Dealing with Public Distractions to Worship, featuring Mike Harland

May 19, 2017
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Podcast Episode #329

Distractions are a real part of worship services. Mike Harland joins us today to talk about how to eliminate—or at least minimize—distractions in your worship service.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Music leaders should see themselves as the enemies of distraction in worship services.
  • Churches that aren’t extremely careful with their slides can be disruptive to their worship service.
  • Presentation software can be a positive or a negative when you’re using it in worship services.
  • Powerpoint typos are avoidable but churches still make those mistakes.
  • With the tools churches have access to, worship teams should never be unprepared.
  • “Sunday morning is not rehearsal time for the worship team. Sunday morning soundcheck time.”
  • You’ll never get complex right if you can’t get simple right.

The five distractions in worship we cover are:

  1. The curse of power point…
  2. “We’re singing that?”
  3. Bubba’s on the soundboard, Homer’s on the lights…
  4. Hi-tech or No-tech
  5. Quality over aesthetics

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