Why and What

By Van Metschke
Contributing Writer
August 02, 2022

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I talk to a lot of church techs who don’t really understand what the condition of our heart ‘should be’ about why tech is needed in church.

In the world we live in, the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat environment, information is coming at us at light speed. Our lives really don’t have one minute of peace and quiet. That said, we as an society, have corporate A.D.D. If we, as ministers of the gospel, want to reach the a for mentioned society, tech IS the way. Some may not like it, but Matthew 10:16(NET) states “I am sending you out like sheep surrounded by wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” That said, tech is just a tool to reach the people coming thru the doors. Tech is typically used to entertain the audience (now don’t send me emails until you read the actual definition of ‘entertain’) and share our message at the same time.

Tech is merely a tool of ministry. Technicians are ministers, using their craft and gear to minister and that IS what our mindset should always be. Tech is a means to an end, not the end itself. As a church tech team leader, I have lead both paid and volunteer staff. They all are at different stages, of life, ministry, and spiritual growth. It is important to spend a lot of time speaking into them the ‘vision’ and why we do what we do. I have found that patience is key. I can’t change the attitude of my staff; I can only lead by example and preach the doctrine of doing all we do with excellence and a servant’s heart. It is ongoing and something I have to be aware of all the time.

Being a tech in church is very complicated. Things happen, good things and bad things. Our teams will always look to leadership for our reaction to both. We, as leaders, are responsible to praise God in the good times and trust him in the bad. We must realize when things go correctly that God is glorified and when things go bad that the most important thing we can do is to keep a good attitude and resolve the situation with technical excellence and a servant’s heart.

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