Church Tech Weekly Episode 297: Contract Killer

This week we talk about contracts! Many don’t fully understand the types of contracts they will be entering into when they embark on a AVL project (or building project). This week, we’ll delve into the main types you’ll encounter and how to make sure you get what you want.

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 295: The Volunteer Connection

Mike and Van are back live on the YouTubes with a great group of listeners talking volunteers. After a brief talk about doing things the hard way, we get into a great discussion about how to recruit, train, care for and retain volunteers.

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 294: Leadership...or Lack Thereof

Mike’s back in the car this week talking leadership. We tackle topics such as how to lead your team, how to manage your budget, leading up and down and what to do if you find yourself in a negative leadership situation. It’s all this and more!

Guests:

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 290: Digital Minefield

Now that we have an extensive collection of digital tools at our fingertips on our fancy digital consoles, does that make us better engineers? Maybe, maybe not. In today’s rant, Mike talks about his approach to training, plugins and how to mix.

Pardon the road noise; the d:fine picked up more ambient sound than I had hoped. Next episode will be a different mic.

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 288: Skills > Gear

This week Mike tells you why it's more important to develop skills than buy gear. If you take the time to build you skills, the gear won't matter. But if you think buying better gear will make you better, you should listen to this show.

Guests:

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 287: Strap The Bacon To The Roof

We are live at Seeds 2017! Van an Mike record from the very cool production offices at Church On The Move during the Seeds Conference and talk about what they've seen and experienced this week. 

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 286: A Great Year for Fruit

This week we talk about how to shut off production mode on your weekends off. It's imperative to be able to take a break and rest, but how do you keep from continuing to be "the guy" in your mind when you're not working a weekend? We have some thoughts...

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 285: What Can Brown Do For You?

This week, we discuss when it's appropriate to bring an AVL integrator into the discussion about a new building or renovation project. In our experience, too many churches wait too long. Once plans are nearly finalized--or worse, concrete is poured--it becomes increasingly difficult to make simple, cost-effective changes to the building, add infrastructure or just make it more production friendly. Don't waste money; start sooner!

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 284: Differential Dispersion

This week, Mike and Van reflect on the last 10 years of ChurchTechArts and nearly 7 of ChurchTechWeekly. A lot has happened in that time, and we've been blessed to be part of the ever-expanding church tech universe. We also talk about Mike's CTA writing sabbatical and new project, Mike On Gun Safety.

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 283: Get Off The Couch, Bro!

This week, it's old guys vs. young guys! Well, not really. But Van & Mike talk with two younger tech leaders about the challenges and rewards of leading technical ministries as a 20-30-something. Warning, these two guys are really sharp--after listening to them, you're going to need to up your game!

Guests:

Van Metschke

Isaiah Franco

Tyler Kaneshiro

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 282: For Me...I Don't Know

We're taking wireless spectrum today! With the coming sale of part or all of the 600 MHz band, we have our two wireless experts back to let us know what is going on with the sale and what we need to know. And here are some links for more information (we mention these on the show):

Shure's Incentive Auction Resource Center

Lectrosonics FCC Spectrum Updates

Guests:

Van Metschke

Criss Niemann

Karl Winkler

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 281: I'm a Digital Kind of Guy

We’re back! This week we talk about where to find good advice for church tech. We also discuss how and why the best techs continue to seek improvement throughout their careers.

Guests:

Van Metschke

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 280: Mute Yourself

Should churches get into the business of renting their gear and facilities out? What are the pros and cons? What should you think about? How to approach this tricky topic? Our panel shares some sage advice based on years of experience.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke DeJong

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 279: The Druids are not on the Recording

We're talking Multi-site this week! How do you organize your gear, your teams, your leadership? Is central control better than a dotted line? What are the advantages of standardizing on gear? We tackle all this and more.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke DeJong

Justin Firesheets

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 278: One Angry Dude

How should worship and tech teams be organized? Should the TD report to the worship leader? Is it better for them to be peers? What works and what doesn't? Our panel discusses the myriad of ways teams can be organized and what they've seen work best.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Colin Burch

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 277: I Don't Do Accents

Why do TD’s leave the church? Is it politics, age, burnout, or something else? Maybe it’s more complicated. We dig in this week.

Guests:

Van Metschke

Duke DeJong

Todd Elliott

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 275: Banned From The Ranch

This week, we talk about the pros and cons of electronic drums. Sometimes they can be a real life-saver; sometimes they cause problems. We help you navigate that.

Guests:

Van Metschke

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 274: CAD Monkey Banana Slap

It's an LED week here at CTW. We talk with Daniel Connell about lighting, trends in stage design and how LEDs have finally arrived. Plus, a special message from Jonathan Davis!

Guests:

Van Metschke

Daniell Connel

Jonathan Davis

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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