We're back with our panel of pros to discuss the things that we do during the week to make the weekend smoother. So much of what we do comes down to planning and preparation. Take that seriously, and see what improves.More... [Link]
On the left is my LD Thomas, and standing behind me is my ATD, Matt. I find my mixing style is an ever-evolving process. Like many FOH guys, I’m always trying new things and changing my approach. For Christmas, I took a calculated risk and re-used last year’s show file. That didn’t pay off the way I hoped it would. For Good Friday and Easter this year, I took a new approach, in more ways than one. Back to BaselineMy starting point for Good Friday (and Easter) was our normal baseline show file. I had to do a fair amount ... [Link]
This Easter was a little odd for me in that it’s the first time in 8 years that I wasn’t working for a church. I was, however, keeping an eye on social media and watching what was being posted in the way of video for Good Friday and Easter services. Here are a few that I found particularly amazing. I hope that they inspire others to produce some great pieces for next year. This Man Named Jesus Produced for The Meeting House, Ontario, Canada Director: Scott Trapasso @scottytrapasso Producers: Joss Monzon @jossmonzon Sandra Neufeld @sandraneufeld, Scott Trapasso Script: Tom Loewen ... [Link]

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My wife and I have this discussion about once a week. No, it’s not about finances. Hold on, I’ll come back to it. I used to be really messy. When I was a teenager my room would be a mess. Clothes all over there floor, bed not made, you get the idea. Standard Teenager. Then(...) [Link]
We take a look at the new-ish large format live console from SSL. With 192 processing paths, up to 972 inputs and a huge 19" multi-touch display it is a formidable contender. There are quite a few features that make this console unique. Learn more at http://www2.solidstatelogic.com/liv~ Today's post is brought to you by DPA Microphones. DPA's range of microphones have earned their reputation for exceptional clarity, high resolution, above all, pure, uncolored accurate sound. Whether recording or sound reinforcement, theatrical or broadcast, DPA's miking solutions have become the choice of professionals with uncompromising demands for sonic excellence. [Link]
Basic actions can help keep check-in running smoothly on your computers, and, therefore, for your organization. Actions such as consistently cleaning your printers, running operating system updates, and maintaining an anti-virus program, can keep things running smoothly when it’s time to check children in. Follow these tips to make sure your check-in stations are ready to roll before the families start lining up. 1) Keep Your Label Printer Clean A clean label printer is a happy label printer. Well, maybe we can’t speak to its actual happiness, but periodically cleaning your printer will ensure it stays in tip-top shape and ... [Link]
While at a meeting of church business administrators of very large churches recently the topic of taking attendance came up. This common topic challenges most in church management. In this particular meeting, however, someone shared a technological solution they're using that is bringing good results! To see my article about it, click here! _uacct = "UA-1242767-4"; urchinTracker(); [Link]
We want to set you up for success on Instagram, so we have come up with some great Instagram ideas for your church to use it well. Note that some of these ideas are perfect for large churches and others setup for small ones. 1. Promote a Sermon Series One of the best uses of Instagram is the ability to promote sermon series through graphics or 15 second video bumpers. If you have a graphic that is used for Sunday sermons that is put onto the projector slide, why not post that on Instagram a week or two before you ... [Link]
Did you know you’re a theologian? I did. So am I. That’s not as special and rare as it sounds. The reality is that everyone is a theologian. Everyone has a belief about God. He exists. He doesn’t exist. He is actually a she. There’s not just one. There’s only one. There’s one, but that(...) [Link]
I spent a lot of time in this seat this week. Easter week is one of the toughest weeks of the year for most church techs. Typically, we’re gearing up for a bigger than normal service on Easter (and typically more of them). Many of us also have a Good Friday service or three to produce. And for some reason, it seems that the rest of the church staff has no idea that our workload goes up by 50% this week and so all kinds of other stuff gets scheduled between Palm Sunday and Easter just for fun.I have had ... [Link]
The Easter service is coming up on us fast and if you do not have the whole thing finished and polished, we want to give you guys some great Easter resources to make your service that much better. Here are 10 resources that will cover all parts of your church’s Easter Sunday service, including free motion graphics, small groups to watch the streaming sermon, mini movies to help lead into your sermon, and more. 1) Easter Graphic Set This is a great cost-effective graphic set for any church that is low on a budget but does not have the time ... [Link]
Building on the foundation of the successful Vi series consoles, the Vi3000 goes one step further. Rather than having processing and I/O in racks, the Vi3000 puts it all in one package, and does so at a great price point. A new graphics package updates the look and there is plenty of expansion. Learn more at the preview website. Today's post is brought to you by Pacific Coast Entertainment. Pacific Coast Entertainment is the premier event production company servicing Southern California and the western states. PCE offers a complete line of Lighting, Audio, Video, and Staging equipment for rentals, sales ... [Link]
Yeah, I know the title of the show is ChurchTechWeekly, but we had a bit of a delivery problem yesterday. Due to some bad traffic and an unscheduled inspection, our rental order arrived about 6 hours later than I planned. Which meant install went 6 hours longer than planned. Which led to no CTW.But hey, you're all busy this week preparing for Easter anyway. We'll be back next week, and we have a great panel lined up.Have a great Easter week! [Link]
As someone who works in ministry but also values technology, you understand why having an effective digital presence is critical for churches. However, there are probably people in your church who don’t understand why your church’s website is so important. Despite the fact that 70 percent of your church’s first-time guests will visit your website before they decide to attend, some church leaders can’t make the connection between your digital presence and ministry effectiveness. This can be a tough change for some leaders because they remember a day when churches didn’t have websites and dynamic online content. Tracking your church’s ... [Link]
The Pix 270 and 250 are new, upgraded versions of the 260 and 240 we saw a few years ago. Outfitted with up to 64 channels of audio via MADI or Dante, these are powerful video recorders. Additionally, multiple units can be sync'd together for simultaneous record and playback. Learn more at www.sounddevices.com. Today's post is brought to you by myMix. myMix is an intuitive, easy-to-use personal monitor mixing and multi-track recording system that puts each user in control of their own mix! myMix features two line-level balanced 1/4" TRS outputs and one 1/8" (3.5mm) headphone output, the ability to ... [Link]
Every week, I lead a small group of teenagers at a bible study. Every week I start with the same questions. Keep that in mind, we’ll come back. Years ago I was a part of a small group of college students. From that small group, a church grew up. One of the first things we(...) [Link]
It’s slightly alarming that 2013 marked the first year that there are more mobile internet devices than humans. Crazy to believe this, yet look around your house and you’ll probably see the stats are true. Between myself, my husband, and our four kids (who are not all old enough to own their own devices) we have two smartphones, an iPad, two Kindles, three computers, and two iPods–that’s eight internet devices! That’s not even counting old devices that have been tossed in a drawer never to see the light of day again. How do you consume the internet? Fixed Broadband: 40% ... [Link]
On the heels of the highly successful CL series, Yamaha releases the new QL. The QL desks are very similar to the CL only at a lower price point and with more built-in I/O. It's a great value of a desk, and packed with most of the features of the CL. To learn more, visit their website at www.yamahaca.com Today's post is brought to you by Heil Sound. Established in 1966, Heil Sound Ltd. has developed many professional audio innovations over the years, and is currently a world leader in the design and manufacture of large diaphragm dynamic, professional grade ... [Link]
If you’ve wrestled even a tiny bit with the excess of America’s culture in light of what it means to be a believer in Christ, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, just may ignite your passion to pursue the why behind the what, and reevaluate decisions you make from how you spend your time to what technology you use to what you throw in your trash can. This being the first Jen Hatmaker book I’ve read, I came to this book after hear many different friends echo that it changed their way of viewing the resources God has entrusted to ... [Link]
That’s right. I’m closing the door on Throwback Thursdays for now. No, I’ll still write on Thursdays. I’m just changing the scope of writing to line up with the rest of this site. I’ll probably do some more on technology and theology here. That’s about all I have for now. Side note, it’s great to(...) [Link]