Prophetic Planning

This article was originally posted on Transforming Leader on December 6, 2010. Enjoy!

John Wesley Preaching

It’s Saturday afternoon and the pastor arrives home from the office, sermon in hand. He just spent the last two days poring over the Scriptures, praying, and writing a message he really believes in. His wife sees him walk through the door and asks, “So are you ready for tomorrow’s message?” He looks down at the manila envelope in his hand, lifting it up as he says, “Ready as I can ever be. I think this will be really good stuff. This series is perfect for what our people are going through right now.”

Fast forward 24 hours. The service is over and the pastor and his wife are driving home from church. “So what did you think of the service?” she asks.  After a very brief moment to gather a deep breath, allowing greater sustenance in his passionate reply, the pastor says, “Amazing! God really showed up! Did you see the people at the alter? Did you notice how powerful the ministry time was? What is overwhelming to me is that I changed the whole order of the service AND my message during worship. It was all very spontaneous and Spirit led. I would love it if that happened every week!”

I’m going to open a can of worms, just for fun.

What happened here? When did the Lord show up? On Sunday morning only? Was He not present on Friday and Saturday? Was this pastor meant to spend hours seeking God for a Spirit-led message only to throw it out so God can do what He really had planned the next day? Is it possible the pastor just wasn’t in tune with God until Sunday morning?  Was he just wasting his time in preservice planning and God decided to bail him out?

Let me stop for just a brief moment and ease your mind (in case I just read your mail from this weekend’s service); been there and done that. There have been several occasions over the years when I set my message aside to follow through with something that I felt led to do during the service. Often the service ended powerfully. Sometimes the message was so anointed I had to backtrack and just marvel in the wisdom and discernment it represented – which obviously did not originate from me.

Actually, I don’t think we can answer the question. The Bible is full of all sorts of events where man was surprised by a spontaneous move of God. Of course, we know none of it really was spontaneous on God’s part – at least not humanly speaking. He knew what was going on long before we ever found out.

It leads me to another question though.

When do we really believe God shows up?
I think as pastors and leaders we often fall into the trap of thinking that the Sunday service is where God shows up and our weekly planning and preparation is our measly attempt to throw a dart at a moving target and hope we at least get close to the bullseye. Of course, we won’t know where we “hit” until Sunday morning.

We get excited when we experience God’s sovereign Presence and power on a Sunday morning. It’s so obvious that God was there with us. Rarely do we experience that same excitement mid-week when we’re in the middle of our preparations. We almost never stop and marvel at God’s sovereign Presence while we make phone call after phone call recruiting volunteers to usher or be on the worship team. It’s like those moments don’t really count. God’s off in the back room getting ready for His Sunday appearance and we’re just pulling everything together in hopes that we get everything right.

What If?
What if God was actually just as present, perhaps more if that’s possible, all week long with you? What if He was the one that led you to the people you talked to on the phone, the random Scripture passage that ended up being your key verse, and that song you decided to close the service with? What if God places a spiritual mantle on every pastor and leader throughout the week that is prophetic in nature? What if He speaks to you in advance of the Sunday service about what He is planning later in the week or even month?

We always think of the prophetic as being a person standing up and making a timely, relevant, and powerful message for a group of people or singular person. It’s often spontaneous. The prophet hears from God “right there”. She speaks it out. Everyone lets out a holy ‘gasp’ of appreciation (hopefully). Wow. That was God!

May I submit that many pastors and leaders function in the same role, but perhaps on an even higher level of influence and relevance? Is it not true that the message you speak on Sunday is also meant to be timely, relevant and powerful? It’s not spontaneous. It’s planned. It’s not ‘heard’ and ‘delivered’ on the spot. It’s discussed, contemplated, prayed through, and developed; then it’s delivered.

You may not receive the holy ‘gasp’ of appreciation. But you know what? Wow. That was God!

19 Tips on Preaching

I received this email from the team over at preachingrocket.com yesterday and thought it was so helpful I should share it with you. These people know what they’re talking about. You may recognize them from the webinar they hosted and I wrote about entitled,Preach Better Sermons Online Conference. I recommend their webinars and services to pastors at large! Enjoy.

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We wanted to share some tips with you that you could apply to your message this week. Don’t try to use all nineteen this weekend just chose one or two to incorporate into your message this Sunday.

  • Get feedback on your message BEFORE you preach it.
    Feedback after the fact is great, but if you seek input before you preach, you can make your message better. This could be as simple as sending it to another pastor, another staff member, or a volunteer or two in your church. Chances are, there are people in your congregation who would review your message seriously and be a great help to you. Ernest Hemingway said the first draft of anything is #$&*@, so make sure you never preach your first draft.
  • Finish on time.
    Whether you use a countdown clock or a watch, it’s a good idea to stick to the allotted time. The Gettysburg Address has 300 words. Nobody remembers the other guy who spoke that day (who spoke for a couple of hours). Besides, nobody ever got mad at the preacher for finishing a few minutes early.
  • Don’t hide in the greenroom.
    Connecting with real people before your message is one of the most powerful things you can do. Last minute study is a sign of poor preparation and while some last minute prayers are always appropriate, that doesn’t mean you can’t speak a few words to people in the congregation. Leave the green room mentality and shake hands with people.
  • Pick a point.
    Most sermons try to cover too much information, so pick a point and stick to it. One 30-minute message isn’t going to be the final word on any topic. If you want to learn how to make that point memorable and sticky, here’s a free webinar that might help.
  • Be interesting.
    Helpful content that doesn’t engage the audience won’t have the desired effect. In other words, be interesting. Boring presentations, lifeless information, and passionless points will sail right over the head of the congregation. And over the head misses the heart every time. It’s absolutely imperative that you have accurate, Biblical content. But it’s equally important to present it in a way that connects.
  • Stories say it best.
    You’ve listened to speakers too, and, chances are, when the speaker told a personal story, your interest level increased. There’s something about stories that cause people to lean in. So make sure you tell a story every ten minutes or so. “Stories are the most powerful delivery tool for information, more powerful and enduring than any other art form,” writes Nancy Duarte.
  • Know your material.
    Before you preach your message to anyone else, you should preach it to yourself. Be familiar with your content so you can preach from your heart. A reliance on notes could be a sign that you don’t know your material. That’s why we teach members how to finish early in the week so the message can sit in a crockpot.
  • Get better as a preacher, don’t just work on your next message.
    Watching yourself on video is a great way to improve. Joining a community of people committed to improvement might also be right for you. For most churches, the sermon is the most visible thing you do and a key component in the discipleship process. So don’t get stuck in a rut, get better.
  • Speak to everyone.
    Those football stories you tell are awesome, and about 30% of the audience really relates to them. Referencing 2 Peter commandment on the fly is cool, but unchurched people think you’re talking about a race. You’ve got a diverse audience – that calls for diverse application and varied illustrations. Make sure your message is sensitive to your audiences (yep, you have more than one).
  • You’re not preaching in the first century.
    From time to time, I meet people who say, “Jesus didn’t need PowerPoint.” That’s true. (He would have used Keynote or ProPresenter anyway.) But Jesus was preaching in a first century context that didn’t have electricity. You didn’t ride on a donkey to church or ask the congregation to bring grain to the alter. It’s okay to use modern methods to communicate a timeless message.
  • Preach to who is NOT there.
    If you want guests, address guests. If you want to reach men, talk to men. If you want to reach the educated, add a little more intellect. Preach to who is NOT in the room, not just who IS in the room.
  • Summarize your sermon for twitter.
    Your sermon needs a central theme or a big idea. J.H. Howett was right when he wrote, “I have a conviction that no sermon is ready for preaching not ready for writing out, until we can express its theme in a short, pregnant sentence as clear as crystal.” We’ve got a
    free webinar that will help you craft these simple statements.
  • Find common ground.
    People don’t think preachers have real lives, real marriages or real struggles, so the fact that you’re a preacher is NOT instant credibility. Make sure you find common ground with your audience to let them know that you share some of their struggles, doubts and feelings.
  • Talk about your failures, not just your successes.
    John Maxwell said if you want to impress people, talk about your success, but if you want to impact them, talk about your failures. When you appropriately share your struggles, mistakes and failures, and communicate from a place of humble brokenness, you’ll make a far greater impact on your congregation.
  • Make people laugh.
    Everybody wants to laugh, and you don’t need to disrespect God’s Word or be a comedian to make people smile in church. Proverbs 17:22 says a joyful heart is good medicine. So let’s not talk about a boring God with lifeless sermons and give people the impression that God has no personality. God created laughter…it’s okay for it to happen in church.
  • Present Jesus as the hero.
    Not the audience, not you, not even the church. No matter your topic, you can find a way to point to Jesus. By the way, that’s exactly what Jesus did when he opened up the Old Testament scriptures and connected the dots for people.
  • Preach to inspire action, not just to inform.
    What do you want people to DO as the result of hearing this message? When Peter finished preaching in Acts 2, he told the people exactly what they should do (repent and be baptized). Make sure you’re not just presenting information but calling people to action.
  • Add some visuals.
    Whether it’s a graphic, or a slide, a prop or an object lesson, look for ways to make your words visual. Study after study shows this is the key to rememberability. If this doesn’t come natural to you, fight through the hard work…it’s worth it.

One of the most significant things you can do as a communicator is work ON your skill and develop your calling. This is very different from working on your next message. It’s why we created the Core Coaching Program.

Thanks for letting us serve you today!

Michael

CEO of The Rocket Company

P.S. Here is a summary of the FREE stuff in this email:

  • Preaching With A Point Webinar: How to craft a memorable bottom line statement each week that your church attenders will be repeating on Wednesday at Starbucks.

Free Stuff For Churches: NewSpring Church

 

The great people over at NewSpring Church, with Pastor Perry Noble, recently released their new Church Resources website. Pastors and church leaders are invited to sign up and download any of the many resources they have developed, free of charge!

Available For Download:

  • Sermon Series Images and Video Files.
    You’ll have to make sure you have the right programs to update these files for your church. If you do, there are more than 50 series available. To the left is an example of one of a series graphics.
  • Student Resources.
    These student resources may work great in Sunday services too.
  • And More!
    Check out their website to see what else NewSpring Church has available to help your church reach your community!

  

Unlocking the Secrets of Church Sound

 

This is a guest post by Josh Cummings. For many years Josh served as the Technical Director at Elim Gospel Church in Lima, NY. Josh is passionate about all things audio & visual. His world includes wires, cables, buttons, knobs, computers, software, lights, speakers and a million other odd and weird knick-knacks. He is, by far, the coolest tech-dude I know.

You might also enjoy reading my other posts in this series entitled ‘Turn the Volume UP!‘ and ‘Turn the Volume DOWN!‘.


Poor sound can be extremely distracting. We’ve probably all been there: the worship leaders mic gives annoying feedback during the service, the preacher sounds like he’s underwater, or you can’t hear the lead vocals over the band during worship. Though it is often a thankless role, the church sound tech has the power to enhance or detract from the communication of the gospel in our church services. With that much depending upon one person, I thought I would give you a few tips on how to improve in this article on the art of mixing.

  • Preparation will save you time and stress.
    Before I tell you anything else, I want to give you the number one rule of using technology in church: Test everything. Trust people, not equipment. You’ve probably tried to play a video at some point during a church service and experienced the awkward embarrassing silence that follows when the video doesn’t work. With a little preparation, you can make sure that it doesn’t happen again (or nearly as much). Don’t blame the “demons in the sound system” when you could have prevented the problem with proper preparation. Take the service plan and go over every detail and press every button just like you would in a service. Years ago, we made a decision to rehearse our entire Sunday morning service, minus the preaching. We catch problems every single week and I know that it was one of the best things we have ever done to increase the quality of our services.
  • Mic that kick drum!
    Most local churches do not mic the drum set. If I were to only mic one drum, it would be the kick drum. This will add punch and rhythm to your mix and give your worship more overall energy. If your room is large enough, I recommend mic-ing the entire drum set, but mic-ing the kick drum is the place to start.
  • Set gain levels first.
    Gain is the master volume for each channel on your mixer, which affects the monitors, house mix (“house” mix is what comes out of the main speakers in your sanctuary), and more. Set the house volume fader to 0, and turn up the gain until the level is approximately where it should be in the house or slightly above. This gives you a good basic level for each channel. Do not mix with the gain knobs. Set them to the right levels and then adjust the house mix using the house volume faders.
  • Set monitor levels.
    If you’re not using in-ear monitors, I recommend putting as little as possible in the monitors while still supporting the worship team properly so that they can hear themselves. This will keep your stage noise to a minimum and give you a more intelligible house mix. A good method for setting monitor levels is this: do a basic mix for each monitor mix, have the band run a song, then adjust one channel at a time while band members give you a thumbs up or down to let you know how much they need in their monitors.
  • Shape the tone with EQ.Please, please, use the equalization (EQ) controls on your mixer. EQ takes a specific frequency or frequency range and turns it up or down. You are a sculptor of sound and the worship team has given you a lump of clay to mold into a masterpiece. If you don’t use the EQ to improve the tone of your mix, your museum will be showing an ugly lump of clay on Sunday morning. This is a huge subject to delve into, and can immensely improve your mix if used properly. For example, your bass guitar will sound nasty if you don’t turn down 300Hz, the violin doesn’t need any bass in it, and you can reduce feedback by cutting the frequency that is feeding back. Just turn up the EQ gain, sweep the frequency knob, find the nastiest sound you can, and then turn it down accordingly to its nastiness. If you want to learn more, here is a helpful blog post on EQ.
  • Regulate your levels with compression
    Compression will cut down on all of those sudden loud noises from your vocals and instruments. When you cut down those spikes in volume, you can have a more consistent and less dynamic sound from that channel. If you use it on one thing, use it on the lead vocal mic.
  • Enhance your vocals with reverbA tasteful amount of reverb can make a good vocal sound fantastic, but it unfortunately won’t make a terrible vocalist sound like Pavarotti!
  • Highlight the lead vocals!In any context, the lead vocals should be the most prominent sound, but even more so in church, where the congregation needs to know the melody to sing along in worship to God. Don’t let anything overpower the lead vocals in your mix. Spend the most time getting the lead vocals just right compared to other channels in your mix.
  • Mentally listen to one instrument at a time.
    To create your mix, listen to each instrument one at a time. Mentally block out all of the other instruments, listen, then decide if that instrument needs to be louder or softer in the mix.
  • Budget your mix.Just like your values will drive how you spend your money, you need to decide what instruments have the most value in your mix and budget your levels accordingly. For example, I will mix foundational instruments like piano and acoustic guitar a bit softer, and more interesting lead instruments like electric guitar or violin a bit louder. Those interesting lead parts have more value to me, so I make them more prominent in the mix. There are no exact rules for mixing, only guidelines. This is where mixing becomes an art.
  • Mix around the same overall deciBel level every week.It’s amazing how easy it is to upset people with the volume levels of your church sound system. Make a team decision as to how loud it should be, and keep it the same every week. I would recommend purchasing a decibel meter if you can to ensure the consistency of your levels.
  • Refine your ear by listening to high quality music.It is entirely possible that you or the sound techs at your church haven’t experienced high quality sound very much, or at least haven’t listened with an analytical ear. If you want to get better, listen to high quality recordings and concerts, and try to imitate the way they do things.
  • Clear up your house mix by reducing stage noise.Stage noise often causes all sorts of problems with your house mix. I can’t go into all of the details in this post, but anything you can do to reduce your stage volume will create a clearer mix in the house. You could use a shield or an enclosure for your drum set, or you could use in-ear monitors for your worship team.
  • Take yourself to school.Never stop learning. There is always more to learn about live sound. Connect with other church sound techs and learn what you can from them. Use Google to discover helpful websites like www.prosoundweb.com, www.churchsoundguy.com or www.churchtechtoday.com. Attend a How-To Sound Workshop. Keep seeking out more knowledge, and you will keep increasing in your skills as an audio engineer and your ability to serve the local church in this way.
 

Turn the Volume UP!

 

Have you ever had anyone threaten to leave the church because the volume was too LOW during worship? Believe it or not, I have. It only happened a couple of times and certainly did not compare with how many complained it was too loud. To this day, I can tell you who in our church wishes we would turn the volume up . . . and no, they aren’t deaf!

Last week I wrote the article ‘Turn the Volume DOWN!‘ Today I would like to similarly share some reasons why people may want the volume turned UP in your Sunday services. You might experience slight deja vu.

  • It’s too quiet. (there is no energy in the room)
    Stating the obvious is always a great way to begin. The Master Volume needs to be turned up and the instruments should be remixed to the new level. When worship is too quiet it can make for a boring worship experience. I’ve been to many churches who mix their worship too quiet. I suppose it appeases a few key leaders (or the pastor), but it also puts a major damper on worship – especially for the younger generations.

As a general rule of thumb, if I can hold a conversation with the person next to me during worship without leaning in and raising my voice to be heard, the sound is probably too soft.

  • Bad mix. (low energy in the room or we can’t hear the worship leader)
    Many times the problem isn’t volume. It’s a bad mix. The instruments are too loud and are drowning out the worship leader; or the keyboard and worship leader is mixed well but everything else is just a low hum in the background; or the drums are drowning everything so all people hear is just enough worship leader and primary instrument to be able to sing. Probably most common is when the kick bass (the deep booming sound from the drums) is turned way down. This can really squash energy in the room and may even make the difference between whether or not people ‘clap’ or not during high energy songs.
  • Hearing loss.
    Another reason why people might want the sound turned up is because they are simply half-deaf and don’t know it. I’m not joking. Unfortunately, it’s quite common for people to have hearing impairment AND to not know it. According to these statistics, people with hearing loss wait on the average of 7 years before seeking help. I better go get my ears checked.
  • Differing opinions.
    Read this same paragraph in my post ‘Turn the Volume Down!‘ That about sums it up! Everyone has different opinions on how loud they like to hear music as well as what the overall mix sounds like. The key is to determine who will be the primary driver for volume/mix (that is, who will represent the values/goals of your church best) and let that individual call the shots. Just a side note – assuming you have a passion to reach the younger generations, I recommend you err on the side of a more aggressive/loud mix than not. I’m not suggesting you drive everyone else out – but that you actively seek to find that balance.
  • Bad equipment or acoustics.
    Your equipment, speaker placement and room acoustics will make a big difference. Often, churches struggle with hot and quiet spots in the room. It’ll be loud in one area and too quiet in others. My church has this issue. I’ve used this fact to my advantage by encouraging those who tend to like it louder or quieter to sit in certain areas. It’s one reason why the young people like to sit near the front. They get both the speakers in the room as well as the stage noise coming off of people’s stage monitors. It’s also usually where the sub-woofers (where all the bass and lows come out making your body vibrate) are located.
I will continue this short series of posts about volume in an upcoming article giving some general advice on how your church might better ensure your worship service has the best possible mix/volume to encourage maximum participation from your worshipers. Stay tuned!

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Turn the Volume DOWN!

Have you ever had someone threaten to leave the church if you didn’t turn the volume down during worship? I have. During my tenure serving at EGC we had quite a few “ups and downs” in relation to volume levels. At one point, the issue got so hot the elders were called on to deal with it (for a church of nearly 1,000, that’s a big deal). To make matters more complicated, I was the one ultimately in charge of maintaining appropriate volume levels (though I’m not a sound tech). I’ve had lengthy conversations with leaders, members, sound techs, worship team members and irritated attendees about this.

In the next few posts, I am going to download some of the things I’ve learned about this issue. I hope you find them useful.

Turn the Volume Down!
Here are a few of the primary reasons why people want the volume turned down.

  • It’s too loud. (or the sound tech is deaf)
    OK. The fact is, sometimes it’s just too loud. The Master Volume needs to be turned down and the instruments should be remixed to a lower level. Excessively loud worship can be very distracting. There’s a point where the focus isn’t on the Lord, but on the clock – when worship will get over.
  • Bad mix. (or the sound tech is tone deaf)
    Unfortunately, this is often the primary reason people want to turn the sound down, at least in my opinion. Managing the audio for the worship team get’s more and more complex as you add people to the team. Complexity requires increased skill and experience. Many times, churches just don’t have someone of that caliber available. I know firsthand that what sounds like a ‘loud’ mix can sometimes be fixed with an experienced hand at the sound board. In these cases, turning the Master Volume down will take care of the ‘loudness’ in the room, and replace it with the problems I’ve noted in my next post entitled ‘Turn the Volume Up!’
  • Sensitive ears.
    One of my children has very sensitive hearing. What I’ve discovered is when there is going to be loud noises it greatly increases anxiety. It becomes distracting and on certain occasions, overwhelming. It seems to me that as people grow older they are either losing their hearing or becoming more sensitive in their hearing. That doesn’t mean loud worship only affects the older crowd, but an older crowd is certainly more likely to be impacted.
  • Physical challenges.
    When people have physical challenges that include migraines, anxiety, depression and the like, loud music can just be too much to handle. Often, these people won’t even go to church if they know there’s a chance their condition may get worse due to loud noises. I rarely have migraines, but sometimes struggle with bad headaches. When I do, things like the kick bass (the deep booming sound from the drums) seem to sound ten times louder than they really do.
  • Differing opinions.
    Years ago I remember taking my primary sound tech on a drive in my car. I turned on some worship music and asked him to adjust the bass the way he likes it (it was a bass button giving three bass options). He turned the bass to a 3 which blasted the bass as loud as it would go. After a moment of listening, I turned it to 2, which is where I preferred the bass to be while driving. Sometimes, the same is true in worship. Everybody has their own opinion on what worship should sound like – and many times the person running the sound has a different opinion than the pastor.
  • Bad equipment or acoustics.
    There is at least one more primary reason why people want the sound turned down – and it’s not because the sound is mixed wrong or the volume is too high. It’s because of substandard equipment or bad acoustics in the room. Unfortunately, quality sound equipment (speakers, microphones, stage monitors, cables, sound boards, amplifiers, etc.) costs a lot of money – and usually churches cut corners in this area either because they have to or due to wrong priorities. Additionally, there are a myriad of sound problems that may result from bad speaker placement, stage noise (the noise coming off of the monitors/amplifiers on stage rather than from the speakers), and bad acoustics. In these cases, ‘turning it down’ just doesn’t work. It will mean someone onstage can’t hear themselves or someone in the congregation can’t hear the worship leader. (see my next post entitled ‘Turn the Volume UP!’)

Pixar and Creative Thinking

 

I love to hear stories of people who know how to engage in creative thinking. Creative thinking is a very important ingredient in a thriving, growing and culturally relevant organization. One of the important questions creative thinkers will eventually ask is, “Why?”. (Note: check out my eBook, ‘Thinking for a Change‘ to learn more about the critical thinking process.)

This 2 minute clip by Pixar Studio’s vividly captures what the creative process can look like, and how it can lead to simple solutions and great ideas (even if the finding the solutions weren’t that simple).


If you can’t see this video, try clicking this link.

Get Permission To Post Guest Speakers Online

A few months ago we hosted a guest speaker at Elim Gospel Church. Before the message he approached me and requested that a certain portion of his message be excluded from the live broadcast and media posts on the web. Since we knew about this in advance, we had time to create a special image which we posted on the live stream during that portion of the message. At least once a year I have received requests like this. Often, the content of the message is such that public access could compromise a ministry or relationship.

This is why we have made it standard practice to ask before posting, recording, or selling anything from a guest speaker. About 90% of the time it’s simply a formality, but the remaining 10% of the time your guests will feel honored and know that they are cared for.

It’s very simple to do. My friend, Stephanie Zeller, has created a great form on her website which you may  download and utilize just for this purpose. Simply ask all guest speakers to complete the form in advance of their messages and honor any special requests made when they hand it in to you.

Don’t wait – download and begin using it this week!

Sean Gladding Shares His Easter Story

Sean Gladding, author of ‘The Story of God. The Story of Us.‘ shares the creative idea his church used to   illustrate the power of the cross on Easter Sunday.  It highlights how a well developed creative idea can become the impetus for a God moment. This pastor’s testimony is sure to inspire and encourage you.

If you can’t see this video, click here.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

Church Tech for Mortals Free e-book

 

The people over at www.churchm.ag have pulled together an outstanding e-book for pastors and church leaders. The title of the e-book is Church Tech for Mortals. It’s full of great advice on a myriad of ‘tech topics’, specifically for the local church.

For example, the very first chapter is entitled, Website: The Untamed Internet and gives you very basic suggestions on getting a decent website, including some helpful price comparisons. There’s a chapter comparing the virtues of Mac vs. PC and another on Going Mobile. That’s all the tip of the iceberg. The e-book also talks about worship presentation software, video editing, internet providers, routers, networks, web filters firewalls and more.

Each chapter is short and to the point, giving you just enough information to get you started but not so much as to overwhelm you and it’s all written for the regular ‘non-techy’!

Here’s how you can get your copy of the e-book. Browse to this page and subscribe to the Church Mag newsletter. You’ll be prompted to fill out some information and then will receive the e-book as a pdf document. make sure you save the pdf to your computer! If you decide you don’t want to receive Church Mag’s newsletter, they make it real easy to unsubscribe.

So what are you waiting for? Get your copy today!

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