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A thermometer simply reflects the temperature of its surroundings. A thermostat, on the other hand, can change the temperature as needed. Which one are you most like in your leadership style? Read more

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The video director contends with 19 campuses in Charlotte and a handful of others, all in a day's work. Her favorite part of the job: helping others connect with God. Read more

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For church techs, “the most wonderful time of the year” can easily turn into the most demanding and stress-filled time of it. Read more

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Is your heart ready for Thanksgiving? A Church Production contributor shares three things he's most thankful for ... and then it's your turn--in the comments section. Read more

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Are you a church tech change-agent or a serial idea killer? Here are three ways to prevent insecurities or a strong bent toward logic from holding you back in the exploration of new ideas for your church's ministry and vision. Read more

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What makes a volunteer walk away from a church tech team? Here are four reasons why techs leave, and what you can do--preemptively--to make them want to stay. Read more

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To change and grow spiritually, personally and professionally takes fortitude in four distinct areas. A church tech leader and CPM contributor sheds light on them. Read more

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As a tech director, you've probably learned that it takes a different skill set to effectively lead and motivate your creative teams. But are you intentional about honing those skills? Here are 10 actions you can take to become an even better leader. Read more

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It's inevitable, sooner or later your church will be involved in a construction project. You'll have to work with an integrator or other consultant who's designing your tech systems and spaces. Here's some advice to help you get it right. Read more

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To successfully lead or serve on a church tech team, enduring flexibility will be required. Because no matter how hard we plan and practice, mistakes will happen. Read more

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If we want to lead our teams better--and gain more influence across the ministry--we must improve our ability to listen. Here are three key ways to accomplish that and to help our teams grow in the process. Read more

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Whether you're leading a tech team or serving on one, there will be mistakes--they go with the territory of live-production. But the good news is, they don't have to define your church service or your team. Instead, they can be opportunities. Read more

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This straightforward list from filmmaker Phil Cooke can help make you a better media director from the first read-through. Some highlights: find a mentor, stop hiring people like you, get on your pastor's wavelength, and learn better people skills. Read more

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What is good production and what is simply distraction? There can be a fine line between powerful ministry and entertainment flash. Consider these three things when crafting a production style and tone that's right for your worship services. Read more

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As a church TD or volunteer, your time is naturally stretched thin. So you want your daily doings to be worthy pursuits. These tips can help you implement God-honoring habits that actually stick--and make a true difference. Read more

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Technical directors deal with so much more than gear and technical issues. To be a successful TD with a successful team, we must become excellent communicators ... with people. Here's how to build that vital connection. Read more

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Chances are that you were hired for your technical ability. The challenge is that as your church grows, the skills that got you where you are now, are not the skills that will get you to the next level. Read more

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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

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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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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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