One of the Most Important Weekly Investments For Pastors, Worship Leaders, Speakers, and Prayer Counselors

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Churches spend thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars on quality sound systems and hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars on worship facilities. Worship leaders and speakers also often invest thousands of dollars in training, instruments, and resources, not to mention countless hours in sermon preparation, worship rehearsals, worship planning, and prayer. All of this time and money is dedicated to honoring the Lord, reaching the lost, and empowering the church.

However, one small weekly personal investment can help pastors and worship leaders when it comes time to make real connections with people.

Gum.

No matter how great our upfront preparation is and will be, if we speak personally with people and they are offended by our breath, we will lose vital opportunities to share the gospel, encourage the timid, or recruit vital leaders and volunteers.

The Most Common Mistake Church Sound Engineers Make

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Being a church sound engineer is sometimes a thankless job.

Most people only notice these committed members of the worship team if they’ve made a mistake (or if the system malfunctions).

And, oh, people love to point out sound mistakes and malfunctions.

They never get a break.

And they’re not about to now. (Sorry, guys)

The most common mistake, in my opinion, that church sound engineers make is only focusing on the music.

Very often, musicians receive pristine treatment while the speaker’s mic and pack receive little or no attention. In many churches (and conferences and camps), the sound engineer leaves his post when the speaker begins in order to chat with the musicians.

Worship services are often designed, from beginning to end, to lead to a common goal, which are most often communicated in the sermon. If that’s the case, isn’t it obvious that the words spoken in a worship service should be as clear as the music that is played?