I am sitting here watching #dancember and am having a blast I missed the first hour but have watched since 8:00 pm est (4:00 their time) and I am just so excited to see some one trying to take influence and make a difference. It is so rare in this day and age. I am also amazed at everyone who is and has donated to the Convoy of Hope cause at www.dancember.tv. Other then what I have typed so far what amazes this nerd is all of the technology involved. I was wondering all night how they did all of this and then this photo showed up and WOW!!!!!!
I am amazed I did not have all that technology when I volunteered at my old church (click here for videos) and I would love to have a setup in my office. But first I need to get a bigger apartment. At my old church we had about half that setup in the main sanctuary and 1/3 that in the old sanctuary for an All Night Prayer. My current church (click here for video) meets at Oshawa City Hall’s Arts Resource Centre and I have even less.
My goal has always been to help my community (especially the churches) use technology more effectively but there are so many people with in the church community that think they know it best. I am learning to be open to suggestions but when it comes down to it churches first need to know what it is they need.
I learned in one seminar that we need to have the technology we want the church to have before we begin to expand the building. I’ll never forget that our leader at the time said he helped churches rebuild there sound systems for the new building and had tons to work with that has never been opened and others that knew nothing of what they needed . I want to help churches get to where they have more then they need and can begin to expand.
My last church was really getting into video streaming. This came years after I started audio streaming the Young Adults services live. Now it was great and we had the team to work it but no one knew what they were doing or there were a clash of people (myself included) and nothing really got accomplished. Since leaving in 2012 there are still people their that I refuse to work with.
But we have to remember about the end goal weather with technology or people. I could not get along with some people because my pride got in the way or I thought I deserved the position after 5 years (I was there for six total) Now I learned a lot a long the way and I wish there was more I could have done. But with this church I remember God telling me one night in prayer “You will set it up but you will not run it”. I have never forgotten that either and now know that it was God’s plan for me to teach and release
It is funny because I told the worship leader this was in my heart weeks before God confirmed it. I taught lots of people lots of my tricks in my last church and now I am in a 1/4 the size church and am almost running the sound system and Power Point & Pro Presenter every week. But I still struggle with my faith and still struggle with certain sins but that is for another writing.
But I am really proud of Judy and Benji for setting this up and showing us the technology in use I would like to know how to set it all up but to see the setup ROCKS!!!