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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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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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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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There’s an old cliché, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” Here's how to get a jump on 2019. 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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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

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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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In the midst of all the busyness there is a little voice in your head that asks, “Is this what Christmas is really all about?” Read more

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In the world of church production, the inevitable month of December is upon us. Read more

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Christian author C.S. Lewis ("Mere Christianity" and "The Chronicles of Narnia" are just a few of his titles) is well known for statements that help us keep perspective. Here, CPM staff shares a few that speak directly to the church tech. Read more

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Tech types can be so hard to read ... what can you really use for Christmas, and what do you say when your family asks? Here's a list you can share to give them a fun jump on their shopping. Read more

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Am I regularly seeking God’s presence and supernatural provision, or am I content to rely on my own understanding? As a tech team manager, the group will never grow past the limits placed by my own spiritual growth and development. 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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To operate well in this type of environment, start by taking an inventory of the 3-P’s: People, Process, Product. Read more

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