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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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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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Two veteran lighting directors share their approach on using lighting cues to your best advantage--with the ability to be ready for those moments when the worship service doesn't proceed as planned. 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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When it's time to purchase video displays, where does a church tech begin? CPM's guide points you in the right direction. Read more

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Incorrect or mixed color temperature lighting may not be blatantly obvious, but it can make a worship space feel “off" and unsettling. Pay attention to it and you can improve both your worship environment and your video. Read more

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All church techs, staff and volunteer, understand growing pains. And some tech departments are reorganizing to better accommodate changes in technology and rapid church growth. One example is Central Indiana's Northview Church. Read more

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Safety, reliability and compatibility are all concerns when using hand-me-down gear. Church consultants and integrators share their insights to help tech directors make the best call on used gear. Read more

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Here's how to avoid the visual pyrotechnics and use projection to support the Message. Read more

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All of us in church production, even those who are "just" engineers for mix, lighting or broadcast, have a ministerial role to fulfill. And sometimes we have to make a choice between which role comes first--that of tech, or that of minister. Read more

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When your team streams, you allow anyone with an internet connection to find your church. But the trick is, while anybody can stream, doing it well is critical to capturing and keeping an audience. Read more

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What is it about a new year that makes us ready for new things? We instinctively know that it’s the perfect time to let go of what has passed and start over. It's the perfect time to reboot our faith. Read more

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You just helped deliver one of your church's biggest productions of the year--Christmas. Christ was proclaimed. Lives were touched and restored. Now what? It's time to stop, reflect and prepare. Read more

Ministry

It's easy for a church’s volunteers to get in over their heads when it comes to mixing sound. But new software for audio consoles is allowing tiered access that can flex as your volunteer operators' skillsets do. Read more

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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

When it's time to purchase video displays, where does a church tech begin? CPM's guide points you in the right direction. Read more

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Effective worship lighting can involve intelligent fixtures, consoles and effects, but at the heart of it all are basic lighting principles and creativity. Read more

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Simple doesn't have to mean boring. Lighting support for a quiet service can often be more challenging than going all-out for a rock concert. Read more

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Tampa church's stats show 1,400 weekly viewers, 50% of all donations made online, and 2x church website traffic. Read more

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Ours is a work of translation. The mission is to take what the pastor, worship leader or director envisions and make it real. We have to make their vision jump off the stage. And we have to be prepared, drawing from the full resources of our team. Read more

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