Every day, I talk with people just like you about technology for worship equipment.  We talk about what’s new, what we wish was available and what works for others.  We exchange ideas.  We share tips.

Lately, people have been a little more hesitant to spend money.  I can understand that.  Gas prices are soar and then drop like a rock, the stock market zigs and then zags, the dollar goes up, gold goes down.  What does it all mean?  It means that your finance team might be a little bit nervous about letting you spend money for “non-essentials.” 

Have we ever known what the next year would bring?  It’s sometimes easy to get wrapped up in what might be and miss what God has in store for today.  While audio and video gear might be deemed non-essential, selecting the right equipment is absolutely critical. 

Saving money is a part of stewardship – making good use of the resources entrusted to us.  The bigger question is how to do that. 

Sometimes, stewardship means spending as little as possible in terms of money.  Before doing so, carefully consider the cost of “the lowest price.”  Does the cheapest way to get the job done do it the most effectively?  Volunteer hours aren’t free from cost, just because your church doesn’t pay money for them, and staff hours certainly aren’t free either. 

All hours have what’s called an opportunity cost – what could be done with the time otherwise, whether spent on other tasks at church or spent simply at home with family. 

I will help you find your lowest total cost of ownership when it comes to audio, video, projection, and lighting equipment.  In figuring that, we factor in not only the equipment price, but reliability, ease of use, and most importantly – whether you get the right piece of equipment to meet your specific need. 

Making your own microphone cables, allowing volunteers to take the sermon CD home for one-at-a-time duplication on their PC, and/or buying the cheapest wireless microphone or mixer might well be the right decision for you.  I could offer many examples of why all of those might not be the right decision, too. 

I’ve been in this chair since 1991.  I’m still here only because I’ve found some way to be helpful to my clients, or they wouldn’t keep coming back. 

I can help you boost the effectiveness of your technical systems.  I can help you make a true investment in efficiency of staff and volunteers.  I can give you the benefit of my experience so that you don’t have to spend many years creating your own.  I promise friendly service and honest advise, and I’ll follow through for you. 

If I can help you find exactly what you need in a phone call without you having to spend 3-4 hours online, and if I can assure that the product has worked for others that I know (or maybe tell you that it doesn’t work well), think of the value of your time and effort saved – time that can be spent in any way that you deem better than surfing the web for the right piece of gear. 

If you like surfing, and surfing, and surfing some more, I may not be able to help.  I prefer the real surf.   

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