This was originally posted in my newsletter.
Holding the position of technical director (or "head sound guy/gal") means you are tasked with leading your crew so they can create the best atmosphere for worship. This means you lead by example, you lead by training, and you tend your flock. Tending can equal preventing burn-out, rewarding, and calling them to task. But there is something else you should do as a leader that is equally important as all of those tasks. You should bring up a protégé.
One day, you will want to leave your position of leadership. One day, you might want to take a sabbatical from being the one in charge. One day, you might find yourself out-of-commission for an extended period of time. One day, someone will need to take your place. …keep reading »