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The Making Sunday Happen Podcast

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The Making Sunday Happen Podcast (Formerly The Church Media Podcast) is the definitive podcast for those who plan, create and execute Worship Experiences. Hosted by Carl Barnhill, the show offers training in the areas of Church Media Production, Worship, Communications, First Impressions, Service Planning, Volunteer Culture and more. Carl is the Creative Director/Owner of [twelve:thirty]media, a company that resources the Church with Media content and training to help you Transform your Worship Experience. Watch or listen to each episode of the show, download transcripts, and even grab some sh
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EPISODE 280: Kingdom Innovation for a Brave New World with Doug Paul (Part Two)
On this week’s episode of the show, we continue our conversation with author and innovator Doug Paul. Doug is the author of Kingdom Innovation for a Brave New World. If you missed Part One of our series with Doug, feel free to jump back to last week’s episode of the show to get caught up. We'll talk with Doug about what the church looked like PRE COVID and what it can look like now. Today we'll focus on where where the church is headed and how we can innovate, to reach people with the Gospel. Doug is the author of Ready or Not: Kingdom Innovation for a Brave New World. In this interview, we'll talk about his 5 phases of Kingdom Innovation. The 5 Phases of Kingdom Innovation Identification - We must locate the big idea and frame the problem we’re trying to solve. Ideation - We must generate whole new practices, concepts, and ways of thinking if we’re going to solve our innovation challenge. Experimentation - We launch, test, adjust, and relaunch the innovation until the prototype we are testing achieves the measured goals set out. Mobilization - Once our prototype has seen breakthrough, we need to know why and how it worked so that we can mobilize many to multiply it. Multiplication - Make the innovation scalable, removing as many barriers as possible, for as many people as possible, so we can invite them all into a brand new breakthrough. SHOW NOTES
22:50
January 11, 2021
EPISODE 279: Kingdom Innovation for a Brave New World with Doug Paul (Part One)
On this first episode of the NEW YEAR we welcome Doug Paul. Doug is the author of Kingdom Innovation for a Brave New World. We'll talk with Doug about innovation and specifically what the church looked like PRE COVID and what it can look like now. We’ll talk about his 5 phases of Kingdom Innovation and more, this week and next. SHOW NOTES
22:09
January 4, 2021
EPISODE 278: 5 Game-Changing Strategies for 2021 with the 12:30 Lead Team
This week, we’re doing a very informal family episode. We've invited the 12:30 Media Lead Team to come and hang out today. You’ll hear from the team as we reflect on this crazy past year and also look ahead to 2021. We’ll talk about what we’ve seen in the churches we serve and how things are looking for next year. SHOW NOTES
43:38
December 28, 2020
EPISODE 277: How to Worship a King with Zach Neese (Part Two)
On this week’s episode of the podcast we'll be wrapping up our two part series with Worship Leader and Mentor Zach Neese. Zach is the author of How to Worship a King - and we are going to continue our chat on the topic of Worship and what he is seeing in the Church today. We'll jump into mid-conversation with Zach so if you missed part one, be sure to look catch Episode 276. SHOW NOTES
32:46
December 21, 2020
EPISODE 276: How to Worship a King with Zach Neese (Part One)
On this week’s episode of the podcast we'll be talking with Zach Neese. Zach is a Worship Leader, a mentor to other Worship Leaders and the author of How to Worship a King - a fantastic book that needs to be on the shelf of every Worship Leader in ministry. We'll spend two weeks with Zach talking about Biblical Truths of worship, whether Biblical Worship is commonly practiced in our modern church, how God wants to know you not use you and more. A jam packed couple weeks on the topic of Worship. SHOW NOTES
43:29
December 14, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Hybrid Worship Experiences with Altar Live
Bonus Episode this week! We sit down with the creators of Altar Live and talk about having Hybrid Worship Experiences. Altar Live is a brand new service created this year through the pandemic that allows you to merge physical and digital worship experiences together. It's incredible! We talk with Stephanie Antonucci Leathe and Andy Mahon all about it and we walk through features of the service, what you can do with it and how it can help your church. SHOW NOTES
49:59
December 10, 2020
Episode 275: Turning your Worship Experience into a Podcast with Josh Brown (Part Two)
On this week’s episode of the podcast we will continue our conversation with Josh Brown from His Productions. Josh will talk about how to Turn your Worship Experiences into a Podcast. We started in on this topic last week and talked about Podcasting Stats, how the Church can use podcasting to reach a younger audience, the cost involved in podcasting, how to re-engage church members, how to structure your podcast, and more. If you missed that episode, feel free to jump back to Episode 274 first to and catch up. SHOW NOTES
44:33
December 7, 2020
EPISODE 274: Turning your Worship Experience into a Podcast with Josh Brown (Part One)
I On this week’s episode of the podcast we welcome Josh Brown from His Productions. Josh will be talking about how to Turn your Worship Experiences into a Podcast. We’re going to really explore this topic this week and next week on the show. We’ll hit on Podcasting Stats, how the Church can use podcasting to reach a younger audience, the cost involved in podcasting, how to re-engage church members, how to structure your podcast, whether you should do audio or video, and more. We’re going to pack a lot of content into this week’s and next week’s episodes.  Give it a listen and let us know if it’s helpful. SHOW NOTES
28:14
November 30, 2020
EPISODE 273: Volunteer Strategies That Work with Kenny Campbell (Part Two)
We continue in the conversation this week with Kenny Campbell from Stuff You Can Use and Grow Curriculum. Join in the discussion as we talk about practical strategies for volunteer teams. With Kenny's experience in student ministry in recruiting, training and equipping his helpers, and his proven strategy turned into resource on his site, we know this interview will help each of us. Kenny is going to share his playbook with in this 2nd part of the interview. SHOW NOTES
31:54
November 23, 2020
EPISODE 272: Volunteer Strategies That Work with Kenny Campbell (PART ONE)
We are excited for another episode this week on the podcast as we welcome Kenny Campbell from Stuff You Can Useand Grow Curriculum. Kenny is a powerhouse in the student ministry space and has pioneered some very practical strategies when it comes to volunteer teams. Kenny is going to share his playbook with in this 2 part exclusive interview. SHOW NOTES
26:22
November 16, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: A Guide to VMIX with Paul Richards
Bonus Episode this week! We are welcoming Paul Richards back to the Podcast. Paul is the Chief Streaming Officer at StreamGeeks. And today we are talking with Paul today about Vmix - which if you are unfamiliar - Vmix is a Live Production and Streaming Software for Windows. You can create processional live video productions and you can also livestream to your favorite streaming providers like Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch. SHOW NOTES
38:17
November 12, 2020
EPISODE 271: Facebook Ads Masterclass with Steve Fogg
Today we welcome back our friend Steve Fogg. Steve is master when it comes to Google and Facebook Ads for the Church and for Ministries. Last week we took a dive into the best ways to use Google Ads and this week we are going to talk all about Facebook Ads. SHOW NOTES
36:48
November 9, 2020
EPISODE 270: Google Ads Masterclass with Steve Fogg
On this week’s episode of our show, we welcome our friend Steve Fogg. Steve has some amazing resources for the church in the way of Facebook and Google Ads - including how you can get grant money for your non-profit, how to make the best use of Google and Facebook, and more. We’re going to be going pretty deep on those two platforms this week and next. This week we will tackle Google Ads and next week we’ll look at Facebook. SHOW NOTES
37:15
November 2, 2020
EPISODE 269: Reorienting your Ministry with Dean Stelow and Jenni Catron
On this week’s episode of our show, we welcome our friend Dean Stelow. Dean has recently launched his own ministry called ReOrient Mentoring. It is a ministry to help lead leaders. It is a ministry to you. To help you balance your ministry and personal life and to help center you so you can minister to others. We’ll also share an interview we did with Jenni Catron from SALT last year on how to lead yourself well and how you steward the influence God has given you. SHOW NOTES
1:06:13
October 26, 2020
EPISODE 268: Creating a Great Guest Experience with Jeannette Yates
On this week’s episode of our show, we welcome our friend Jeannette Yates. Jeannette works with the team at Text in Church to help churches follow up with their guests in an effective way. We’ll be talking to Jeannette today about how to create a great guest experience. SHOW NOTES
46:23
October 19, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Hiring the Right Team for Sunday with Holly Tate
This week, we welcome Holly Tate. Holly is the Vice President of Business Development at Vanderbloemen. They have just launched a sister company called Christian Teams - a ministry dedicated to helping you find the right supporting staff members for your church or organization. They help staff and recruit your support roles. We’ll talk with Holly today about how to recruit the right talent for your church, how to hire during a pandemic, what to look for on a resume and what are some red flags, the difference in Furloughs and Layoffs and more. Its an episode about helping you craft the right team for your Worship Experiences and your church. SHOW NOTES
24:44
October 15, 2020
EPISODE 267: Using Stories in your Worship Experience with Nate Bramsen and Joseph Sojourner
On this week’s episode of our show, we’ll welcome back Nate Bramsen. Nate and Carl will be talking about ideas for using stories in your messages and communication on Sunday. He has some great stories about some famous hymns that he’ll share and some other ideas that you can take and use in your teaching this weekend or anytime. We’ll also share an interview with speaker and communicator Joseph Sojourner. How do we tell the story of our church better? How do we tell stories about our community? SHOW NOTES
51:03
October 12, 2020
EPISODE 266: Church Visitor Gift Ideas with Ryan Wakefield (Part Two)
On this week’s episode of our show, we continue our conversation with our friend Ryan Wakefield from Church Marketing University. Last week, we started a discussion with Ryan about some great church visitor gift ideas and how you can go over the top in how you treat guests at your church. SHOW NOTES
32:31
October 5, 2020
EPISODE 265: Church Visitor Gift Ideas with Ryan Wakefield (Part One)
On this week’s episode of our show, we welcome our friend Ryan Wakefield from Church Marketing University. Ryan does an incredible job at CMU helping churches with their marketing plan and helping them retain first time guests. Today, Ryan and Carl will be talking about some great church visitor gift ideas. SHOW NOTES
25:12
September 28, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: The Digital Church with Jeff Reed
In this Bonus Episode of Making Sunday Happen, we welcome Jeff Reed. Jeff has been working directly with churches and church planters through Stadia Church Planting and through his website TheChurch.Digital. His platforms are a resource to help churches understand how to make disciples online. He is a great guy putting out some really great resources for the church. We talked with Jeff about what he is seeing with churches and how we are coming out of the COVID pandemic and into a new normal. Also covered are some stats on church attendance, how to to craft online worship experiences, how we see the church moving more online how the pandemic is affecting church planters and more. SHOW NOTES
47:01
September 24, 2020
EPISODE 264: Pedestal Christianity with Nate Bramsen and Phil Bowdle
This week, we welcome Nate Bramsen from ROCK International and Creative Arts Director Phil Bowdle. Nate is an evangelist that travels around the world sharing the Gospel. It is not uncommon for Nate to speak dozens of times over a month and be anywhere in the world. He is the Executive Director of Rock International - a great ministry that serves and equips the church with tools to reach and disciple people in nations around the globe. We also share an interview that we did last year with our friend Phil Bowdle how to put Jesus on display through our Worship Experiences. SHOW NOTES
57:23
September 21, 2020
EPISODE 263: The Curse of Success with Seth Muse
This week, we welcome back Seth Muse. Seth served as the Communications Director at Hope Fellowship in Frisco, TX. He is a Communications consultant and host of the Seminary of Hard Knocks Podcast. Seth and Carl discuss the Curse of Success. How Success as a church or ministry can actually breed things like Laziness, Arrogance, Confusion and other things. We’ll dive into that today. SHOW NOTES
37:09
September 14, 2020
EPISODE 262: Making Your Worship Experience Last All Week with Seth Muse
This week on the podcast, we welcome our friend Seth Muse to the show. You might know Seth from the world of Church Communications. He hosts the Seminary of Hard Knocks Podcast and the Instagood Show on Facebook. This week we’re talking about ways to make your Worship Experience last all week. How you can repurpose and cut up content from your Worship Service into small parts and redeliver that content to your congregation during the week. SHOW NOTES
38:19
September 7, 2020
EPISODE 261: Helping your Church Live Stream with Paul Richards
This week on the podcast, we welcome Paul Richards. Paul hosted the Worship Summit Live conference in July. Great online event for Worship Leaders and Church Media folks. Paul is the Chief Streaming Officer at the Streamgeeks - an online platform that helps churches and other clients with Livestreaming and Digital Experiences. Today, we are going to be walking through Paul’s book “Helping your Church Livestream” - we’re going to hit on why churches should adopt Livestreaming technology if you haven’t, how to get started, how to move from one way communication that Livestreaming provides to two way communication using Zoom and other tools. We’ll take a deep dive into how to use Zoom breakout rooms to engage your congregation, we’re going talk through OBS, selecting the right gear and more. Jam-packed episode of the show this week. SHOW NOTES
53:55
August 31, 2020
EPISODE 260: Advanced AfterEffects Techniques with Trent Armstrong (Part Two)
This week on the show, we’ll dive into Part Two of our conversation with Adobe AfterEffects Master Trent Armstrong. Trent is the Lead Motion Designer at Igniter Media. If you missed Part One of my conversation with Trent - be sure to Watch Episode 259. We talked with Trent last week about his experiences at Igniter and we started to dive into things like Fractal Noise, Set Mattes, Gradient Wipes and more. If you want to learn Motion Graphics and you create media content for your church - these episodes are perfect for you. And you’re learning from the Great One. SHOW NOTES
31:07
August 24, 2020
EPISODE 259: Advanced AfterEffects Techniques with Trent Armstrong (Part One)
This week on the podcast, we welcome Motion Graphics Legend Trent Armstrong. Trent is the Lead Motion Designer at Igniter Media. If you create video content at your church, we’re going to dive into a quick Adobe AfterEffects class with Trent. A lot of folks are scared of AfterEffects - citing it is really complicated. And granted it does take some time to learn, you can get there. Trent and Carl talk about some basic and more advanced features and effects like Fractal Noise, Set Mattes, Gradient Wipes, Beams, and more. SHOW NOTES
50:02
August 17, 2020
EPISODE 258: Pursuing Christ, Creating Art with Gary Molander (Part Two)
This week on the podcast, we continue our discussion with Gary Molander on the topic of Pursuing Christ, Creating Art. We're talking about Purpose, the difference in being a Creative and an Artist, your Identity, your Pursuit, Authority, Creative Blocks, and more. We’ve dive straight back into my conversation with Gary in just a minute. SHOW NOTES
31:11
August 10, 2020
EPISODE 257: Pursuing Christ, Creating Art with Gary Molander (Part One)
This Week on the podcast, we welcome a regular on the SALT stage, and a ministry veteran – Gary Molander Gary is a great guy. We’re going to be talking with Gary this week and next week all about Pursuing Christ and Creating Art, which is the title of his 2011 book. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be talking about Purpose, the difference in being a Creative and an Artist, your Identity, your Pursuit, Authority, Creative Blocks, and more. SHOW NOTES
34:06
August 3, 2020
EPISODE 256: Staying Humble with Daniel Gil and Meredith Andrews
This week on the podcast, we welcome Daniel Gil and Meredith Andrews to the podcast. Daniel has served as a Worship Leader and motivational speaker. He is also an incredible athlete and competes on the show American Ninja Warrior. We also welcome Singer/Songwriter Meredith Andrews to the show. We put both of these interviews together because we talked to Daniel and Meredith both the importance of staying humble as a Worship Leader and as someone on stage. Both of these individuals have been on stage in front of thousands of people at a time How do we stay humble? How do we stay humble as our platform and influence grows? We’ll tackle that question and more this week on the podcast. SHOW NOTES
47:17
July 27, 2020
EPISODE 255: Rebounding After COVID with Shawn Reece
Today on the podcast, we welcome a member of our Twelve:Thirty Team - Shawn Reece. Shawn works on our team to provide design and video direction to our custom media projects to dozens of churches every month. He has experience in communications, marketing, video, filmmaking and more. He has been on staff a some larger churches including Faith Promise in Knoxville. We are talking with Shawn today about how we churches can rebound from COVID. Today is more of a family episode, very informal, just Carl and Shawn hanging out talking through how to measure your church attendance, how to think small, how to be consistent with your worship experiences and more. SHOW NOTES
43:07
July 20, 2020
EPISODE 254: Virtual Worship Experiences for Kids and Families with Erick Goss
Today on the podcast, we welcome the CEO of Minno - Erick Goss to the show. Erick is a former Amazon Marketing Executive - he worked directly under Jeff Bezos. He played a key role in the very first Amazon Ebook and Print on Demand Business. If you have purchased an Ebook on Amazon - Erick’s team created the platform to do that. He now serves as the CEO of Minno. Minno has done a great job of curating media content and programming and producing Church at Home Worship Experiences for your Online Kids Services. We're talking with Erick about how to have some great online content to make Sunday Happen for your kids and families that attend your church. SHOW NOTES
32:26
July 13, 2020
EPISODE 253: How to Remove Distractions and Enhance your Graphics for Worship with Alan Smith
Today on the podcast, we welcome Alan Smith. Alan is the Communications Arts Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, GA. Today we are going to talk about how to remove distractions and enhance your graphics for worship. We do not want to be a distraction. So what is a distraction when it comes to our graphics and how to do we remove those distractions so that people can engage with our message? Also, we were planning on sharing Carl's entire talk from Design Revival last year on how to Enhance your Screen Visuals on the podcast, but Alan had such great content that we wanted to keep all of it. So, we are dropping the talk from Design Revival in its entirety right here in the Show Notes for this episode. See the full Workshop Session below. SHOW NOTES
55:21
July 6, 2020
EPISODE 252: Using Video to Reach People Online with Kenny Jahng
This week on the podcast, I welcome my friend Kenny Jahng. We’re going to be talking all about how to use video to Reach People online, because - video is the name of the game online. Images are great, text is fine - but video is taking your online presence - both in your worship experiences and in your social media engagement to the next level. SHOW NOTES
38:37
June 30, 2020
EPISODE 251: Podcasting 101 with Luke McElroy and Kevin McCreary
Today on the podcast, we’re going to share a talk from Carl Barnhill and Luke McElroy from NRB - the National Religious Broadcasters Convention a few months ago. The talk is all about Podcasting. How to start one, how to grow a podcast, how to turn your church’s content into a podcast - lots of great information and how your church or ministry can repurpose or take your Worship Experience beyond Sunday through a podcast. Also, we share an interview with the host of the Say Goodnight Kevin Podcast - YouTuber Kevin McCreary. Kevin has worked in radio, he has worked at Focus on the Family, and now has a massively successful YouTube channel and podcast where he brutally reviews Christian films and media. Kevin has grown his audience to over 30,000 subscribers on YouTube SHOW NOTES
1:00:40
June 21, 2020
EPISODE 250: 250th Episode with Special Guests Matt Maher, Ian Cron, and Sid Bream
Our 250th Episode Special! Can you believe it!? We've been bringing you fresh podcasts every week for over 5 years! We have some really big guests for this episode of the show. Worship Leader, Songwriter, Christian Music Artist Matt Maher. Author of The Road Back to You - An Enneagram Journey of Self Discovery - Ian Morgan Cron. And if you’re a baseball fan, you might remember this guy - former Atlanta Braves first baseman Sid Bream. Sid is a believer and speaks at churches all over the country. This episode is a milestone for us and we hope you'll check out our podcast archive for more episodes of our show. SHOW NOTES
47:21
June 15, 2020
EPISODE 249: How to Get the Most out of ProPresenter 7 with Cody Patterson (Part Two)
This week on the podcast, we continue our look into ProPresenter 7 and how to make the most out of the software for your church. We welcome Renewed Vision Marketing Director Cody Patterson. Where last week, Brad Weston gave us the origin story of Renewed Vision and the theory behind Pro7, Cody dives into the specific features of the software and walks through how to use the new interface. TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: - An Overview of the New Interface of Pro7 - How to use Multiple Bible Display - How to use Easy View - The Brand New Editor in Pro7 and how to use it - How to use the new Stage Display - What the New Announcements Layer does and how it is useful - How to use Built-In Multi-Screen - How Pro7 Auto-Detects your Outputs - New features with Countdown Timers SHOW NOTES
40:48
June 8, 2020
EPISODE 248: How to Get the Most out of ProPresenter 7 with Brad Weston (Part One)
This week on the podcast, we welcome the Founder of Renewed Vision and ProPresenter creator Brad Weston. We talked with Brad about how ProPresenter came to be and how you can use the software to its fullest potential at your church. TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: - The Origin Story of Renewed Vision and ProPresenter - How ProPresenter has been used by Houses of Worship as well as companies like Apple, Disney, and in Live Shows in Las Vegas - The Story Behind the move to ProPresenter 7 - The Why Behind retooling Pro 7 for the future - The New Interface of Pro 7 - The Windows version of the software - What upgrades are on the way - Most Popular Features of ProPresenter 7 - Integration with Planning Center, CCLI and other software SHOW NOTES
50:11
June 1, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: THE NEW NORMAL: Leading Your Team into Uncharted Territory with Phil Cooke
In this Bonus Episode of the Podcast, we welcome back Church Media Consultant Phil Cooke. Phil has some great insight into how to lead your team through uncharted territory. What does the new normal of Leading our Team look like? TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: How does my credibility as a Leader matter more than ever right now? How important is it to ditch my assumptions as a leader and admit when I’m wrong? How can we start listening to everyone on our team through this time? What are some ways to communicate my church’s Post-COVID Plans to my church? What are some ways that churches should adopt a gradual approach back in? How do you advertise your church more during a crisis? How important do you see equal attention being given to the in-person and online worship experiences? SHOW NOTES
29:22
May 27, 2020
EPISODE 247: Transforming your Church's Online Presence with Zachary Snyder and Caleb Weidman
This week, we are talking to Zach Synder and Caleb Weidman. These are two of the founders of Blackbar, an online ministry dedicated to empowering churches to reach their communities with digital tools. They have released some great videos helping churches navigate Livestreaming, Communications, and more. Zach is the Video Director at Lifehouse Church, and over the past 7 years, he's lead teams in both video production and live production environments. He's also a host and co-leader of Blackbar, a ministry whose purpose is to inspire, educate, and encourage church and ministry creatives. Zach is passionate about seeing media used for the advancement of the Gospel and the edification of the church. After over a decade of professional marketing and graphic design experience, Caleb is now the multimedia and marketing director at Grand Rapids First in Grand Rapids, MI. He oversees the production of media content, advertising, and online presence for the ministries of the church. He also is the president of Blackbar. TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: - Church Video Announcements - Photographing your Church Service - Creative Blocks - Killing the Church Bulletin - Fonts - Fast and Cheap Ways to Livestream - Improving your Church Livestream for Free - Audio vs. Video SHOW NOTES
1:03:01
May 25, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: THE NEW NORMAL: SC Baptist Convention Update with Matt Freeman and Alex Lyons
In this Bonus Episode of the podcast, we get an update from Matt Freeman and Alex Lyons from the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Matt is the Associate Director of Worship and Music. Alex is the Creative Director for the convention. We got an update from these guys on how the over 2,000 churches across the state of South Carolina are welcoming people back to their church buildings and locations. Topics covered in this episode: How soon are churches reopening their locations? Are churches using Drive Up Church as a stepping stone to reopening their buildings? Are churches talking about multiple services or limited seating? What are churches doing for Kids and Student Ministry? What are churches still struggling with? SHOW NOTES
22:51
May 20, 2020
EPISODE 246: How do we do church now? with Arron Hart and Dan Griffin
This week on the podcast, we welcome Arron Hart and Dan Griffin. Arron is the Communications Director at CityView Bible Church in Round Rock, TX. We’re doing a case study with Arron on how CityView has done Church Online. We’ll walk through what’s on their website and why, how they have recorded their services, their process, the results they have seen and more. CityView has really done it well and I thought they would be a great church to look at to give you ideas on how to make your online experiences excellent. These ideas apply even after COVID-19. We’ll talk to Arron about how CityView has done it. You’ll also hear from Dan Griffin. Dan has been in ministry a long time and has a unique perspective as he has a toe in ministry and his wife is on staff at a large church, she serves as the Worship Leader for a Traditional Venue. And Dan is also a Chapter Leader of C12 which is a Christian business mastermind group that helps Christian Leaders around the country. SHOW NOTES
56:46
May 18, 2020
EPISODE 245: How to Use Church Online Platform with Kyle Kutter
Today, we welcome back to the podcast, Kyle Kutter from the Life Church team. We’re going to really dive into Church Online Platform today. We are talking with Kyle about how you can use it, how you can enhance your user experience on the platform, some ideas for engaging your viewers and more. We really hope today’s episode will give you lots of ideas and will help you. SHOW NOTES
51:04
May 11, 2020
EPISODE 244: How to Use Switcher Studio with Marc Gawith
This week we welcome Marc Gawith from Switcher Studio to the podcast. Switcher Studio is basically a switcher in your pocket. This is a mobile solution to connect 9 different sources and live switch those sources from your phone or iPad. You can hook in cameras, a computer with your Presentation software like ProPresenter or MediaShout, or other inputs to create your Live Worship Experience on the Fly. You can also use Switcher Studio to record all your inputs for editing later. We wanted to have Marc on the podcast to walk through how you can use Switcher Studio at your church for your Worship Experiences or remote shoots. We want you to know the tools available to you that might be a good fit for your church to Transform your Worship Experiences. Marc and Carl walked through all the features and benefits of Switcher, how it works and some creative things you can do with the software. SHOW NOTES
43:03
May 4, 2020
EPISODE 243: Telling the Old Story for a New Time
This week on the podcast, we welcome Jason Moore. Jason is an author, speaker and worship coach. He is the author of 10 books, his latest From Franchise to Local Dive is out now. He is the co-founder of Midnight Oil Productions and is a creativity consultant for numerous denominations. We have shifted our podcast schedule around to bring you the most relevant content as we are still in the middle of COVID-19. So we asked Jason to come the podcast because he has put together an incredible webinar called Telling the Old Story in a New Time, all about how to shift your worship experience to Online. We’re going to talk through best practices for worshipping online and beyond in a physically distanced world. We covered topics like: - How to consolidate content for your Online Worship Experience. - Creating Experieces from your Sweet Spot - How to encourage participation in your Online Gatherings. - How to handle Online Giving - Re-Imagining Church - Embracing our Limitations - How to Build Community Online - How to Creatively follow up with Guests and Members after your Livestream and more. SHOW NOTES
51:14
April 27, 2020
EPISODE 242: Staying Connected with your Church through Uncertain Times with Tyler Smith
This week, we talk to Tyler Smith, Co-Founder and CEO of Text in Church. Tyler and the team at Text in Church are passionate about helping churches thrive and communicate to their members and guests using text and email. Through the podcast, you'll learn three effective strategies for how to effectively reach your community during uncertain times. STRATEGY #1: The Online Attendance Bump - How sending 2 simple text messages at the right time can increase your online attendance by 10-15%. STRATEGY #2: Gather your Attendees Contact Info - You'll learn how do I get more new guests to leave their contact info. STRATEGY #3: Live Stream Guest Follow Up - How to use good communication methods to create a guest follow up plan. If wanting to know more about how to stay connected to your church and guests, today's episode is perfect for you. SHOW NOTES
50:44
April 20, 2020
EPISODE 241: Enhancing your Church’s Online Presence with Andy High, Darrel Girardier and Jay Kranda
This week, we're sharing three interviews we did at SALT19 Conference last year. We talked with Andy High, Darrel Girardier and Jay Kranda all about how to enhance your Online Presence. Obviously right now you are probably 100% online. So we want to give you some practical tips for how to enhance how people find you and engage with you online. SHOW NOTES
31:05
April 14, 2020
EPISODE 240: NRB 2020 Backstage Pass (Part Four) featuring Natchi Lazarus and Justin Dean
This week, we conclude our NRB Backstage Pass series. This week, we chat with two Church Communicators – Consultant, Author, Speaker Natchi Lazarus and Justin Dean from ThatCC. We talked with both of these guys about Social Media, Digital Marketing, Communications Strategies and more. Additional Resources: The Connected Church – Natchi Lazarus’ book on how Social Media can impact churches and non-profits Sunday U – Justin Dean’s online training platform for everyone behind the scenes at your church SHOW NOTES
34:26
April 6, 2020
EPISODE 239: NRB 2020 Backstage Pass (Part Three) featuring Kay Arthur, June Hunt, Ray Barnhill, Brian Rogers and Barry Stallings
In this episode of the podcast, we return to our NRB Backstage Pass recorded last month at the National Religious Broadcaster’s Convention in Nashville, TN. This week we welcome Legendary Bible Teacher Kay Arthur and treasured Biblical Counselor June Hunt to the show. Both of these ladies give great encouragment to pastors. We also welcome three pastors, Ray Barnhill, Brian Rogers and Barry Stallings. These three passtors give unique perspective into how they prepare their messages for Sunday. SHOW NOTES
52:50
March 30, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Coronavirus and the Church: Creating a Free Landing Page for your Livestream
This week we talk with Kevin Hertel from Outreach. Outreach has released a tool called FreeOnlineChurch .com that allows you to create a free landing page for your Livestream. You can embed your Facebook or YouTube feed to give your visitors a dedicated page to view your content to keep them more engaged. Kevin walks through how to use the platform and what’s being added in the weeks to come. SHOW NOTES
47:45
March 28, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Coronavirus and the Church: How to Live Stream with Living as One with Collin Jones and Nate Anderson
Today, we’re going to focus on Video for your Livestream. We’re welcoming Collin Jones and Nate Anderson from Living as One to the show. We talked with these guys about how to engage your community with your livestream, how to get started quickly, we talked through video gear, encoders, your system, your streaming destinations, and more. SHOW NOTES
32:01
March 21, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Coronavirus and the Church: Audio Tips for Live Streaming
Welcome to a very special Bonus Episode of Making Sunday Happen on Coronavirus and the Church. We welcome James Wasem back to the podcast. James and Carl talked through some best practices and tips for Audio on your Livestream. SHOW NOTES
24:54
March 20, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Coronavirus and the Church: Leader Roundtable
This is a very special Bonus Episode of Making Sunday Happen on Coronavirus and the Church. Obviously the Coronavirus has changed the landscape of how we do church. Making Sunday Happen looks a whole lot different than it did last week. Many of you guys are scrambling to know how to continue to do church. You’ve been forced to do church online and not meet at your physical location. Some of you have been livestreaming already and you’re working on a plan for how to use what you have more effectively. Some of you, this is your first move to streaming and you’re looking for answers. You can do this. We are going to get through this time. It might look different. Things may never go back to normal, but we’re going to make it. And there are many people in the Body of Believers who have stepped up to help. In an effort to let you know what the ministries that serve you are doing, we asked several leaders in our industry to come together for a special roundtable discussion to talk through several things. We talked through... - The State of the Church - where we are and what we are seeing - The State of Conferences - what’s being cancelled and moved and what’s not at this time - Resources and Training available to you. - Some Communications strategies and more. We’ve gathered a powerhouse lineup of leaders in our space. Luke McElroy - SALT Justin Dean - ThatCC Katie Allred - Church Communications Kenny Jahng - Church Communications Luke Miller - Worship House Media Ryan Wakefield - Church Marketing University Ben Stapley - author, speaker, communicator Stephen Brewster - consultant We want you to hear the heart of these leaders. We are for you. We are with you. You’re not alone. We can and will still make Sunday happen. Our Leader Roundtable discussion on Coronavirus and the Church. SHOW NOTES
49:05
March 19, 2020
EPISODE 238: NRB 2020 Backstage Pass (Part Two) featuring Phil Cooke and Yancy
This week, we are recording the show in Nashville, TN at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. We continue our look backstage at NRB, sharing interviews with Church Media Consultant Phil Cooke and Worship Leader Yancy. We talked with Phil about 10 ways to lead church creatives. We talked with Yancy about the importance of using media in worship, how she uses lyric media in her concerts and more. SHOW NOTES
36:16
March 16, 2020
EPISODE 237: NRB 2020 Backstage Pass (Part One) featuring Kevin Sorbo, Sam Sorbo, and Ashley Bratcher
This week, we are recording the show in Nashville, TN at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. This week in our look backstage at NRB 2020, we share interviews with Kevin and Sam Sorbo and actress Ashley Bratcher. We talked with them about some upcoming projects of theirs that would be great to get your congregation involved with. If you’re looking for movies especially to use as tools and resources to reach the people in your community, these are the guys producing these projects and we want to encourage you to support them. Churches can play a huge role in the success of faith-based projects. So, although these guys don’t directly hit those who make Sunday Happen, We want deviate just a little and let you know about some upcoming projects headed your way for your church to get behind.  SHOW NOTES
25:21
March 9, 2020
EPISODE 236: How to Walk by Faith with Jeremy Camp
This week, we are recording the show in Nashville, TN at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. And as a guest, we're welcoming singer/songwriter Jeremy Camp. The brand new movie I Still Believe is coming to theaters March 13th. We'll be talking with Jeremy about the movie, about songwriting, about worship leading and how to walk by faith when tragedy hits. It’s going to be a little different episode this week, but a good one. You can get resources for your church at the movie's website. Check out these resources Carl mentions in this episode: Camera Training Guide for Volunteers Advanced Tips for Camera Operators How to use Volunteer Camera Operators SHOW NOTES
34:25
March 2, 2020
EPISODE 235: Leading Effective Volunteer Huddles with Wayne Bolin
This week we’re talking with Wayne Bolin who is the Co-founder of The Volunteer Memo. Wayne has a passion for volunteers and we’ll talk through how to structure and execute great Volunteer huddles before your Worship Experiences. You’ll hear the best ways to Cast Vision to your Team Inform them of the Specifics of the Day Walk through a Devotional Take Prayer Requests from your Team Members Pray with your Volunteer Team For a companion resource for your Volunteer team, you might check out The Ultimate Production Team Handbook. It comes packed with documents and training materials that will give you a massive jumpstart in creating your own manual for your production team. SHOW NOTES
45:45
February 24, 2020
EPISODE 234: Spirit-Led Sermon Prep with Tony Valdes (Part Two)
This week, we will be continuing our conversation with Tony Valdes. Tony is a former Miami pastor and is now the founder of Be Church Ministries. We are talking about the best ways to prep for sermons and prepare as a Teaching Pastor each week. If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to catch up on last week’s show. Tony will be leading the Be Church 2020 Conference coming up in April in Greensboro, NC if you can make it. Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Rebekah Lyons, Matt Peterson, Dr. Caronline Leaf and other pastors, authors and leaders, Worship by Catherine Mullins and Rita Springer. Visit Be Church Ministries to register for the event. And check out some great encouragement to pastors and leaders. SHOW NOTES
27:49
February 16, 2020
EPISODE 233: Spirit-Led Sermon Prep with Tony Valdes (Part One)
This week on the show, we welcome Pastor Tony Valdes. Tony was a pastor in Miami and is now working in North Carolina. He is the founder of Be Church Ministries. Tony will be sharing some tips for Pastors all about Spirit Led Sermon Prep. SHOW NOTES
29:10
February 10, 2020
EPISODE 232: Great Live Sound with James Wasem (Part Two)
This week, we continue our conversation with James Wasem. James has spent the last 20 years performing and touring in bands as a drummer, mixing live sound for churches, schools, and theaters. He has extensive experience working as an audio systems installer and designer. He is also the author of Great Church Sound, which is a comprehensive guide to how you can have incredible sound at your church. His new book Great Live Sound gives a very practical guide to sound techs. SHOW NOTES
36:55
February 3, 2020
EPISODE 231: Great Live Sound with James Wasem (Part One)
This week, we welcome James Wasem. James has spent the last 20 years performing and touring in bands as a drummer, mixing live sound for churches, schools, and theaters. He has extensive experience working as an audio systems installer and designer. He is also the author of Great Church Sound, which is a comprehensive guide to how you can have incredible sound at your church. His new book Great Live Sound gives a very practical guide to sound techs. SHOW NOTES
44:43
January 27, 2020
EPISODE 230: Pastoring Communicators and Creatives with Ben Stapley (Part Two)
Did you know in a survey of Ex-Pastors: 64% consider themselves overworked 71% have experienced burnout 77% feel there are unrealistic demands 85% have considered leaving ministry Overworked and burned out leaders is a problem in the Church. So what are we doing about it? This week on the show, we will wrap our conversation with Ben Stapley up about how to pastor communicators and creatives. SHOW NOTES
41:23
January 20, 2020
EPISODE 229: Pastoring Communicators and Creatives with Ben Stapley (Part One)
Did you know in a survey of Ex-Pastors: 64% consider themselves overworked 71% have experienced burnout 77% feel there are unrealistic demands 85% have considered leaving ministry Overworked and burned out leaders is a problem in the Church. So what are we doing about it? This week on the show, we will talking with Ben Stapley all about how to pastor communicators and creatives. Ben and Carl walk through practical steps to pastor up, pastor down and pastor in. SHOW NOTES
25:25
January 14, 2020
EPISODE 228: Authentic & Engaging Worship with Doug Hood (Part Two)
This week on the show, we will wrap up my conversation with Worship Leader Doug Hood. Doug has authored the book The Worship Unicorn all about finding your uniqueness as a Worship Leader. It’s time to discover what makes you “you”. You have a story to tell. You have a style, and a voice, and a way of communicating that is unique to you. Embrace that! If you allow yourself to be raw and real with your congregation, you will be a better leader, people will grow more connected to you, and ultimately you can lead in a more powerful, authentic, and God-honoring way. SHOW NOTES
26:47
January 13, 2020
EPISODE 227: Authentic & Engaging Worship with Doug Hood (Part One)
This week on the show, we start a two part series with Worship Leader Doug Hood. Doug has authored the book The Worship Unicorn. His thinking is that too many churches are consumed with copying each other, specifically in the area of music and worship. Where is the uniqueness? Where is the individuality? How do you find your voice as a Worship Leader. That’s what we’re talking about this week and next. SHOW NOTES
32:46
January 12, 2020
EPISODE 226: Building a Church Communications Team that Scales Up with Holly Tate (Part Two)
This week on the show, we’ll wrap our conversation with my friend Holly Tate from Vanderbloemen. We will continue to talk about leading up, how to build processes and systems, how to adapt your team to the ever-changing landscape of communications and more. Vanderbloemen is an amazing organization if you don’t know about it. They help churches, ministries, schools and other non-profits with hiring, succession plans, compensation, culture, coaching and more. We have the privilege of producing the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast with some of the best minds in the faith space – recent episodes include interviews with Beth Moore, Joe White, Dr. Michael Lyndsey, Pastor Tim Lucas and more. It’s all at vanderbloemen.com if you want to check them out. SHOW NOTES
32:10
January 12, 2020
EPISODE 225: Building a Church Communications Team that Scales Up with Holly Tate (Part One)
This week on the show, we are talking with Holly Tate from Vanderbloemen. Vanderbloemen is an amazing organization if you don’t know about it. They help churches, ministries, schools and other non-profits with hiring, succession plans, compensation, culture, coaching and more. We have the privilege of producing the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast with some of the best minds in the faith space – recent episodes include interviews with Beth Moore, Joe White, Dr. Michael Lyndsey, Pastor Tim Lucas and more. It’s all at vanderbloemen.com if you want to check them out. This week, Holly and Carl will be talking about how to build a Church Communications Team that scales up. They talk about leading up, how to build processes and systems, how to adapt your communications team to the ever-changing landscape and more. If your audience to your Worship Experiences doubled – would your systems be able to handle it? That’s a major question we will wrestle with on this week’s episode. SHOW NOTES
37:17
January 12, 2020
EPISODE 224: Using Print Design to Create a Worshipful Atmosphere with Lee Snow and Will Gann (Part Two)
Today on the show, we’re going continue our series on how to use Print Design to Create a Worshipful Atmosphere We are talking about the printed handout pieces that you use in your Worship Experience. – Should you even use handouts? – What should they look like? What’s on them? – Is less information better? – How do bulletins and handouts help move people to their next step in my Worship Experience. Last week, we talked to Lee Snow from Warm Springs Rd. Church of Christ in Columbus, GA. Lee pastors a church of under 100 people weekly, so I wanted to get his perspective on this. This week, I’m talking with Will Gann, who is the Communications Director at Bayside Community Church in Bradenton, FL. Bayside is a multi-site church averaging over 10,000 people on a weekend, so I want you to see the contrast of how these two churches use print design in their Worship Experiences. SHOW NOTES
34:29
January 12, 2020
EPISODE 223: Using Print Design to Create a Worshipful Atmosphere with Lee Snow and Will Gann (Part One)
Today on the show, we’re going to be talking about Print Design in your Worship Experience. The printed handout pieces that you use in your Worship Experience. – Should you even use handouts? – What should they look like? What’s on them? – Is less information better? – How do bulletins and handouts help move people to their next step in my Worship Experience. Those questions and more will be answered this week and next week. You’ll hear from two guys on this on this topic. Lee Snow from Warm Springs Rd. Church of Christ in Columbus, GA – the pastor of a church of under 100 people on a Sunday. And Will Gann, who is the Communications Director at Bayside Community Church, a multi-site church in Bradenton, FL. We’ll hear from Lee this week and Will next week on the show. We are excited for you to see the contrast and the overlap of what both these guys do to engage the congregations at their church. SHOW NOTES
41:10
January 12, 2020
EPISODE 222: How to get the Most out of MediaShout with Aaron West (Part Two)
This week’s episode of the podcast is brought to you by the new MediaShout 7, and we are continuing our conversation with the legend Aaron West – who is the Director of Customer Experience at Mediashout – which means he is THE guy to talk to when it comes to the user experience of the software. Aaron played a major role in the writing and coding of MediaShout 7 and is going to continue to walk through the new features of the software and how it will make your life easier. We also tackle the most popular users questions and he’s going to give some sneak peeks as to what is to come. We’ll wrap our interview with Aaron up today. SHOW NOTES
36:56
January 12, 2020
EPISODE 221: How to get the Most out of MediaShout with Aaron West (Part One)
This week’s episode of the podcast is brought to you by the new MediaShout 7, which we are pumped because today, we are going to be talking with our good friend Aaron West – who is a developer at MediaShout and played a major role in writing and coding this new version of MediaShout. We’re talking about the new features like Sermon Builder, Presenter View, Starter Packs, Keyboard Shortcuts and more. If you use MediaShout, especially if you are considering making the jump from MediaShout 6 to 7 – this week and next week is right up your alley. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/221
33:32
November 18, 2019
EPISODE 220: How to Use your Church App in your Worship Experience with Chris Sharpe
This week, we welcome Chris Sharpe from Subsplash. Chris is the Vice President of Business Development at the company and we are going to talk all about ways you can utilize your church app in your Worship Experiences. Several years ago if was a stable to have a “Silence your Cell Phone” type Slide in your Announcement Loop. We are going to suggest that it might be okay for people to silence their phones to prevent distractions, but lean into people having a device in their pocket – utilize that to your advantage – use it to engage people in your journey. Chris and Carl walk through several ways you can do that. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/220
32:18
November 11, 2019
EPISODE 219: How to Build an Engaged Community with Troy Pollock
This week, we welcome Troy Pollock from PushPay. Troy is the Vice President of Community Innovation at PushPay. We are talking with Troy about how your church can use your Worship Experience and the content you create for your Worship Experience to engage your community. We are going to talk about how to be KNOWN and to be SEEN, how to RECEIVE and how to PARTICIPATE. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/219
47:08
November 4, 2019
EPISODE 218: What to do When you Question your Calling with Dustin Lolli
We believe the Worship Experience is the journey you take your audience on from the parking lot to the parking lot on a Sunday. You might be on your church’s First Impressions Team, Worship Team, Production Team, Teaching Team, or Communications Team. This is the podcast for you. This week is no exception – as we are talking to the Lead Singer of the band Sanctus Real – my new friend Dustin Lolli will be joining me. Dustin was a Worship Leader at a church for years before joining the band Sanctus Real, where he continues to lead worship to thousands of people through their songs and concerts. We are talking with Dustin about how to handle those moments in your ministry when you question your calling, when you feel like giving up, when you don’t know what God is doing. There was a time recently when the band was struggling – struggling to know what was next. It was out of this place that the song “Confidence” came. You don’t have to be a Worship Leader to connect with this episode. If you’ve ever been at a place where you have questioned your calling, you will resonant with what Dustin has to say. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/218
42:05
October 28, 2019
EPISODE 217: Visual Bootcamp: Producing Dynamic Media Content for your Screens (Part Four)
This week on the show we are wrapping up Carl’s Visual Bootcamp Workshop from SALT18 We are walking through every aspect of screen content in a Worship Experience – Your Announcement Loop, countdowns, worship slides, performance songs, message and series content and more. For the full workshop PDF to follow along, you can visit 1230.media/visualbootcamp and get the entire workshop plus some free resources for you. Here are some additional free resources Carl discussed in last week’s MailBag segment: Getting or Inviting Volunteers was a big issue you guys mentioned Go to 1230.media/invite Training Go to 1230.media/basicstraining Vacation Replacements 1230.media/invite Volunteers not Showing up, Not Being Consistent or Not Being Committed 1230.media/VolunteerScheduling For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/217
32:18
October 22, 2019
EPISODE 216: Visual Bootcamp: Producing Dynamic Media Content for your Screens (Part Three)
This week on the show we are wrapping up Carl’s Visual Bootcamp Workshop from SALT18. We are walking through every aspect of screen content in a Worship Experience -Your Announcement Loop, countdowns, worship slides, performance songs, message and series content and more. For the full workshop PDF to follow along, you can visit 1230.media/visualbootcamp and get the entire workshop plus some free resources for you. Here are some free resources Carl discussed in this week’s MailBag segment: Getting or Inviting Volunteers was a big issue you guys mentioned Go to 1230.media/invite Training Go to 1230.media/basicstraining Vacation Replacements 1230.media/invite Volunteers not Showing up, Not Being Consistent or Not Being Committed 1230.media/VolunteerScheduling For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/216
56:19
October 14, 2019
EPISODE 215: Visual Bootcamp: Producing Dynamic Media Content for your Screens (Part Two)
This week on the show we are jumping right back into Carl’s Visual Bootcamp Workshop from SALT18. We are walking through every aspect of screen content in a Worship Experience – Your Announcement Loop, countdowns, worship slides, performance songs, message and series content and more. For the full workshop PDF to follow along, you can visit 1230.media/visualbootcamp and get the entire workshop plus some free resources for you. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/215
35:09
October 7, 2019
EPISODE 214: Visual Bootcamp: Producing Dynamic Media Content for your Screens (Part One)
In this episode of our podcast, we are going to be showing you Carl’s full, unedited Visual Bootcamp workshop from SALT18. In this workshop we will walk through how to enhance your screen visuals for your Worship Experience. So if you think about your Worship Experience and everything that goes on your screens: Announcements, Countdown, Worship Slides, Sermon Bumper Message Content Performance Songs and more… We will explore all of those elements in your Worship Experience and give you a ton of ideas on how to enhance those elements and use those times in your worship service more strategically. This will be Part 1 of a 3 part series. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/214
48:20
September 30, 2019
EPISODE 213: Service Planning Made Simple with Shannon Scott (Part Two)
Every service planning process needs a proven method of distilling creative big picture ideas into manageable tasks and timelines. We don’t want to stifle creativity but we also don’t want chaos. This week, we finish the second half of Shannon Scott’s SALT18 Workshop on “Service Planning Made Simple.” Shannon also joins Carl by video to wrap up the talk and share some additional material on how you can plan your Worship Experiences more effectively. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/213
54:46
September 23, 2019
EPISODE 212: Service Planning Made Simple with Shannon Scott (Part One)
Every service planning process needs a proven method of distilling creative big picture ideas into manageable tasks and timelines. We don’t want to stifle creativity but we also don’t want chaos. Our guest today will show us the Creative Board process – the same process many of the engineers from Disney World and other organizations have implemented to increase clarity, creativity and communication. Listen for how to be intentional about putting together a setlist for your church. Listen for how to work with your pastor and your team in the process of selecting songs. And listen for some effective ways to introduce new songs and know when they are working or not. If you’re a Worship Leader, Pastor or help plan the experiences at your church, today’s episode is really practical. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/212
56:06
September 16, 2019
EPISODE 211: Doing Ministry through the Storm with Mike Weaver
This week our guest is the Lead Vocalist for the band Big Daddy Weave – Mike Weaver is in the house! We are talking with Mike about how to do ministry when you are in the middle of a storm. The band has been through some incredible hard times lately, with deaths in their family to major health issues, and other things, they have been hit extremely hard the last few years. Can you relate? Are you going through some personal struggles, a down moment in your ministry? Are you being hit so bad by the storm of your circumstances that its hard to barely even breath, let alone try to pastor other people? This week’s episode is for you. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/211
44:30
September 9, 2019
EPISODE 210: Lighting for the Lens with Andy Rushing (Part Two)
Some say it’s the lens, some say it’s the chip, but most will agree that it’s the right lighting that makes video look so good! In this episode, we’ll learn from touring expert and lighting designer for The Belonging Co on what it takes to get a great image on camera with lighting. From basic principles to in-depth techniques, everyone will learn something about exceptional lighting environments. This week on the show, we welcome back Andy Rushing. Andy serves on the team at The Belonging in Nashville. He is an incredible Lighting Designer. Today we’re going to continue our chat about Lighting for the Camera Lens. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/210
45:34
September 2, 2019
EPISODE 209: Lighting for the Lens with Andy Rushing (Part One)
Some say it’s the lens, some say it’s the chip, but most will agree that it’s the right lighting that makes video look so good! In this episode, we’ll learn from touring expert and lighting designer for The Belonging Co on what it takes to get a great image on camera with lighting. From basic principles to in-depth techniques, everyone will learn something about exceptional lighting environments. Carl talks with Andy Rushing about lighting for Lauren Daigle, Kari Jobe, weekly worship experiences and more. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/209
49:44
August 27, 2019
EPISODE 208: How to Build and Sustain a Thriving Volunteer Ministry with Christine Kreisher (Part Two)
This week on the show, we conclude Christine Kriesher’s workshop from SALT18 on how to build and sustain a Thriving Volunteer Ministry. Through Christine’s workshop, you’ll learn how to recruit volunteers in a way that almost always guarantees a “yes”, you’re learn new ways to appreciate your volunteers, you’ll identify the keys to a great volunteer culture, you’ll learn how to get your volunteers to recruit others, and more. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/208
59:01
August 20, 2019
EPISODE 207: How to Build and Sustain a Thriving Volunteer Ministry with Christine Kreisher (Part One)
This week on the show, we are going to be showing you another full, unedited workshop from SALT18, Christine Kreisher’s talk on how to build and sustain a Thriving Volunteer Ministry. This week and next week, through Christine’s workshop, you’ll learn how to recruit volunteers in a way that almost always guarantees a “yes,” you’ll learn new ways to appreciate your volunteers, you’ll identify the keys to a great volunteer culture, you’ll learn how to get your volunteers to recruit others, and more. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/207
38:08
August 13, 2019
EPISODE 206: Producing Worship with Dr. Joe Way (Part Two)
Over the past two decades, the church has sought to incorporate technology into its worship services in ways that mimic modern society; professional audio consoles, stage lighting, projection screens, and theatrical sets are now customary. Because how people experience sacred space forms their views about it, what technical artists do in practice also shapes the congregation’s beliefs about God. This week, we continue our conversation with Dr. Josiah Way. Dr. Way shares the theology behind why we do church the way we do church. From worship to audio, lighting, video – the history behind creative arts. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/206
29:44
August 6, 2019
EPISODE 205: Producing Worship with Dr. Joe Way (Part One)
Over the past two decades, the church has sought to incorporate technology into its worship services in ways that mimic modern society; professional audio consoles, stage lighting, projection screens, and theatrical sets are now customary. Because how people experience sacred space forms their views about it, what technical artists do in practice also shapes the congregation’s beliefs about God. This week, we welcome Dr. Josiah Way to the podcast. Dr. Way shares the theology behind why we do church the way we do church. From worship to audio, lighting, video – the history behind creative arts. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/205
35:49
July 29, 2019
EPISODE 204: Programming Sunday with a Purpose with Mitchell McGhee (Part Two)
What if every weekend, you had a road map to help get more out of your service programming? North Point Community Church has designed “the funnel” programming method to make sure that every element works to drive home the main message. You are about to learn all about that process from their Director of Experience – Mitchell McGhee. In this episode, we share Part Two of Mitchell’s Mitchell’s full unedited workshop from SALT18 about “The Funnel“ – Programming Sunday with a Purpose.  For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/204
42:08
July 22, 2019
EPISODE 203: Programming Sunday with a Purpose with Mitchell McGhee (Part One)
What if every weekend, you had a road map to help get more out of your service programming? North Point Community Church has designed “the funnel” programming method to make sure that every element works to drive home the main message. You are about to learn all about that process from their Director of Experience – Mitchell McGhee. In this episode, we share Mitchell’s full unedited workshop from SALT18 about “The Funnel“ – Programming Sunday with a Purpose.  For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/203
30:00
July 15, 2019
EPISODE 202: Laughing on Sunday with Rob Thomas
This week we welcome Rob Thomas from Igniter Media. We’ll be talking a little with Rob and also sharing his entire talk from the SALT18 conference about Laughing on Sunday. Attention spans are shorter than ever and audiences do not tolerate boredom like they use to. In fact, it’s showing up in church attendance stats. In this episode, we share the full, unedited workshop “Laughing on Sunday“ that Rob presented at SALT18. In the workshop, Rob explores why church engagement is more important than ever and how to practically use humor as a vital tool towards increasing it. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/202
56:22
July 8, 2019
EPISODE 201: How to Help your Senior Pastor Succeed with Drake DeLong Farmer
First off this week, we are making a pretty big change with our podcast starting this week if you haven’t noticed already. We are renaming the podcast to “Making Sunday Happen.” Let us give you some reasons why: When we started the podcast several years ago, we were directly targeting Church Media and Production folks, but as our ministry has grown and as our podcast audience has grown, the show has really morphed into talking to everyone involved in planning and executing the Weekend Worship Experience. We are talking to those who make Sunday Happen. That’s production people yes, but also Worship Leaders, Communications folks, Pastors, First Impressions  and Guest Services teams and more. So we wanted the name to reflect the fact that we are talking to everyone who makes the Worship Experience happen. “But my church has a Saturday night Worship Experience. Why just Sunday?” Well, the content will apply to any Worship Experience – whether that is on Saturday, or you’re doing a special camp, conference, concert or event. But we all know that Sunday is the major game day for the church. Sunday is when most of church services happen. So, we’re calling it Making Sunday Happen and letting the content apply to all Worship Experiences. So, that’s all we are changing. Same format, same type of guests, just changing the name. That’s it. This will be the definitive podcast for those who plan and execute Worship Experiences. We hope you continue to join us the next 200 episodes of the podcast. This week we welcome back Drake De Long Farmer to the show. Drake and Carl chat about How to Help your Senior Pastor Succeed. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/201
46:18
July 2, 2019
EPISODE 200: 200th Episode Special with Special Guest Steven Curtis Chapman
We cannot believe it has been 200 episodes of our show. Amazing! We are going to take a big trip down memory lane this week, so hang tight! We also have a very special guest later in the show – we welcome Steven Curtis Chapman to the show. Steven was on the SCC Solo Tour earlier this year and we talked about the tour, his incredible career and some tips for worship leaders. We first take a little trip down memory lane of the past 25 episodes of our show. You’re going to hear clips of my interviews with Meredith Andrews, Will Doggett, Bill Swaringim, Greg Long from Avalon, Rebecca St. James and others. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/200
41:57
June 24, 2019
EPISODE 199: Creating a Culture of Worship for Every Generation with Yancy (Part Two)
So, a few years ago, we started doing some custom media work for Seeds Family Worship – a great ministry that produces word for word scripture songs and resources for family worship. Through those guys, and some other connections we have really become a go to for Kids Ministry content. Just several years later, we’ve produced over 200 lyric videos, hundreds of promotional graphics and other video content for Seeds, Answers in Genesis, Brad G Music, Doorpost Songs, Yancy and others. We have had the great privilege of producing song videos to some of Yancy’s best selling songs. We’ve also helped her produce countdowns and content for her new Heartbeat Curriculum which teaches kids and Worship Leaders the heartbeat behind worship. You can find out more about Yancy by visiting yancyministries.com Yancy has been a worship leader for a long time and has written hit songs like “I Don’t Want to Go” which was recorded by Avalon. She has been in the worship space nearly all her life as her Dad is a known name in Children’s Ministry. This week we wrap up our conversation with Yancy on the topic of creating a culture of worship for every generation. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/199
46:05
June 17, 2019
EPISODE 198: Creating a Culture of Worship for Every Generation with Yancy (Part One)
So, a few years ago, we started doing some custom media work for Seeds Family Worship – a great ministry that produces word for word scripture songs and resources for family worship. Through those guys, and some other connections we have really become a go to for Kids Ministry content. Just several years later, we’ve produced over 200 lyric videos, hundreds of promotional graphics and other video content for Seeds, Answers in Genesis, Brad G Music, Doorpost Songs, Yancy and others. We have had the great privilege of producing song videos to some of Yancy’s best selling songs. We’ve also helped her produce countdowns and content for her new Heartbeat Curriculum which teaches kids and Worship Leaders the heartbeat behind worship. You can find out more about Yancy by visiting yancyministries.com Today, I’ll chat with Yancy about creating a culture of worship for every generation. She has been a worship leader for a long time and has written hit songs like “I Don’t Want to Go” which was recorded by Avalon. She has been in the worship space nearly all her life as her Dad is a known name in Children’s Ministry. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/198
38:34
June 10, 2019
EPISODE 197: Event Registration and Service Planning Solutions with Dean Sweetman and Frank Barry
This week, we welcome the guys behind the giving app Tithe.ly – Dean Sweetman and Frank Barry. I’ll be talking with these guys today about Event Registration and Service Planning Solutions. So, we know that a Worship Experience doesn’t just happen on Sundays. You have big, huge events as well – you’re doing conferences, camps, men’s and women’s retreats and more. You need a solution for how your folks are signing up for that event and getting the information they need – that is apart of the experience. We also talk to Dean and Frank about Tithe.ly’s solutions for helping you plan and execute your Worship Experience. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/197
24:34
June 3, 2019
EPISODE 196: Rethinking Communication with Phil Bowdle (Part Two)
his week on the show, we conclude our chat with Phil Bowdle. Phil and Carl chat about the changes in communication we’ve had in the church the last few years. We finish walking through Phil’s new book Rethink Communication. Phil is the Creative Arts Pastor at West Ridge Church in Atlanta. He is passionate about creating high impact experiences that lead people to Jesus Christ. He ministers to church communications leaders, creative teams, church planters and more. He also speaks, offers communication and creative coaching, and blogs about communication, leadership, and the creative church. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/196
27:43
May 27, 2019
EPISODE 195: Rethinking Communication with Phil Bowdle (Part One)
This week on the show, we welcome Phil Bowdle back to the podcast. Phil and Carl chat about the changes in communication we’ve had in the church the last few years. We walk through Phil’s new book Rethink Communication. Phil is the Creative Arts Pastor at West Ridge Church in Atlanta. He is passionate about creating high impact experiences that lead people to Jesus Christ. He ministers to church communications leaders, creative teams, church planters and more. He also speaks, offers communication and creative coaching, and blogs about communication, leadership, and the creative church. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/195
24:14
May 21, 2019
EPISODE 194: Why Outsourcing Design Is the Smart Choice with Ryan Holck
This week on the show, we welcome Communications strategist and Owner of Graphics.Church Ryan Holck back to the podcast. We’re talking about why outsourcing your design needs at your church is the smart choice. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/194
50:02
May 13, 2019
EPISODE 193: Strategy First Communications with Ryan Holck
This week on the show, we welcome Communications strategist and Owner of Graphics.Church Ryan Holck to the podcast. We’re talking about why you need to have some strategy first before you dive into your content. If you’re a Communications Director or staff member at your church, this one is a good one for you guys. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/193
45:43
May 7, 2019
EPISODE 192: Leading Worship from the Heart with Greg Long and Billy Goodwin
This week two more classic Christian music artists to the podcast – Greg Long from the group Avalon and Billy Goodwin from the group Newsong. These two guys are Worship Leaders. They have led thousands of people in worship for decades. Greg is on staff as a Worship Leader at The Woodlands Church and Billy has been in the Christian Music industry for nearly 4 decades. Both of these artists are now on the Greatest Hits Live Tour so be sure to catch them in a city near you. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/192
58:13
April 29, 2019
EPISODE 191: Finding Balance as a Worship Leader with Rebecca St. James and Nicole C. Mullen
This week and next week, you’re in for a treat as I welcome 4 of your favorite classic Christian music artists to the podcast. All 4 of these folks are Worship Leaders. They have led thousands of people in worship for decades. Here’s the lineup: This week I’m talking with Rebecca St. James and Nicole C. Mullen about worship leading, their incredible careers in music, their songwriting and more. All four of these artists are now on the Greatest Hits Live Tour so be sure to catch them in a city near you. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/191
45:14
April 22, 2019
EPISODE 190: Huddle Up with Kenten Waldrum and Adam McLaughlin (Part Two)
This week on the show, I welcome back Church Communications strategist Adam McLaughlin and the Owner of Church Banners Kenten Waldrum. We’ll be finishing our conversation about their new book Huddle Up which is all about First Impressions at your church. We believe that the Worship Experience starts in the parking lot so everything you everything you do leading into the room on Sunday matters. Adam and Kenten talk about the 5 key players you need to have on your First Impressions team. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/190
27:18
April 15, 2019
EPISODE 189: Huddle Up with Kenten Waldrum and Adam McLaughlin (Part One)
This week on the show, we welcome Church Communications strategist Adam McLaughlin and the Owner of Church Banners Kenten Waldrum. We’ll be talking about their new book Huddle Up which is all about First Impressions at your church. We believe that the Worship Experience starts in the parking lot so everything you do leading into the room on Sunday matters. We’re talking with Adam and Kenten about the key players you need to have on your First Impressions team. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/189
43:50
April 8, 2019
EPISODE 188: 5 Game-Changing Ideas for Video Content Producers
Carl Barnhill has served on staff an an international ministry that produced a daily television program to over 98 million homes worldwide and as a content creator on two large church staffs. He is the Creative Director and Owner of Twelve:Thirty Media, specializing in producing Worship and Custom Media content for churches and ministries all over the world. This week, Carl spends this episode sharing from his own playbook 5 game-changing ideas for Video Content Producers. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/188
37:14
April 1, 2019
EPISODE 187: Traditional and Blended Worship with Dan and Melodie Griffin (Part Two)
This week, we’re going to continue our discussion and talk about about choir practices, rehearsals, volunteers, how to keep things fresh, run-throughs and more as it relates to a traditional or blended worship experience. So if you are at a church where you help plan and lead a more traditional style service – this is the two part series for you. All of our podcast episodes you can get good information from, but these are the episodes for traditional worship venues. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/187
38:34
March 25, 2019
EPISODE 186: Traditional and Blended Worship with Dan and Melodie Griffin (Part One)
This week, we welcome Dan and Melodie Griffin –  both of them have extensive experience in the area of worship – both traditional and contemporary, but have spent a large chunk of their ministry in traditional venues. They have both served as Music Directors in churches across the Southeast – leading choirs, orchestras, production teams, volunteers and more. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/186
33:45
March 18, 2019
EPISODE 185: Dealing with Experts in the Pews with Bill Swaringim
This week we talk welcome Bill Swaringim back one final time to talk about the peanut gallery. How to deal with experts in the pew. You know you got’em. Bill and Carl discuss how to graciously handle feedback from your congregation, and how to balance that with producing an incredible Worship Experience for your entire audience. Bill is a veteran in church media and production. He serves as the Creative Arts Director at The Crossing and multi-site church in St. Louis. Bill has served in the local church through tech arts for the past 20 years. He has also been part of the leadership team of Church Technical Leaders. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/185
42:01
March 11, 2019
EPISODE 184: How to Succeed Through Technical Glitches with Bill Swaringim (Part Two)
This week, we wrap our 2-week series with Bill Swaringim on the topic of How to Succeed through Technical Glitches. What happens when your world falls apart on Sundays? Bill is a veteran in church media and production. He serves as the Creative Arts Director at The Crossing and multi-site church in St. Louis. Bill has served in the local church through tech arts for the past 20 years. He has also been part of the leadership team of Church Technical Leaders. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/184
25:03
March 4, 2019
EPISODE 183: How to Succeed Through Technical Glitches with Bill Swaringim (Part One)
This week, we start a 2-week series with Bill Swaringim on the topic of How to Succeed through Technical Glitches. What happens when your world falls apart on Sundays? Bill is a veteran in church media and production. He serves as the Creative Arts Director at The Crossing and multi-site church in St. Louis. Bill has served in the local church through tech arts for the past 20 years. He has also been part of the leadership team of Church Technical Leaders. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/183
35:37
February 25, 2019
EPISODE 182: 10 Powerful Ways to Change your Volunteer Culture with Stephen Brewster (Part Two)
This week, we wrap up our conversation with Stephen Brewster. We cover the last few ways that you can change your volunteer culture. These are practical things that you can do. You can also download a PDF below of these easy steps. Stephen was on the show way back in Episode 56 of the podcast. We talked about Leading Creative Teams. You can check that out at thechurchmediapodcast.com/056. For show notes, video interview and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/182
33:27
February 18, 2019
EPISODE 181: 10 Powerful Ways to Change your Volunteer Culture with Stephen Brewster (Part One)
This week, we welcome Stephen Brewster back to the podcast. Stephen has worked for several churches on staff and is a creative consultant, coach and author. Carl and Stephen talk give 10 Powerful ways to change your volunteer culture. These concepts are simple and will work in any volunteer setting – whether you’re leading Worship, Production, First Impression or other volunteers. Powerful, practical steps you can implement right away! For show notes, a transcript and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/181
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February 11, 2019
EPISODE 180: Dealing with Friction Between Your Worship and Tech Team with Will Doggett
Will Doggett returns to the podcast this week. Will has served the church in many different Creative and technical leadership roles. He was previously the director of the production track at Ocean’s Edge School of Worship and the Director of Products at Multitracks.com. He is a musician, sound designer and Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He has recently stepped out on his own to start a brand new company called From Studio to Stage helping churches make their worship experiences sound awesome. Carl and Will discuss 8 easy steps to help break down some of the barriers we can experience between the Worship Team and the Tech Teams at our church. For show notes, a transcript and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/180
33:38
February 4, 2019
EPISODE 179: From Studio to Stage: How to Use Ableton Live with Will Doggett
Our guest this week is Will Doggett. Will has served the church in many different Creative and technical leadership roles. He was previously the director of the production track at Ocean’s Edge School of Worship and the Director of Products at Multitracks.com. He is a musician, sound designer and Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He has recently stepped out on his own to start a brand new company called From Studio to Stage helping churches make their worship experiences sound awesome. Carl talks with Will about the basics of Ableton Live, the advantages of playing with a click track, integrating Ableton and ProPresenter and more. If you are in or lead the Worship or Production Teams at your church, this episode is going to be full of extremely informative content for you. For show notes, a transcript and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/179
52:21
January 28, 2019
EPISODE 178: Women in Media with Kathleen Cooke
This week on the show we welcome Kathleen Cooke.  Kathleen Cooke. Kathleen is a founding partner and Vice President at Cooke Pictures in Hollywood. She is an award winning actress and key creative leader. She is a national speaker and adjunct professor. She is on the advisory board for the Hollywood Prayer Network and serves on as a National Board Member of the Salvation Army. For show notes, a transcript and resources for your production team, visit twelvethirty.media/178
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January 22, 2019
EPISODE 177: The Heart of a Worship Leader with Meredith Andrews (Part Two)
Today, we will be wrapping up my conversation with Christian music recording artist Meredith Andrews. Meredith is an incredi