Being a worship leader wasn’t something I chose to be, it was quite literally thrust upon me when I was in high school when our youth worship leader needed to step down for a season to focus on some familial responsibilities. I had grown up in a musical family and had formal training in vocal performance but had only been playing the guitar for a couple of years and had no real experience in what it meant to lead a band, let alone select songs that worked well together and organize a practice. Through a lot of trial and error, coaching, and the grace of God I was able to slowly develop an understanding of what it actually meant to be a lead a group in worship. Spoiler: It’s more than just singing songs. So what does the responsibility of an average worship leader look like?
When it comes to protecting your systems from viruses and the like do free solutions really work as well as the paid options or do you really “get what you pay for“?
You’ve seen the pop-ups, the, alerts, and upgrade requests but at the end of the month you have to make a decision:
Do you upgrade your system to Windows 10 or not?
Inspired by Phil Schneider’s recent “what’s in your bag” article, I thought I’d publish my own and give our readers a glimpse in to the bag of an IT guy.
Though my kit changes from day to day, these are what you could typically find on me whether I’m on site or working remote.
Skimping on hardware can end up hurting you in the long run.
This week I share a few tips on what to look for in a computer system while remaining within your budget.
Do you plan ahead for your computer needs or go to your local big box store to buy whatever is on sale when the need arrives?
We’ve all been bitten by the bug before. You get in to the office and notice Stewart in HR has 2 brand new wide screen monitors sitting at his desk; “It increases productivity by 30%!” he says justifying the purchase. Though there is some truth to the gains from dual monitors and other technical upgrades they can also serve as the catalyst for what I like to call “Tech Creep”. It’s easy to see the new shiny gadget your co-worker gets but it’s not long until everyone in the office is requesting their upgrade and complaining about how slow their computers are. Though many of these upgrades may be completely warranted it’s good to cover a few points before opening the ol’ pocket book and shelling out for the latest tech.