Worship Facilities Magazine, July-August 2017
The July-August 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a glance at a Texas church and Colorado church, with regard to recent work completed at each facility.
Having recently suffered the devastation of a serious fire that occurred on Father’s Day this past June, Grace Point Church in San Antonio, Texas. Despite a fire that resulted in an estimated loss of more than a million dollars, it has quickly moved forward, holding services one week later in its youth building. Nathan Von Minden, the church’s Worship and Creative Arts Pastor and a regular contributor to the Worship Tech Director website, is shown describing how the church spends each week looking at the prior weekend’s services, while also planning ahead, predominantly utilizing Planning Center Online.
Just short of two minutes into the video, one can see the damaged caused by the June fire, after which you see some examples of how the church positively impacts those on the church’s production team, encouraging them to be involved with the church. In addition, the video also shows how extensive the involvement is by a vast array of members of the church’s staff in the planning and coordination of each and every service at Grace Point.
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.
Set Design: Begin with Goals, Decide Between Off-The-Shelf or DIY, Then Build
By Steven Hall · August 10, 2017 •
Good set design is only as good as the lighting on it. Sometimes all a set needs is white light, other times a color wash is the best fit.
Team Development: Continue to Develop Your Craft, Focus on What’s Important
By Nathan VonMinden · August 2, 2017 •
When seeking for ways to help grow your team, be aware of certain "what not to do" pitfalls, beginning with expecting your team members to work on improving in their craft on their own.
Volunteers and Consoles: Learning Should Never Be Rushed
By Tony Staires · July 26, 2017 •
By beginning your audio training at the stage, your volunteers will not only start to learn the equipment, but they will pick up on vital production lingo.
For Lawo, First Console Install in a Church a Rousing Success
By Andres Caamano · July 25, 2017 •
Since Granger Community Church in Indiana installed two consoles prior to Christmas, a 'partnership' has blossomed.
Team Development: Dreamers, Thinkers Need Each Other
By Eric Bramlett · July 24, 2017 •
The creative team needs time, energy and attention paid to both dreamers and thinkers, whereby projects often end up not having enough time devoted to both sides, and conflict that could be avoided arises.
Volunteers and Consoles: Placing Volunteers in the Audio ‘Hot Seat’
By Debbie Keough · July 20, 2017 •
The faster you move on getting potential volunteers into action, the faster you will have full-fledged audio operators confident and knowledgeable to serve the calling that God has led them to.
Video Production: Creating Videos Beyond the Holiday Season
By Jennifer Johnson · July 19, 2017 •
When it comes to producing videos, there is a place for both kinds of quality and various skill levels, regardless of the time it takes to produce a video.
The Cult of Personality: Saving Your Team from Yourself
By Adrian Gates · July 19, 2017 •
While we are leading a team, it’s tempting to think we’ll always be leading it, but the truth is someday the Lord will move us on to the next assignment. On that day, we leave something behind. Will it be a legacy that can be built upon?
Team Development: Investing in Your Volunteers is Key
By Van Metschke · July 18, 2017 •
For some of us techie types, it would be easier to focus on the mechanical, the task, and the equipment, but those on our team are the most important asset we have.