Tuesday, April 25, 2006

April Showers ~ Recovery Time

April Showers Countdown...
Start :|: \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ x :|: Finish
Well, there's only one event left on the big April Showers Countdown: next Sunday Morning. There was much grace that got our teams through this month, and I am so grateful to God for his help.

In order to personally recover from a fairly grueling schedule, I'll be out of the office and out of blogland for a few days to spend some extra time with my wife and little girl.

My hope is also to take some time to pray about how to use this blog most effectively. One idea I have is to begin a blogging schedule, with regular topics to cover, as well as posting "bloggable" stuff.

Here are some topics I'm considered hitting regularly, in no particular order:
  • Scriptural Principles on Glorifying God through Media Service
  • Best Practices of Technology in Church
  • Media Tools and their Application in Church
  • Reviews of Church Media Offerings
  • Volunteer Team-Building Strategy
  • Questions and Answers
  • Tips and Tricks for Sound, Lighting, and Video
  • New Technology and How to Use it in Church
  • The Role of a Tech or Media Team Leader
  • Media in the Media
Which of these would serve you the most? Is there anything else I should include here that I've forgotten?

God bless! Talk to you soon.

2 comments:

Peter A. Schott said...

Probably most useful for me would be effective use of presentation software for worship/preaching/etc. How to mix in videos, what is distracting and not, is there any software that allows easy editing of titles on the fly, things like that.

I'd also be interested in how best to record services or portions of them to place online. Mainly for audio, but possibly video as well.

Not sure if this fits in the categories anywhere, but maybe some notes on effective church web sites would be useful as well.

Finally, a "how-to" run sound for beginners. Even the smallest sound board I've seen has bunches of knobs and buttons all over the place that are daunting if you just want to get your CD to play at an appropriate dynamic level.

-Pete

Brian Van said...

I am very interested in volunteer team building and Scriptural Principles on Glorifying God through Media Service. We are just beginning to build the tech team at our church and any insight into building the team as a whole and building the team members individually and encouraging their spiritual growth would be invaluable to me/us.