COLUMBIA, Md.—Does your church’s audio team need a bit of help? Register today for our church audio training seminar on May 24 from 9 am to 4 pm at South Columbia Baptist Church. Topics will include understanding the role of the audio technician; understanding the functions of the mixer, equalizer, monitors, microphones and other equipment and the basics of sound.
There will be some hands-on opportunities to use multi-track audio files, and participants can get feedback and create mixes using analog and digital mixers.
The instructor is Mark Brady, worship pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Moyock, North Carolina. Brady serves with the Worship Ministry of the North Carolina Baptist Convention and has trained hundreds of technical volunteers throughout that state. He was an Army musician for 22 years and spent much of his time doing live sound, recording and system design. Brady had the opportunity to design, build and operate a 16-track studio at Ft Bliss, TX in the mid 80s. During those years he also operated the audio at his church. He served as a bi-vocational minister of music from 1987 until 1995, when he went into full time ministry.
Phil Gifford, Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network Strategist for Church Strengthening, and facilitator for the event, says that though the training is offered at the laymen’s level, a person with more advanced skills will not feel “talked down” to during this training.
The cost is $20 for churches that partner with the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network and $35 for those that are not part of the Network. Register online. For more information, call 800.466.5290, ext. 214.