I asked a friend of mine who is a sales person at a local music store what missteps he sees church techs make the most. He has worked with a number of churches both big and small. Churches come from all over the area to his store with the hopes of having a better weekend experience. The sound, video, and lighting, play such a huge part in creating an atmosphere. How can the questions my friend gets, help us create a better atmosphere? Let’s get plugged into leadership and help answer those common questions that are holding us back and we do not even know it. … More Gain structure- Gain is not volume
As Church Leadership you take this directive very seriously by training, sending, and supporting missions trips all over the world. How do you celebrate and update the senders of the amazing work that God is doing in the mission field? One effect way is through pictures that tell a story. Let’s get plugged into leadership and see how we can make this process simple. … More 3 Easy Ways to Take a Story from the Mission Field to the Masses
I meet Chris almost 8 years ago. Chris works at Sweetwater. He is not only my “sales guy”, I consider him a friend. Someone that I trust will give me the best advice on gear, even if I can’t purchase it from him. I reached out to Chris to see if he could give us … More Wireless solutions with Chris Lewis, from Sweetwater
The primary way I learned how to mix was watching professionals as an system tech for a large production company. I spent countless shows standing next to Audio Engineers from some of the biggest act in the US. In the down time, I would ask them as many questions I could. Then I would apply what I learned the next time I was at the console. … More How I mix a full band
The first time I went to The Cove Church I was blown away by the lighting. The team was worshiping to the song called The Way. In the middle of this song, there is a great musical break and then a BAMP moment when the band kicks back in. The song was great, but the lighting that went with the song just make the experience all the more impactful. Great lighting does this! At that moment, I knew I had to meet the guy who programed this lighting show. Let’s get plugged into leadership and meet the man behind the show and get some insight from him. … More Insight from The Cove Church’s, Michael Conda
In 2015, I was introduced to someone that, no matter how far we live apart, I will consider to be a friend. Nick Artman is an amazing guy, who’s heart is as big as they come. With in hours of meeting Nick, I knew that we were going to be great friends. In 2015, Nick, myself, and a small group of people went on a life changing road trip to Charlotte. We jammed in the hotel room on our guitars, wrote a song, and learned a ton! Nick is the perfect guy to help this community out. His expertise and background were super helpful to me as a leader, a musician, and a tech. Let’s get plugged into leadership to see how Nick can help us be better. … More Interview with Erie Young Adult’s, Dr. Nick Artman
Let me start by saying there is no replacement for a good team. Not only do you get the creative juices of more people than yourself, we were made to be in relationships and your team is a very important relationship. It took too long for me to realize that the true measure of a leader is not the number of followers, but how many leaders he is producing. Let’s get plugged into leadership and see how a tablet might help you no matter where your team is at. … More Tabl-Yes or Tabl-No! Why I can’t live without a tablet when running sound!
You are a leader of a technical ministry. Chances are you are in this position because you have a good amount of technical skill. Perhaps you are a musician that knows a good deal about the sound system, you are in IT at your day job and are not afraid of computers, which made you the best choice, or maybe you are “Pro” that wants to use your gifts to serve the Lord at your church. What you did before isn’t as important as where you want to go. One thing is for sure, you can do more with a team than you can by yourself. Let’s get plugged into leadership and see how we can grow our team. … More 5 Ways to Build your Tech Team
Maybe like me, you struggle with self-worth every once and a while. Honestly, self-worth is something I have struggled with since middle school. This was compounded by the series of awful nicknames I had as a kid. Guitar nose, Ichabod Crain, and others didn’t help my self-worth. Despite being called some pretty terrible names in school, Jesus found me towards the end of my middle school career. Knowing that I was worth the death of Jesus Christ changed a lot for me. Sure people still made fun of me throughout school, and even after, but I pressed into my relationship with God the creator. … More My Resume SUCKS, but I do not!
Christmas Eve and Easter are 2 times a year you are going to get a lot of new faces at your services. We want to have maximum impact at these services. What are some things that we can keep in mind while we plan these services? Let’s get plugged into leadership and find out! … More 6 Things to keep in mind as you plan your Christmas Eve Services