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Becoming a Driving Force

October 27, 2011

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a 1-day meeting in San Diego with about 70 Technical Arts Directors from around the country.  It was refreshing.  Unlike many church conferences, there were no vendors trying to sell stuff, no breakout sessions (often led by vendor reps trying to demo stuff), and the thrust of the discussions didn’t involve gear or process.  It was all about ministry.

What we did talk about was why we do what we do.  It was challenging, convicting, and encouraging.

At the end of the day we walked away with 3 goals:

  1. -to move technical arts toward being a “driving force” in leading people to a relationship with Christ and transformed lives.
  2. -to become spectacular in 360 degree leadership. (to properly influence upward, downward, and across)
  3.  -to view our role within the context of God’s plan (TA is a ministry not a department.)  We all play a small role in God’s big story.  (It’s not our job to create our own story.)

Our technical ministries will land somewhere between that of a “technical janitor” and that of a “driving force” for ministry.  Where are you on that continuum?  How can you move it forward starting now?

Our technical ministries will land somewhere between that of a “technical janitor” and that of a “driving force” for ministry.

Does what we do as technical artists and directors lead people closer to Christ? Does it play a role in transformed lives?  Or do we merely act as stage managers for a one-room rock show each week?

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