Leadership

Church Communications: Effective Messaging With A Plan
By Jennifer Johnson · September 27, 2017 • Great communication practices don't just happen – they take work, diligence and time. Once you have a plan in place and begin to implement it, to which you then consistently stick to that plan, your communication will improve and become easier to manage.

5 Rules for Making Church Websites Interactive
By Adrian Gates · September 26, 2017 • Ultimately for a church, the goal must be a deeper relationship with Jesus through better connection to the body.

Christmas Production: If You Build It, They Will Come
By Eric Bramlett · September 25, 2017 • At our church, Community Christian Church, we usually feature the elementary age kids and the pre-K kids on different Sundays, each singing a different song each week. We advertise to the families that this is happening, and it becomes a feature portion of our Christmas series.

Work to End Your Recurring Rehearsal Problems
By Adam Dye · September 21, 2017 • Try to build in time for a full run-through after the band and production team have rehearsed each individual song. Transition rehearsals will help every person on your team with their cues, whether it’s unmuting mics or beings sure the stage is lit correctly.

Sound Check and Rehearsals: Importance Behind Checklists, Communication
By Ralph Hicks · September 20, 2017 • The band, singers, and choir need to know that you care about them and their needs. I do understand that you cannot give them everything that they want, but they need to know that you care.

Sound Check and Rehearsals: Avoid Traps Involving Time, Laziness, Comfort
By Tom Noble · September 19, 2017 • Take the time to realize that maybe we need to have fresh eyes to look at our situation, or take some continuing education, or maybe even visit another church and talk with our brothers and sisters behind the mixer.

Sound Check with Elevation Worship and Cuevas
By Gregory Kayne · September 18, 2017 • The single most important experience for promoting musical excellence while bringing worship, pastors and media ministers together in unity and purpose is sound check.

Better Band Preparation: Defining Sound Check, Rehearsal
By Grant Norsworthy · September 15, 2017 • There are some simple changes you can make that will bring dramatic gains to the efficiency and effectiveness of your available preparation time.

Team Development: Take the Time to Listen, Evaluate, Decide
By Mike Paschal · September 14, 2017 • If you begin making decisions based on a wavering vision and values, you will continue to make reactionary changes based solely on people’s opinions and not a vision.

Sound Check and Rehearsals: Vital For Excellence in Worship Services
By Tony Staires · September 14, 2017 • Sometimes at Granger Community Church, reordering the service might be necessary, if it is seen that it will benefit the two services on Sunday.

Wired Microphones: Numerous Quality Options Worthy For Your Church
By Mike Anderson · September 13, 2017 • With the freedom of choice that using wired microphones does give you, it freely allows you to pick among the many microphone options to arrive at will sound best on each source.

For Christmas Productions, Plan, Work as a Team, Look to a Vision and Mission
By David Erlandson · September 12, 2017 • What is the purpose of your church’s Christmas program? Maybe it’s an outreach to your community. Perhaps it’s a creative outlet for your arts teams or part of a long-standing tradition.

Clarity In the Mix: Improving Communication at Sound Check
By Adrian Gates · September 7, 2017 • The sound staff needs to put customer service first, but as a musician, don’t assume that the engineer knows exactly what it sounds like in your head. It can take a little work figuring it out the first time or two.

Christmas Production: It’s Never Too Early To Begin Planning
By Kevin Penrod · September 7, 2017 • A month after our Christmas production, I am the guy at Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas, who is pestering everyone to find a date right after Easter to start the initial planning stages, where people begin throwing ideas around about what to do next year.

Have a Great Rehearsal, and the Weekend Will Be Amazing!
By Brian Wilson · September 5, 2017 • Quality rehearsals have three ingredients: the physical act of going through the song structure, the picking apart and fixing any mistakes or rough spots, and the dynamic of adding creativity or special elements to the songs or set of songs.

Latest Resource

Worship Facilities Magazine, September-October 2017
The September-October 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a glance at a Granger Community Church, and their recent install of a Lawo audio mixing console system.

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