Stop the fight between music & tech
Oct15

Stop the fight between music & tech

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Podcast Episode 1 (Listen Above) If you’re like most people who have served at a church, either on the music team, or on the production/technical team, you have witnessed the tension and even hostility that can exist between music and tech people. Unfortunately, in many contexts, this unhealthy divide is left unchecked and teams are rendered ineffective, or worse, people serving in those contexts...

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How to plan and communicate well
Oct14

How to plan and communicate well

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Podcast Episode 2 (Listen Above) Regardless of what your team dynamic looks like, understanding what is necessary in preparing well for events and projects is a key skill to success. Just as important is your ability to communicate in the preparation process. In today’s podcast episode, we have a conversation about what it takes for creative team people to work together well with all participants...

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Leveraging the press to bring exposure to your church
Oct10

Leveraging the press to bring exposure to your church

When done effectively, leveraging the local news media can be a powerful tool in bringing exposure to your church’s activity. This should be done SPARINGLY and saved for the most important opportunities. But, when you do decide to implore your community’s TV, radio and newspaper outlets, make sure you do it right: 1. Make it compelling When you write your press release, explain why this is  a compelling story. The  news...

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Avoid constant overload
Oct09

Avoid constant overload

Everyone has experienced a point in time where the demands are more than their capacity allows. We all know the experience of working on something into the early AM hours, because there just wasn’t enough time in the day. Those times should be few and far between, yet I know some people who find themselves there all the time! It’s not healthy. So how do we avoid putting ouselves in those situations time and time again?...

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An Honest View Of Your Team
Oct06

An Honest View Of Your Team

One of the greatest rhythms you can get into is a periodic review of your team. Ask some challenging questions both to yourself and of those who interface with you on a regular basis. Here are a few that would bring helpful feedback: Ask yourself: What have we accomplished lately? What process have we improved, what new capacity have we developed, and what growth have we seen within the team? If none, set some goals right now. If...

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