in heaven. But that doesn't help our wives and children who miss us during the month of December. Read more

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The old adage that says "pick two" may be true for certain construction or service industries, but it should not be true for church tech. We have a biblical imperative that says otherwise. Read more

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How exactly will Dante AV impact the video aspect of your weekend services? Can it truly be as flexible as Dante audio? Here we share our initial thoughts on this promising technology. Read more

Gear

Church techs need a designated time of renewal and revitalization that is more than a simple Sabbath. Why? Because when we set aside our stress and crazy schedules, we get to re-focus on our relationship with Christ and his people. Read more

Ministry

One powerful takeaway from Graham's 1998 TED Talk? When our productions are used to serve God’s people, creating a way for them to commune with Him, only then are we using the tools God provides for their designed purpose. Read more

Ministry

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