Are you keeping your tech area organized? The most indelible impression that sticks with me about each and every booth that I have been in is the organization—or the lack thereof. I am going to preach about the importance of keeping your sound booth clean...
Worship Service Planning
How to Plan a Successful Easter Service
Churches often see their highest attendance numbers on Easter Sunday. Some worshippers regularly attend services, others may attend infrequently with family and friends as part of tradition, while others may be “holy days only” worshippers. Regardless of why people...
How to Avoid Common Technical Problems
Welcome back everyone! Last month a subscriber emailed me and was having difficulty in getting his tech team and all of the different technologies that different tech leaders over the last few years have added into the mix of their church services. So, let’s...
Experiential and Emotionally Connective Music
Music evokes emotion, and lighting can enhance or heighten the visceral response to music. This is one area where color theory can help. Color can be used to symbolize a “mood” or an emotion by washing the platform with saturated color or color combinations. Red is...
Production Track at CFX Essentials Focuses on Hybrid Worship Production
The first-ever CFX Essentials mini-conference, to be held in Charlotte, NC April 28-29, will feature seminars from two tracks, packed full of information to benefit your worship team. This week, Worship Facility will take a look at the Hybrid Worship Production Track....
Making Better Presentation Teams
Churches have fully integrated their services with technology such as sound equipment, projectors, televisions, and computers. This has created a culture around how to use this technology within a church service. Whether it's the worship team using PowerPoint so that...
Coming Up With the Right Media for the Message
Visual aids have always been around to spread the Good News; how do you choose the right content for your services?
Post-Christmas Production Analysis
I have to be honest, when I sat down to write this article, I had a little bit of writer’s block. I was supposed to present “what worked” in my past Christmas productions before I presented “what didn’t.” I had trouble putting into words exactly what made these...
Developing Your Contemporary Worship Team Vocals
Once upon a time, churches had no sound systems. The congregation sang their lyrics and sight-read their vocal parts from hymnals. Fast forward to today; most churches are using current technology including sound systems, lighting, presentation software, cameras for...
How to Grow Your Church Tech Team
Another frequent question I was asked at CFX in Dallas was “How to grow your church tech team”. Having a church tech team is essential to every church. Unfortunately most churches don't know how to grow their tech team. Let me help guide you on how to build a church...
15 Ways To Improve Your Worship Photography
I polled over thirty growing multisite churches to see how they allocate their service time. On average, they dedicate a third to worship. If a large portion of the service is dedicated to worship, we should learn how to capture worship well through photography. ...
The Challenge of Managing Time During Rehearsals
Every musician knows the secret to sounding good in a performance is to put in the time to practice and rehearse. But worship performers are typically volunteers with other full-time jobs, so there's limited time to spend rehearsing before each Sunday's performance....
Production Talk With Bill: Technology and Scripture
Last week at CFX 2022 in Dallas TX, I had the privilege of sitting in on a few talks. The topics varied greatly, but centered mostly on the future of technology in the church world, and overall attendees were warm toward technology but a few themes stood out as...
Developing A Successful Technical Ministry
How does one put a winning team together to make the technical production happen?
Foundational Principles Of Worship Technical Service
Regardless of the worship style, as church techs are still translating the service according to the vision of our team and leadership.
Easter Service Planning Tips
These 4 tips may relieve some frustration for both the creatives and the production-minded people on your team
Best Practices for Finding and Using Stock Images
You likely are using stock images in your communications, but are you aware of how to use them properly and honor the artist at the same time?
Hybrid Worship at North Langely Community Church
Canada may still be under strict pandemic restrictions, but this church is blossoming as they find new ways to have great hybrid worship
Showing Lyrics in Your Livestream
If you’re looking to step up your game on displaying lyrics, here’s one company’s take on how to do it well
Barix Adds Advanced Scheduling Features to RetailPlayer Background Music System
Company also unveils optional subscription model that adds premium functionality to free RetailPlayer management portal