Hello and welcome to my production ministry blog! My name is Luke Flowers and four years ago, I became the technical director for a church of 900 people. I began my career in church production leading a production team of 5 to 6 members. At the time, I had no technical experience outside of doing sound for weddings and a few small bands. In short, I knew nothing. It’s safe to say I had no idea what I was taking on in my director role. Once starting my role, I remember wondering “how do I lead a production team and how do we get better at our craft?” On my search to get better I found Seeds. If you aren’t aware of what Seeds is, it’s a church training blog from Church on the Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You can check it out here. Seeds pushed me to grow in every way imaginable. But, even after finding Seeds there was still an odd gap for me. I wondered “how do I use what I’ve learned from Seeds and make it work in my context? And how do I grow in leading my team?” So, I started learning everything I could to answer my questions. Fast forward 4 years later and the church has 1,000 people. Our live stream and archives get 1,000 views a week, and my production team has 22 serving members. My team and I are still young in this journey. I mess up often and need to grow in so many ways. But, I wanted to share what we’ve learned in hopes of helping other churches on their journey. So, in January, this year I started the idea of writing a blog on how we run our production ministry. The idea I had is to fill the leadership gap that I found when I started my career in production. I will be real and raw with you on how hard production ministry is and the many hard lessons I’ve had. So, PS98 is not a museum of our successes, but more of a mausoleum for our failures, in the hope that you can learn from our mistakes. I do love gear talks, so every now and then I will explain the systems and techniques that we are developing to make Production in our church happen. If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me or reach out on social media. I’m praying for you and your church’s production team! Enjoy!

 

 

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