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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.

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.

Sound Check and Rehearsals: How to Prepare Best For Worship Services
By Kirk Denson · September 1, 2017 • The best approach to begin the sound check is to have the band play through an entire song, with all musicians playing at "performance levels."

Lighting Consoles Guide: Shedding Light On Choices
By TD Staff · August 28, 2017 • Learn about a half-dozen options that are particularly scalable, beginning with personal computer operability, all the way up to multiuniverse, full-size lighting consoles.

Remember, Practice for Church Makes Permanent
By Curt Taipale · August 25, 2017 • The most effective thing any church sound mixer can do to improve their contribution to the worship service, is to practice with the worship team regularly.

Four Reasons Every New Sound Tech Should Begin On Stage
By Chris Huff · August 22, 2017 • Enhancing the understanding of key technical concepts is ideal for the new tech, as well as learning the importance of relationships.

Communicating the Gospel: Look for Moments to Educate
By Michael Edgar Myers · August 18, 2017 • It is essential to not give the impression that music and worship are synonymous. Music is an element. It’s equally essential for musical and technical presenters to work as partners.

Communicating the Gospel: Philip and the Ethiopian Go To Church
By Michael Edgar Myers · August 17, 2017 • Whatever the environment – big or small; urban, suburban; multi-cultural – in addition to solid gospel preaching, the order of service in each of these must encompass four basic elements.

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.

Video Production: Six Tips To Creating High-Quality Mobile Videos
By Todd Heft · July 28, 2017 • Your mobile-produced video may not have all the enhancements that you typically do in a video, but the content and overall quality of the images and videos in the clip should be high. This is a reflection of your church.

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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