6 Areas of Quality Your Church Should Focus On

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Quality management is not a new concept to many industries. As far back as the 13th century, there were established models for managing and improving product quality. A discipline that started in manufacturing migrated to service industries such as hospitality, hotels, and healthcare.

As these industries embrace quality concepts, we as consumers develop higher expectations for positive, error-free service experiences. Whether it’s a product free from defects or services that are customer-friendly and offer ease of use, we’re constantly raising the bar. Continue reading “6 Areas of Quality Your Church Should Focus On” »

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How to Clean and Maintain Your Microphones

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Keeping audio gear maintained is a crucial part of any audio engineers job description. Clearing the dust from amp filters, fixing cables and the like. One thing most church techs forget about is cleaning and maintaining their microphones. There have been times I’ve consulted at a church, tested their microphones and been amazed how much gunk and honestly, the stench coming off of them. Let’s face it, we’re all human and sometimes we get coffee breath or forget to brush our teeth in the morning. Or sometimes you’ll have a guest speaker or vocalist who smokes cigarettes and the microphone will store up that smell over time that’s just unpleasant. But it’s our job to deal with it so let’s get to it! Continue reading “How to Clean and Maintain Your Microphones” »

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Sharefaith Music Spotlight – Daniel Bashta & John Mark McMillan

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Sharefaith Music Spotlight is back! In this revamped rendition of this music series, we will be looking at Christian albums that we’re listening to, new and old. This will be a compilation of old Christian classics, new releases, trending titles and even some underground/unheard of artists. In today’s music spotlight, we will be featuring two new 2015 albums by Daniel Bashta and John Mark McMillan’s new album with his wife, Sarah. Continue reading “Sharefaith Music Spotlight – Daniel Bashta & John Mark McMillan” »

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Here’s Your Beginners Guide to Audio Compression

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There are fewer tools more mysterious and complicated to an audio engineer than a compressor. A lot of inexperienced engineers can apply a compressor with the wrong settings and end up making everything sound worse. One thing is for sure, if you don’t understand how a compressor works, you can never master the use of one. Before I start I’d like to say that no two audio engineers agree 100% on the proper use of a compressor. It’s my hope that in giving you the definitions and functions of each part of the compressor, it will help you come to your own formulation of how you would like to deploy one. Continue reading “Here’s Your Beginners Guide to Audio Compression” »

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6 Things a Guest Will Evaluate While Visiting Your Church

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Most people will visit a church several times before making a decision to call that church home. The challenge lies in the reality that visitors can sneak in and out without anyone even knowing they were there. Someone once said that a visitor will make a decision about a church long before the pastor begins to speak.  If this is true, what is the visitor evaluating in the process?

 

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How to Properly EQ Your Pastors Mic

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One of the biggest hurdles for a church tech is how to set up a microphone for a pastor. I know many seasoned audio engineers who work in full-time ministry that still have this as an Achilles heel. There is a fine balance that you need to achieve between making the pastor sound natural while also maximizing gain before feedback. Here are some tips and tricks I use every Sunday to make my pastors sound great. Continue reading “How to Properly EQ Your Pastors Mic” »

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Five Things a SAD Pastor Should Do – How to Deal with Seasonal Attendance Disorder

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As I write this it’s almost Father’s Day, a day traditionally distinguished by being one of the least attended Sundays in the pastoral calendar. We need to diagnose a new condition for churches—Seasonal Attendance Disorder (SAD). It seems to me that two things contribute to this annual congregational malaise often exemplified by Father’s Day. First, there are more women than men in most churches most of the time. Sometimes the ratio is 2 to 1. In many households Mom is the one walking with God and Dad is the one who likes to read the paper and golf on his “only day off.” Continue reading “Five Things a SAD Pastor Should Do – How to Deal with Seasonal Attendance Disorder” »

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Stay Up to Date On Israel with Organization Bridges for Peace

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In the heart of every person, regardless of faith, nationality, race, or creed, is a desire for peace. Yet peace, regardless of how earnestly we desire it, seems elusive. Perhaps the reason why peace seems impossible is because we’re looking for the wrong kind of peace. Jesus told his disciples that he would give peace, but “not as the world gives.” Continue reading “Stay Up to Date On Israel with Organization Bridges for Peace” »

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Top 20 Most Influential Worship Leaders of All Time

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To build this list of the most influential worship leaders, I have narrowed it to the variety of worship music known as modern praise and worship, with all due respect to traditional hymnody. Another factor that distinguishes this list of influential worship leaders of all time is that I have only included individuals, not groups; otherwise I would have certainly mentioned influential worship groups like Bellarive, Hillsong, The City Harmonic, Hosanna-Integrity, and Maranatha. Without further ado here is the Top 20 Most Influential Worship Leaders of All Time. Continue reading “Top 20 Most Influential Worship Leaders of All Time” »

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5 Easy Steps To Increase Your Church’s Online Presence With Google My Business

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Are you looking to increase your church’s online presence? Looking to make sure your church’s info is correct on Google? Adding your church to Google My Business will increase your online traffic, local impact, and assist new visitors to your church by making it easier to find your church’s location. Practically, taking these few simple steps allows your church to show up in Google results, to show your location in Google Maps, and even helps your church come up when a person searches for something vague like “Churches near me”. This article breaks down the steps on how to create a Google My Business account for your church or ministry in 5 easy steps. Continue reading “5 Easy Steps To Increase Your Church’s Online Presence With Google My Business” »

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