It’s easy to think this (because we’re in charge of the tech and media side of things): our most important task is being good stewards of our technology and media equipment. I’m not advocating that we shouldn’t be good stewards of those resources, but as a media director myself, the equipment and technology pieces are not my most important resources. The most important resources in any church and media ministry are the people in it. In most cases volunteers.
Plain and simple, without volunteers we couldn’t function in our media department. On any given Sunday, there are about eighteen different positions that need to be filled in our media team. We have camera operators, lighting designers, playback technicians, audio engineers and video directors. Their biggest quality isn’t the technical credentials they posses, but their commitment to serve the Lord through technology.
Don’t take me wrong, doing everything with excellence is imperative, but we can’t overlook the human side of our operations. Technology is not your ministry, people are your ministry. Geek out all you want about the newest and coolest gadgets, but don’t forget about your volunteers.
So how do we do that? Continue Reading
I wrote that sentence after hearing my pastor drop some knowledge on our team at a meeting. We were deciding what route our Easter services would go, and if we would have a follow up series.
It happened suddenly; genius struck. Continue Reading
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. -Erich Fromm
Maybe it’s time to let go of those go to moves that everyone has. To let go of whatever we default to. Certainty is great to a degree, but to reach the next level we must let go of the certainty of our current level. Continue Reading
A few things that Seth talks about in this first video:
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” Steve Jobs
Isn’t that the way it usually goes?
Voltaire said, “Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.” Continue Reading