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Welcoming the Arts in Worship
Worship Renewal Grant recipients described how engaging people of all ages and cultures in leading worship through dance, music, video, and visual art is bringing renewal in worship.
Audio | February 22, 2013
Making Worship Videos: Learning with and from Film Makers
Filmmakers seldom feel welcome where their product, process, and heroes are misunderstood, or worse - condemned from the pulpit. Discuss how church leaders can channel these influential artists to contribute videos of beauty and spiritual significance.
Video | February 19, 2013
Convergence and Consumption: The Digital Age and a New Ecology of Worship
This presentation explores the major historical shifts in technology and their dramatic impact on worship in the church.
Video | February 19, 2013
Rick Blunt on Connecting Church Offerings to Grateful Living
A conversation on the use of connection cards, cards that allow people to respond to the sermon with service.
Conversation | February 03, 2012
Technology that Redeems Downtime
Does your favorite technology device, platform, or default activity help you become more like Christ and renew you for work in God’s world?
Feature Story | December 07, 2011
Getting Started with Webcasting Online Worship
John Zimmerman and Matt Kennedy share a mutual interest in using technology to reach people for Christ. They say it’s easier than you might think to start streaming your church worship services live so that people at remote locations can join you.
Feature Story | November 09, 2011
New Media Project
Helping religious leaders become theologically savvy about technology.
Website | October 19, 2011
What I Wish My Pastor Knew About: Responsible Engineering and Technology - from Ministry Theorem
The fruits of technology are everywhere. Explore Christian reflections in its development and use
Article | March 14, 2011
Visual Media Technology in Christian Worship - Steven Koster
A THESIS Submitted to Michigan State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS Department of Telecommunication 2003
Article | March 02, 2011
Technology in Worship: Insights from Congregational Worship Leaders
A handout gathered at the 2005 Calvin Symposium on Worship.
Article | March 02, 2011
An iPod because iPreach
The wealth of resources for busy preachers available through something like iTunes is a bit staggering. And you can find sermons there too.
Audio | February 18, 2011
Leading with Light: Using Video Projectors Wisely
What is the screen supposed to do? How do you create media that fits what worship is all about? Using illustrations, techniques, and tools from the field, this session explored models for using the screen and a process for creating media that helps lead worship rather than distract from it.
Audio | Video | February 18, 2011
Step Up and Take Charge
In this article Bob Langlois addresses that critical period of time before the worship service: the sound check. This can often be a frustrating time with too many leaders and not enough followers, and it can turn pretty ugly if someone doesn’t take charge. Langlois suggests that that person needs to be the sound engineer. —JB
Article | December 08, 2010
From Blogs to Tweets: Wise Use of Social Networking Technology in Your Worshiping Community
Social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter are changing the way we connect, stay in touch, and share ideas and resources. What are the benefits and what are the dangers of these tools for churches and organizations? This presentation featured examples and guidance based on what some churches are doing.
Audio | June 01, 2010
Text Message Worship
This article shows an interesting way to incorporate text messaging and worship.
Article | December 12, 2009
Projected Images in Worship: Illustrate or Illuminate
Artist Sandra Bowden compiled a CD of contemporary visuals for worship, Images of Faith. It's more important to focus on what an image means for worship than on the technology for projecting it. A feature story exploring projected visuals in worship.
Feature Story | May 11, 2009
Conversations Between Worship Leaders and Worship Technicians
This presentation addressed some of the wonderful possibilities of working well together as well as some of the pitfalls in the assumptions we make about sound in worship.
Audio | January 01, 2009
Beyond Bullet Points: Creative Uses of Visual Technology for Preaching
How can we use video clips, pictures, and PowerPoint in ways that are creative, but more importantly, truly helpful for communicating the preached Word?
Slideshow | Audio | January 01, 2008
What Hath Silicon Valley to Do with Jerusalem? Technological Innovation and Ancient Practice in Worship
Certainly advances in presentation technology provide opportunities to do new things in worship. But they can also enhance our ability to do the ancient things of worship. This session discusses integrating presentation technologies both into the worship space and the worship service.
Audio | January 01, 2008