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Are you a church tech director? If so, this podcast exists to serve you specifically. Each week we pull the tech director out of the booth and place them onto the stage to share their most outlandish stories and hidden wisdom from the tech trenches. Hosted by Toby Walters and Blake Hodges.

The ChurchGear Podcast Toby Walters [Church Tech Advocate]

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Are you a church tech director? If so, this podcast exists to serve you specifically. Each week we pull the tech director out of the booth and place them onto the stage to share their most outlandish stories and hidden wisdom from the tech trenches. Hosted by Toby Walters and Blake Hodges.

    Building Production Teams [Gateway Church's Brandon Conn]

    Building Production Teams [Gateway Church's Brandon Conn]

    How do you build a strong production team that furthers the Gospel?


    Brandon Conn is the Audio Director at Gateway Church and he joins us this week to discuss all the practical principles Gateway church utilizes to build strong production teams.


    In this episode you'll hear: 
    1:00 Toby visits Chauvet Lighting in Florida! 6:00 Brandon Conn joins us for “5 Truths & A Lie” 16:30 How did Brandon get into church production? 20:30 How does Gateway Church set up their production team?23:30 How does Gateway Church find and hire tech staff?29:00 How do you launch a new church production set up well?32:30 How do you schedule your church production team well? 34:30 How can production gear further The Gospel? 38:55 Texas Trivia: Blake verse Brandon Conn 42:30 What gear is Gateway Church running? 45:00 If you had 2 million to spend on production what would you buy? 48:00 Disaster story: “Just FYI, there was no PA in the Bible Days” 53:45 Tech Takeaway on Emotional EQ’s value to your ministry 


    Resources for your Church Tech Ministry
    Does your church have used gear that you need to convert into new ministry dollars? We can make you an offer here. Do you need some production gear but lack the budget to buy new gear? You can get Certified Church Owned gear here.
     
     Connect with us: 
    Follow us on FacebookHang out with us on InstagramSee all the ways we can serve your church on our WebsiteGet our best gear sent to your inbox each Monday before it goes public via the Early ServiceWe are looking for highly relational people to be ChurchGear ambassadors across the nation to help us meet unmet needs in church production. We want experienced church production enthusiasts to help us provide solutions for selling and buying used gear directly to and from the doorsteps of the local church.Check out the full job description and Apply Here!

    • 59 min
    Touring Tips, Bad Rooms & Coffee Trivia [Gene Kim]

    Touring Tips, Bad Rooms & Coffee Trivia [Gene Kim]

     What production tips do you pick up from a lifetime of touring?


    Gene Kim had a spare moment where he wasn't mixing for Phil Wickham, so he dropped by the podcast studio to discuss mixing in bad rooms, AVL trends and coffee.


    In this episode you'll hear:
    1:00 Stage Shenanigans and Forbidden Rocks 6:50 What shows has Gene been working on recently? 11:45 The pressure of subbing in your tech buddy's seat 13:45 Hardest church production event Gene mixes 15:50 AVL Trends Gene is seeing in churches20:10 What is it like jumping into various church FOH booths? 23:45 How do you improve your church tech skills in a new year?28:00 What would your dream production gig be? 30:35 Disaster Story: “My heart dropped”  33:15 How do you improve your audio in a “bad room”?35:34 Improving a bad room with a quieter mix37:15 What upcoming technology trends is Gene enjoying? 41:15 Coffee Trivia: Gene Kim Vs. Toby Walters 

    Resources for your Church Tech Ministry
    Does your church have used gear that you need to convert into new ministry dollars? We can make you an offer here. Do you need some production gear but lack the budget to buy new gear? You can get Certified Church Owned gear here.
     
     Connect with us: 
    Follow us on FacebookHang out with us on InstagramSee all the ways we can serve your church on our WebsiteGet our best gear sent to your inbox each Monday before it goes public via the Early ServiceWe are looking for highly relational people to be ChurchGear ambassadors across the nation to help us meet unmet needs in church production. We want experienced church production enthusiasts to help us provide solutions for selling and buying used gear directly to and from the doorsteps of the local church.Check out the full job description and Apply Here!

    • 52 min
    Life Church's Warren Davis on Leading Church Production Teams

    Life Church's Warren Davis on Leading Church Production Teams

    Leadership is spoken about often but what does it really look like in the church production space?



    Warren Davis is the Central Team Leader of Broadcast support for Life Church and he joins us to discuss leading teams well.



    In this episode you'll hear 
    1:00 Rockstars breaking the law & tossing TVs6:00 Warren Davis joins the podcast!11:30 Moving Gear Horror Story 16:45 Warren Davis’s journey into tech 20:00 How are Life Church's campuses structured? 27:00 Leading Tech Teams at Scale 33:20 Leading & Developing church tech volunteer teams 36:00 How to lead as a young church production leader43:15 Do church techs have to be “pastors” in production? 45:00 Creating Church Tech Culture via Time Together 51:15 Van Halen Trivia 58:00 Tech Takeaway on positioning your mix well & clean stages 


    Resources for your Church Tech Ministry
    Does your church have used gear that you need to convert into new ministry dollars? We can make you an offer here. Do you need some production gear but lack the budget to buy new gear? You can get Certified Church Owned gear here.
     
     Connect with us: 
    Follow us on FacebookHang out with us on InstagramSee all the ways we can serve your church on our WebsiteGet our best gear sent to your inbox each Monday before it goes public via the Early ServiceWe are looking for highly relational people to be ChurchGear ambassadors across the nation to help us meet unmet needs in church production. We want experienced church production enthusiasts to help us provide solutions for selling and buying used gear directly to and from the doorsteps of the local church.Check out the full job description and Apply Here!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Respect Unifies Worship & Production [Kari Jobe’s PM, Brenton Miles]

    Respect Unifies Worship & Production [Kari Jobe’s PM, Brenton Miles]

    How do we unify the church production team and the worship team?


    Brenton Miles is the Production Manager for Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes, and he joins us this week on the podcast to discuss the unique dynamic between worship and production.


    In this episode
    1:00 Does volume or the mix matter  most?   5:15 Brenton Miles joins! 11:00 Five Truths & a Lie: Helicopters & Monday Night Football19:00 Brenton’s Tech Background 24:15 Should worship and tech be one department at church?28:00 Does a worship leader background help you lead church production? 32:45 What  causes distractions in your church production?35:15 What does the worship team do that bothers the production team?38:15 What does production do that worship dislikes? 39:20 How should a production & worship team bond?50:15 Disaster Story 54:50 Tech Takeaway on Respect 57:00 Brenton’s production courses 
    Plugs
    Check out Brenton Miles training courses here! 

    Resources for your Church Tech Ministry
    Does your church have used gear that you need to convert into new ministry dollars? We can make you an offer here. Do you need some production gear but lack the budget to buy new gear? You can get Certified Church Owned gear here.
     
     Connect with us: 
    Follow us on FacebookHang out with us on InstagramSee all the ways we can serve your church on our WebsiteGet our best gear sent to your inbox each Monday before it goes public via the Early ServiceWe are looking for highly relational people to be ChurchGear ambassadors across the nation to help us meet unmet needs in church production. We want experienced church production enthusiasts to help us provide solutions for selling and buying used gear directly to and from the doorsteps of the local church.Check out the full job description and Apply Here!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Soapboxes & Hot Takes [Worship Sound Guy’s Johnny Ragin]

    Soapboxes & Hot Takes [Worship Sound Guy’s Johnny Ragin]

    What are the quickest ways to improve our church's mix?


    Johnny Ragin drops by the pod to talk awesome mixing tips,  hilarious disaster stories and more hot takes than we've ever had in a single episode.


    In this episode:
    1:00 Toby taught production in college?!5:00 Johnny Ragin from Worship Sound Guy joins us! 12:00 Johnny’s tech background 20:00 How do you find church production educational resources? 24:00 Learning by Mentor vs. Self Education 27:00 Mixing with your “ears” not “eyes”32:30 2 Quick Wins to improve your church’s audio mix 35:00 Improving the mix via collaboration with the Worship Team 40:00 How do you maximize your church’s production gear? 42:45 Disaster Stories: weak floors & confetti cannons 47:50 Tech Takeaway on having a “Mix Journal” 
    Plugs
    Check out the Worship Sound Guy training resources and community forums here! 

    Resources for your Church Tech Ministry
    Does your church have used gear that you need to convert into new ministry dollars? We can make you an offer here. Do you need some production gear but lack the budget to buy new gear? You can get Certified Church Owned gear here.
     
     Connect with us: 
    Follow us on FacebookHang out with us on InstagramSee all the ways we can serve your church on our WebsiteGet our best gear sent to your inbox each Monday before it goes public via the Early ServiceWe are looking for highly relational people to be ChurchGear ambassadors across the nation to help us meet unmet needs in church production. We want experienced church production enthusiasts to help us provide solutions for selling and buying used gear directly to and from the doorsteps of the local church.Check out the full job description and Apply Here!

    • 51 min
    Chris Tomlin, Passion, & Jay Desai vs Bus [Stephen Bailey]

    Chris Tomlin, Passion, & Jay Desai vs Bus [Stephen Bailey]

    When you've worked with Louie Giglio at Passion and built Chris Tomlin's Track Rig, what can you not do?  


    Stephen Bailey joins us on the ChurchGear podcast this week to discuss his production time at Passion, the advice he'd give his younger self and who would win in a fight between a bus or Jay Desai. 



    In this episode you'll hear: 
    1:00 Toby’s Fellowship Church Visit in Dallas6:00 Stephen Bailey joins us! 6:30 Jay Desai Vs. Buses 8:30 Five Truths and a Lie 16:00 Stephen’s tech journey: Elevation Band & Audio Freelancing18:55 Working with Louie Giglio at Passion 24:40 Live Stream Sync between Multiple States 29:30 Building Tomlin’s Track Rig 37:00 What would you tell your younger self? 40:00 Don’t burn the bridges40:45 Disaster Story: “Blue screen of death” 44:55 Tech Takeaway on balancing what matters with what’s urgent 
    Plugs
    Check out Stephen's project prodcom.io!

    Resources for your Church Tech Ministry
    Does your church have used gear that you need to convert into new ministry dollars? We can make you an offer here. Do you need some production gear but lack the budget to buy new gear? You can get Certified Church Owned gear here.
     
     Connect with us: 
    Follow us on FacebookHang out with us on InstagramSee all the ways we can serve your church on our WebsiteGet our best gear sent to your inbox each Monday before it goes public via the Early ServiceWe are looking for highly relational people to be ChurchGear ambassadors across the nation to help us meet unmet needs in church production. We want experienced church production enthusiasts to help us provide solutions for selling and buying used gear directly to and from the doorsteps of the local church.Check out the full job description and Apply Here!

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

Mike_Y ,

Always good for a laugh.

Being a church production guy myself, I enjoy the the buffoonery of the Church Gear podcast. It’s always informative and entertaining. Good job guys.

CharlieEhowery ,

Helpful & Humorous!

I love these guys and the content they’re putting out!
Great guests sharing a ton of insight and wisdom. Very well done ChurchGear!👏🏼

ajrucker_ ,

YES!

You need this in your life! These guys rock.

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