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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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The bright, compact, easy-to-use Smarty Hybrid luminaire is designed to do triple duty as a wash, spot, or beam fixture. Our reviewer notes its impressive zoom range--from a tiny beam focus to a very wide wash. Read more

Gear

There are numerous nuanced functions on a modern console that can help you through a tough situation--as long as you know about them. Three of them, generally underutilized by church operators, can help you go deeper with your desk for solid results. 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

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CPM sought out some seasoned church techs and asked what they find crucial to keep at FOH. The list ranges from the basics of hand sanitizer, batteries and breath mints to spare mics, an SPL meter and IEM's. What else would you add? Read more

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Filmmaking ministries are taking on a life of their own—helping churches reach people far and wide for Christ. Read more

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The best IMAG is about supporting worship, not being creative with outrageous camera angles or stunning effects. Follow these tips to stay on track AND pack a punch. Read more

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Some must-haves (like wireless DMX and gaff tape) are self-evident. Others, like the Skeletool and Easy Button, may be things you never knew your tech team needed. Read more

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Are you getting good ROI for your live-streaming ministry? Start by defining your church's objectives. There you'll find indicators of whether you’re headed in the right direction. Read more

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Thanks to DPA's CORE amplifier technology, our reviewer notes, the smaller (3 mm) capsule delivers the same performance as previous larger designs--maybe even better. It also offers a comfortable design with grips for both ears. Read more

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Rigging is an art--delivering beauty and engagement on one hand, and danger on the other. A CPM contributor shares a one-on-one interview with a renowned secular stage production rigger, gleaning smart advice for those in the church setting. 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

Ministry

Easter is the time we often bring out the big choir and the entire local symphony to proclaim what Christ has done. But oftentimes with all that celebrating we run into some unique technical roadblocks. 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

Great lighting design doesn’t require a big spend. Take, for example, this advice from one seasoned church lighting designer. “There aren’t any ideas that should not be considered. You simply have to design the best you can within your budget.” Read more

Education

TD Joe Way serves full-time with a Baptist University in California and contracts with Saddleback’s Aliso Viejo campus. Read more

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Marcus Pointe Church in Pensacola, Fla., celebrates the resurrection in a baseball stadium packed with community—and technology. Read more

Case Studies

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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

Ministry

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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

As a church filmmaker or media team member, think of us as your eyes and ears on the ground at one of the largest pro AV events in the world. Here are the top five products from NAB we think you should know about in 2019. Read more

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