Christmas will be over soon… and then we are heading towards Easter. Chances are you have a list of things you would like to catch up on or accomplish.
Considering every church and tech booth is different the “housekeeping” list could vary. Here is a list of some things you can accomplish during this very needed down time. 5 Ways To Organize Your Tech Ministry.
You can’t organize your tech ministry until you declutter. If you have been looking at your area for over 3 months there is a good chance you have gotten used to looking at clutter. Bulletins that are weeks old, wrappers from your Christmas candy stash, the ProPresenter or PhotoShop Keyboard shortcuts. Before you can clean you will need to declutter, otherwise what’s the point. Scan each surface and throw away the clutter, if something has a place to go then put it back where it goes.
Clean and Sanitize
This is the season for flu and virus. Most churches go from “shake hands” with visitors to fist bumps. Considering your camera, soundboard, mics, etc have had multiple hands on them this would be a good time to take some time and sanitize everything. Don’t forget about the radios too.
If you don’t have a list of your equipment, consider using time to create a list and if you have a list this would be the time to update it. Have extra cables lying around? Grab plastic bags or bins, label and separate so the cords will be easier for people to find. Pinterest has some creative ways to organize the cords (some may or may not include toilet paper rolls)
Focus on Volunteers
This may seem a bit out of left field from decluttering and cleaning but I think it is important to think about your volunteers during this time. With the busy season there is a good chance you weren’t able to help your volunteers with training. This is a good time to do some training. Better trained volunteers will make the next holiday a lot less stressful.
Focus on YOU
I don’t mean for this to sound cheesy but taking time to read some blogs or listen to podcasts in your particular trade is so important. It is important in helping you stay up to date on the latest tech and conversations. When I can, I typically try to read or listen to something every week for a couple of hours. It keeps me fresh and motivated.
That is it, the 5 things you can do next month during your downtime to organize your tech ministry. If you have a tip or something you believe should be added to this list please comment. We would love to hear your ideas.