Seeds BlogsChurch on the Move Seeds Site Blog Posts To Be A Diva In Three Easy Steps<img src="//" width="100%"> The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to be reminded of what’s important, or more precisely, WHO’S most important. You have an obligation as a worship leader to be the center of attention, and I’m here to give you a quick tutorial on how to put yourself on a pedestal, making sure you get ALL of the credit you deserve this year. Let’s get started! [**Read more**](, 08 Jan 2018 08:00:23 -0600The Lost Art of Handskills<img src="" width="100%"> It’s fun to make art. Jumping into Illustrator or Photoshop and moving things around is all it takes, right? Well, sometimes… but it’s also really rewarding to make something in the real world too. Many times before, we’ve broken out the brush pens, or paint brushes to get the right look… even the best hand on an iPad Pro can’t mimic the texture of a “real” piece. [**Read more…**](, 21 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0600Christmas, Weekend 3 — Mix Overview We’ve had some fun from time to time posting these mix overview videos. Weekend three of our Christmas month had some great musical and creative numbers so it felt timely to post another. [**Read more…**](, 17 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0600How to Plan for the UnexpectedIf you’ve ever been a part of a live event you know that something’s going to go wrong. You can count on it. As a performer I’ve learned some lessons over the years that have kept me from being afraid of those inevitable failures, understanding that the human element, combined with gear that will eventually break down (and usually at the most inopportune time), will never offer up a perfect event. As I tell my team regularly: PERFECTION is unattainable, but EXCELLENCE is always within reach. [**Read more…**](, 02 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0600Vinyl Isn’t Just for Albums<img src="" alt="" width="100%"> I was chatting with the team a while back and it seems we’ve been asked about our stage flooring somewhere around 1000 times. Granted, we didn’t extrapolate that equation very far, but just using simple math we arrived at this 1000-ish mark fairly quickly. But no matter the mathematical means used, it seems like it MAY be time to log some info about this topic in some kind of permanent form… **[Read more…](**, 27 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0600Are You Prepared?<img src="" alt="" width="100%"> In the production world, it’s not too far-fetched to expect the other teams we interact with to come to the table prepared for the task at hand. These expectations aren’t necessarily wrong, but sometimes we hold our own preparedness in such high esteem that it becomes a badge of honor. **[Read more…](**, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:00 -0600COTM Design Core Values<img src="" width="100%"> It's no secret, Church on the Move loves to be creative. Because art *belongs* in the church. Art is an expression of ideas and emotion that can speak to anyone, it communicates *beyond* words. COTM Design team believes this to our core. It's not merely about making something *look* cool, it's about communicating an idea, a feeling, a truth. [**Read more…**](, 04 Oct 2017 18:07:00 -0500You Need a Sabbath!Rest is an idea I’m pretty sure we can all agree on. Especially artists. After being a part of the worship and artist communities for more than 30 years I can attest that although creative types are experts at cramming ten hours of work into three, we’re not very good at observing the fourth commandment. [**Read more…**](, 16 Sep 2017 08:00:31 -0500Calibrating Cameras Can Be Art TooSomething as simple as white balancing a camera can make a huge difference in how your video is perceived by those watching. Does your subject look orange? Blue? Green? I hope none of the above. They should look the same as they do in person. Red, yellow, black, or white. Perhaps it’s the fact that I’ve been a video engineer for 15 years and have been in the film and video industry for over 20 years that makes me feel this way, but when I’m watching a TV show or a movie and I see scenes cut together with coloring that doesn't match, it makes me cringe. These are professionals and they should be getting this right. When this happens, it can cause people to get distracted and disengage. [**Read more…**](, 03 Sep 2017 08:00:00 -0500Simple Tips That Might Improve Your Mix<img src="" width="100%"> Putting together a full mix I’m happy with doesn’t happen by accident. Oftentimes, I tend to be my own worst critic and take it personally if I fall below my own mark. Even though there are many elements that have to come together for a great mix to come to life, here’s a few practical tips I use to get things rocking. **[Read more…](#)**, 20 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0500The Balancing Act — People vs. ProjectsFor more than a year now our battle cry throughout our worship department has been, “People over projects!” We came to the realization that in many ways we were asking our teams to pour themselves out for our cause more than we were pouring back into them. [**Read more…**](, 09 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0500SeedsConf Night 1 – A View from the Dark SideSince the conclusion of this year’s Seeds Conference, we’ve been posting quite a bit of info to supply some context as to how we approached things this year. In addition, you may have heard some of us talk about how long it takes to really come up with our music sets, worship moments, and creative segments, and this year was certainly no different. [**Read more…**](, 06 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0500SeedsConf 2017 Screen Visuals<img src="" width="100%"> Now that Seeds Conference is over and we all have had a moment to breathe and catch up up on some much needed rest, I thought it would be fun to talk a little bit about the journey we took while creating the visuals for Seeds Conference 2017. [**Read more…**](, 03 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0500SeedsConf 2017 Production DetailsOur SeedsConf production design this year was a bit of a departure for us. Even though we’ve enjoyed some of the crazy sets and production elements over the years, we are trying to tackle things a bit differently these days…but how do you exercise restraint when it comes to the general expectation for a conference? [**Read more…**](, 30 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0500SeedsConf 2017 Design Details<img src="" width="100%"> Seeds Conference 2017 is in the books. And what a week. Over 2100 pastors, creatives, leaders, volunteers and everything in between collided in Tulsa for three days of fun. As the design team, we have a blast dreaming up the look of the conference, and as much work as it ends up being, we walk away as refreshed as the attendees. There's something about being among your peers... sharing stories, talking shop, and learning from each other. [**Read more…**](, 28 Jul 2017 16:05:00 -0500COTMArts Weekend EvaluationThroughout many of the changes we’ve been working through in the last few years, we’ve tried to keep our evaluative mindset at the forefront. It might be most visible amongst out Arts team (Music, Creative, Production) as they’ve found that to effectively gauge a weekend they needed a target to aim for. [**Read more…**](, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0500Seeds PlaylistsOf all the things that happen during Seeds Conference, one of the most queried items is our background music playlists. We tend to put a lot of thought into these—most of them are formulated specifically to evoke a specific vibe or mood for a specific time. From area music when approaching our building, to the lead-in of an opening segment in a service, we’ve found the music we play can be a powerful primer for what’s to come! [**Read more…**](, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0500Seeds Vendor PartnersAfter completing another Seeds conference season, it’s good to take a moment to acknowledge the various companies that have literally helped us bring things to life. [**Read more…**](, 25 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0500Welcome to the Seeds Family<img src="" width="100%"> We were so honored to host over 2,000 of you at Seeds Conference last week! Our goal was that you would be inspired, challenged, and most importantly, cared for. We know firsthand how grueling life in ministry can be and our hope is that you experienced Jesus while you were here and are charged up to fulfill the calling that God has placed on your life and your church! [**Read more…**](, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0500Are You Licensed?Music licensing. What a fun topic! Would you believe this is the topic we get asked about the most? Sorry to break it to you, but questions about how we get the drums sounding so good are NOT the most queried topic. I know, it does sting a bit. **[Read more…](**, 14 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0500You Can Do Better<img src="" width="100%"> Confession: There is seldom a day when I don’t encounter someone who really should've done a better job. I’m not being judgmental, just truthful. See if you agree with any of these… **[Read more…](**, 02 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0500How to Start Your Mix Without Touching the Faders<img src="" width="100%"> Recently I was asked to speak to a group of audio engineers about what I do first when walking into a mix situation. If memory serves, the host gave me this topic hoping to get a primer from me on building a glorious mix from the ground up but instead the topic made me think about what’s literally in my head before ever touching a fader. **[Read more…](**, 25 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0500Karen’s Story – Part 2: A Different Interview Perspective<img src="" width="100%"> I know typically we don’t push on the interview look as much as we should or as much as the B-roll (I’m guilty as well!) but recently we did a project that challenged my thought process behind this idea. I went from just making sure the interview looked nice in its environment to asking this question: **How can we move the story forward by pushing on the look of the interview?** **[Read more…](**, 21 Jun 2017 13:15:00 -0500How We Outgrew Our CG Process<img src="" width="728"> We recently gave our entire CG process—the system we use for live video graphics—a much needed facelift. Before the change, the gear was pieced together just enough to make these CG needs work for a new center video LED wall. The need for simultaneous video playback on multiple screens, the ability to generate timecode, and a master controller to run all the above led us to QLab by Figure 53. QLab offered us a solution for all of our new needs. Not only were we able to execute our new demands, QLab offered expansion possibilities to do things we couldn’t do before. And based on my experience in the past, things yet to be dreamed up. **[Read more…](**, 18 Jun 2017 08:00:24 -05003 Vital Pieces of Our Weekend Worship SetsEvery week our music staff works to put together engaging worship services that not only sound good and are fun to play, but also tell a story. Having a set of guidelines for our service architects ensures that our church gets a consistent worship experience that helps introduce them to the real Jesus. When it comes right down to it I believe there are three basic elements to consider when putting together a successful worship set: **story, artistry, and authenticity**. **[Read more…](**, 14 Jun 2017 13:10:00 -0500Initiative Can Be the Mark of a Great Production Leader<img src="" width="728" height="400"> Initiative. It’s a BIG word in leadership circles these days. Check out almost any leadership blog or podcast and you can read to your heart's content. But in production circles, you don't hear it mentioned nearly as much. Like many of you, I not only use my initiative to make headway on multiple projects and undertakings simultaneously, but I lead teams who are expected to take initiative in a big way in order to keep our church pushing forward. Sound familiar? **[Read more…](**, 10 Jun 2017 20:00:00 Not just a digital bulletin.![]( Let's make communication with the weekend church attendee a bit easier! Nearly everyone has a smartphone in their pocket or purse, let's use it to help the church and its people get more connected. **[Read more…](**, 07 Jun 2017 06:00:43 -0500What’s NEXT?As another school year wraps up and we move into Summer, we could probably all pick out someone among us still looking to push forward into some kind of personal ministry experience. Since Church on the Move started offering NEXT internships, we’ve encountered some great people. Many of them literally found their ministry niche from being a part of this program. **[Read more…](**, 03 Jun 2017 20:00:00 -0500Karen’s Story – Part 1: Controlling Your LightI used to think that in order to get the look I wanted, I needed to bring a lot of lighting on location, but the truth is, you don’t! If you learn how to control light you can bring a minimal amount of equipment—or none at all—and still get a look you love. The easiest way to demonstrate this is to break down a story we did recently and talk about the process we used to achieve a look we were happy with. **[Read more…](**, 30 May 2017 08:00:22 -0500Spectator or Participant?![]( In addition to my responsibilities at Church on the Move, I spend time traveling to other church and production situations. Some of these visits are purely technical in nature while others are based around teaching and training on various leadership topics. Whether working with teams in this capacity or from the time I spent on the road prior to becoming a church guy, I’ve noticed a common trait that exists amongst our fraternity of technical brethren. **[Read more…](**, 20 May 2017 08:00:42 -05003 Reasons Why You Should Never Put a Weekend on AutopilotColossians 3:23-25 reminds me that it’s never okay to put a weekend service on autopilot. Every now and then I feel like I (or my team) deserve a break from the grind , especially after a grueling week like Easter or Christmas. I’ve been guilty of thinking that we’ll be fine just putting a few songs together that everyone knows and not sweat over the details. But in my 30 years of music ministry I’ve come to understand three important things., 02 May 2017 08:00:46 -0500Listen Much?![]( Are you a good listener? Would others describe you as a good listener? Although being a good listener is a fairly significant character trait we should NEVER overlook, here’s the real question: What kind of a listener are you when it comes to music? **[Read more…](**, 01 May 2017 08:00:46 -0500High & Wide — How it Looked in the Room | April 22 & 23, 2017 Now that Easter is behind us, (see our [Easter]( broadcast & [Good Friday]( broadcasts) we’re back to working on making more progress on the continuity of our two separate IMAG feeds in our broadcast auditorium. Specifically keeping them both lively, unique, and separate yet complimentary to each other. **[Read more…](**, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0500The Sum of the Parts![]( The power of a decent audio mix is almost always built on the overall sum of many different inputs working together, NOT on each input standing on its own. The trick for an audio engineer is to not get lost in space soloing each input individually hoping to make them all sound perfect. What sounded like a glorious input on its own may actually suck when folded into the rest of the mix. On the other hand, an input that may sound great soloed may not sit correctly in the mix at all. **[Read more…](**, 10 Apr 2017 08:00:37 -0500Exercising Restraint![]( How many times do we gaze at photos of an amazing stage set or lighting show on our social media feeds? Cool right? How many times do we wish we could achieve the same thing? How many times do we wish we had that kind of budget? Or that kind of a room? Or a pastor who would let us do stuff like that? **[Read more…](**, 02 Apr 2017 08:00:36 -0500High & Wide — How it Looked in the Room | March 25 & 26, 2017 We spent some time this week parking on one particular facet of our live video experience. This wide-shot video not only helped us find where things had drifted but helped us see what kind of improvement we had made by the end of the weekend. **[Read more…](**, 27 Mar 2017 08:00:20 -0500Do I Really Have To Give Thanks?![]( An instruction we read several times throughout the Bible is to give thanks in everything. A simple statement, but seriously? Certainly the Bible can’t be right. Check me on this, but I don’t think the scriptures written back then had much to do with the future world of live production, did they? If they had, perhaps they wouldn’t have written something so…well, trite. Let’s get real, right? Maybe… **[Read more…](**, 26 Mar 2017 08:00:26 -0500Building for Scale![]( We **love** design. Print, interactive, tees, signage, flowers... okay, not flowers. Seriously though, our team loves to get involved wherever we can... **You can see the problem in that, right?** We want to touch so many projects that we simply can't keep up. **[Read more…](**, 21 Mar 2017 11:35:00 -0500Woe is Me![]( Anyone who knows me may think I’ve lost it but here goes…Does anyone remember Winnie-the-Pooh? Yes, I’m starting this article with a serious question about a children’s book. I have some vague memories of Winnie-the-Pooh but I’ll be honest, even as a child, I found a bear wearing just a shirt and no pants sort of creepy. Actually, WAY creepy. **[Read more…](**, 19 Mar 2017 08:00:28 -0500The Value in Evaluating the WeekendWhat we don’t talk about we allow to happen. With that in mind we’ve found that if we do not immediately evaluate our worship services we’re doomed to repeat whatever mistakes we may have made. If we wait too long to discuss personnel, song flow, etc. our experiences will become rounded off, devoid of the emotion of the moment. I expect each of our campus worship pastors to write a brief immediately after their final weekend service detailing what went right and what went wrong. I want an unfiltered critique of their performance and of their team before they have a chance to sleep on it. **[Read more…](**, 15 Mar 2017 15:00:00 -0500High & Wide — How it Looked in the Room | March 11 & 12, 2017 Apart from losing an hour for the requisite Daylight Saving Time thing we all enjoy so much, it was a good weekend for us. Again, these wide-shot videos are a great way for us to analyze how our creative, musical, and service decisions are playing in the room. **[Read more…](**, 13 Mar 2017 08:00:49 -0500How’s the Water Taste in Our Live Stream?In early 2015 I posted a blog with all the data I could gather regarding how we built our service live streaming product. We have since simplified our process a great deal so it seemed timely to post an update. How we do this now is not only simpler and easier, but it really does look and sound better than what we did before. **[Read more…](**, 12 Mar 2017 08:00:30 -0500High & Wide — How it Looked in the Room | March 4 & 5, 2017 After many years of posting our full services online, we had the idea recently to post a simple wide-shot of a full service from each weekend. Even though it’s cool to watch the live broadcast feed, sometimes it’s equally as useful to see how all the elements actually played together in the room. <b><a href="">Read more</a></b>..., 06 Mar 2017 15:35:00 -0600The Glory of Live Strings<img src=""> The expectation that comes with incorporating a live string orchestra onto a big rock stage is something I usually loathe. Almost everyone in the room expects glorious orchestral beauty to magically emit from these stringed instruments not having any realization that they’re far too close to live drums and cymbals, far too close to speakers systems, and usually have input channels that have been chopped to death. All in the attempt to eek out any type of usable signal. Anyone identify? <b><a href="">Read more</a></b>..., 10 Feb 2017 11:55:00 -0600Christmas 2016 — In the COTMProd Director’s Suite<img src=""> We were able to capture some extra footage and media for the first time during this past Christmas production. We’ve had many queries over the years for specific footage of some of our production areas captured during an event, things like recordings of our com channels, screen shots of playback elements, etc. We were able to put some of this together and it actually came out quite cool. <b><a href="">Read more</a></b>..., 08 Jan 2017 14:04:00 -0600Christmas 2016 — Timecode Fun<img src=""> A few more fun bits regarding the nerdy side of how we keep some of our production elements in sync while in a live setting. Timecode is something that, for the most part, I haven’t loved using over the years. Having generally gravitated to a more organic approach to playback cues and live triggers while in a live setting, I wasn’t too keen on letting timecode run the show as sometimes the human side was what kept things a bit more “real” and nuanced if you will. <b><a href="">Read more</a></b>..., 05 Jan 2017 15:47:00 -0600Christmas 2016 Technical DetailsAs we look forward to 2017, making plans, setting budgets, and maybe doing a bit of dreaming and scheming, it felt appropriate to take a few minutes to refresh COTMProd’s reliance on some of our organizational paperwork needed to pull off a large-scale event without chaos or dismemberment. <b><a href="">Read more</a></b>..., 01 Jan 2017 08:00:00 -0600Christmas 2016 Stage Layout Overview As we decompress from another busy Christmas season, I hope we all get some time to reflect on what was hopefully another great year. Ministry in all forms is a high calling—I fully believe that the message, music, and art transmitted from our stages deserve a stage setup and design birthed with an equal amount of prep, thought, prayer, spirit, and in some cases, even anguish. <b><a href="">Read more</a></b>..., 28 Dec 2016 22:55:00 -0600SEEDS IS BACK!After taking a year off *(we missed you guys)*, Seeds Conference is back for 2017! Mark your calendars and **SAVE THE DATE** for July 18-20, 2017. Our mission is the same as it's always been: **Seeds exists to challenge and inspire the Church by sharing the ideas and lessons we’ve learned.** We are so excited to gather once again to connect, share ideas and grow together! Info on registration dates, conference costs and other details will be coming in the next few weeks. **STAY TUNED**... we can't wait to see you all there!, 09 Dec 2016 14:25:00 -0600Look at that Mix! I’ve always been interested in watching other audio engineers manage a mix… Hands off? Hands on? Calculated? Herky-jerky? Hopefully you can get a sense of the mix style I employ at Church on the Move by watching just how little I try to “fiddle” with a mix in progress., 31 Oct 2016 15:00:00 -0500We're hiring!Want to work at Church on the Move? We are looking to hire the following positions! Click a position title to read the job description, or **<a href="" target="_blank">click here</a>** to see the most up-to-date list of positions available. * **<a href="" target="_blank">Seeds Community Coordinator</a>** * **<a href="" target="_blank">Design Project Manager</a>** * **<a href="" target="_blank">Communications Coordinator</a>** * **<a href="" target="_blank">Stewardship Pastor</a>** * **<a href="" target="_blank">Human Resources Director</a>** * **<a href="" target="_blank">Oneighty JHi Director</a>** * **<a href="" target="_blank">Assistant to Executive Project Manager</a>** * **<a href="" target="_blank">Web Developer</a>** * **<a href="" target="_blank">South Campus Worship Pastor</a>** * **<a href="" target="_blank">Sr. Filmmaker</a>** * **<a href="" target="_blank">I.T. Support Specialist</a>** * **<a href="" target="_blank">South Campus Administrative Assistant</a>** * **<a href="" target="_blank">Housekeeper</a>** Got a question? **[Click here](** or tweet **[@seeds](** to get in touch., 09 Jun 2016 13:50:00 -0500We're Headed to Purpose Driven Conference!One of the biggest challenges of any growing organization is providing definition and clarity to the people you lead. We are in the middle of a season focused intently on that very challenge. When we found out that Rick Warren and the Saddleback team were bringing Purpose Driven Conference back, we knew we had to go! *The Purpose Driven Church* has been a cornerstone book for thousands of life-giving churches over the past 20 years and our Directional Leadership Team is thrilled to learn new insights from Pastor Rick at this year’s conference. We believe in Purpose Driven Conference so much that we wanted to make sure that the Seeds community was aware of it and to encourage you to attend. It is taking place on June 28-30 (just 3 weeks away!) at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA and you can learn more at **<a href="" target="_blank"></a>**. If you’re unable to be there in person, you need to check out the **<a href="" target="_blank">live stream</a>** option. Pass the word on to your leadership team and to those in your sphere of influence! *Bonus:* *If your church has multiple campuses or thinking about going multi-site, you need to check out Saddleback’s **<a href="" target="_blank">Pre-Launch Playbook</a>** on the PDC website.*, 09 Jun 2016 09:30:00 -0500Mix Overview Redux It’s been a few years since I posted a bird’s-eye view of a <a href="">live mix in progress</a>. Since virtually everything has changed now regarding my live workflow, it felt appropriate to show the new setup., 05 Jun 2016 10:02:00 -0500Come intern with us.<img src=""> Church on the Move is built on a heart for the next generation. It's in our DNA. In fact, before we were even a church, we were a children's ministry impacting students all over the world. Through our 29 years as a church, we've spent countless hours and millions of dollars investing in the next generation. You can see it in our services, our ministries, and in the people of our church. And we've learned that nothing has a more lasting impact than one-on-one, face-to-face connection. That's why we started our <b><a href="" target="_blank">NEXT internship</a></b>. A year-long opportunity to connect with the next generation of leaders and invest in them personally. NEXT is immersive, "get your hands dirty" training in ministry. But more importantly, it's the chance to grow your skills, leadership, creativity, personal ministry, and your walk with God under the mentorship of seasoned ministry leaders. You won’t be here to just stand in the shadows and watch. You’ll get firsthand experience working right alongside our team in real, life-impacting ministry that brings people face-to-face with God. And you'll end your year as part of Seeds Conference 2017, where your work will have direct influence on thousands of church leaders from around the world. Whether you're thinking about college, already in college, or just wrapping it up, NEXT will be a year that will change your life forever. Interested? We'd love to talk to you! <b><a href="" target="_blank">Click here</a></b> to learn more and apply. <b>2016-2017 NEXT internships are available for these areas:</b> * Creative Team * Social Media & Communications * Design * Video * Next Generation Ministry * Worship * Production * Web Development * Outreach, 19 May 2016 08:00:31 -0500We’re hiring.<img src=""> We’re looking for a full-time, live-in-Tulsa designer. This is church life, so Monday-Friday isn’t necessarily the end of it. We work for the weekends… for a purpose: to help people have face-to-face encounters with God. And this team uses design and illustration to accomplish that., 04 Feb 2016 13:15:00 -0600How To Win With In-Service Games Pt 1Is there any tension to keep their attention? Some games are structured in a way that one person could jump out to an early lead and there’s no way for anyone else to catch them. The tension of “who’s going to win?” is already resolved, but the game isn’t technically over. In these cases the host has to work to keep the crowd interested, which is hard to do. As much as possible, we want to make sure that there is some sort of tension that isn’t resolved until the end. The tension doesn’t have to be about the actual outcome of the game. It could be about what prize they will win. You can accomplish this with a “prize wheel” that they spin after a win to determine the prize, or just a random draw like at the final round of Wheel of Fortune., 07 Dec 2015 09:36:31 -0600Creating Space in WorshipI understand that the term “space” can be nebulous, meaning something different to everyone. But the discipline of taking a moment, a breath, during worship can add a beautiful, even deep, dimension to your worship experience., 16 Nov 2015 07:42:36 -0600Digital? Say It Isn’t So!<img src=""> Church on the Move’s commitment towards creating an unforgettable musical experience each week is a big part of how our workflow, production staffing, and gear purchases are determined. It wasn’t long after I arrived at COTM that we discovered the power of our live events was affected greatly by the success of the audio quality. Having a great mix and audio philosophy is a lot of it, but the actual audio console maintains a MASSIVE role. I chose to use large-frame Midas consoles many years ago and they’ve served us amazingly well. Every week for almost ten years, we’ve enjoyed listening to absolutely stunning analogue technology that always sounded gorgeous—not to mention the fact that we were preserving the lost art of REAL audio mixing…you know, the way God intended., 09 Nov 2015 07:25:45 -0600Time Management MagicToday's guest blog post is from none other than the great Lee Cockerell. Lee spent more than 40 years in the hospitality industry developing skills and learning lessons in leadership with some incredible companies, including Walt Disney World, where he was the Executive Vice President of Operations for all of Walt Disney World Resort. Lee's expertise in organization and management has given him a tremendous ability to lead enormous teams of people. We are proud and honored that Lee has agreed to write a blog post for us., 02 Nov 2015 09:12:00 -0600A Conversation with Patrick LencioniAfter the Seeds Conference earlier this year I had the pleasure of sitting down with Patrick Lencioni, author of the incredible book The Advantage. This book has had a tremendous impact on our church culture, and I was thrilled to discuss the importance of organizational health with him. He had some amazing insights that can help your organization get better., 26 Oct 2015 08:03:00 -0500The Magic is in the WordThis principle is the foundation that our children’s ministry is built on, and nobody in the church world dare to downplay its value. However it also appears to be overly obvious, a given, and consequently it may be the easiest to lose grip of., 19 Oct 2015 08:21:00 -0500MeetUps: It's Not About The NumbersWe had to look ourselves in the mirror and ask ourselves, “Are we REALLY focused on building relationships, or do we care more about the numbers?”, 12 Oct 2015 08:52:00 -0500So What is a Cue Rehearsal?We’ve tried to stay transparent over the years with our commitment to our rehearsal process and getting an event to translate successfully in the room. On the live production side, much effort is spent developing and refining these elements in preparation for a live event. Here’s a glimpse into this process from the technical side., 05 Oct 2015 08:05:15 -0500Why We Record Our RehearsalsIt seems counterintuitive to anticipate ahead of time where God will show up, but with a well rehearsed set that we can listen to multiple times we can feel where those moments are. This helps to better prepare what we’ll say, or not say, between or in the midst of the songs., 28 Sep 2015 08:15:34 -0500Small Groups for the WinThere are 8,760 hours in a year. Trust me, I’ve done the math…with a calculator, and by “calculator,” I mean Google. At Oneighty, we have roughly 64 hours a year to make an eternal impact. Depending on their consistency, it could be even less than that. That’s no small task., 15 Sep 2015 11:05:44 -0500We’re hiring.Church on the Move is looking for a **Sr. Filmmaker** to join the Arts Team. This position will lead our team of filmmakers and interns in the creation of video and motion graphics that support Church on the Move and all its ministries. Are you driven to build Christ's church through film and storytelling? <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 02 Sep 2015 11:16:00 -0500An Update on SeedsIf you missed our live announcement on Periscope today, you can watch it back here! We're excited about firing the Seeds website back up at the end of August. Talk to you soon! <iframe src="" width="300" height="535" frameborder="0"></iframe>, 02 Jul 2015 20:45:00 -0500Seeds Announcement Today (July 2)**Whitney George will be giving an update today on where Seeds is headed! Join us via Periscope at 2:00 PM CDT for the live announcement.** If you don't already have the app, download Periscope and follow @seeds! If you're not able to watch the announcement live, Periscope videos are archived for 24 hours. We'll also post a recap here on the blog so you can be in the loop. Thank you for being a part of Seeds!, 02 Jul 2015 06:00:35 -0500Watch: Seeds Conference 2015 Morning SessionsWe've made two of the Seeds Conference 2015 morning sessions available so you can now watch and share them with your team! Whitney George shares some insightful wisdom about what creativity is and what it's not and Pastor Willie George talks about "The Three Commissions" which will challenge your thinking on what the mission of every church is. And don't skip over the fun we had just before Pastor George begins his message... Also, if you haven't yet checked out the SeedsConf night sessions or "Calling All Artists", you can **[watch them here](**., 14 Apr 2015 09:30:22 -0500SeedsConf 2015 COTMProd DocsAs with most of our events, the key to communicating Seeds Conference 2015 information to the team relied heavily on the paperwork we generated to articulate our set design, stageplots, runsheet info, and audio input lists. These documents are generally regarded as a mainstay of almost any mainstream production and I’ve never understood why there would be ANY difference with what we do in the church. <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 20 Mar 2015 11:25:00 -0500New to Seeds? Welcome.We just wrapped an amazing time together at Seeds Conference 2015 and it was truly an honor to host all of you who attended or watched via StreamPass. Without you there would be no conference, so thank you for being here with us! If you're new to the Seeds site, welcome! Seeds exists to challenge and inspire the way you think about church by sharing the ideas and lessons we've learned. You'll find tons of free resources here, as well as a stockpile of blog posts from our staff. We'll be churning out fresh content soon, so stay tuned! In the meantime, here are a few resources and blogs to check out to introduce you to the site. If we can be of service in any way, **[email us](**! **Blogs** * *[Give Yourself Away](* * *[Think Small](* * *[Better You, Better Worship (Part 1)](* * *[The Life of Our Live Stream](* * *[From Paper to Pixel](* **Resources** * *[Fixing Us series](* * *[Easter 2014 artwork](* * *[Loved series (kids ministry)](* * *[The Story of David & Saul](* * *[The Story of Samson](* * *[Weekend pre-roll music track](* * *[First Wednesday pre-roll music track](* * *[Music tracks for video](* * *[Poison & Wine live element](* * *[Production + Band gear list](*, 13 Mar 2015 23:30:19 -0500Section Communities ContextEthan Vanse, our Discipleship Pastor, shared at Seeds Conference 2015 about how section communities are changing our church. Here are the links he mentioned for further context: <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 13 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500Seeds Conference 2015 Playlists**Night 1 Pre-Service Playlist** * "Life During Wartime (Live)" – Talking Heads * "Hey Now (Zero 7 Remix)" – London Grammar * "Lean On (feat. MO & DJ Snake)" – Major Lazer * "Huarache Lights" – Hot Chip * "Reflektor" – Arcade Fire * "Default" – Atoms for Peace * "Gunshot" – Lykke Li * "The Sulphur Man" – Doves * "The World Ender" – Lord Huron **Lobby Playlist ([Spotify link](** * "Relocate (Psychemagik Remix) – Kauf * "When You're Out" – Kauf * "Relocate" – Kauf * "Laura Palmer (RAC Mix)" – Bastille * "Cool Kids (RAC Mix)" – Echosmith * "Wings" – HAERTS * "Lean On" – Major Lazer, MO, DJ Snake * "The Subtle Frenzy" – Lonely Boy * "I Like Disco" – Lonely Boy * "Winter's Song" – Bob Moses * "Thrown" – Kiasmos * "Siren's Call (Original Mix)" – Clarion * "Calling Out" – Penguin Prison * "Here She Comes Again" – Royksopp * "Skulls" – Royksopp * "Running to the Sea (Villa Remix)" – Royksopp, Susanne Sundfer * "My New Friend" – Carousel * "Unbank" – Plaid * "Tether" – Plaid * "Nights Off" – Siriusmo * "Einmal In Der Woche Schreien" – Siriusmo * "Idiologie" – Siriusmo * "Hey Now (Arty Mix)" – London Grammar * "Hey Now (Zero 7 Remix)" – London Grammar * "Cut Dick" – Mr Oizo * "Itchy" – Siriusmo * "A New Error" – Moderat * "Unfurla" – Clark * "Minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]" – Aphex Twin * "Faar-i-kaal" – Lindstrom * "Huarache Lights" – Hot Chip * "Erk" – Gobby * "Flott Flyt" – Diskjokke, 11 Mar 2015 19:30:25 -0500COTMProd Core ValuesLast year our church leadership spent some time articulating our church’s Core Values. It’s been great to keep these in front of our various teams as it has added some focus and inspiration that tend to get lost in the “busy-ness” of doing church. Getting to spend some time hearing these discussions made me think that it wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing to articulate a similar set of values that applied directly to the production staff. <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 05 Mar 2015 15:45:52 -0600The Life of Our Live Stream<img src=""> Video streaming in the church has become a fairly hot topic. Look around and you can find any number of sources offering opinions on **its** merits. While I’ll forego that debate, I will say that through some trial and error, we’ve been able to put together a great streaming product. <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 15 Jan 2015 16:00:00 -0600Feedback Loop<img src=""> We’ve all been there… designing our guts out, presenting our very personal, very heartfelt work, only to have it burned in front of us. Back to the drawing board. *Again.* <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 14 Jan 2015 09:00:00 -0600Expect the WorstHave you encountered a problem or failure during an event that made you question why you ever got involved with church production? What would happen if you could make a plan to get some control over your reaction to these problems? **[CONTINUE READING](**, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:36 -0600The Perfect Situation Isn't PerfectEvery once and while we’re all tempted to peek over the fence to see if there’s a better opportunity out there. It’s human nature. But Here’s the thing I’ve found: There are NO perfect situations. Every life, every family and every organization has its own set of challenges. The temptation is idealize someone else’s problems and become bitter about our own. **[CONTINUE READING](**, 06 Nov 2014 08:00:59 -0600Give Yourself AwayInside every organization there is a tendency for employees to try and insulate themselves. It’s an understandable act of self-preservation, but sometimes we try to make ourselves indispensable by creating systems and processes that are dependent on us, thus insulating ourselves from change. It’s the old CYA principle (if you’re not familiar with CYA, just Google it). **[CONTINUE READING](**, 04 Nov 2014 08:00:39 -0600Focus on What You Can ControlIt’s funny, but change has a way of reminding us that we don’t have as much control as we thought we did, and c’mon, we all like being in control, don’t we? But here’s what I’ve found to be true: while you can’t control your situation, you can control how you respond to it. **[CONTINUE READING](**, 30 Oct 2014 08:00:55 -0500Seeds Conference 2015 Registration Opening Soon **Registration for SeedsConf 2015 opens on Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00 AM CST!** We're thrilled about our speaker lineup and can't wait to host all of you here at Church on the Move in Tulsa, OK. Our pricing structure is the same as last year and is explained in the video above. For more information about registration details, visit the **[SeedsConf site](**. For those wondering, our live stream option, StreamPass, will be available again this year, but registration for that won't open until after we reach 2,000 registrations for the conference. We love being able to provide a streaming option for those of you who aren't able to be with us here, but we want to give people who travel here the best experience possible. We're looking forward to seeing you at SeedsConf 2015!, 15 Sep 2014 09:55:00 -0500Consultation for Your Children's MinistryI’ve been traveling the country for years now, and one of the biggest needs I’ve seen in churches is a strong children's ministry. It can be very difficult for people to buy into a kids ministry; in fact, some senior pastors even have difficulty investing time into their children’s ministry. But we know at COTM, and I have seen, that when you honor and put emphasis on your children’s ministry, God will honor you and it makes a big difference in your church. Over the last seven years, my son Gabe has been running and leading the children’s ministry at COTM. Recently, Gabe’s been in a transition and he and his wife are preparing to start a church in L.A. Until then, he’s looking to consult and help churches develop their children’s ministries. I have seen firsthand how Gabe was able to transform our children’s ministry, and have no doubt that there are a lot of churches that could benefit from his knowledge. Here are some things that Gabe did in our kid’s ministry that could also benefit yours. * He put a high emphasis on safety and security. * He had a passion for raising up strong men. * He helped to raise up young leaders. * He pursued excellence in performance and creativity. If you are interested in having Gabe consult your children’s ministry, **[click here](** to contact him., 02 Sep 2014 13:35:00 -0500Better You, Better Worship (Pt. 7)Our seventh weekly discipline has been the most difficult to weave into our worship culture: **REST**. I'm actually laughing a bit as I write this because musicians are usually known for having a bit of a lazy streak. I just think we're misunderstood... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 19 Aug 2014 12:10:35 -0500Better You, Better Worship (Pt. 6)Applause is a dangerous drug. The desire for the approval of an audience can skew so much of what we do as worship leaders. This is an issue I've personally dealt with for decades and I see it creeping into the consciousness of our younger leaders... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 07 Aug 2014 11:10:33 -0500Better You, Better Worship (Pt. 5)**"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."** - Frederick Douglass I've learned over the past several years to pay attention to that pit in my gut when things come together too easily. The service order that fell onto the page in ten minutes, the rehearsal that took only an hour, the creative element that took only one meeting to nail down... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 31 Jul 2014 11:15:20 -0500The Great Balancing ActWhen I started working in the entertainment business, it wasn’t long before I was getting all kinds of crazy opportunities to travel, see the world, and learn how to develop production skills from some of the best people on the planet. All that time I never gave a second thought to any kind of personal boundaries... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 29 Jul 2014 11:43:00 -0500Better You, Better Worship (Pt. 4)As in my previous three blogs I'm unpacking seven specific disciplines that are helping our worship team stay fresh and focused... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 24 Jul 2014 11:08:00 -0500How To Ruin Your Mix (Pt. 3)When's the last time you actually went through your audio peripherals to make sure they were rocking? You know, peripherals - those secondary items that might not seem as important to the actual mix... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 22 Jul 2014 10:58:35 -0500Better You, Better Worship (Pt. 3)I'd like to reiterate that the seven disciplines I'm unpacking in these blogs are issues that we tackle every day. Our week starts with prayer and devotion time, followed by an honest look at the prior weekend... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 17 Jul 2014 10:41:00 -0500SeedsConf 2014 - Lee Cockerell Lee Cockerell, the former EVP-Operations of Walt Disney World, is a great friend of COTM and Seeds Conference and we were thrilled to have him with us at SeedsConf 2014! This talk is loaded with nuggets of wisdom - get ready to take notes! **Lee's Books** - *[Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from A Life at Disney](* - *[The Customer Rules: The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service](*, 15 Jul 2014 07:00:48 -0500Better You, Better Worship (Pt. 2)In my last blog, I laid out that there are seven things that we are doing as a worship team to make us not just better musicians/communicators/leaders, but better people... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 10 Jul 2014 16:00:30 -0500How to Ruin Your Mix (Pt. 2)If you listen very long to anything I've mixed, you may discover that I like using effects. Over many years and through much trial and error, I've found that my mixes translate better to the listener with... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 08 Jul 2014 09:03:00 -0500Better You, Better Worship (Pt. 1)As a worship pastor, I want our worship experiences to show signs of improvement week after week. I want to see our teams get stronger, our number of singers and players grow, our passion deepen, our music evolve... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 03 Jul 2014 09:57:00 -0500Seeds Podcast: Episode 10<iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=";auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=false"></iframe> In this episode, Pastor Willie George shares leadership insights from the book of Numbers that will help you no matter what situation you find yourself leading in. **[Click here to subscribe in iTunes](**, 01 Jul 2014 10:00:58 -0500How to Ruin Your Mix (Pt. 1)Here's the prevailing thought on my mind this weekend as I'm spending a great deal of time behind the mixing console: It's relatively easy (simple, even!) to completely ruin your mix... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 26 Jun 2014 08:30:00 -0500Think SmallMy wife and I just returned from a trip to Paris. First off, if you've never been before, I give you permission to stop reading this blog and go book your trip now. It was simply amazing. We had never been to Europe before so this was a whole new world for us, quite literally... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 24 Jun 2014 14:21:00 -0500In Case You Missed It...<img src=""> Here's a look at some of our favorite resources that have been made available for download over the last few months... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 19 Jun 2014 08:00:00 -0500Our Stage TV SetupWe get a TON of questions on what our stage TV setup looks like and how we make it all work, so here's a short video with hopefully enough detail to show you how we pull this off and how you could too., 17 Jun 2014 08:00:00 -0500From Paper to Pixel<img src=""> It's true, we use a fair amount of script text in our artwork. The most common question that we get is "What font is that?" More often than not, the answer is: "It's not a font." Sometimes, we'll get lucky and find a typeface that suits the look we're going for. Most of the time, however, we find that the look we're shooting for isn't attainable with an off-the-shelf typeface. So, here's what our process looks like for creating script from scratch... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 12 Jun 2014 11:01:00 -0500Our Live Video Shot StrategyIn reference to one of our recent <a href="">posts</a> showing how we prep for a weekend, we had a request to post the video shot-list we use for a weekend service (shout-out to Donovan V. for the question!). So, here's a run-down of how this actually works for us... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 10 Jun 2014 14:18:00 -0500What I’m Listening To<img src=""> I listen to a lot of music. I try and set apart time every day to explore Spotify, iTunes, etc. to find new music/sounds/vibes or to be reunited with albums that I'd forgotten about over the years. It's truly amazing how much good stuff is out there! Taking a cue from Whit's book blog I thought I'd let you in on some of the music I'm currently listening to and what's inspiring me at the moment. <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 05 Jun 2014 10:15:00 -0500Seeds Podcast: Episode 09<iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=";auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=false"></iframe> This month, Ethan Vanse joins the conversation and shares some of our approaches to creating environments that are friendly and welcoming for guests of our church. **[Click here to subscribe in iTunes](**, 03 Jun 2014 09:00:48 -0500NEXT Creative Internship (2014-2015) NEXT is a 1-year internship working right alongside our creative and production teams here at Church on the Move in Tulsa, OK. You won’t be here to just stand in the shadows and watch. You will have the opportunity to become an empowered and effective leader, to be stretched to think creatively as a problem-solver, to learn to manage your time and resources, and to strengthen your relationship with Christ. Whether you’re into music, design, stagecraft, lighting, or video production, we’ve got a place for you! **The deadline to apply for the 2014-2015 session is June 15** and you can check out all the details and apply at **[](**., 29 May 2014 09:23:00 -0500Who Are You Mixing For?<img src=""> What's your priority when mixing? Is it to prove your mixing abilities or to legitimately serve the people in the room? I'm writing this in the middle of a busy weekend, because I'm giving my audio mix a bit more love at the moment strictly based around a complaint email I received this past week... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 27 May 2014 10:50:00 -0500Books I Recommend<img src=""> I love to read. The irony is that I'm not very good at it. For whatever reason, I'm a slow reader. Pair that with a short attention span (which I have) and you get somebody who starts a lot of books, but finishes few. So here's a list of books I've been into lately; some I've started and some I've finished, but I've learned something interesting from all of them... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 22 May 2014 09:40:00 -0500The Power of the UnseenIn the world of live production, most have come to rely on their obvious senses when analyzing what's going on: How does the audio sound? Aren't the lights beautiful? Is the video style enhancing the vibe onstage? How does this song make me feel? Although it's certainly gratifying and perhaps even fun to determine our success based on these mostly visible senses, I contend that the invisible side (read unseen), is far more important, and perhaps one of the most ignored... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 20 May 2014 10:30:00 -0500Video Announcement Set Tour + Gear List Hello camera geeks, gearheads, and anyone else who wants a look at how our studio is set up to shoot announcements. In this quick video, I’ll share how we set up our lighting, green screen, and audio, plus I’ll even hand out a few makeup tips. <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 15 May 2014 07:00:08 -0500SeedsConf 2014 - Rick Warren We're excited to share one of our favorite sessions from Seeds Conference 2014! We were so honored to have Rick Warren with us and grateful for the insight he shared. We're pretty sure you'll like it too..., 13 May 2014 07:00:00 -0500Seeds Podcast: Episode 08<iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=";auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=false"></iframe> On this episode, Whitney George and Ethan Vanse share some of the lessons we've learned in crafting our approach to hosting during weekend services. <b><a href="">Click here to subscribe in iTunes</a></b>, 08 May 2014 11:00:00 -0500“I don’t believe you.”<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="I don't believe you." /> That’s the one statement no worship leader wants to hear. A lack of sincerity from the person holding the microphone negates any amount of rehearsal and every cool outfit. So how then can we become more believable when we stand up and sing? Here are three questions I ask about every song we add to our set…, 06 May 2014 10:11:00 -0500The Team Building Philosophies of Jesus Christ (Pt. 2)Every weekend, pastors from around the world preach messages from the Bible, but comparatively few of them know how to articulate a message. The most successful and effective churches are led by pastors who not only teach their people how to walk with God, but they do something more... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 01 May 2014 10:57:00 -0500Video Announcements: Pick Up The Pace One of the biggest issues we see with announcement presenters is speaking too slowly. When you speak slowly, you’re putting off a couple of bad vibes. First off, a slow pace communicates that you don’t respect your audience... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 29 Apr 2014 08:00:34 -0500Design is a Messy Job<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="Design is a Messy Job" /> It's no secret... we kill a lot of pixels. Concept after concept. Idea after idea. And there's nothing more difficult than realizing that your first idea... well... it sucked. That's a powerful lesson that many designers have a tough time coming to grips with. Realizing that their idea, the one that "felt so right", turns out to be a dud. <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 24 Apr 2014 10:20:00 -0500New KOTM Series: "I Am Healed"<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="I Am Healed" /> We're super excited to announce that our recent series "I Am Healed" is now available for download! We've included everything we used in this series, from artwork to our video elements, illustration notes, scripts for our segments, game questions and even our brand new song and lyrics video! There's a ton of stuff, so you can either use the entire series or pick and choose what works best for your context. You can download everything from this series right <a href=""><b>here</b></a>!, 24 Apr 2014 10:16:00 -0500Seeds Conference 2014: Kids on the Move Live!Each year at our conference, we bring back one of our favorite KOTM services from the past year to share with our conference crowd. KOTM Live is filled with some of our favorite moments and songs from recent series and will give you a picture of how we do children's ministry at COTM. As always, if we can answer any questions for you, just let us know in the comments!, 22 Apr 2014 10:35:58 -0500The Team Building Philosophies of Jesus Christ (Part 1)In this blog, I want to identify the amazing leadership skills of our Lord Jesus Christ. No other individual has had as great an impact on world history as He. As a Christian, I very much believe that the supernatural element of His ministry, both in His miracles and in His resurrection, made a life-changing difference in those who followed Him. But above all else, Christ came to communicate the Word of God to men... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 17 Apr 2014 11:05:00 -0500Video Announcements: Don't Take That Tone With Me<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="Don't Take That Tone With Me" /> The tone you take with your audience reflects the level of respect you have for them, so you want to get this one right. Think of the tone you take as a little gauge. You can be way too sweet (like a 75 year-old woman talking to kittens) or way too formal (like an airline stewardess giving her seat belt spiel as you taxi toward the runway)... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 15 Apr 2014 08:00:00 -0500Video Announcements: Express Yourself<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="Express Yourself" /> We love teleprompters. They make life on the announcement set so much easier, but one of the toughest things to overcome when you’re using a teleprompter is NOT looking like you’re reading... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 10 Apr 2014 07:00:46 -0500How I Keep It All Together<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="How I Keep it All Togethert" /> The longer I've worked in the production world, I've come to rely on these three essentials: God's grace, the power of details, and organization. This doesn't prevent the inclusion of several hundred other items, but these are the ones that almost always rise to the top. The degree of organization I'm describing in this list is a dynamic process; one that has scaled up over the years in relation to the complexity of my job... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 08 Apr 2014 07:00:55 -0500Tips for Speaking During WorshipSince the end of Seeds Conference, so many of you have contacted me about specific worship issues that I thought I’d try and give my spin to a few thoughts. Today, let’s talk about speaking during and between songs... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 03 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0500Seeds Podcast: Episode 07<iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=";auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=false"></iframe> On this episode of the Seeds podcast, we continue the conversation with our senior pastor, Willie George, on the importance of developing a healthy culture in your church staff. Plus, we talk about what red flags should concern you as a leader and how to attract the right people to your team. With Willie George, Whitney George, and Angie Woods. <b><a href="">Click here to subscribe in iTunes</a></b>, 01 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0500Event Playlists<b>Mother’s Day Lobby Playlist</b> “Mister Sandman” - Pomplamoose “Them There Eyes” - Ella Fitzgerald “I’m Into Something Good” - The Bird and the Bee “On the Sunny Side of the Street / Fool in the Rain” - Nikki Yanofsky “Best Day of Your Life” - Katie Herzig “It’s a Good Day” (1998 Digital Remaster) - Peggy Lee “What I Wouldn’t Do” - A Fine Frenzy “Bye Bye Blackbird” - Rickie Lee Jones “New Soul” - Yael Nalm “Walking After Midnight” - Patsy Cline <b>Dad Fest Lobby Playlist (Instrumental)</b> “Frankenstein” - Edgar Winter “Rock & Roll Pt 2” - Gary Glitter “Axel F” - Harold Faltermeyer ... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 27 Mar 2014 08:58:00 -0500How to Be A Better Onstage Host<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="How to be a Better On-Stage Host" /> Visit just about any church in your area this weekend and you'll quickly discover that one of the most painful parts of the service experience is the "host" segment. It's that part of the service where one of the staff pastors typically welcomes visitors and shares details of a few upcoming events. So, let's just say it... this part of the service is almost always boring with a capital B. It's often filled with christian jargon, inside jokes, and it goes on and on for what seems like forever... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 25 Mar 2014 10:04:00 -0500Seeds Conference 2014 Night SessionsHere's all 3 nights of Seeds Conference 2014 in their entirety. Enjoy! Night 1 Night 2 Night 3, 25 Mar 2014 09:23:00 -0500Seeds 2014 Production Notes: Lighting Pods<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="Lighting Pods" /> I chose to note this particular moment in our closing session of Seeds 2014 because it accurately demonstrates how exercising restraint can be the biggest part of a set. The "pods" that comprise the main focal point of this set are able to do many, many different things. Having 108 moving lights and 48 of our custom Dewey fixtures in these twelve pods is cool enough, but factor in that all of the pods can move up and down separately and/or be positioned to any angle from 0° horizontal to full vertical, and all of a sudden you've got a massive arsenal of options... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 21 Mar 2014 11:15:25 -0500Seeds 2014 Extras: 5 Ways to Sharpen Your Design SkillsSeveral Seeds Conference attendees have asked for the slides used during the workshop "Five Ways to Sharpen Your Design Skills.” You can listen along to the MP3 while you flip through these, but even if you don’t, you’ll get a sense for what the workshop was about, and a some insight into how we think about design here at Church on the Move. As always, drop us a line, send a tweet, or leave a comment! <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=";auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=false"></iframe> <br> <iframe src="" width="100%" height="356" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px 1px 0; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" allowfullscreen="true"> </iframe>, 20 Mar 2014 16:18:00 -0500Seeds 2014 Extras: Leveraging Events for Big ImpactMany of you who were a part of Seeds Conference asked us to post the photo slides from a workshop I did called "Leveraging Events for Big Impact", so here you go! To get context for the images, listen along with the mp3 from the conference while you scroll. If you didn't attend the conference and don't have the MP3, the images might feel a little scattered, but you’ll get a good overview of what some of our events at Church on the Move look and feel like. There are shots from Mother's Day, Father's Day, Fall Festival and our big outdoor July party we do every year. Also, here’s the art for our Mother’s Day <a href=""><b>buttons</b></a> and Dad Fest <a href=""><b>tattoos</b></a>. <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=";auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=false"></iframe> <br> <iframe src="" width="100%" height="356" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px 1px 0; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" allowfullscreen="true"> </iframe>, 19 Mar 2014 11:57:00 -0500Seeds 2014 Production Notes: Santa Launch<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="Santa Launch" /> Here's a wee bit of production info on our Santa Launch reprise from Seeds Conference 2014 Night 2: This past Christmas we did a song called "Santa Launch" that incorporated us flying Jordan above the stage as part of the choreography. We kind of like him, so we took extra care to make sure this element captured the fantasy of the desired creative moment without sacrificing any of his safety... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 19 Mar 2014 09:18:19 -0500SmartGivingRecently, we launched a new giving option for our church... <b>SmartGiving</b>. With smart phones being in nearly everyone's pockets, this was a no-brainer. Since we've received so many questions about how we launched this, here's a little insight into the nuts-and-bolts. Even though I've summarized for the sake of this post, a more detailed write-up from our senior application developer is attached at the bottom of this post... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 18 Mar 2014 07:00:00 -0500Seeds 2014 Production Notes: Kabuki Scrim<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="Kabuki Scrim" /> We opened the conference on night 1 with one of the cooler creative elements we've done to date. Having done projection and Kabuki scrims several times already, we were excited by the actual physical size of this particular piece. Having this drop fabricated out of one seamless piece of sharks tooth scrim material 92' wide x 30' high that completely shrouded the stage gave us an incredible canvas we had yet been able to explore. The fact that it wrapped 180° just added to the possibilities... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 17 Mar 2014 08:25:00 -0500Weekly Production Team Schedule<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="Weekly Production Schedule" /> Like most other churches, the COTMProd staff operates on a weekly rotation with all calendars and schedules starting on a Monday and culminating on a Sunday. Even though we have many events during a given week, for us, all roads lead to the weekend. Here's a breakdown of a typical week: <b>MONDAY</b> As a general rule, I try to have all staff and interns take this day off to catch up on sleep, hang with the family, run errands, loaf, whatever, as long as it doesn't involve thinking about work. In an effort to keep this day sacred, I try to avoid sending emails and texts to them so their head isn't continually being brought back to work... <a href=""><b>CONTINUE READING</b></a>, 11 Mar 2014 09:30:00 -0500SeedsConf 2014 worship set lists<b>Wednesday night</b> "Oceans" - Hillsong United "Alive" - Hillsong Young & Free "Back to Life" - Hillsong Young & Free "Future/Past" - John Mark McMillan "Scandal of Grace" - Hillsong United <b>Thursday morning</b> "10,000 Reasons" - Matt Redman <b>Thursday night</b> "Santa Launch" - COTM original "Wake" - Hillsong Young & Free "Alive" - Hillsong Young & Free "Never Once" - Matt Redman "End of Days" - Hillsong Young & Free <b>Friday morning</b> "Made Alive" - Citizens "Close" - Hillsong Young & Free "Digging Shelters" - Neil Halstead (Fixing Us opener) <b>Friday night</b> "Freedom Is Here (remix)" - Hillsong (COTM arrangement) "Love Goes On" - Hillsong Young & Free "The History of CCM" - Medley "Brighter" - Hillsong Young & Free "Future/Past" - John Mark McMillan "Set A Fire" - Jesus Culture, 08 Mar 2014 09:00:46 -0600SeedsConf 2014 night 3 pre-service playlist* "We Are Child of Love (The Mekanism Remix)" - Mario Basanov * "Don't Stop the Dance (Psychemagic Remix)" - Bryan Ferry * "Conchord (feat. Siriusmo) (Oliver Remix)" - Boys Noize * "KNAS (Dillon Francis Remix) - Steve Angello * "Where Did I Go? (Dillon Francis & Kill Paris Remix)" - Monsta * "Get Low" - Dillon Francis & DJ Snake, 07 Mar 2014 19:30:44 -0600Behind the Scenes: How we prepare for a weekend service We often get asked about how we prepare for our weekend services, so we grabbed a camera and captured some of what that process looks like for us. We initially released this on StreamPass, but so many of you asked to re-watch and share it with your teams, so we decided to post it here. Obviously, we couldn't capture everything (or this video would have been about 4 hours long), but this will give you a feel for how our worship and production teams prepare and rehearse to get ready for the weekend. Hopefully you'll find it useful! If you've got any questions, leave them in the comments and we'll do our best to answer them!, 07 Mar 2014 13:14:00 -0600SeedsConf 2014 night 2 pre-service playlist* "Montana" - Tycho * "Red Eyes" - The War On Drugs * "Unicorn" - Four Tet * "Guidecca" - Ghost Culture * "Mossy Grounds" - Antimatter People * "Galactic Spice" - Space Ranger * "Colours" - Be Forest * "Fur Hildegard von Bingen" - Devendra Banhart * "Lost In Thought" - Jon Hopkins * "Drop the Game" - Flume & Chet Faker * "Basically, I" - Robert DeLong * "Retrograde" - James Blake, 06 Mar 2014 19:30:01 -0600SeedsConf 2014 night 1 pre-service playlist* "Open Eye Signal" - Jon Hopkins * "For (Max Cooper Remix)" - Nils Frahm * "Vessel (Four Tet Remix)" - Jon Hopkins * "Steve McQueen (MAPS Remix)" - M83 * "Stars (MAPS Remix)" - Ulrich Schnauss, 05 Mar 2014 19:30:09 -0600SeedsConf 2014 lobby playlist<b><a href="">Click here for the playlist in Spotify</a></b> * "Introducing" - Blazo * "Invitation to Love - CFCF * "Toner (Instrumental Suite)" - Christophe Beck, Mark Kilian * "Unsult" - Depth Affect * "Yeah" - Eliot Lipp * "Nevergreen" - Emancipator * "Marriage" - Gold Panda * "Light Through the Veins" - Jon Hopkins * "Boekebaas" - Kettel * "Twinkle Twinkle" - Kettel * "Basique" - Little People * "Above the Cloud" - Little People * "Last Fare" - Little People * "Mezzo" - Little People * "Panoramic" - Lusine * "Happy Birthday!" - Modelselektor * "Loud Pipes" - Ratatat * "Kennedy" - Ratatat * "Ghostwriter" - RJD2 * "After Rain Comes Sun" - Solomun * "Kackvogel - Original Mix" - Solomun * "Strandbar (disko)" - Todd Terje * "Daydream" - Tycho * "Epigram" - Tycho, 05 Mar 2014 18:50:00 -0600Seeds Conference 2014 is here!We are only hours away from kicking off Seeds Conference 2014 and the excitement around our church is off the charts! This truly is one of the highlights of our year, as we get to host 2500 church leaders for 3 days of inspiration and training. We know that when we gather, something powerful happens. There is simply nothing like being together in a room full of people who love God and are passionate about His church. We're believing that God will use our time together over the next few days to inspire you and equip you to reach the people of your community. For those of you traveling to Tulsa, we can't wait to have you here! We think the next couple of days will be pretty special. For those of you who weren't able to be here with us, you can still be a part of the conference online! We'll be live streaming the night sessions over at <b><a href=""></a></b> and if you want to be a part of everything else happening over the next 3 days, you can still be a part of our StreamPass (full details <b><a href="">here</a></b>). It's a great way to hear from some of the world-class leaders speaking in our general sessions and choose a bunch of really practical workshops to get in on as well. Whether you're here or watching online, be a part of the conversation! There's a ton of chatter already on our conference hashtag #SeedsConf and we'd love to have you join in! We hope you'll be a part of what's happening over the next few days., 05 Mar 2014 13:31:00 -0600Seeds Podcast: Episode 06<iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=";auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=false"></iframe> This month, our senior pastor, Willie George, joins the conversation and shares valuable lessons we've learned in developing a healthy culture in our church. With Willie George, Whitney George, and Angie Woods. <b><a href="">Click here to subscribe in iTunes</a></b>, 04 Mar 2014 10:18:00 -0600Join Us for SeedsConf via StreamPass<b><a href="">Click here</a> to get your team registered!</b>, 25 Feb 2014 16:20:00 -0600How We Develop New Worship Leaders<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="How We Develop New Worship Leaders" /> In response to my last <a href=""><b>blog</b></a>, Elton V. asked how we develop new worship leaders. To be honest, we move slowly compared to other churches when it comes to letting people lead from stage, but it is something we are strategic about. We currently have a handful of worship leaders in training and below are a few things we do to get them ready. <b>1. Repetition</b> The best way to get good at anything is to do it over and over and over, and then do it again. To expect someone to just walk in the door, pick up a mic and knock it out of the park is foolishness. That’s one reason our rehearsals can run for 5 hours or more every week..., 25 Feb 2014 06:30:00 -06007 Lessons I Learned on the Road That I Use Every Weekend at COTM<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="Making Changes You Can't" /> There are numerous similarities between what I do now in the church world and what I did for years touring on the road. Even though that road was most certainly not paved with gold, it did afford me the opportunity to gain a practical production foundation that might have eluded me otherwise. It’s humbling when I realize how much God was mapping out my future even way back then and even more so when it became evident that most of those lessons would be applied to almost everything I do for the church. So here's a look at some of the ones I use every week in my role at COTM..., 18 Feb 2014 07:44:00 -0600You want change, but can’t make it happen... Now what?<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="Making Changes You Can't" /> Is there anything worse than KNOWING exactly what needs to be done in order to fix a glaring problem at your church, and yet at the same time being completely powerless to make the changes necessary to fix it? For me, this feeling is never more acute than when I'm at a conference and with our Seeds Conference coming up, I can't help but remember all those old feelings. It's exhilarating and depressing all at the same time because right from your cushy conference seat you can plainly see a solution to your church's biggest challenges! You can see it now: Everything would be better..., 11 Feb 2014 08:02:00 -0600Our Worship Team’s Weekly Schedule<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="Our Worship Team's Weekly Schedule" /> Since I last posted our weekly worship schedule (4 years ago!), a lot has changed. So I thought I’d update you on what our week looks like for our worship teams... <b>MONDAY</b> This is our main meeting day. Our creative team will gather first thing in the morning to discuss upcoming weekends and projects. We usually start by assessing the wins and failures of the past Saturday and Sunday services before moving on to develop the ideas for the following weekend. This meeting typically lasts the entire day. Those of my worship staff that aren’t involved in this meeting are busy changing guitar strings and doing maintenance on our gear and computers..., 04 Feb 2014 08:47:50 -0600Seeds Podcast: Episode 05<iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=";auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=false"></iframe> Few things can kill creativity faster than tension. In this episode, we talk about the tension that often exists between the creative team and production team: what creates it, what it costs us, and how we work to remove it. With Whitney George, Andrew Stone, Andy Chrisman, and Angie Woods. <b><a href="">Click here to subscribe in iTunes</a></b>, 04 Feb 2014 08:40:08 -0600Top Five Essentials for Church Technical Directors<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="Top Five Essentials for Church Technical Directors" /> I sat down to start putting together a magnificent list of 5 Gear Essentials Every Church TD should have and realized that perhaps five literal items weren’t necessarily what we need. Of course we all have the various bits of gear that are convenient to what we do and make our lives easier but can we still get the job done without them? Absolutely. I have vivid memories of touring with a legal pad, a pen, and an AT&T calling card. Oh how I could’ve used our current technology back then! Here’s what’s interesting, even with the cool technological advances that have been made in the production arena through the years, the following list holds true regardless of your particular technical area, background, or size of church. I propose that the essential gear we need isn’t literal gear at all—read on for MY 5 essentials..., 28 Jan 2014 09:35:23 -0600Who You Are Determines What You DoI'm not sure if you've ever thought about it this way before but the most fundamental choices you make every day are dictated by an acute awareness of who *you* are. Think about it, from the clothes you wear to the food you eat, your life choices are the result of your understanding of who *you* are. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Are you a health freak or a couch potato? Are you a fashionista or a bargain shopper?, 23 Jan 2014 16:43:00 -0600We’re hiring.<img src="" width="728" height="185" alt="Graphic Design Job Opening" /> <b>UPDATE:</b> This position has been filled. Thanks to everyone who sent in a portfolio for review! Church on the Move is looking for a graphic designer. We work fast, pivot even faster, and find ways to get things done. We're a very close group of creatives, and we want one more collaborator to help get it all done. This is a full-time, live-in-Tulsa opportunity, not an internship. Though we love design interns, this isn't that. We want someone who can come join us and immediately contribute., 17 Jan 2014 16:17:00 -0600Seeds Podcast: Episode 04<iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=";color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true"></iframe> This month on the Seeds podcast, we take a quick look back at the process of how we create and pull off one of the biggest productions of our entire year and talk through some lessons we relearned about the creative process. <b><a href="">Click here to subscribe in iTunes</a></b>, 14 Jan 2014 08:33:44 -0600Say No to SandbaggingAs I was reading through some reader comments on my last blog, one phrase caught my eye. John M. mentioned “musicians and vocalist that ‘sandbag’ until the ‘real’ worship service” begins. If you don’t play golf you may not be familiar with the term. It refers to a player who deliberately performs at a lower level than they’re capable of, causing you to not see how good they are until you’ve lost a few dollars to them. We say “no” to sandbagging during our rehearsals for several reasons., 09 Jan 2014 14:20:57 -0600The Grinch Didn’t Steal Everything at Christmas<a href=""><img src="" width="727" height="544" alt="Grinch Pipe Organ 1"></a> * <b>Click above to see the full photo set</b> Some of you who are familiar with COTM’s annual Christmas shows may remember the Grinch segment we’ve done in both 2010 and 2012. Even though those performances have meant a lot to us, we’ve finally decided to let go of the past and relinquish our grasp on the actual Grinch organ prop..., 03 Dec 2013 10:30:00 -0600Seeds Podcast: Episode 03<iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=""></iframe> <b><a href="">Click here to subscribe in iTunes</a></b>, 17 Nov 2013 08:00:34 -0600KOTM Sound EffectsUsing good digital sound effects in our games, sketches, videos, and even sermon illustrations always takes the experience to the next level. Over time, we have created our own sound effect files and we wanted to give them away for you to use in your services. We hope you can put these to good use! <b><a href="">Click here to download them</a></b>, 14 Nov 2013 15:45:00 -0600How We Run Our Audio Inputs<b>Related links:</b> <a href=""><i>A Look At Our Monitoring Systems</i></a>, 06 Nov 2013 08:00:15 -0600New Animated Story VideosIn our Kids on the Move elementary services we recently told the Bible stories of David and Samson and we would like to share them with you. You can click below to watch and download the videos (without the licensed background music). You may either purchase the same music we did, found at the links below, or you can add your own. Enjoy! <b><a href="">Download The Story of David & Saul</a></b> <b><a href="!/Three-Instrumental-3964/">The Story of David music</a></b> <b><a href="">Download The Story of Samson</a></b> <b><a href="!/I-Fell-Off-My-Name-Instrumental-1317/">The Story of Samson music</a></b>, 31 Oct 2013 14:45:23 -0500Seeds Podcast: Episode 02<iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=""></iframe> <b><a href="">Click here to subscribe in iTunes</a></b>, 23 Oct 2013 03:30:08 -0500A Look at Our Monitoring SystemsWe get a fair amount of inquiries about how we handle monitors here at COTM. Check out this video overview of it all! <b>Related links:</b> <a href=""><i>Backstage Choir</i></a> <br> <a href=""><i>Backstage Choir Tech Specs</i></a>, 18 Oct 2013 15:20:00 -0500Seeds Podcast: Episode 01<iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=""></iframe> _Correction: Seeds Conference registration opens at 9:00 AM, not 8:00 AM as stated in the podcast!_ <b><a href="">Click here to subscribe in iTunes</a></b>, 13 Sep 2013 20:25:00 -0500SeedsConf 2014 Speakers + Pricing <b>Registration opens on October 1 at 9:00 AM CST and you can get all the details in the video above! Here are some of the finer points of this year's registration process that you'll want to keep in mind:</b> * Each registration transaction will be charged at the current rate, so if you register a group and want to come back later and add more, the additional registrations would be charged at whatever the current rate is at that time. * Group discounts are applied at the time of purchase, so you would need to register 10+ people at the same time to take advantage of the discount. If you were to register 7 people at one time, then come back and register 3 more, you would not be eligible for the discount. Keep in mind that group discounts do not apply to the $99 price point, including the church planter rate. * Once you select the number of registrations you want to purchase, you'll have the current price point locked in for 5 minutes to give you time to enter your payment information. * No refunds will be available. In the case of a sell-out, we will open a registration exchange for those who need to pass off any extra registrations. * StreamPass will be available again this year, but registration for that won't open until after we reach 2,000 registrations for the conference. We love being able to provide a streaming option for those of you who aren't able to be with us here, but we want to give people who travel here the best experience possible., 10 Sep 2013 15:45:26 -0500Stop Having Visitors at Your ChurchQuestion: Why do we refer to the new people in our churches as "visitors"? I mean, on the surface it makes sense, every week we all have people who come just to dip their toe in the water, but why must we refer to them as visitors? You may never have thought about it before but that term has such an insider/outsider connotation to it..., 06 Sep 2013 11:19:00 -0500Leave Nothing to ChanceDoes this sound familiar? <b>"I'm sure it will all come together when we hit the stage this weekend."</b> Or this? <b>"When we get people in the room it will feel tons better."</b> You might as well say... <b>"Let's just wing it and hope for the best."</b> I've done more than 3000 concerts and led worship more times than I can begin to count and I can tell you from experience that the <b>"uh oh, I didn't think that through"</b> moments are the worst feeling moments ever..., 07 Aug 2013 13:45:00 -0500I BelieveThe Kids on the Move team recently wrapped up a brand new song written for Dry Gulch summer camp called "I Believe". We are excited to now be able to share it! Included with the full CD version are the chord charts, lyrics, dance move instructional video, and the live performance room mix. This has been a great song for us and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we have! <b><a href="">Click here</a></b> to download., 01 Aug 2013 17:00:00 -0500Kids on the Move Live 2013As a children's ministry, we recognize that the majority of parents will never see or experience what their kids do during a weekend service. With this in mind we created a family event specifically designed for children and parents to attend church together..., 01 Aug 2013 16:22:00 -0500It All Starts With DrumsIt goes without saying that I consider drums to be the most important part of most current rock-oriented music. Starting out my career as a drummer, I pay a considerable amount of attention to the specific details of drums and cymbals and the individual technique of the drummer..., 25 Jul 2013 07:40:03 -0500Mix Overview (Literally)Recently at SeedsU, I was able to spend a great deal of time articulating my thoughts on what kind of preparation and rehearsal I prefer while leading up to a performance. With this in mind, our video guys helped me put together a cool bird’s eye camera shot of what’s going on in the audio booth during a normal service..., 21 Jun 2013 11:12:00 -05003 Essentials for Delivering a Great Vocal Performance (part 3)In this final part of my vocal class from SeedsConf, I focused on the mental preparation that goes into delivering a great vocal performance. Having an air of confidence as you hit the stage can take the song you're singing to another level and will dramatically enhance your stage presence..., 19 Jun 2013 12:45:42 -0500Finding the "Win" in Your AnnouncementsLet's be honest, if we could push a button that would permanently eliminate the "announcements" part of our service forever, most of us would have pushed it years ago. I know for our team, collecting, writing, and shooting announcements week after week can be a bit of a grind so we're always asking ourselves "why are we doing this and could we be doing it any better?"..., 17 May 2013 14:10:00 -0500Less Is MoreI’m sure everyone reading this has heard the saying “Less is more”. For many of you, our stage designs may seem grandiose and complex, but believe it or not the concept of “less is more” is at the core of everything we do. We apply this concept in two main ways to our production design..., 16 May 2013 16:00:00 -0500"Shine A Light" Dance MovesWe have had a ton of requests for the dance moves to one of our latest songs titled "Shine A Light", so we filmed this for you to use in training your dancers. Also, if you would like to download this song for free go to the <a href="">Kids on the Move site</a> and click on "Shine A Light" directly below the social media and iTunes links in the left hand column. You can also download the lyrics video <a href="">here on Seeds</a>. Enjoy!, 07 May 2013 11:30:00 -0500Live Recording OverviewWe've gotten a lot of questions about how we get our board mixes and recordings to sound good. Here's a detailed look... Related link: <a href=""><i>Posting Audio for Our Online Mixes</i></a>, 25 Apr 2013 07:27:00 -0500Kids on the Move: Live!This is our KOTM service from Seeds Conference 2013 which showcases how we create services to engage our kids here at Church on the Move., 22 Apr 2013 07:20:00 -0500Creating a Mix that RocksIn this session from Seeds Conference 2013, we lay out some basic audio techniques and discuss elements from a live mix., 18 Apr 2013 09:00:00 -05003 Essentials for Delivering a Great Vocal Performance (part 2)This is the second of three blog posts outlining my SeedsConf workshop on vocal performance. In <a href="">part 1</a> we discussed preparation. In part 2 we will focus on <b>AIR.</b> Delivering a sincere, passionate vocal performance is impossible if you don't know how to use your lungs properly., 10 Apr 2013 15:00:00 -05003 Essentials for Delivering a Great Vocal Performance (part 1)I've had quite a few requests to post my notes from my SeedsConf vocal workshop, so here you go! I have 3 major points so I'll post them one at a time so that they won't be so lengthy., 02 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500Your Brand is Your ReputationYour brand is more than a clever logo. It's more than a gorgeous website. It's more than a catchy slogan on a postcard. Your brand is your reputation. So the question is what sort of reputation do you have?, 25 Mar 2013 08:47:00 -0500Killer Drums, Keyboards & GuitarsOne of our most popular sessions at Seeds Conference this year was Killer Drums, Keyboards & Guitars. This workshop really helps to explain some of the thought processes behind our sounds and arrangements here at COTM. Enjoy., 18 Mar 2013 16:38:00 -0500Elementary SalvationNot too long ago we made a change in how we lead our elementary kids to Christ. It's been working great, and we wanted to fill you in on some of the details. Here we go!, 07 Mar 2013 14:20:00 -0600Three Tenets for Production SurvivalSpending the better part of my life serving others through music and show production has given me the opportunity to develop three basic credos I use frequently. It may surprise you that none of these are technical in nature. I've always been a firm believer that my brain power is what I need to survive, NOT my technical skill. So let's go..., 07 Mar 2013 13:00:00 -0600Oneighty's United Night, 22 Feb 2013 11:03:28 -0600Lincoln Christian School Employment OpportunitiesMany of you may not know this, but Church on the Move founded Lincoln Christian School in 1997 on our church campus and today we have about 900 students enrolled from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. LCS currently has 2 job openings that we wanted to make known to the Seeds community..., 11 Feb 2013 21:31:23 -0600Creation is Not Your ProblemImagine for a second that you're an old-time prospector who's spent months digging for gold and let's say that one day while you're digging you uncover a large gold deposit. Upon making such an incredible discovery would you feel more..., 01 Feb 2013 14:28:21 -0600The Fruit of the Spirit series, 24 Jan 2013 04:20:39 -0600...and the greatest of these is OutwardI work with my musicians constantly on their stage presence and the delivery of their performance. I want them to simultaneously be good musicians, performers and communicators. Working on the little things is key to achieving that goal..., 22 Jan 2013 15:17:50 -0600Leave Your Mix Alone. It's Good Enough!I travelled on the road in Christian music for 20 years and I can tell you that there are 2 types of performers: those that are constantly making an exaggerated motion to the sound engineer to change their mix and those that live with it and never let the audience know that their monitor mix wasn't absolutely pristine..., 15 Jan 2013 11:51:32 -0600Building Puppet Trees, 11 Jan 2013 07:44:32 -0600How Do We Train New Communicators?, 10 Jan 2013 12:03:32 -0600Seeds StreamPass Details, 08 Jan 2013 11:09:34 -0600Backstage: The Sawdust Theater Puppet Show, 03 Jan 2013 11:59:37 -0600The Sawdust Theater Puppet Show, 22 Dec 2012 11:32:35 -0600Communicating to Kids, 17 Dec 2012 09:52:45 -0600Introducing Seeds StreamPass!, 14 Dec 2012 11:52:09 -0600Where do you find good Christmas music?, 04 Dec 2012 15:10:46 -0600Interview with Puppeteer Calvin Lester, 27 Nov 2012 16:21:56 -0600Crafting the Mix, 15 Nov 2012 10:23:00 -0600One Church, One Band: Keeping Our Players Under One Umbrella, 05 Nov 2012 16:28:19 -0600Style vs. Empathy, 01 Nov 2012 14:44:22 -0500A Question of Melody vs. Harmony, 01 Nov 2012 10:24:39 -0500Where Do You Find Puppeteers?, 16 Oct 2012 11:02:10 -0500The Christmas Story Score<a href=""><img src="" width="560" height="224" alt=""></a> Can you believe it? Christmas is just around the corner, and if you are like us you are in the middle of writing, arranging and brainstorming your Christmas services right now! For the past 6 years, our Christmas show has featured our pastor reading the Christmas story set to a beautiful orchestral piece, written and produced by John Mitchell, **[@TheMitchum](**, one of our volunteer musicians. **[Creative Audio Lab](** has graciously made this available for our Seeds members at a nominal charge. There are 3 packages to choose from which include the Soundtrack, Script, Cueing Video, Piano Notations, and much more. **Click the banner** above to purchase this for use in your Christmas service!, 09 Oct 2012 15:19:46 -0500Take Care of Those Voices!, 06 Oct 2012 14:19:11 -0500Audio Effects, 01 Oct 2012 11:06:52 -0500What I learned at my Pixar Masterclass, 30 Sep 2012 12:36:38 -0500Our New Preach Block Walls, 18 Sep 2012 08:56:45 -0500Own It, 17 Sep 2012 11:52:24 -0500The KOTM Writing Process, 12 Sep 2012 15:42:24 -0500Small Tweaks, Big Difference, 12 Sep 2012 09:34:33 -0500Raising Your Taste Level, 11 Sep 2012 16:52:55 -0500My Transition From A Small Church to COTM, 11 Sep 2012 09:39:10 -0500Secrets of Great Guitar Tone (Part 2), 06 Sep 2012 16:42:33 -0500Secrets of Great Guitar Tone (Part 1), 29 Aug 2012 14:30:23 -0500The BEST Blog EVER WRITTEN!!!, 21 Aug 2012 17:02:45 -0500Rehearsals: The View From This Side, 21 Aug 2012 12:00:57 -0500Stage Presence, 20 Aug 2012 09:56:19 -0500Storyboarding, 15 Aug 2012 14:41:42 -0500Simple, 14 Aug 2012 13:26:18 -0500Intern For Hire, 14 Aug 2012 12:23:47 -0500Rule #4 For Singers, 10 Aug 2012 12:00:22 -0500Thoughts for Onscreen Presenters, 09 Aug 2012 15:15:03 -0500Wednesday Night Worship, 02 Aug 2012 12:55:49 -0500Make Less Art to Make Better Art, 01 Aug 2012 11:39:21 -0500Beware the Hero, 26 Jul 2012 11:28:49 -0500Skype Q & A Chat Today, 19 Jul 2012 09:59:53 -0500How to be Talented, 17 Jul 2012 11:43:35 -0500The Art of the Transition, 09 Jul 2012 11:45:12 -0500Just Do It, 06 Jul 2012 10:32:24 -0500Better Music, Less Talking, 04 Jul 2012 05:42:38 -0500Pre-Service Game: Matchy Madness, 02 Jul 2012 11:19:56 -0500Your Gear vs. Your Gut, 29 Jun 2012 11:08:53 -0500KOTM Pre-Service Music, 28 Jun 2012 09:55:12 -0500Do It Yourself!, 26 Jun 2012 11:11:11 -0500Lead more. Manage less., 25 Jun 2012 15:31:36 -0500Who's leading your weekend?, 21 Jun 2012 14:55:53 -0500How We Communicate in Production (Literally), 19 May 2012 00:04:21 -0500Who I Wanna Be Dance Moves, 16 May 2012 18:19:19 -0500Where Do You Get Your Ideas?, 28 Apr 2012 09:11:31 -0500Ego Juggling, 27 Apr 2012 11:26:12 -0500Memory Verse ManiaI wanted to do a quick blog on a game we played in Kids on the Move this weekend. It was a big hit and it's super simple..., 25 Apr 2012 12:47:10 -0500Embrace the Struggle, 24 Apr 2012 12:26:16 -0500Lee Cockerell on Time Management, 20 Apr 2012 10:23:33 -0500Behind the Drums, 20 Apr 2012 08:09:43 -0500Stage Footlight Trough, 19 Apr 2012 21:46:30 -0500Worship Team Volunteer Application PDF, 19 Apr 2012 21:39:36 -0500Our Audition Process, 17 Apr 2012 13:39:24 -0500Kids on the Move Gym Set, 12 Apr 2012 07:09:24 -0500Backstage Choir - Tech Specs, 11 Apr 2012 20:03:03 -0500Backstage Choir, 10 Apr 2012 10:34:46 -0500Time Creates Tension, 26 Mar 2012 14:18:55 -0500Video Announcements Background Walkthrough This post is an answer to the question I'm asked the most: "How do you key the background out in your announcements?" Here is a walkthrough of the process I use in Adobe After Effects. Pay special attention to the brightness of the graphic background and shadows on Sam. There is no keying or tedious rotoscoping, just an illusion. It's so simple to do that my audio commentary isn't even necessary. **[Click here](** to download the After Effects CS5 project to try it yourself., 22 Mar 2012 15:42:58 -0500Kids on the Move Music, 21 Mar 2012 15:01:08 -0500Our Text Polling Provider, 28 Feb 2012 04:13:32 -0600Consistency, 03 Feb 2012 20:39:58 -0600I want to hear from you!, 30 Jan 2012 03:03:40 -0600Creating Characters, 25 Jan 2012 19:08:39 -0600Celebrate With Family 2011, 24 Dec 2011 23:26:06 -0600But Seriously…CWF 2011 Set Revealed, 18 Dec 2011 23:50:00 -0600CWF 2011 Production Revealed, 14 Dec 2011 02:07:39 -0600CWF 2011 Production Preview 2, 13 Dec 2011 03:16:44 -0600CWF 2011 Production Preview, 12 Dec 2011 00:15:29 -0600Planning Christmas, 01 Dec 2011 12:28:16 -06005 Questions With Lee Cockerell, 24 Nov 2011 09:55:06 -0600Disney, Cirque, and COTM, 13 Nov 2011 10:30:47 -0600How We Built KOTM Live, 09 Nov 2011 16:56:20 -0600Worship Team Dress Code, 26 Oct 2011 10:00:00 -0500The Christmas Story Score<a href=""><img src="" width="560" height="224" alt=""></a> Good news! We finally have our "Christmas Story" music available for purchase! For the past 5 years, our Christmas show has featured our pastor reading the Christmas story set to a beautiful orchestral piece, written and produced by one of our volunteer musicians. **[Creative Audio Lab](** has graciously made this available for our Seeds members at a nominal charge. There are 3 packages to choose from which include the Soundtrack, Script, Cueing Video, Piano Notations, and much more. **Click the banner** above to purchase this for using in your Christmas service!, 11 Oct 2011 15:10:54 -0500Sound Effects for Sketches, 06 Oct 2011 10:49:02 -0500Our Check-In System, 03 Oct 2011 17:07:51 -0500Our Pre-Service Playlist, 03 Oct 2011 10:30:34 -0500Musical Copyrights, 27 Sep 2011 08:56:59 -0500I Heart Prompters, 26 Sep 2011 14:31:24 -0500Download Our Backing Tracks (Christmas 2010)<img src="" width="560" height="373" alt="" /> Hey everyone - If you're like us, Christmas is now on your mind! Lately we've had a ton of people ask us for charts, audio files, and the like for many of our Christmas songs from **[Celebrate With Family 2010](**. Most of what you're looking for is easy to find. We've already posted a ton of files here on Seeds under the Resources tab. But, just to make it a bit easier I've added links below to all of our Christmas files. Also, if there's something you want but hasn't been posted, don't be shy. Just ask! We'll do what we can to help you out. For those of you who are interested in using the Christmas story score, Creative Audio Lab is currently packaging it up for purchase (available in early October), so you can **[contact them](** for more info. * **[Little Drummer Boy](** * **[Deck the Halls](** * **[The Grinch / Thriller](** * **[Carol of the Bells](** * **[Christmastime](**, 21 Sep 2011 12:39:15 -0500The Grinch<img src="" width="560" height="265" alt=""> Last year, when the Grinch idea came up for our Christmas event, it was already November. A bit late in the game? Yes, but there was no question about moving forward! My project was to produce the choreography (with help, of course! The electric slide is as far as I go when it comes to dancing), cast the scene with dancers and of course... costuming. At the time, we thought it'd be pretty simple to find an existing Grinch costume that had been used in some brilliant theatre production. We Googled and made phone calls to no avail. All we could find were corn ball Halloween costumes online. The clock was ticking, so we decided to make our own costume from scratch..., 20 Sep 2011 16:14:02 -0500SeedsConf 2012 Details, 14 Sep 2011 14:33:33 -0500Greater Is He - The Recording Process, 14 Sep 2011 11:56:12 -0500KOTM Animation, 08 Sep 2011 15:00:00 -0500Kids on the Move Worship (Part 2), 29 Aug 2011 09:49:53 -0500From Old School to New School, 24 Aug 2011 10:06:16 -0500Kids on the Move Worship, 24 Aug 2011 09:19:14 -0500Kids Safety Q&A with Anna Fulbright, 22 Aug 2011 11:16:13 -0500Animating the Announcements, 19 Aug 2011 16:44:33 -0500Puppet Q&A with Tim Cox (Part 2), 15 Aug 2011 12:06:59 -0500Volunteer Q&A with April Troxell **[Click here](** to download our children's ministry code of ethics., 12 Aug 2011 10:46:47 -0500Live Event Front Lighting, 11 Aug 2011 19:24:44 -0500Announcing Seeds Conference 2012!, 10 Aug 2011 14:44:15 -0500Puppet Q&A with Tim Cox, 09 Aug 2011 22:31:12 -0500Making Your Pastor’s Microphone Rock, 03 Aug 2011 15:02:42 -0500Kids on the Move Internship, 02 Aug 2011 12:28:49 -0500Kids on the Move: Behind-the-Scenes, 02 Aug 2011 07:50:19 -0500Posting Audio for Our Online Mixes, 29 Jul 2011 11:15:39 -0500A Closer Look at Production Paperwork, 27 Jul 2011 11:32:02 -0500Rehearsal Day Part 1 (pre-production), 21 Jul 2011 23:59:20 -0500Production Floor Tour, 21 Jul 2011 22:30:44 -0500Announcement Lighting, 20 Jul 2011 12:52:23 -0500COTM Creative Office Tour, 20 Jul 2011 11:10:01 -0500Thoughts on Presenting, 19 Jul 2011 19:00:03 -0500Game Day at COTM, 17 Jul 2011 14:35:58 -0500Backstage Tour You asked for it so here it is!, 14 Jul 2011 19:41:11 -0500Behind The Announcements - Part 3, 13 Jul 2011 19:32:47 -0500COTM Assistant Pastor Opening, 11 Jul 2011 09:48:10 -0500Focus in Rehearsal, 05 Jul 2011 15:10:57 -0500Shooting On Green Screen, 01 Jul 2011 13:50:19 -0500How We Shoot Live Video, 30 Jun 2011 17:11:34 -0500Producing the Moment, 29 Jun 2011 10:39:32 -0500Pre-Teen Pastor Position Has Been Filled, 22 Jun 2011 15:54:37 -0500Tips on Talking Between Songs, 21 Jun 2011 16:42:10 -0500Kids on the Move Pre-Teen Pastor Opening, 21 Jun 2011 11:37:50 -0500The WHAT & The HOWIn our creative and production process I’ve noticed that there is a distinct “WHAT” phase--where an idea or creative concept is dreamed up and put forth. Then there is a “HOW” phase--how do we take the WHAT from the drawing board and turn it into a creative experience? This HOW is where my primary focus lies as a Production Manager..., 16 Jun 2011 15:37:08 -0500Lighting Tips, 09 Jun 2011 15:19:28 -0500Vocal Tips, 07 Jun 2011 16:30:57 -0500Bring It!, 06 Jun 2011 12:52:06 -0500There is no "Magic" behind the Magic, 02 Jun 2011 12:29:37 -0500Worship Questions and Answers, 31 May 2011 09:32:50 -0500Proclaim It!, 23 May 2011 09:51:09 -0500Clearing the Haze, 20 May 2011 11:47:08 -0500Speak Up: Directing for Video, 18 May 2011 12:34:43 -0500Don't Forget About Us, 17 May 2011 10:16:32 -0500Learning to Breathe We had a great time last night at our first ever “Monday Night Music Club”. More than 50 musicians from Church on the Move came together to fellowship and to learn how to become a better singer, player, and musical communicator. I had the privilege of leading the vocal workshop and I wanted to share with you what we discussed. As a professional vocalist for nearly 25 years I’ve picked up on 3 key elements that I believe can turn a good singer into a great one: breath, pitch, and emotion. Each one of these builds upon the other. Emotion cannot be attained without breath control and pitch, and pitch cannot be attained without breath support. When I hear a singer for the first time, whether it’s on American Idol or in a worship audition, I immediately listen for proper breathing technique. Does he/she fill their lungs to capacity before each phrase? Is the singer pushing the notes out with a steady stream of air, finishing each phrase solidly with plenty of breath to spare? Is it obvious at the end of their song that they have worked hard, making sure they’ve pushed every note toward good pitch and proper emotion? A mentor of mine many years ago taught me the art of “singing on the breath”. The idea is that we push the notes along a steady column of air, and although the sound of the note may stop, the air dies not. Listen to your favorite singer and hear how they end each phrase with a burst of air. Learning to breathe properly while singing will help your pitch and ultimately your presentation., 10 May 2011 21:23:28 -0500Who Needs Trees? Print More Paper., 22 Apr 2011 13:36:26 -0500Easter 2011 Sneak Peek!, 21 Apr 2011 20:04:49 -0500Characters That Connect, 14 Apr 2011 09:49:50 -0500Creative Meeting Round 2, 13 Apr 2011 18:35:34 -0500Advice for Young Worship Leaders, 11 Apr 2011 09:49:06 -0500Is Your Wireless Protected?, 01 Apr 2011 13:43:07 -0500KOTM Code of Ethics, 31 Mar 2011 14:40:39 -0500Production Gear List, 30 Mar 2011 16:20:34 -0500Our Stage Gear, 30 Mar 2011 16:15:07 -0500Seeds Conference Scrims, 29 Mar 2011 18:29:40 -0500Choosing the Right Worship Team Members, 28 Mar 2011 11:28:01 -0500Digiorno or Steak & Lobster, 23 Mar 2011 16:52:22 -0500Lyrical Responsibility, 22 Mar 2011 16:40:06 -0500dB: Quality Over Quantity (Part 2 of 2), 18 Mar 2011 13:35:35 -0500dB or not dB? (Part 1 of 2), 16 Mar 2011 14:50:06 -0500Ready. Shoot. Aim., 15 Mar 2011 22:20:54 -0500The Beauty of Number Charts, 15 Mar 2011 10:04:23 -0500Preparing Yourself for Creativity, 14 Mar 2011 16:10:33 -0500Seeds Conference 2011 Recap, 10 Mar 2011 23:03:12 -0600Thoughts on Transitions at 11:00pm, 08 Mar 2011 23:26:06 -0600Seeds Conference Pre Service Playlist!, 05 Mar 2011 12:31:14 -06002010 Christmas With Commentary, 23 Feb 2011 08:23:38 -0600God Is in the Details, 14 Feb 2011 23:30:34 -0600Creative Osmosis, 11 Feb 2011 19:21:07 -0600The Sound Is the Song, 09 Feb 2011 10:53:24 -0600Interview with THiNK International, 27 Jan 2011 21:57:45 -0600Why We Do What We Do, 13 Jan 2011 10:29:28 -0600Lighting: Concept to Completion, 11 Jan 2011 17:21:13 -0600Pre-Production, Collaboration, and Criticism – 3 Keys to A Suc, 11 Jan 2011 13:01:01 -0600Capturing Audio for Video, 06 Jan 2011 10:53:30 -0600Christmas 2010 Audio Glory, 06 Jan 2011 10:53:22 -0600Christmas 2010 Production Overview, 06 Jan 2011 10:53:12 -0600Celebrate With Family 2010!, 25 Dec 2010 21:06:34 -0600Christmas 2010 - Behind The Scenes 06, 17 Dec 2010 11:51:24 -0600Christmas 2010 - Behind The Scenes 05, 16 Dec 2010 10:45:21 -0600Christmas 2010 - Behind The Scenes 04, 15 Dec 2010 13:00:41 -0600KOTM Christmas Series Song: You Are My Rescue, 15 Dec 2010 10:52:19 -0600Christmas 2010 - Behind The Scenes 03, 13 Dec 2010 15:14:29 -0600New Production Resources, 13 Dec 2010 13:41:09 -0600The Great Puppet Debate, 11 Dec 2010 11:27:14 -0600Our "12 Days of Christmas" Tracks, 10 Dec 2010 15:26:03 -0600Christmas 2010 - Behind The Scenes 02, 10 Dec 2010 10:26:28 -0600Our "Planning Christmas" Process, 10 Dec 2010 10:22:16 -0600Christmas 2010 - Behind The Scenes 01, 07 Dec 2010 15:17:02 -0600Celebrate With Family (Wide Shot), 01 Dec 2010 17:02:14 -0600The Ghost of Christmas' Past, 01 Dec 2010 16:38:37 -0600Christmas With Commentary, 30 Nov 2010 15:55:19 -0600Getting It Right, 09 Nov 2010 08:22:37 -0600On the Rhodes Again, 05 Nov 2010 16:24:34 -0500Our Fake B-3 Organ, 05 Nov 2010 16:10:35 -0500Dry Gulch Chapel 2010, 29 Oct 2010 11:40:53 -0500Guitars: Amps, Mic's, and Nerd-Speak, 27 Oct 2010 12:36:49 -0500Interview with Marty Taylor of Northland, 22 Oct 2010 19:04:22 -0500Sing, Play, Love, 21 Oct 2010 11:55:53 -0500Portable Pedalboards and the Plight Thereof, 16 Oct 2010 20:06:37 -0500Announcing Seeds Conference! Well this has been a long time coming, but today, we're super excited to announce our first ever **Seeds Conference!** It's all going down **March 2-4, 2011** and we can't wait! Seeds Conference is for people who are just as passionate about reaching the next generation as we are. It's for **youth pastors, children's pastors, and creative leaders in the church.** The idea behind the conference is that it's really 3 conferences in 1. We'll have 3 streams. One for youth ministry, one for kid's ministry, and one for creative leaders. 3 conferences for 1 purpose: Reaching the next generation. Each of those streams will be packed with workshops full of practical info. In fact there are over 40 different workshops you and your team will have the opportunity to attend. But here's the coolest part - you can bounce between the streams as much as you like. So if you want to hear about "Secrets to Success in Your Junior High Program" in one session and "Making Killer Videos On The Cheap" in the next session, you'll be able to. Our goal is to make this thing super flexible so you can use it however you like. The other idea that makes Seeds Conference pretty unique is that everything we make for the conference, from the audio of the sessions to videos we produce will be **absolutely free.** Our goal is to equip the church so if you come to the conference we're going to load you up with stuff you can use, for free. Now, to be fair, we will have some speakers and vendors who will no doubt be bringing in some of their books and materials that you can buy if you like, but all of our stuff will be completely free and I can tell you the stuff we'll be giving away won't be small. Last but not least we're opening up registration for the Seeds Conference in just 9 days on October 15th, and for the first two weeks of registration (until Nov. 1) we're going to be reducing the price of the conference by $60. So if you want to come you'll be able to save a ton of money if you register early. We're really looking forward to this conference. We've been talking about it in house for years now and it feels good to finally launch it. We'd love your help spreading the word so tweet about it, blog about it, Facebook your friends because this thing is going to be a blast. Hope to see all of you there!, 06 Oct 2010 09:07:43 -0500Tips For Singers, 29 Sep 2010 19:43:30 -0500Behind The Announcements - Part 2, 24 Sep 2010 10:10:35 -0500Behind The Announcements - Part 1, 23 Sep 2010 15:18:18 -0500The Long & Winding Road, 17 Sep 2010 18:57:18 -0500Drums: To Shield or Not To Shield?, 14 Sep 2010 07:43:19 -0500Our Puppet Stage<img src="" width="560" height="375" alt="" /> As we worked to develop our puppet sketches for Kids on the Move, we began to run into the same problem: location of the puppet stage. Because the KOTM auditorium is a multi-purpose room, every stage set we design must be able to be hidden behind the closed curtain. Our stage is pretty deep. Any puppet stage we built into the set was up to 75 feet away from a student, depending on where they were sitting. What was our solution? <a href=""><b>*(continue reading)*</b></a>, 10 Sep 2010 10:21:10 -0500Creativity Is A Muscle, 09 Sep 2010 09:39:32 -0500Let's Connect, 01 Sep 2010 21:18:50 -0500Maintain Your Focus, 31 Aug 2010 12:45:58 -0500“Is This the Best Thing for Our Kids?”, 26 Aug 2010 21:16:30 -0500Interview with ShareFaith.com, 20 Aug 2010 08:30:21 -0500The Edit Room, 18 Aug 2010 12:08:10 -0500A Day With Hillsong Live, 17 Aug 2010 09:09:17 -0500Production Gear: Rent or Buy?, 13 Aug 2010 06:56:06 -0500It's Time to Rehearse!, 12 Aug 2010 07:34:32 -0500Wingin' It, 11 Aug 2010 17:33:19 -0500LED to Rock the Masses, 11 Aug 2010 11:59:58 -0500A Little Reminder, 11 Aug 2010 00:37:30 -0500Making Time to Develop People, 06 Aug 2010 10:44:15 -0500Getting Ahead... How Do You Do It!?, 04 Aug 2010 17:45:03 -0500COTM Auditorium Remodel, 30 Jul 2010 15:41:19 -0500Keeping Your Team Fresh, 27 Jul 2010 09:21:02 -0500Bringing The Monster To Life, 22 Jul 2010 12:10:06 -0500Team Roster: Production Crew, 20 Jul 2010 10:04:07 -0500Anyone Can Play GuitarDo you wish you could have an awesome, live band in your children’s ministry? You totally can., 19 Jul 2010 19:08:09 -0500High Quality = High Control, 17 Jul 2010 12:38:58 -0500How'd You Do That & Why?, 15 Jul 2010 16:46:33 -0500Our Creative Meeting, 15 Jul 2010 00:05:47 -0500Dry Gulch Chapels: Music, 14 Jul 2010 16:06:16 -0500Details, 13 Jul 2010 18:34:13 -0500“We need more singers and musicians!”, 11 Jul 2010 15:35:10 -0500Telling Stories, 09 Jul 2010 13:10:37 -0500What You Need to Make an Awesome Video, 03 Jul 2010 03:00:29 -0500Our Creative Team, 30 Jun 2010 06:39:03 -0500Weekly Worship Team Schedule, 30 Jun 2010 06:33:12 -0500Welcome to Seeds, 29 Jun 2010 23:59:59 -0500