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Presentation to Intro to Worship class on media and worship giving background and raising questions. Too many words, but had a blind person getting slides so couldn't use images. Words could be read ...

Presentation to Intro to Worship class on media and worship giving background and raising questions. Too many words, but had a blind person getting slides so couldn't use images. Words could be read by screenreader.

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    Media And Worship Media And Worship Presentation Transcript

    • Media serves liturgy  Media in worship v. media of worship  Marshall McLuhan—the medium is the message  How much is too much?
    • Who does Media  Media minister  Worship pastor  Creative arts pastor  Minister of media  Volunteer  Teams of volunteers for multiple services
    • With whom do they work  Music director  Choir director  Worship leader  Praise band  Soloist  Volunteers  Senior Pastor  Anyone taking part in service
    • Where does media fit in  Pre-worship announcements  Countdowns  Song lyrics  Sermon illustrations  Silent/musical meditations  Offering videos  Minute for missions  Static media: banners/posters/stained glass/paintings/paraments
    • Pitfalls Using technology because it is “cool”   Media driving the message  Technology problems  Distractions to worship  Lack of spontaneity  Power/dominance of pastor on screen  Visuals not accessible to everyone  Should time & effort be spent here?  Audience v. congregation
    • Blessings  All who can may see what is going on  Ability to follow song lyrics without using hymnals/bulletins  May project information in a second language  Keep congregation focused  Prepare congregation for worship/transition to peacefulness  Reach those who are visual learners  Reach those who cannot read
    • Technical considerations  Room size and shape  Older sanctuaries  Acoustics  Problem areas/dead spaces  Hearing impaired  Microphones  Who  What type  How many
    • Technical considerations  Screen size and how many are needed  Ambient lighting/natural light  Lighting grid  Projection equipment /Throw light  Stills/video/text  How many computers to run/control  Providing training for those using technology
    • Worship software  PowerPoint  EasyWorship  PowerWorship (free)  MediaShout  Presentation Manager  SongShow Plus  LiveWorship