How many church conferences have you attended this year? I’ve attended 3 in the past month alone, which is crazy and why I’m probably so tired.
#SALT15 was really awesome, but different from the other conferences I’ve been to. It has a special emphasis on audio/visual while I’m more in the content marketing realm of church work.
It’s close, but not exactly.
However, that’s not to say that I didn’t get anything out of SALT–I definitely did. Plus, I like to think that my type of job is pretty new to the church, while A/V, set design, graphics, etc. have been around for a while longer.
There’s one huge thing that SALT did well and that was to inspire. They created some of the most unique worship experiences that I’ve ever been a part of.
5 Different Sets/Looks/Experiences
An Abbreviated Look at the SALT15 Booklet
Best Takeaways of the Week
To always use our creativity to tell the story of The Creator.
It’s not enough to do something because it’s cool, we can, or because we have an extra budget–we are to be intentional in every decision so that we always point to Christ. (Jason Burris, Facebook via Visual Church Media)
@katiejallred it was a very personal message of “I’ve got this.” Not a condescending one, but the one I tell my team. Don’t worry, I got it.
— allitode (@allitode) October 25, 2015
@katiejallred biggest take away was to be the person God made me to be. He placed me where I am and I need to shine where I am.
— John-Mark Clark (@JMarkClark) October 25, 2015
@katiejallred other then the great brake-outs I was reminded how creative God is and how much of that desire to create He has put in us.
— Zach Cady (@Azyoulive) October 25, 2015
@katiejallred the concept of what you get to do vs what you have to do hit home for me!It gave me a new perspective on how I spend my time.
— Joy Lipinski (@joylipinski) October 25, 2015
— Van Metschke (@thesoundbooth) October 25, 2015
So What Did I Learn?
I learned that no matter the experience you try to create, God will show up through it all. He shows up in funny 80s sets. He shows up when we strip the stage and sing in Latin. He shows up when the slides aren’t right and the effects aren’t working as expected.