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The job you perform is just a temporary one. It should be viewed as a stage in the growing process that God has designed for you. Read more

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Our worship services aren’t created through lighting cues, fader positions or IMAG shot selections. They are designed around ministry goals and supported by ministry moments we church techs help create. Here's how to think them through. Read more

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Where does your skill come from --- trade school, a degree program, the school of hard knocks? Certainly those experiences helped, but that's only partially right. Read more

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Conflict that goes unresolved for any length of time can turn into bitterness and anger. These situations are not healthy for any organization, especially a church. Read more

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In our pursuit of excellence, I sometimes think we've forgotten the human element. When that's the case, it's time to reboot our teams--and our mindset. 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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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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All too often we talk about great things, but then drop the ball when it comes to implementation. With Easter services upon us, complacency is not an option when telling one of the greatest stories ever told. 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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In the business world, technical directors have joined the C-suite. While church technical ministry may have begun with one guy sitting in a room behind a little glass window, technology in churches has evolved as radically as it has in the business. 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

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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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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

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At Saddleback Church in Orange County, Calif., the tech team's goal is to keep the focus on the Message, while keeping the technology invisible. Read more

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Being in tech ministry, having kids, and carrying a smartphone make it tough to have quiet time in prayer. Here's why we should learn to stop and listen. Read more

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Church techs are servants on Sundays and many other days of the week--oftentimes in the dark and behind the scenes. So should they all be paid? And what about volunteers who freely donate their time? These three principles can help you decide. Read more

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What if Valentine’s Day isn’t really about love at all? (Otherwise we could just quote the Apostle Paul and call it a day.) What if the best gift we could give each other was deeply seeing and connecting with one another? Read more

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As Easter service planning ramps up and springtime begins to set in, the pace of life can leave you winded. But there are three fundamental things you can do to slow down, recover, and serve God better in your tech role. 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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A Forest, Va., church's tech director shares his inclusive approach to healthy team building: Tech Group. The weekly gathering is an open invitation to current tech team members and everyone else interested in serving. Read more

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