Media serves liturgy

   Media in worship v. media of worship
   Marshall McLuhan—the medium is the
    message
   How ...
Who does Media

  Media minister
  Worship pastor
  Creative arts pastor
  Minister of media
  Volunteer
  Teams of ...
With whom do they work

  Music director
  Choir director
  Worship leader
  Praise band
  Soloist
  Volunteers
  S...
Where does media fit in

    Pre-worship announcements
    Countdowns
    Song lyrics
    Sermon illustrations
    Si...
Pitfalls

      Using technology because it is “cool”
  
     Media driving the message
     Technology problems
     ...
Blessings

  All who can may see what is going on
  Ability to follow song lyrics without using
   hymnals/bulletins
  ...
Technical considerations

  Room size and shape
    Older sanctuaries
  Acoustics
    Problem areas/dead spaces
    H...
Technical considerations

  Screen size and how many are needed
  Ambient lighting/natural light
  Lighting grid
  Pro...
Worship software


  PowerPoint
  EasyWorship
  PowerWorship (free)
  MediaShout
  Presentation Manager
  SongShow P...
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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 by screenreader.

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Media And Worship

  1. 1. Media serves liturgy  Media in worship v. media of worship  Marshall McLuhan—the medium is the message  How much is too much?
  2. 2. Who does Media  Media minister  Worship pastor  Creative arts pastor  Minister of media  Volunteer  Teams of volunteers for multiple services
  3. 3. With whom do they work  Music director  Choir director  Worship leader  Praise band  Soloist  Volunteers  Senior Pastor  Anyone taking part in service
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Technical considerations  Room size and shape  Older sanctuaries  Acoustics  Problem areas/dead spaces  Hearing impaired  Microphones  Who  What type  How many
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Worship software  PowerPoint  EasyWorship  PowerWorship (free)  MediaShout  Presentation Manager  SongShow Plus  LiveWorship
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