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Team Development: The Afterburner – Mission Accomplished
By Stefan Svard · December 19, 2017 • If the clear understanding is that operating in afterburner mode all the time will burn up all the fuel – it is not an efficient way to do things. It is there for when you really need that quick boost to escape harm, with the expectation that one eventually return to normal operating mode.

Leadership: Is ‘Near Enough’ the Best We Can Be?
By Grant Norsworthy · December 15, 2017 • If you want your team members to bring their "A game" every time, the leadership style of the team leader plays an enormously influential role.

Volunteers and Audio: Working With Digital Consoles, Virtual Soundcheck
By Debbie Keough · December 7, 2017 • One of the best gifts of the digital age is many of today’s digital audio consoles have a process for multitrack recording the band from stage, and recording it to a local computer.

Service Planning Tools That Fit Within Your Church’s Budget
By Kirk Denson · December 6, 2017 • The resources available today have dramatically advanced just about every aspect of worship service planning in recent years.

From Production Director to Nonprofit: ‘It Was Time’
By Andres Caamano · December 6, 2017 • A few months ago, Digital Great Commission Ministries came to fruition, as David Leuschner began working with a series of churches on aspects of live production.

Set Design: Creating an Inviting, Worshipful Space
By Chris Tall · December 5, 2017 • Even if you aren’t building sets to match messages, it’s still impactful to create a look that provides an inviting space. The alternative of blank walls and general room lighting gives a sterile classroom feel.

December Is Here, With Some Christmas Production Ideas
By Eric Byrd · December 1, 2017 • The simple fact is if you can’t lead people through this joyous season with genuine joy, people simply won’t want to give you 100 percent.

Five Methods for Making Better Team Decisions
By Len Wilson · November 22, 2017 • In a healthy collaborative environment, the role of individual team members becomes more about leading the discussion around a particular aspect of worship, such as music, rather than dictating what idea will become the final decision for worship.

Spiritual Health: Re-Set the Rudder That Steers the Ship
By Grant Norsworthy · November 21, 2017 • We want the people involved in leading the congregation to worship God through songs to deeply and clearly know that the true worship of God goes beyond our songs and our services.

Role of a Creative Director: Relax and Head To The Shower
By Eric Bramlett · November 21, 2017 • Rest is important as a response to burnout for obvious reasons — moving too fast with too many projects while overwhelmed with stress, is something that can’t be sustained.

The Role of A Creative Director: Work To Develop People, Leaders
By Stephen Brewster · November 17, 2017 • At the core, creative directors have an eye and a feel for the brand. They also have an understanding behind the art that we are trying to create.

Christmas Production: Setting the Stage for Christmas
By Alex Fuller · November 17, 2017 • Chances are you’ll be the only one to notice slight changes that are made to the set, and the audience will still end up being amazed.

Plotting the Course for Your New Creative Team
By Gregory Kayne · November 16, 2017 • Resist the urge to look longingly at the cool, bigger church down the road, making design or creative decisions at your church, based on what they are cranking out.

What To Account For When Building A Church’s Sound System From The Ground Up
By Ralph Hicks · November 16, 2017 • When purchasing equipment, look toward the future, and always build a system that you could grow into, and look to have it last for up to a 10-year lifespan.

Role of A Creative Director: Look to Three Components for Success
By Bradley Hodges · November 9, 2017 • A leader can leave directions, show volunteers exactly what buttons to push at exactly the right moment, but the true test of leadership, is in releasing.

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