Training

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.

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.

Volunteers and Consoles: Teach By Showing, Watching, Reporting
By David Bonilla · July 18, 2017 • What you do with volunteers determines the path where they can either make you or break you. Taking the correct steps will help you succeed within ministry.

2017 WFX Conference & Expo Offers Role-Specific Training, Team Collaboration
By TD Staff · June 7, 2017 • Five individual conferences at Dallas for WFX will offer their own keynote speakers, educational sessions, peer group discussions, boot camps and more.

WFX Conference & Expo: An Experience That Will Change Your Church
By TD Staff · June 2, 2017 • This October, the conference will offer you an ideal opportunity to find the answers to your questions to where one can "leave encouraged and feel more empowered to serve their ministries to their best abilities as technicians and leaders."

Team Development: Online Tools Offer Great Ways to Train Your Tech Team
By David Erlandson · June 1, 2017 • The same technology used by schools and teaching websites is easily available and accessible to everyone, and much of it is available for little to no cost.

5 Important Team Building Strategies in Church Tech
By Van Metschke · May 12, 2017 • One of the best parts of being a tech director in a church is the wide variety of things we do to support the ministry of the church.

Values and Plumblines: Keys to Creating a Healthy Culture
By Dennis Choy · May 1, 2017 • When dealing with mistakes during a worship service, a key is to avoid doing the same mistake repeatedly, and learning from them.

How to Get and Keep Great Volunteers
By Van Metschke · March 14, 2017 • Among the many ways: Consistently encourage members of the Tech Team to seek out and find others that might be great additions to the team.

Volunteer Recruitment: Truly All About Relationships
By Ralph Hicks · March 8, 2017 • In seeking to bring in volunteers, potential new recruits should feel like they are missing out by not being a part of your community.

Volunteer Recruitment: Recruit Young, Train Well, Build Relationships
By Mike Paschal · March 2, 2017 • While much of the focus on the job is to deal with technology, don't forget about the need to minister to others.

When To Hire A Technical Arts Director
By TD Staff · February 27, 2017 • Are your volunteers stretched thin? Here's how to know when making that jump is a necessity.

Volunteer Recruitment: Challenge Them, Make It Fun, Be Respectful
By Clete Terrell · February 23, 2017 • If I only asked my volunteers to show up, do a challenging task and be on their way, I would have burnt out volunteers in a matter of weeks.

Paying Attention to Safety in Stage Design
By Steven Hall · November 9, 2016 • It’s best for anyone involved in rigging to have some formal training. If not that, at least some informal training from an experienced rigger is recommended.

Focus on Communicating, Encouraging, Training
By Dennis Choy · November 2, 2016 • When working with volunteers, it is easy to get sidetracked and forget that they need regular encouragement and training.

Latest Resource

Lighting Consoles Guide: Shedding Light On Choices
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.

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