What is Ableton Live?

If you’re a worship leader or tech director reading this, you’re likely familiar with Ableton Live. You probably already use if for tracks, or you know someone that does, or you’re fighting to the death to not have to use tracks. But Ableton Live does far more than run tracks.... read more

Warm Bodies or Warm Hearts?

A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to catch a plane ride sitting next to Greg Stier, CEO and Founder of Dare 2 Share, from Washington, DC to Denver. He was returning home after a speaking engagement and I was heading to Colorado for a leadership camp/mission trip hybrid... read more

5 Ways to Invest in Yourself

You may have developed a list of resolutions for the New Year, or set goals for your ministry, but have you planned for a little personal development? Your ministry, your work, will only be as solid as YOU are.  So why not invest in your ministry AND yourself? I’m here... read more

What’s A Day Off?

It was my first youth ministry job interview. During the month of March, in my last semester of seminary, I drove to Cincinnati to meet with the church’s administrative board. We talked about the usual kinds of issues, like how to counsel teens, my vision and strategy, and how to... read more

Recording a Sunday Message on a Budget

A great outreach and “inreach” for churches is to make their Sunday morning messages available to their congregation. It is super handy to have to give to those who cannot physically come to church, or have to miss a Sunday for a variety of reasons. A quality Sunday message audio... read more

Announcements: The Holy Grail

Have you ever heard someone say “I need an announcement for this…” This is a great indication that you have an opportunity to build some parameters and understanding into your communication guidelines, and not clog up your worship experience with a 12 minute announcement section of reading everything that’s already... read more