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: Plan Both to Succeed and Fail
By Debbie Keough · March 1, 2018 • It may seem obvious to anyone that works in production that planning well out in advance is crucial. However, the hardest thing to plan for could just be winging it.

Service Planning: Jesus Was Born to Die! April Fool!
By Michael Edgar Myers · February 23, 2018 • Author’s Confession: This is a dangerous article. A weird, out-of-the-box piece that might have you ask, "What’s he on?"

Intentional Lighting: From Cues to Color Theory
By Mike Sessler · November 23, 2017 • One of the best things you can do as a lighting director (or technical director who programs lights) is learn color theory. Different colors make you feel different things.

The First Pre-Emptive Action to Avoid an Audio Failure
By Michael Scott · October 13, 2017 • To adequately prepare for the upgrade process, there are three key areas that you need to invest your thought in: timing, communication, and research.

Looking to Set Up Streaming This Fall? Don’t Rush It
By Andres Caamano · August 21, 2017 • It also may seem feasible that one can roll out a streaming plan with virtually no budget, but it is best to look to include at least a small budget to implement such a plan.

Multisite Planning – Seeking the ‘Secret Sauce’ For Success
By Lee Varian · June 22, 2017 • It is important to know what makes our service compelling, because that is what must get translated effectively across the yards or miles of separation that exists between your church’s individual sites.

Volunteer Recruitment: Clear Communication, Timeless Determination Required
By Jennifer Johnson · March 29, 2017 • Recruiting doesn’t have to be a negative experience, but it does require a well thought-out plan.

Planning Worship Like Ron Howard
By Greg Stovell · March 20, 2017 • On our planning desk at First Presbyterian in West Chester, Pennsylvania, we will have one single Sunday worship theme, surrounded by many Post-It Notes, including a collection of 20 possible praise songs.

2 Reasons, 5 Tips for Church Service Planning
By Brian Wilson · March 9, 2017 • Most churches are great about planning special services like Easter or Christmas, but why can’t we spend time making sure every weekend is special?

Service Planning: Value Comes From Thinking Ahead
By David Erlandson · February 24, 2017 • The expectation is for churches to be creative, original, and fresh 52 out of 52 Sundays a year, along with extra services and events.

Easter Production: Plan and Communicate Well
By Steven Hall · February 13, 2017 • Look to communicate early and often, so that it is a team effort and everyone is responsible for communicating, if something is unclear.

Filmmaking for Worship: From Development to Distribution
By Ralph Hicks · January 25, 2017 • As a filmmaker, be sure to ask questions as to what is meant to be taken away from each scene.

The Importance of Practice
By Marcus Hammond · October 6, 2016 • It’s incredible how many churches have weekly services and 'wing it.' Some are even proud of it.

Christmas Planning Should Not Be Last Minute
By Mike Edwards. · September 14, 2016 • The actual planning for this upcoming Christmas begins in early September. The key leaders from each ministry meet to lay out a calendar and a budget.

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Worship Facilities Magazine, January-February 2018
The January-February 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about the many steps a church had to take in the aftermath of a fire, and another involving a church making the jump to 4K.

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