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Raising the level of your productions begins as an inside job. Because as a leader, your team will never excel if you don't excel. Use these steps to break free of complacency and raise your church's productions to a whole new level. Read more

Education

You can't just throw new team members into the mix and wish them luck. They're going to need some help. Here are three common traps in the church tech training process, and three key ways to develop an effective process for training that works. Read more

Education

With the right attitude and perspective, any church in America can be excellent, CPM's tech contributor finds. Because more than anything, excellence is a journey. It’s a relentless pursuit of improvement. Read more

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No multisite church can thrive without a plan for how to handle live production and technical elements. Here are three critical concepts to consider before you lift off. Read more

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We read blogs and listen to podcasts about how we can grow in our technical or leadership skill. But how often do we put that same amount of effort into growing as a parent or a spouse? Read more

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There’s an old cliché, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” Here's how to get a jump on 2019. Read more

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Dear Pastor, here are three important things we tech team members respectfully need you to know. Read more

Ministry

It's tough to put much time toward training when you're already stretched thin. So oftentimes we wind up short-circuiting the process. Here are common training traps and solutions to help you train up your teams right--and see consistent results. Read more

Education

Raising the level of your productions begins as an inside job. Because as a leader, your team will never excel if you don't excel. Use these steps to break free of complacency and raise your church's productions to a whole new level. Read more

Education

You can't just throw new team members into the mix and wish them luck. They're going to need some help. Here are three common traps in the church tech training process, and three key ways to develop an effective process for training that works. Read more

Education

With the right attitude and perspective, any church in America can be excellent, CPM's tech contributor finds. Because more than anything, excellence is a journey. It’s a relentless pursuit of improvement. Read more

Education

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When things get busy, it’s the boring routine of maintenance that tends to fall by the wayside. But if your team puts this maintenance plan into place, you can expect far fewer equipment failures and headaches, which is always something to celebrate. Read more

Education

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No multisite church can thrive without a plan for how to handle live production and technical elements. Here are three critical concepts to consider before you lift off. Read more

Education

An alarming number of church techs struggle with burnout each year. But there are healthy ways to relieve stress, find rest, and refocus on the purpose of your calling. Read more

Ministry

A big, powerful moment in a church service can be engaging and impactful. But if we don’t know how to set it up properly or transition out of it effectively, what was intended to be powerful can become distracting or downright cringeworthy. Read more

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If we insist on doing everything ourselves, we don’t allow others to contribute their talents and develop their gifts. In essence, we spiritually strangle our teams instead of empowering them to serve God better. Read more

Ministry

Don’t fight it. It’s inevitable. Gear will break. Volunteers will quit. The set list will change last-minute. We can’t become such rigid creatures of habit that we refuse to embrace change and learn to bend with the challenges of tech ministry. Read more

Ministry

We read blogs and listen to podcasts about how we can grow in our technical or leadership skill. But how often do we put that same amount of effort into growing as a parent or a spouse? Read more

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There’s an old cliché, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” Here's how to get a jump on 2019. Read more

Education

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Is my heart ready and expectant for lives to be changed? Have I prayed for my team, the worship leaders and pastor? If I'm spiritually attuned, then I'm ready to produce more than just a big Christmas show. I'm primed to help lead people to Christ. Read more

Ministry

Here are three important perspectives to keep in mind as you finish your Christmas production planning, lest we slip into “lather, rinse, repeat” mode because it’s the path of least resistance and requires the least amount of work. Read more

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Am I regularly seeking God’s presence and supernatural provision, or am I content to rely on my own understanding? As a tech team manager, the group will never grow past the limits placed by my own spiritual growth and development. Read more

Ministry

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Oftentimes, church techs don't think of themselves as natural leaders. So rising to fill a leadership position can seem daunting. The good news is, literally anyone is capable of being a leader. All it takes is a heart for true servanthood. Read more

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Tech directors and pastors rely on each other for their church's ultimate success. But as you know, getting both busy parties speaking the same language can be challenging. Use these tips to help get the communication flowing. Read more

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It's tempting to put on blinders and fall headfirst into your Christmas production. But that can take a good chunk of joy out of the season for you and your team. Here's how to focus on advance planning and communication instead. Read more

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Just because things get busy doesn’t mean that they should be overwhelming. And just because there are high expectations doesn’t mean that we have to be crippled by them. Read more

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You'll never accidentally get better at your job or at life. It takes an intentional plan to grow, and it takes God's guidance. Here, one tech leader shares his 4-point strategy for personal growth. Read more

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