Duke DeJong: Don’t Be a Hero
By Duke DeJong · February 1, 2016 • Your church and the people you serve need you to pull off great things, but more importantly they need you and your leadership for the long haul.
Choosing the Right Audio Console
By Tony Staires · January 28, 2016 • Granger Community Church's production audio coordinator discusses how an audio console plays a major role in what you do on the weekends, so making a change shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Get Your Tech Budget Approved
By Luke Vettel · January 25, 2016 • When evaluating your technical and tech staffing needs, look ahead so you steward the present as well as the future.
How To Build Out An Effective Volunteer Training Process
By Justin Firesheets · January 13, 2016 • Effectively training a volunteer team has nothing to do with particular gear, budget, or staff size. It all boils down to the process that’s in place.
Plan in Advance: How Churches Can Survive Without a Leader
By Charles F. Reid · December 11, 2015 • Just as each of us does estate planning for our individual lives, so too must a unique succession plan for our churches be devised.
Simple Steps to a Greener Worship Community
By Lauren Campbell · July 10, 2015 • In order to make your worship facility more environmentally friendly, you will have to make some changes. Whether it’s using less water or getting solar panels installed, having a better-suited sanctuary for the environment will help lower your bills and it will help better serve your community.
Mobile Donations Make It Easy To Give Back
By Kristen Gramigna · June 22, 2015 • If you’ve noticed a decrease in your donations, the reason may be less about the fact that your church congregation doesn’t want to give — and more about the fact that you don’t offer the tools that make it easy to do so.
The New “Green” Shows Real ROI in Facilities
By TD Staff · June 1, 2015 • Green tech has a clear ROI. Three case studies showcase facilities that are meeting stringent LEED certifications while using new as well as tried-and-true technologies. Employing simple occupancy and vacancy sensors and temperature controls, to using more sophisticated daylight harvesting techniques and control and automation systems, these three facilities are a tribute to all shades of green.
By TD Staff · May 25, 2015 • In this special we gather all our stories about Energy, Energy management and Green Technologies.
Editor’s Note: It’s All About Return on Investment
By TD Staff · May 1, 2015 • Most challenges faced by houses of worship are budget-related so to overcome it, you must think about if you can downsize your budget.
How Do You Care for the Spiritual Health of a Tech Team?
By TD Staff · November 28, 2014 • Nathan Wells, Campus Tech Director, and Daniel Scotti, Production Tech Director at Saddleback Church share some of their insights with us.
A/V/L Expert Shares Tips for Training Volunteer Staff
By Dan Daley · June 26, 2013 • "The general level of competency is still fairly low across the country, and has not changed much, at least not in terms of actual hands-on knowledge. Folks certainly are more aware of new products and changes in audio, for example, the difference between digital versus analog consoles, but why a certain piece of audio equipment may be better or worse for their particular church and how to best use that equipment is still a challenge. You have to remember that over 90 percent of sound techs are volunteers who work at other jobs during the week." Says Hector La Torre of HOW-TO Workshops
Top 5 Apps for Charitable Giving
By TD Staff · December 20, 2012 • From an app to donate to UNICEF to an app to donate you your favorite charity anywhere in North America and some to help you decide where you can donate your time. These iOS and Android apps are sure to make you feel better this season.
Maximizing ROI in Efficiency Upgrades
By Aaron Stern · November 9, 2012 • Energy efficiency across all systems of a network, a facility or even a city can save big bucks. The key to measuring the return on investment ahead of time is to do a thorough energy audit and get a comprehensive evaluation of what upgrades can be done and what they will save you based on your baselines from that energy audit.
Planning a Multisite Church — Expert Advice
By TD Staff · October 20, 2012 • Check out how three churches increased membership, attendance and fostered a greater sense of community through creating multisite churches. Learn what AV technical directors and IT managers have to employ as they adapt new AV technology for to serve the needs of a multisite church. Understand the challenges of streaming media done well as well as other key considerations including HD cameras, projectors, speakers and more.
Latest ResourceWorship Facilities Magazine, November-December 2017
The November-December 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a review of the 49 New Product Award entries this year, as well as those entries up for Solomon Awards in 2017.