I recently wrote a post over at WorshipTechDirector.com on service planning from a technical perspective.
One of the best ways to have a great service or event is to plan every aspect of it ahead of time. This includes all the technical aspects, preparing for both the actual service and any rehearsals that may precede it.
I can’t tell you how many events I have been to that felt like they were cobbled together and where everyone seemed to be running the event flying by the seat of their pants.
Great events require great and thorough planning.
Not only do such great events go off well, but also their planning beforehand lowers the stress level and increases the credibility level of both the talent and the technical staff. It also increases the chance that you and your team will actually have fun doing what we all love to do.