Patrick Nelson

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What to Do With a Sucky Volunteer

If you are a tech leader, you’ll have to lead volunteers. Volunteers are the lifeblood of making church happen—especially in the worship and tech …

Employment

In The Studio: Glossary Of Common Connections

Study Hall<p>Sponsored by<br>Audio Technica<p>No shortage of cable and connector protocols to mix, match, and keep track of -- here's a primer...<p>By PSW Staff • …

The Gospel Coalition (TGC)

31 Stunning Church Graphics for Inspiration

Every piece of art – church graphics or otherwise – has been directly or indirectly influenced by another piece of art before it. Everything is a …

Graphic Design

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Ikea Just Bought Some Awesome, Bendy Lighting Tech

Ikea plans to ditch all of its CFL and halogen lighting for LEDs by 2015, leading the furniture giant’s green tech arm to make a “strategic investment” in Design LED Products, a Scottish company that’s pretty good with LEDs. Ikea gives DLP funding and, in turn, gets access to the lighting company’s …

Playing with Triangles in Photoshop

It's been quite some time since I've experimented with new ideas. Today, I decided to go through my personal library of inspiration, likes on …

Living Stone Worship Center Experiences Text-to-Give Success

Living Stone Worship Center is a thriving church community of approximately 350 in a small community of about 45,000 people situated on the border of …

London Is Planning Its First Floating Village To Make Room For More People

While low-lying countries like the Netherlands build new floating homes to prepare for rising sea levels, the first floating neighborhood in the U.K. was built for other reasons: The city is running out of places for people to live.<p>“With demand for new homes in London soaring, we need to put every …

How Apple Uses Picasso To Teach Employees About Product Design

Apple uses Picasso’s The Bull to teach new hires to think like Steve Jobs.<p>Founded by Steve Jobs in 2008 as a way to train future employees to think more like him, Apple University is an internal program that not only indoctrinates new employees into Cupertino’s business culture, it also teaches new …

Worship - A Biblical Definition

<i>This post comes from material from the Austin Stone Worship Leader Development Program. Click here to learn more about developing as a worship leader.</i><p>…

The “Secret Weapon” to Service Planning

<i>Long time no see! I’ve been extremely busy these last few months and as a result, it’s been way too long since I’ve added a new post. I’ll update you</i> …

5 Steps To Turn Inspiration Into Action

Don’t let a great idea slip by because motivation is failing you. Next time you have the urge to “do it tomorrow,” follow these steps.<p>How many times have you read a great article, or had an idea, or wanted to make a change … but then didn’t?<p>It’s one of the biggest frustrations for people who read …

Taming the Beast: 5 Ways To Overcome Drum Volume

×<p>Acoustic drums can be one of the most visually captivating pieces of décor on the platform.<p>As contemporary church services evolve, the worship …

Music Production

What does it take to worship God in Spirit and Truth?

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.<br>John 4:24<p>Do we take this "Spirit and Truth" stuff to heart?<br>Churches in …

United States

Hear What James Franco, Hans Zimmer, Tracey Emin, Moby, And Others Have To Say About Creativity

Nearly two-dozen artists address the nature of creativity in the short film Inspiring Creativity, produced by arts and culture organization Liberatum and sponsored by illy.<p><i>Inspiring Creativity</i>, a short film produced by arts and culture organization Liberatum, finds a mix of talents from the worlds …

Creativity

7 Tips For Designing On A Budget

In honor of Small Business Week, Rebecca Swift of iStock by Getty Images suggests how to get the most out of your website.<p>In the U.S. alone, sales by small businesses account for 54% of the country’s total sales and provide 55% of all jobs, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. …

Samsung Summons Big-Screen Icons To Herald Its Next Big (Curved) Thing

A new campaign for Samsung’s Ultra HD curved TV stitches together moments from iconic films into one giant reaction shot.<p>Ever since TVs shed the tubes in the ’90s and morphed into slim flat panels, they haven’t really changed all that much beyond size and picture quality. Samsung shook up the …

Phones

Apple's redesigned OS X reportedly debuting next month

For the past few years, Apple's desktop software has played second fiddle to iOS at its annual developer conference WWDC. According to <i>9to5Mac</i>'s Mark Gurman, who is seen as a reputable source for Apple news, that won't be the case next month.<p>It's long been speculated that OS X 10.10 will see a big …

A Clever Idea For Reinventing The Corporate “About” Page

Pics of golden retrievers, jars of peanut butter, and someone’s kids create a more human corporate identity.<p>Most companies’ “About” page sucks. Composed of tiled mosaics of awkwardly grinning executives who clearly don’t want their pictures taken, and broken up with some insipid verbiage written by …

If You Were To Quit Leading Worship, Would You Still Worship Me?

I was having a great day, running what I call fun errands--things I like to do by myself with no one to say, "Are we done yet?" As I was driving …

Driving

Can Artistry and Anointing Share the Stage?

Worship Leader Resolutions

In this new year, I think all worship leaders can agree on a few resolutions that, if adopted, would dramatically improve the corporate/sung worship …

Corporate Worship: A Lifting of the Gaze

I had preached the funeral of their baby just a few days before. Some of our best friends laid to rest their little girl, marking one of the most …

Self-sufficiency

Worship Team Building // The Ask

This is the first of a 3 part series that will take you through all 3 phases of the audition process: <i>The Ask, The Audition, The Acclimation</i><p>Part 1: …