My Favorite Christmas Song Arrangements

It's November which means I can officially start posting about Christmas! I know for most ministry workers this is both an exciting and extremely stressful time of year. Many hours of planning, preparation, rehearsing, and designing go into holiday services and events. For now, I'd like to kick of the season with some of my … Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Song Arrangements

Fire Safety in Stage Design

When you are setting up the stage design for your worship service, it’s always important to be sure everything is set up for maximum safety. One of the biggest concerns for many churches is the possibility that a fire could break out. When you have multiple instruments, amplifiers, microphones, speakers, lights, and various other devices … Continue reading Fire Safety in Stage Design

Portable Tech for Worship Teams On the Go

Does your church rent space rather than stay in a single dedicated location? Does your worship team often travel for events or holiday celebrations? Maybe you just need the ability to move from one church location to another on a regular basis, but can’t afford two sets of gear. Whatever the reason, there are many … Continue reading Portable Tech for Worship Teams On the Go

Basic Rigging Tools You Should Know

From Christmas plays to special worship events, it’s probable that if your church has a dedicated space for worship and productions, you’ll need to understand rigging at some point. Rigging simply means hanging equipment from above. If you utilize suspended spot lights, you’re rigging. Any time you have heavy, expensive equipment suspended in the air, … Continue reading Basic Rigging Tools You Should Know

Steps to Stopping Feedback in its Tracks

Feedback. That annoying screeching noise that is one of every sound guy's worst nightmares. How do you stop it from happening? First let’s look at what audio feedback is, then we can see how to stop it from happening in the first place. What is audio feedback? Audio feedback or sometimes referred to as acoustic … Continue reading Steps to Stopping Feedback in its Tracks

The Perfect Microphone

Obviously with any worship service, the key factor is the sound. If the congregation can’t hear the music and the message, the service simply won’t work. For this reason, choosing microphones should be given serious consideration. There are many types of microphones that are all optimized for different types of events, different spaces, and different … Continue reading The Perfect Microphone

How to Easily Record Sermons to Share Online

Posting and sharing past sermons can be an excellent way to easily grow an audience, however, capturing them with clear audio quality can be a difficult task. There are several ways of capturing this audio, one is through an audio recorder placed near the individual speaking, the second is the recording being taped through the microphone, and the … Continue reading How to Easily Record Sermons to Share Online

6 Essentials for Recording Worship Music at Home

The other day my wife received a text message from a former member of our worship team. This individual had moved on to another church and is trying to be a music producer.  He told my wife that she should start recording her own worship music. She read the text message to me and I … Continue reading 6 Essentials for Recording Worship Music at Home

Decibels in Church – How Loud is too Loud?

Last night I had the privilege of attending the Outcry Tour at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids Michigan. The event had praise and worship artists, Elevation Worship, Jesus Culture and Martin Smith, Kari Jobe and Hillsong Worship with speaker Brian Houston pastor of Hillsong Church.  We sat on the floor level about midway … Continue reading Decibels in Church – How Loud is too Loud?

Battle of the Band. Sound Guy vs. Worship Leader

One of the most misunderstood and tension-filled relationships inside the church environment is that of the sound guy and worship leader. This relationship takes heart in my life even more because I am the sound guy, and my wife…she’s the worship leader.  Our relationship in the church world can be a whole separate topic and … Continue reading Battle of the Band. Sound Guy vs. Worship Leader