Church Tech Weekly Episode 173: Road Trip!

Since Mike is on vacation, it's time for the "Best of Episodes 1-100!" In this show, we talk with many of our favorite people, Camron Ware, Ryan Howell, Stephen Proctor, Andrew Stone, Dave Stagl, Nigel Spatling and Bob Heil. This is a must-listen to episode. 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Camron Ware

Ryan Howell

Stephen Proctor

Andrew Stone

Dave Stagl

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 172: Some People Need a Crutch

Are "authentic" and "good" mutually exclusive? Is it possible to over-rehearse? Why do we think "good enough" is, well, good enough in church? We tackle these questions and more this week.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Dave Stagl

Andrew Stone

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 171: Podcast Left or House Left

It's easy to fall into the same routine for our weekly services. But what if we approached them with more intentionality? How can we be stirred up by what we do? This week, we learn some lessons on that from the SALT conference. 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Luke McElroy

Nick Rivero

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 170: Origin Story

Your musicians and vocalists prepare for a weekend, but how does the tech team? For that matter, how do you train your tech team? And how do you handle disasters, vacations or simply not being there? We cover it all this week! 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Marcus Hammond

Mark Hanna

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 169: The Texas of Canada

We're live from SALT13! A large group of technical artists assembled in Stephen Proctor's living room, and we were there to record it. It's a great discussion on the tools of our craft, and a reminder that we all face similar challenges. 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Stephen Proctor

Camron Ware

Courtney Ware

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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The whole guest list: 

Nate Ragan

Scott Gratton

Samantha Gratton 

Jared Taylor

Pat Laeger

Paul Gratton

Todd Garner

Logan Hinders

Church Tech Weekly Episode 168: That's No BSS

It's software picks week! Our esteemed panel talks about many cool, clever and time-saving software tools they can't live without. Fair warning; grab a notepad and write these down—lots of great ideas here! 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Wes Wakefield

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 167: Leprechaun Weekend

We're live at the National Worship Leader's Conference! And as such, it's time for a deep discussion about worship, being encouraged, having a network and being cynical. Get your notebook out, you'll need it! 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Stephen Proctor

Camron Ware

Luke McElroy

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 166: You'd Look Good In A Sweater

We're live from WFX this week! We talk about making it through tough times, getting on board with the vision of the church and how to solve morale problems (among other things). It's a great episode with lots of laughs and truth. 

Guests:

Duke Dejong

Andrew Stone

Jason Cole

Todd Elliot

Kevin Sanchez

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 165: I Shouldn't Have Had That Croissant

It's another week of small-church mailbag! This week we tackle the question of how much the worship leader should be involved in tech, and how to translate mission into tech equipment. For fun, providing constructive criticism to the band.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 164: That Ends With A Groin Injury

It's small church night! We tackle your questions on doing tech in small churches. This week we discuss helping students "get" the importance of what we do and determine if the super-cheap option is in fact best (spoiler: probably not). 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 163: Duff's—Better Than The Anchor Bar

How do you expand your seating capacity when there is no more room? The Chapel in Buffalo has a great idea, and we learn all about it today. We also learn why relationships are so important, and find out what's in the news! 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Jon Cook

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 162: Geeks R Us

This week, we geek out with Mike Johns. It's all about AppleScript, Automator, MIDI and how you can find ways to automate and simplify almost anything in your tech booth. Save time you didn't know you had!

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Mike Johns

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 161: I Wish I Could Dis-Function That

It's all about installs this week. We talk about installing a slick Dante-based audio system with the Yamaha CL, ETC's Net3 Protocol, a cost-effective video wall and some do's and don't's for installations. 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 160: What I Wish I Knew

Starting off in this business, we all have a lot to learn. This week, three veteran TDs (with 60+ years of combined experience!) share what they wish they knew when they started out. You might be surprised at the answers. 

Guests:

Todd Elliott

Rick Russell

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 159: The Color Blind Lighting Guy

As the title suggests, it's all about audio this week. We talk about tuning PAs, the new Yamaha CL5 in use, and a surprisingly powerful and affordable mixing system that we really like. 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Dave Stagl

Jason Cole

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 158: I Dont Punctuate

We're back with another live, on-location edition of CTW! This time we're on site at Echo, and we're discussing the importance of passing on our knowledge, being in community and why Duke is not a Cirque du Soleil dancer. 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Jason Cole

Anthony Stowell

Kevin Sanchez

Blake Sawyer

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 157: More Butter, Less Toast

How to train volunteers is one of the most frequently asked questions here at CTA. Tonight we tackle that one, and talk about what ages to recruit for your tech team. Some great information on this show... 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Dennis Choy

John David Boreing

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 156: Meat Coma

Audio networking is our topic tonight! We talk all about Dante, AVB, Layer 2, Layer 3 and even some "not really network" protocols like AES50, MADI and A-Net. Have questions about networking? We've got answers. And maybe some more questions... 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke Dejong

Jake Cody

Criss Niemann

Tom Knesel

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 155: Hot Summer Nights

How do you integrate new volunteers into your tech ministry? How do you train them, keep them engaged and encourage them to grow? We answer these questions and more this week as we talk about building our teams. 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Anthony Progar

Jason Castellente

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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Church Tech Weekly Episode 154: A Long Couple Weeks In Canada

We're talking visual worship this week! Our panel digs into the concept of how visuals as an art form can draw people in to worship, how the younger generation responds in worship and we learn about the Salt Conference in Nashville. 

Guests:

Van Metschke

Luke McElroy

Stephen Proctor

Nicholas Rivero

Theme song:
But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.

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