Tech Leaders: Use Summer to your Advantage

Posted on Apr 7, 2022 5:08:36 PM


Summer is soon approaching. As focus shifts from Easter Services, many Church Techs begin considering maintenance schedules, updates, and technical upgrades during the slower summer season. However, Summer also provides a great opportunity to focus internally on the health of your Tech Team.

Whether you’re looking to grow the overall size of your team, deepen the relationships among team members, or simply looking for new ideas, here are a few things you could consider this Summer.

  • Summer is a great time to focus on renewed training for team members. For newer team members who may have been rushed through the process during the busy Spring season, now is the time to cover more of the details. For veteran team members, Summer is a great time to learn the basics of a new position or step into Director or Service Leadership roles.

  • If you’re looking to bolster the cultural dynamics of your team, then Summer is a phenomenal time to put together a Team Appreciation Event. If you have a Projection Screen or LED Wall, you could host a Movie Night or Video Game Night. Or you could consider doing something off-site where families can be involved as well. Whether it’s a Lake Day, Pool Party, or meeting up for a local Sporting Event, there are a number of ways to provide an opportunity to get together with your team. This can also be a great way to introduce new (or potential) team members to the rest of the team.

  • If you really want to invest in your team’s health, consider hosting a Summer Tech Small Group for 6-8 weeks. Whether you meet in a home or at the church, whether you spend time training or just playing board games, time spent investing relationally with your team will provide tremendous results in the culture and camaraderie among the team.

When things slow down for your church, take the opportunity to reset and rejuvenate. We can only lead well out of the overflow. But once your cup is replenished personally, utilize the seasonal downtime to refocus efforts on building, recruiting, training, and loving on your team. If this is outside of your comfort zone, don’t be afraid to ask other leaders around you for recommendations. You may even find that there are people on your team who would love to help coordinate or host social events so that you don’t have to.

As you identify ways to love on your team, share your ideas with us on social media so that we can pass them along. And be sure to tag @MediaMerge whenever you upload pics of your team!

Topics:AV specialistsChurch Sound SystemsChurch LeadershipTech Team MoraleCulture Building


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