for such a time as this

For Such a Time as This

For a time such as this.. I know I need to say something, I’m just not sure what. Like you (I hope), I am in pain over the events in Charlottesville, VA. Every time I soak in the history of civil rights, I imagine myself among the peaceful protestors. After... read more

Lyric Operators

Advanced Training for Lyric Operators

Your Lyric Operator is a Worship Leader.   I’ve not only attended, but had a hand in executing hundreds of Worship Experiences in churches of all sizes and denominations. I can tell you first hand, when the lyrics are late or inconsistent on screen its bad. Its just like a... read more

Church Sound Repair

Church Sound Repair & Maintenance Tips

When was the last time you went through and inspected your gear closet at church? Be honest!   A lot of tech rooms, drawers, and bins can get filled with old gear, bad cables, broken mic stands, and other gear that isn’t needed or just doesn’t work. While it can... read more

great stage design

4 Priorities of Great Stage Design

Running a site like ChurchStageDesignIdeas.com, I’ve seen thousands of stage designs. It’s sexy, seeing what brand new types of materials innovative churches start using. And I’ve even had the fun of designing my own stages with my own unique materials. I’ve used PVC, cellophane, stretch fabric, light bulbs… Always looking... read more

a church tech

The Methods of a Church Tech

Production can be a tricky thing to get volunteers to buy into. Too often, I have found, a volunteer comes on board simply believing that are there to fill a role, an open space- not to actively engage in leading worship and helping to shape a moment between God and... read more

leadership gap

The Leadership Gap

It happens in life and it happens in our leadership…   It’s the gap between where we are and where we want to be. It’s the gap between where our organization is and where we know it needs to be. How we manage this gap and how we operate while... read more

stay a little while

Stay A Little While

Stick around a little. When I was a student at Asbury College, we had chapel three times a week.  Over the course of my studies I grew an appreciation for the words spoken over me in Hughes Auditorium.  The college president, guest preachers and fellow students all had their opportunity... read more

Leading with Humilty

Usually the words “humble” and “leadership” are not readily matched together. Humbleness implies meekness, lowliness and submission. Even the Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “humility” as “a modest or low view of one’s own importance”. In contrast, leaders want to be confident, strong and bold. They want to carve out paths... read more

Making Social Media More “Social”

Where did the social go in social media?   Every church, business, or organization struggle with engagement. We can never get enough, and we always want more. Engagement is a true measurement of how effective the media you’re putting out there really is. If someone feels strongly enough about something... read more