WFX REACH Raleigh Succeeds in Growing Ministry

Mix of workshops, exhibits and worship offers more than 300 conference attendees a chance to grow together.

WFX REACH Raleigh Succeeds in Growing Ministry
Dave Hummel, Creative Director at Wave Church (left) talks during his session, Evolving as a Tech Leader, on May 17, 2016 at WFX REACH Raleigh, at Crossroads Fellowship in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mike Paschal, Director of Media at Port City Community Church (right) outlines the steps behind a creative process during his session, Crating the Right Media Content, on May 17, 2016 at WFX REACH Raleigh, at Crossroads Fellowship in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — On Tuesday, May 17, WFX REACH Raleigh began its second and final day at Crossroads Fellowship, with the more than 300 attendees able to select from 15 workshop sessions over four different time slots for a second straight day. Beyond the workshops, attendees spent much of the day also networking with fellow tech and worship leaders, meeting with various exhibitors, as well as having some time for worship.

The four tracks that sessions revolved around dealt with tech directors, tech teams, communications & media, and buildings.

Beginning my second day, I sat in a very useful session for tech directors for small to large churches, “Evolving A Tech Leader,” coordinated by Wave Church Creative Director Dave Hummel.

Hummel began by talking about one’s potential for personal growth, and cautioned that one avoid being openly critical of one’s bosses at work, since it serves as a poison that can infect the whole office. Such behavior, he said, also does little to discourage fellow coworkers from doing the same with you if you end up being promoted to a similar position.

Hummel talked about spending time with your key volunteers, taking them out for meals, and providing them the guidance to grow in their knowledge.

In looking to successfully move up the ladder of responsibility, he said, “be encouraged that you can get to your ‘next level,’” but also challenge yourself to serve your leaders better. If you find yourself butting heads with the leadership above you, that will only slow down your advancement.

For Hummel, he also talked about the need to focus on oneself, instead of others, when problems cropped up. As a means to help you to learn who you are, and “where your weaknesses” he suggested that everyone utilize tools like the Meyers Briggs-Meyer or DiSC personality tests.

For some personalities, there might be too strong a drive to strive for perfection, but Hummel instead suggested that one focus on having the spirit to “give it a go,” and therefore avoiding telling church leadership that a certain task “can’t be done because of X, Y, Z.”

As a means to help keep the morale high amongst members of your tech team, Hummel suggested that as leaders one constantly offers “deposits,” making sure to encourage, praise and celebrate them and their work, while also making it fun. As an extension of how to celebrate their accomplishments, he mentioned going so far as to use social media to publicly praise members of the team. At the other end of the spectrum, he cautioned making too many “withdrawals,” where the leader has to take the time to spell out corrections of a team member’s work, or “big asks,” and emergency saves.


More About Andres Caamano
Andres Caamano is the site editor for Worship Tech Director, which aims to inform tech directors, audio, video or lighting directors, creative directors, music directors and worship leaders about the latest technology, while also bringing to the forefront some of the most notable examples of leadership and completed projects that can be of benefit to houses of worship of all sizes. Andres joined WTD in 2015, and is focused on taking an engaged approach to the market; one that is encouraging, creative and set toward ministry purpose.
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