Church Tech: 5 Foundational Team Building Strategies

Make no mistake, tech arts in church is a people business. And that is a good thing.

Van Metschke  ·  May 16, 2017

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2. Make sure they know the equipment.

A well-oiled machine works, because the individual parts don’t really think about how each of them moves and operates. A well-oiled team works the same way.

Training each member of the team to hone the actual craft of sound, lighting, video, or whatever they are set to do - is critical. Each member of the team should eventually be able to train the next generation of operators with the “team” way of operating whatever gear is used.

The side benefit to this is that they will have way more fun when each member of the team is confident in their skills.

3. They need to know the core values.

Every team member should know what the “Big” picture is. By this I mean, the “Why.” Why do we do things the way we do them and why do we do this at all?

This ranges from the core values of the team, to the core values of the organization. These things must be constantly taught, over and over again.

“For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little.” (Isaiah 28:10 NKJV).

4. When the team wins, they win.

People join the tech team for many different reasons. Your job as a tech director is to unify them.

This is where really making your team a team is crucial. And this training will, generally, not seem like training, if you do it right. Team events like appreciation parties or team bowling nights are good, but serving together is even better.

This may be with your church or even on a civic level in your city or community.

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