If you have spent any amount of time working on a church worship team, you have inevitably encountered the discussion of paying musicians to play. This is a conversation I have had more and more lately. I should preface this blog by explaining I have been leading worship at my local church for over 10 […]Read More Should We Pay Church Musicians?
How many times have you heard somebody reference the church and the hypocrites that fill it? Churches are filled with imperfect people. Better said, the church has no perfect people. So why the surprise when we are able to find someone imperfect? Even the pastors in every church are human and imperfect. I love the […]Read More Real People, Real Problems, Fake Church
Pastoring a church in the United States in the 21st century is a much different endeavor than it was as recently as even 15 years ago. The rapid changes is technology, the growth of other worldviews in the fabric of the United States, and the ever-increasing distance between normalcy including the attendance of church on […]Read More Where Pastors Should Focus: Why People Attend Church
We take communion regularly in church. What about the deleted scenes from that story? The story of The Last Supper is often times abbreviated to only focus on when Jesus took the bread, broke it, and said, “This is My body,” and the wine saying, “This is My blood. . .” Sure, taking the cracker […]Read More The Deleted Scenes of Holy Communion
Keeping up with the Willows, the Northpoints, then Saddlebacks. The Church has its own version of “keeping up with the Joneses”. And it usually looks like keeping up with the mega church down the street. Unfortunately, that mentality is often what drives the decisions we make in our churches. “Is Northpoint doing that? We gotta […]Read More Why Media is Important for the Church?
There are a ton of celebrity preachers and televangelist today. I have been one to be critical of many of them at different times in my life. As I have gotten older, my approach to passing judgement on these celebrity preachers has changed. Unfortunately, our culture has maintained its constant criticism of them. Here are […]Read More Celebrity Preachers and a Critical Culture: 3 REASONS YOU SHOULDN’T JUDGE
Jonathan Malm from ChurchStageDesignIdeas.com showed me this new app this past weekend called Shift. It’s a well spent $6. I can take any photo on my phone, add effects, textures, and even video motion overlays. In the past 5 years, I have used all different screen resolutions at the church. Some were as wide as […]Read More Newest Tool in the Media Toolbox FOR JUST $6
I’m currently working on my masters degree in communications from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. One of the required readings is a great book by Jeff Jarvis, “What Would Google Do?Read More Church Ministry – Google Style
Even in the most remote thatched roof bamboo hut, you can find forms of modern media. I want to do everything I can to learn how best to utilize media to reach the world with the message of Christ. Figuring out how to get the content I develop into the media platforms used in remote […]Read More Media Is EVERYWHERE
How do you prefer your worship service? I have been leading worship at Abundant Life for nine years. The sound for the weekly service is always a topic of discussion for me. As a media professional, it is always a frustration that I cannot be in the sound booth and on the stage at the […]Read More Jesus never used a Countryman Microphone