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The weekly show discussing all manner of church technology; sound, lighting, video and projection. Hosted by Mike Sessler of www.churchtecharts.org

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The weekly show discussing all manner of church technology; sound, lighting, video and projection. Hosted by Mike Sessler of www.churchtecharts.org
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-08-20 23:59
last episode published
2019-08-20 08:57
publication frequency
10.85 days
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Number of Episodes
310
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20.08.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 311: The Bro Deal

This week, Mike is in the car talking about the bro deal. Sometimes, the bro deal is a good thing. Other times, it goes very, very badly. Guests: Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon albu...
Mike Sessler author
13.08.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 310: It’s a Glamorous Life

This week, Van interviews Todd Elliott. They talk about FILO So Cal and the glamorous life of a Christian Band Touring engineer. Guests: Van Metschke Todd Elliott Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in t...
Mike Sessler author
30.07.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 309: A Little Salty

This week, Van interviews Luke McElroy. The conversation centers around community and collaboration, two themes that regularly inhabit the SALT conference. Guests: Van Metschke Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton fr...
Mike Sessler author
16.07.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 308: What? I Love Blackmagic

This week we present Mike and Van Live from the YouTubes. We talk about a bunch of stuff, but mainly about how we don’t really like Blackmagic. At all. Guests: Van Metschke Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from h...
Mike Sessler author
9.07.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 307: There Are No Words

We lost a great friend this week. Andrew Stone left us for heaven. With a heavy heart, I’m going to replay the first episode he joined us on. This was from back in March, 2012. Andrew went on to be one of our most frequent guests. I encourage you to go...
Mike Sessler author
2.07.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 306: Mixing it Up

This wee we talk personal mixing. Specifically, how to address the concerns of musicians who are resistant to moving to a personal mixing solution. We also discuss some best practices to make the transition smooth. Guests: Theme song: But I Play On...
Mike Sessler author
18.06.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 305: Producing Worship

Van is back again this week with Joe Way. Joe has been a TD, has written a book and is now director of media at a university. Van and Joe talk about how church and higher ed are similar and different, and upcoming eductaional opportunities for techs. ...
Mike Sessler author
11.06.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 304: Die Hard is a Christmas Movie

This week Van interviews Lee Fields from Bayside Church and MXu. They discuss all things volunteers, MXu and of course, Christmas movies. Guests: Van Metschke Lee Fields Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his T...
Mike Sessler author
2.06.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 303: Back It Up

Inspired by a true story, Mike tackles the subject of tech booth backup. Now that everything we do is done on a computer, it’s imperitive we have backups of all show and config files. Don’t skip this step! Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a ...
Mike Sessler author
18.05.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 302: Priorities, Son

Mike’s back in the car talking priorities. As a TD, you have many things competing for your attention and time. How do you properly prioritize all those things? Which things are important, and which are merely urgent? Listen in and find out. Guests: ...
Mike Sessler author
13.05.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 301: Team Spirit

Van’s back in the truck and he’s talking about how to spark passion in your volunteer team. Some team members seem content to do average work every week. Van has some thoughts on how to help move them to the next level. Guests: Van Metschke Theme so...
Mike Sessler author
7.05.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 300: How Does this Effect You?

For the big 300, Mike is back in the car. Alone. Talking about effects. It’s a near-perfect day. Effects, compression, delay and gating are all on the table today as Mike shares his advice for appropriate use. Guests: Theme song: But I Play One on ...
Mike Sessler author
30.04.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 299: YouTube Live Episode 299

Mike and Van are live on YouTube! We talk about brand loyalty and when one can be brand loyal to a fault. We also get into speakers, amps and DSPs for good measure. Guests: Van Metschke Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm St...
Mike Sessler author
23.04.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 298: Preparing for the Big One

This week Mike shares some tips on how to prepare for big services—Christmas, Easter, VBS—without going crazy. The key is in thinking ahead—way ahead. Plan early and your life is better. Guests: Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) ...
Mike Sessler author
16.04.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 297: Contract Killer

This week we talk about contracts! Many don’t fully understand the types of contracts they will be entering into when they embark on a AVL project (or building project). This week, we’ll delve into the main types you’ll encounter and how to make sure y...
Mike Sessler author
7.04.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 296: Aggresive Ignorance

There are some people who don’t really know much, but are very aggressive in sharing their ill-formed opinions. Don’t be like them. Also, be careful who you listen to on the internets. Guests: Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by ...
Mike Sessler author
2.04.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 295: The Volunteer Connection

We talk about doing things the hard way, we get into a great discussion about how to recruit, train, care for and retain volunteers. Guests: Van Metschke Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typho...
Mike Sessler author
24.03.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 294: Leadership…or Lack Thereof

Mike’s back in the car this week talking leadership. We tackle topics such as how to lead your team, how to manage your budget, leading up and down and what to do if you find yourself in a negative leadership situation. It’s all this and more! Guests:...
Mike Sessler author
19.03.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 293: Who Built That House?

Mike’s back in the car tackling a controversial topic; why you shouldn’t let your architect design your house lights. Architects may be great at many things—designing theatrically controlled house lights aren’t one of them. This should be a fun ride. ...
Mike Sessler author
10.03.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 292: A Little Hazy

This week, Van tackles a listener question about how to ensure even haze distribution throughout a venue. Also, another question about how to hire a technical director. Guests: Van Metschke Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Nor...
Mike Sessler author
27.02.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 291: Live and Nationwide

Mike and Van try out YouTube live for the first time. We tackle some great questions on building a new building and renovation projects. Also, how to transition out of a tech leadership role well. Guests: Van Metschke Theme song: But I Play One on...
Mike Sessler author
20.02.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 290: Digital Minefield

Now that we have an extensive collection of digital tools at our fingertips on our fancy digital consoles, does that make us better engineers? Maybe, maybe not. In today’s rant, Mike talks about his approach to training, plugins and how to mix. Theme...
Mike Sessler author
1.02.2019

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 289: On the Road Again

This week, we talk about a favorite topic; listening to music. Is it bad to listen to “non-Christian” music? Is it good? What are the spiritual ramifications of music. Listen in for my thoughts. Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by ...
Mike Sessler author
8.09.2017

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 288: Skills > Gear

This week Mike tells you why it's more important to develop skills than buy gear. If you take the time to build you skills, the gear won't matter. Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album....
Mike Sessler author
26.07.2017

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 287: Strap The Bacon To The Roof

We are live at Seeds 2017! Van an Mike record from the very cool production offices at Church On The Move during the Seeds Conference and talk about what they've seen and experienced this week. Guests: Van Metschke Theme song: But I Play One on TV...
Mike Sessler author
7.07.2017

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 286: A Great Year For Fruit

This week we talk about how to get out of production mode on your weekend off. Guests: Van Metschke Duke DeJong Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.
Mike Sessler author
12.05.2017

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 285: What Can Brown Do For You?

A discussion of when it’s appropriate to bring AVL integrators into the new building or rennovation discussion. Guests: Van Metschke Duke DeJong Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album....
Mike Sessler author
19.03.2017

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 284: Differential Dispersion

This week, Mike and Van reflect on the last 10 years of ChurchTechArts and nearly 7 of ChurchTechWeekly. A lot has happened in that time, and we've been blessed to be part of the ever-expanding church tech universe. We also talk about Mike's CTA writin...
Mike Sessler author
6.03.2017

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 283: Get Off The Couch, Bro!

This week, it's old guys vs. young guys! Well, not really. But Van & Mike talk with two younger tech leaders about the challenges and rewards of leading technical ministries as a 20-30-something. Warning, these two guys are really sharp--after list...
Mike Sessler author
13.02.2017

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 282: For Me…I Don’t Know

We're taking wireless spectrum today! With the coming sale of part or all of the 600 MHz band, we have our two wireless experts back to let us know what is going on with the sale and what we need to know. Visit www.ctw.churchtechweekly.com for the link...
Mike Sessler author
2.02.2017

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 281: I’m A Digital Type Of Guy

We’re back! This week we talk about where to find good advice for church tech. We also discuss how and why the best techs continue to seek improvement throughout their careers. Guests: Van Metschke Andrew Stone Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm ...
Mike Sessler author
22.09.2016

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 280: Mute Yourself

Should churches get into the business of renting their gear and facilities out? What are the pros and cons? What should you think about? How to approach this tricky topic? Our panel shares some sage advice based on years of experience. Guests: Van Met...
Mike Sessler author
11.09.2016

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 279: The Druids are not on the Recording

We're talking Multi-site this week! How do you organize your gear, your teams, your leadership? Is central control better than a dotted line? What are the advantages of standardizing on gear? We tackle all this and more. Guests: Van Metschke Duke DeJo...
Mike Sessler author
30.08.2016

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 278: One Angry Dude

How should worship and tech teams be organized? Should the TD report to the worship leader? Is it better for them to be peers? What works and what doesn't? Our panel discusses the myriad of ways teams can be organized and what they've seen work best. ...
Mike Sessler author
15.08.2016

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 277: I Don’t Do Accents

Why do TD’s leave the church? Is it politics, age, burnout, or something else? Maybe it’s more complicated. We dig in this week. Guests: Van Metschke Duke DeJong Todd Elliot Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from h...
Mike Sessler author
25.07.2016

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 276: Hobophobia

Digital snakes, digital transports, personal mixers, Dante, MADI, AES50…how do you make sense of it all? We help you sort it out. Guests: Van Metschke Dave Stagl Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in t...
Mike Sessler author
10.07.2016

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 275: Banned From The Ranch

This week, we talk about the pros and cons of electronic drums. Sometimes they can be a real life-saver; sometimes they cause problems. We help you navigate that. Guests: Van Metschke Dave Stagl Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) b...
Mike Sessler author
20.06.2016

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 274: CAD Monkey Banana Slap

It's an LED week here at CTW. We talk with Daniel Connell about lighting, trends in stage design and how LEDs have finally arrived. Plus, a special message from Jonathan Davis! Guests: Van Metschke Daniel Connell Jonathan Davis Theme song: But I Pla...
Mike Sessler author
14.06.2016

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 273: Van Math

Mike and Van sweat it out on the mean streets of Las Vegas searching InfoComm 2016 for some cool stuff. In this episode, they run down what they find while trying to stay cool. Guests: Van Metschke Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid...
Mike Sessler author
31.05.2016

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 272: Spectrum Joy

We're back talking wireless. We know there is going to be a sell off of the 600 Mhz spectrum soon, so what's a tech guy to do? We answer that question and more this week. The sky is not falling, but there are some cracks. Guests: Karl Winkler Criss Ni...
Mike Sessler author
24.05.2016

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 271: Wireless Wonderland

It's happening again! The FCC is about to sell off another chunk of spectrum. What does that mean for you and your wireless mic’s? Listen in to find out. Guests: Criss Niemann Karl Winkler Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm ...
Mike Sessler author
2.05.2016

Church Tech Weekly Episode 270: The Mike and Van Variety Hour

We've been joking about it for some time, but we figured with us taking a road trip back to SoCal after NAB it would be a good time to try it out. So here you go! Let us know if you like it in the comments. Guests: Van Metschke Theme song: But I Pla...
Mike Sessler author
25.04.2016

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 269: Three Point Windbag

We're live at NAB! This year, we're looking at 4K and drones. And a few other things. But mainly 4K and drones. Guests: Duke DeJong Mark Hanna Zeke McGeehon Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typ...
Mike Sessler author
12.04.2016

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 268: The Blackmailing Ministry

What does the future hold for production technology in the Church? Our panel gets into that topic this week and the conclusions we draw may surprise you! Guests: Van Metschke Duke DeJong Andrew Stone Rick Russell Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'...
Mike Sessler author
4.04.2016

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 267: Call the Matador

This week, we recap Easter! Our panel discusses how the weekend went, what the trends are in Easter productions and how best to recover after a crazy-busy week. Guests: Van Metschke Andrew Stone Rick Russell Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not...
Mike Sessler author
15.03.2016

ChurchTechWeekly Episode 266:Define Abuse

We're live from NW MinCon! This week we get to talk about audio training, and the importance of continuing to learn and refine our craft. Guests: Van Metschke Duke DeJong Andrew Stone Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stoc...
Mike Sessler author
27.01.2016

Church Tech Weekly Episode 265: I've Seen It, It's Not Okay

This week the guys wrap up NAMM. Hear about the new Yamaha stage boxes and Dante card for the TF consoles, some cool new stuff from Radial, a slick workstation from Ultimate Support and, what else, lighting gak! Guests: Van Metschke Duke DeJong Them...
Mike Sessler author
6.01.2016

Church Tech Weekly Episode 264: Old White Guys With Glasses Church Tech Weekly Episode 264: Old White Guys With Glasses Church Tech Weekly Episode 264: Old White Guys With Glasses

We're back! Mike and Van talk about the weather then we hear from Todd about what is happening with the FILO Conference in 2016. Plus the usual encouragement to get to know other tech guys. Guests: Van Metschke Todd Elliott Theme song: But I Play On...
Mike Sessler author
15.12.2015

Church Tech Weekly Episode 263: The Future of Podcasting

This week it's a look behind the scenes at CTW. Mike shares why we've been so inconsistent lately and talks about what is next for CTW. Theme song: But I Play One on TV (I'm Not a Fuzoid) by Norm Stockton from his Tea in the Typhoon album.
Mike Sessler author
3.12.2015

Church Tech Weekly Episode 262: I Ran a Query on Bacon

Though it happened a month ago, I thought it would be fun to get the rundown on SALT 2015. We talk about the story arc of the conference, being intentional and how design matters. Guests: Luke McElroy Nicholas Rivero Theme song: But I Play One on T...
Mike Sessler author