Doing a Media Ministry
Survey and Plan for Your Church
By R. Steven Norman, III

Every church has to face the task of making technology decisions to enhance its media ministry. This Media Ministry Survey and Plan Worksheet are designed to assist you in walking through the assessment and planning process. It has two major benefits.

It is mission directed. – This worksheet helps you look at the mission of your church and each of its departments to determine your media needs. This approach enables you to see the media needs in the context of your mission your resultant plan is mission driven.

It is wholistic. – Because this worksheet has you look at the media needs of all areas of your church and its ministry it enables you to develop a wholistic or integrated media ministry that allows every one to have their media needs understood and met. This worksheet was developed using Brent Harshbarger’s article, “Developing a Technology Plan”, as a guide so you may want to read it before doing this worksheet.

Media Survey (PDF)

Helpful Resources Websites
Prosoundweb
Technologies for Worship

Publications
Church Sound Magazine
Technologies for Worship Magazine
Church Production Magazine

MEDIA MINISTRY RESOURCES – Publications for Media Ministry

Here are some educational magazines that can help you plan the audio and video needs of your church. Some

– Worship Facilities: The design construction, operation and maintenance magazine for today’s house of worship. FREE Subscription. www.worshipfacilities.com

– Technologies Worship Magazine: A Leading Educational Resource for Advancing Churches and Ministries. This magazine covers Audio, video, music, computers, lighting and drama. www.tfwm.com/twm

– Church Production Magazine: The Education Magazine for Houses of Worship covering audio, video and lighting technologies. FREE Subscription. www.churchproduction.com

– Audio Systems Guide for Houses of Worship, by Tim Vear. Published by Shure
Phone: 847-600-2000. E-mail: info@shure.comwww.shure.com

Product and Services Links – AUDIO EQUIPMENT
Shure Incorporated
Long’s Electronics
EAW
Mackie
Microboards Technology
Sennheiser
JBL Professional
Aviom

VIDEO EQUIPMENT
TV One
Just Lamps

AUDIO-VISUAL CONSULTANTS
Roscor
SCE/Con Scenic Services

DIGITAL SIGNS
Firesign

SOFTWARE
Worship Presentation Software
(download trial versions at each website)
Easy Worship
Media Shout
Song Show Plus