Team Development

Planning a Successful Upgrade for 2018
By Todd Heft · October 6, 2017 • Technical upgrades should not detract or distract people from the message, but technology can make things easier, and can mean you require less volunteers or less stress on yourself.

5 Tips For Filming Stories For The Christmas Season
By Nathan VonMinden · October 5, 2017 • Start by collaborating with your teaching pastor, and if your pastor has his series or topics done, take a look at that first, or ask questions to get some direction on what kind of story could be produced.

Bang on the Drum All Day: Learning About Miking Techniques
By TD Staff · September 29, 2017 • This piece offers a fresh look at drum kit microphone techniques, including by taking a less conventional approach at what could work best.

Christmas Production: Plan, As Much Hangs In the Balance
By Greg Stovell · September 28, 2017 • It might not seem right, or even, legal, to start planning for Christmas and Christmas Eve services while it might be 90 degrees outside, but there is room to make a case for early and diligent preparation.

Church Communications: Effective Messaging With A Plan
By Jennifer Johnson · September 27, 2017 • Great communication practices don't just happen – they take work, diligence and time. Once you have a plan in place and begin to implement it, to which you then consistently stick to that plan, your communication will improve and become easier to manage.

5 Rules for Making Church Websites Interactive
By Adrian Gates · September 26, 2017 • Ultimately for a church, the goal must be a deeper relationship with Jesus through better connection to the body.

Christmas Production: If You Build It, They Will Come
By Eric Bramlett · September 25, 2017 • At our church, Community Christian Church, we usually feature the elementary age kids and the pre-K kids on different Sundays, each singing a different song each week. We advertise to the families that this is happening, and it becomes a feature portion of our Christmas series.

Work to End Your Recurring Rehearsal Problems
By Adam Dye · September 21, 2017 • Try to build in time for a full run-through after the band and production team have rehearsed each individual song. Transition rehearsals will help every person on your team with their cues, whether it’s unmuting mics or beings sure the stage is lit correctly.

Sound Check and Rehearsals: Importance Behind Checklists, Communication
By Ralph Hicks · September 20, 2017 • The band, singers, and choir need to know that you care about them and their needs. I do understand that you cannot give them everything that they want, but they need to know that you care.

4 Ways to Transform Your Christmas Environments
By Luke McElroy · September 19, 2017 • Be it a special Christmas program or simply the Christmas Eve service, you have a great opportunity to make a visual environment that helps them get caught up in the real Christmas Story.

Sound Check and Rehearsals: Avoid Traps Involving Time, Laziness, Comfort
By Tom Noble · September 19, 2017 • Take the time to realize that maybe we need to have fresh eyes to look at our situation, or take some continuing education, or maybe even visit another church and talk with our brothers and sisters behind the mixer.

Sound Check with Elevation Worship and Cuevas
By Gregory Kayne · September 18, 2017 • The single most important experience for promoting musical excellence while bringing worship, pastors and media ministers together in unity and purpose is sound check.

Better Band Preparation: Defining Sound Check, Rehearsal
By Grant Norsworthy · September 15, 2017 • There are some simple changes you can make that will bring dramatic gains to the efficiency and effectiveness of your available preparation time.

Team Development: Take the Time to Listen, Evaluate, Decide
By Mike Paschal · September 14, 2017 • If you begin making decisions based on a wavering vision and values, you will continue to make reactionary changes based solely on people’s opinions and not a vision.

Sound Check and Rehearsals: Vital For Excellence in Worship Services
By Tony Staires · September 14, 2017 • Sometimes at Granger Community Church, reordering the service might be necessary, if it is seen that it will benefit the two services on Sunday.

Latest Resource

Worship Facilities Magazine, September-October 2017
The September-October 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a glance at a Granger Community Church, and their recent install of a Lawo audio mixing console system.

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