Megachurch Tech on a Microchurch Budget

Your Tech Team Needs Jesus, Too

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The Church Tech Team: The un-sung, oft-forgotten heroes of corporate worship.  Their skills, dedication, and faithfulness make our services happen.  Yet, they are very often the ones who get left out of group prayer and devotions, and they are often separated from the on-stage team.  They’re also the first to get blasted when the slides don’t change on time or the band is a little too loud.  So let’s brainstorm some ways to get them connected, both to God and to the rest of the team.

  1. Devotions and Prayer
    As a Worship Leader or Pastor, it’s your job to encourage the Spiritual development of your team.  That doesn’t just apply to the band and vocalists.  Often, we choose our teaching topics based on specific skills that the on-stage team needs; however, we need to be thinking in broader Spiritual terms.  Focus on topics that promote Spiritual Maturity in multiple areas, and make sure everyone has the opportunity to pray with and for each other.
  2. Connection and Community
    The author of Hebrews writes, “You should not stay away from the church meetings, as some are doing, but you should meet together and encourage each other. Do this even more as you see the day coming.” (Heb 10:25 NCV)  Growth and accountability happen in community.  Make sure that you’re providing opportunity for your tech and stage teams to create their own connected community so that they “spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Heb 10:24).  On a purely practical level, getting to know each other will provide for better communication between stage and booth.
  3. Communication
    As their leader, take the time and make the effort to communicate with your tech team.  Make sure you’re informing them of any special service elements ahead of time, and utilize their skills and knowledge to troubleshoot issues that arise.  Beyond that, a simple note, facebook message, text, or phone call goes a long way toward staying connected.

10 Points and a Gold Star for our tech teams–those unsung heroes of Sunday morning that make all our lives a little easier.  Have you hugged a tech today?

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