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?
I’m a worship leader. I like to watch videos that were recorded during live worship recordings. More and more of these seem to be done because technology has made it easy. So, why not video the recording too? It seems that every church large enough to do a worship album also has the equipment to […]Read More Live Worship Videos: Amateur vs Professional
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
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?
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
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
We do Night of Worship once a month at Abundant Life Assembly of God in Grand Prairie, TX. I’d love for you to join us some time. Our next one is tonight from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at 3829 S. Carrier Parkway in Grand Prairie, TX.Read More I love to worship God for what He has done.
I’ve been accused of over-thinking things and certainly overdoing things. Many people have made comments along the lines of “You are the most busy person I know.” When I was roughly 15 years old, I decided I wanted to create a maze using graph paper. I did. It ended up being roughly 54 pages taped […]Read More I’m kinda simple