Video Projection Formulas I’m frequently asked to explain how much ‘horsepower’ (brightness) a projector needs to have in order to make the image on a screen look good. In a moment, I will give some formulas that are very necessary in determinin....more
Scan Converter vs. Scaler There are two versions of this reply - Basic and Advanced. I offer both so that no matter where you are on the 'Techie-O-Meter', you can get direction on this often misunderstood subject:
First, the comments and ques....more
Creativity To fully appreciate the statement made in the title of this article, you'd have to know that I'm a "techie" at heart. I love toys...um, I mean tools. I only call them tools when I'm talking to the Pastor. Every other tim....more
Utilizing Cameras The vast majority of churches in America are using slide projectors and overhead transparencies and haven’t made the jump to video projection. But that is changing...and rapidly.
And in the ranks of those churches th....more
Lamps (not bulbs) Lamp technology has gone through significant leaps in technology over the last several years, and the new technologies have created much longer lamp life, and a host of other caveats and pitfalls.
I feel a mini-artic....more
Planning Weekend Experiences Does your Pastor use a Creative Team to help craft the weekend experience at your church? Does your team plan out sermon series, music, videos and events well in advance?
Chances are, your Pastor is overloaded wit....more
Modern Philosophy of Media in Church Making an impact. Reaching the lost. Growing believers.
And then, repeating the cycle.
Isn't that what we're required to do as believers? Then how much more important is it for the leadership of the church to ....more
Upgrading Your Video Projector I receive numerous emails from churches asking about Video Projection. Listed below is one such church that is looking to upgrade their projector. What follows are a few of their questions. My responses are directed....more
How to Delegate the Right Way The difference between delegating responsibility and giving away delegated authority is like eggs and ham: the chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
It’s safe to say most of us have worked for a manager that used....more
Set Milestones & Define Expectations Speaking specifically to followers of Jesus, as believers leading other believers, we’re not looking to modify behavior; we’re looking for heart change (measuring spiritual fruit). In most situations with talented employ....more
Making Your Church Website Mobile Friendly It’s hard to go anywhere (including church) where people are not pulling out their phones for more than calls. We’re clearly a mobile culture with habits now firmly entrenched in anytime, anywhere access. Churches must, ....more
Compliance Disguised as Submission In my vocational work on staff at three churches and in my non-vocational work for several companies, I have struggled to know when to submit myself to authority and when, well…not to do so. What I’ve learned is that I w....more
It’s Knowing How to Say It "Vegas has nothing to say, but they know how to say it," says Ed Young, Jr., Founding Pastor of Fellowship Church (my home church), "and the Church has everything to say, but typically doesn't know how to say i....more
Why Most Churches.... There is a saying that churches buy a sound system three times. The first is the one the building “comes with” that was most likely designed by the general contractor or a local music store. A well-meaning but ill-experi....more
Implementing Media Have a defined vision, purpose and plan for using Media. That's it.
If the church leadership has a desire to use Media, then there must be a clear vision, attainable goals and operating budget established.
How Much Media Budget? The concept of Media budgets is relatively new (aside from broadcast oriented churches), and the amounts jump dramatically from church to church. So how much should you set aside for your Annual church Media budget? The ....more
Projector Connections Simple, yet legitimate questions about projectors are often the ones that are assumed. A subscriber of mine once asked me what sorts of connectors should be on a projector.
First, the projector should be DATA and VID....more
Experiencing Worship, The Study
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