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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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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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Church Production Live’s Capture – Content Creation and Filmmaking Summit sits down for a Q&A with the founder of Los Angeles’ Cooke Media Group. 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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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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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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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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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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If we insist on doing everything ourselves, we don’t allow others to contribute their talents and develop their gifts. In essence, we spiritually strangle our teams instead of empowering them to serve God better. 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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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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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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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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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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No one should be able to say, “I’m the only one who can do this.” If you don't have a training program for your church tech team, the Apostle Paul offers you a blueprint. Read more

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