About Carl Barnhill

Creative Director / Owner
[twelve:thirty]media | Columbia, SC
carlbarnhill.com
@carlbarnhill

Carl Barnhill has served on staff at some of the largest churches and organizations in the country. He served as Media Director at Precept Ministries International, directing the television and radio program Precepts for Life with Kay Arthur, broadcasted to over 98 million homes around the world. He served as Video Production Director at Pinelake Church in Brandon, MS. He most recently served as Video Coordinator for Newspring Church in South Carolina. He currently serves as Creative Director and Owner of [twelve:thirty]media, serving churches and ministries all over the world through motion graphics content and church media coaching.

Give Control and Create Leaders

To multiply your ministry and see extreme growth, you must raise up leaders. And you must serve as the Leader of those leaders. You must create an environment where your team is thinking for themselves, where you are empowering them to make decisions, where you are delegating authority. Make clear... read more

the win.

Though our teams should strive to be Unapologetically Excellent (read our post entitled “Excellence vs. Perfection” here), the ‘Win of the Day’ is not that your volunteers pushed every button correctly and had a technically flawless service. The ‘Win’ is seeing people encounter Jesus. You must cast vision to your team... read more

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Excellence vs. Perfection

It’s okay for the execution of your worship service to be excellent. You don’t have to settle for “well, that’s the best we can do with volunteers…” There are times when we have excuses for our services not being excellent: “If I just had more time to…” “If we had... read more

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Creating the Experience

Christians have a funny way of communicating. Check out how we sound sometimes:   All believers are called to communicate and share with others what Jesus has done in us. Sometimes we use words, sometimes we use music and song, and sometimes we use tools like audio, lighting, and video to create... read more