The Easter Stage: A Cross Pollination of Design Ideas
By Gregory Kayne · March 16, 2018 • With some creative planning and forethought, these times don’t need to be stressful, if we keep looking far enough down the road. Many of us with budget and time restraints may just need to design our stages in, well, phases.
Role of an Audio Director: Setting Standards, Supervising, Communicating
By Brad Duryea · March 2, 2018 • Good relationships between the worship team and the audio team are so very important, and they smooth the way to achieving a great worship service.
Easter Production: Dream, Then Find Solutions to Limitations
By Steven Hall · February 27, 2018 • Trim away what you can related to your production plans, while not getting away from the core concept. You want to keep the essence of your plan, but don’t be tied to the execution.
Stage/Sanctuary Lighting: How Best to Serve Your Ministry’s Needs
By Josh Holowicki · February 21, 2018 • Lighting is one of the most powerful tools available to tell a story, and it gives us the ability to focus the attention of the audience in a very specific way.
Churches Should Look to Cast A Larger Social Media Net
By Tim Dougherty · January 26, 2018 • Just putting a video stream out into the wild, can add up to where an initiative may never reach its potential and may even fail completely.
Does Your Ministry Need To Have a Farm System?
By Michael Edgar Myers · January 15, 2018 • Where churches struggle – in the planting phase, and especially in the aging period – is that so much of the work is too often left done in too few hands.
Leadership: Is ‘Near Enough’ the Best We Can Be?
By Grant Norsworthy · December 15, 2017 • If you want your team members to bring their "A game" every time, the leadership style of the team leader plays an enormously influential role.
Christmas Production: Setting the Stage for Christmas
By Alex Fuller · November 17, 2017 • Chances are you’ll be the only one to notice slight changes that are made to the set, and the audience will still end up being amazed.
Role of A Creative Director: Look to Three Components for Success
By Bradley Hodges · November 9, 2017 • A leader can leave directions, show volunteers exactly what buttons to push at exactly the right moment, but the true test of leadership, is in releasing.
Christmas Production: It’s Never Too Early To Begin Planning
By Kevin Penrod · September 7, 2017 • A month after our Christmas production, I am the guy at Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas, who is pestering everyone to find a date right after Easter to start the initial planning stages, where people begin throwing ideas around about what to do next year.
Have a Great Rehearsal, and the Weekend Will Be Amazing!
By Brian Wilson · September 5, 2017 • Quality rehearsals have three ingredients: the physical act of going through the song structure, the picking apart and fixing any mistakes or rough spots, and the dynamic of adding creativity or special elements to the songs or set of songs.
Team Development: Continue to Develop Your Craft, Focus on What’s Important
By Nathan VonMinden · August 2, 2017 • When seeking for ways to help grow your team, be aware of certain "what not to do" pitfalls, beginning with expecting your team members to work on improving in their craft on their own.
Volunteers and Consoles: Placing Volunteers in the Audio ‘Hot Seat’
By Debbie Keough · July 20, 2017 • The faster you move on getting potential volunteers into action, the faster you will have full-fledged audio operators confident and knowledgeable to serve the calling that God has led them to.
Team Development: It’s Not About the “I”
By Debbie Keough · June 1, 2017 • Leadership isn’t about telling your team what to do. Leadership is most effective when you are serving your team.
How to Get and Keep Great Volunteers
By Van Metschke · March 14, 2017 • Among the many ways: Consistently encourage members of the Tech Team to seek out and find others that might be great additions to the team.
Latest ResourceWorship Facilities Magazine, March-April 2018
The March-April 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about how to prepare, prevent and respond to church violence, a look into what church management software can do for your church community, and a piece on how a once popular nightclub venue was transitioned to become Shoreline Church's new home.