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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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Typically, technical team members are behind-the-scenes people. They may naturally want to stay in the background, pushing faders or turning knobs. But part of your job as a TD is to help them step out of their comfort zones ... and into life. 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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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

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Technical ministry involves dealing with people, and people can be hard to deal with. Here are tips from a seasoned tech director on how to handle tech team conflict with grace and humility. Read more

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Leaders understand that a team of one is a team of none, which means you must believe in multiple people to accomplish your task. And to do that, you must continually seek God's guidance. Read more

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From a few people meeting in a garage to a multisite with 14 campuses, LCBC is on the move. Sean McDermott shares how he keeps pace and keeps growing personally. Read more

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Church technical leadership takes a high degree of practical skill, but no one trains you how to navigate the political, emotional, and social awareness issues. Most of us learn it by accidentally stepping on someone’s tripwire. Read more

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How to develop and cultivate a technical standard of excellence for all your church's services. Read more

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Most of our church technical teams are made up of Millennials with GenZ just entering the volunteer base. Yet church leadership is largely Boomer and GenX. Here’s what church technical professionals on both sides of the gap need to know. Read more

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Do you have what it takes to be successful in the role? The job involves technical know-how and a talent for logistics, for sure, but there are other critical ingredients, including intrinsic motivation--or the call to ministry. Read more

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