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Essential Skills: Managing Checklists- There are many skills that ministry leaders need to develop. Among them are skills like teaching & preaching, leading meetings, planning events, caring for people, responding to crises, and so on. However, there are some less fashionable skills that are just as essential. Here are five of them that have been on my mind lately. Managing Checklists […]
Using Basecamp to Manage Church and Ministry Projects, Event Planning, and Key Processes- We use Basecamp to manage all our ministry's major projects, plan events, and manage some key processes. It's an intuitive, simple online
The Apps We Use for Ministry- We use all sorts of apps to pull off what we do on a weekly basis––apps that help us preach and teach better, communicate better, manage our people better, plan services better, manage our events and projects better, produce sound, video, and lighting better, and manage our time
Automating with Ableton- With Ableton Live and your Mac's built in Audio Midi Setup you can automate your projection with Renewed Vision's ProPresenter the lyrics you project on the screen, the videos you trigger, and lighting ...
The Power of Ableton- If you have a pretty good worship band or youth band and you want to help them move from good to great, Ableton Live will help you get there. Of course, nothing can replace the importance of your musicians’ personal proficiencies. But, if they’re already pretty good at their instruments, Ableton will help your band […]
Drums too Loud? Here’s the Silver Bullet!- The Problem Those drums can be way too loud…even for youth. It’s hard to have a great musical experience when the drums are overpowering everything in the room. Some have tried to solve this by Turning everything else way up. But then your eardrums start bleeding because the human ear cannot handle that kind of volume. […]
Get Your Band to Start Playing to a Click Track- If you’re tired of your band speeding up and slow songs and slowing down on fast songs or speeding up and slowing down on any song, get ’em on a click.Most of the pros play to a click. Every great worship band plays to a click. Pianists and other classical musicians have played to clicks (metronomes) […]
Get Your Band to Start Using In Ear Monitors- You should consider getting your band to get rid of those monstrous stage monitors and get some IEMs (In Ear Monitors). Once you do, you’ll be amazed at how much better your band sounds. Benefits Using IEMs has made a huge difference in our sound. It has significantly reduced the stage noise. The noise from traditional floor wedges […]
A New Way to Manage My Work Schedule- I’ve decided to develop some new routines in my schedule. Along with these routines, I’ve decided to take a new approach to keeping on track with these routines in my calendar. If you’re good at just looking at a picture and figuring it out from there, go ahead and skip the detailed explanation below. But be sure to […]
Letting Kids Know We Miss Them: Sending Group Selfies- So for the last few months, I’ve been pushing a little harder to see our team put more energy into making sure that every student in our ministry knows that they are loved and cared for. One way we do this is by being very intentional and systematic about our retention strategies. One part of this system […]

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