I love church resources that are developed by people in the church who have a passion to use their gift to further equip the church. Here are some websites (with additional resources) that are developed by non-pastoral local church leaders to help equip others who serve in roles similar to their own. I subscribe to each of these site’s emails. They also offer cost effective training resources:
- Equipping Your Church's A/V Team: Great Church Sound (greatchurchsound.com)
James Wassam is a 20 year professional in the sound mixing and systems installer. He also believes that the technical ministry volunteers are important to the ministry of the congregation and wants to equip them with quality tools to help them grow in their craft, skill, and spirit. The newsletter produced by Great Church Sound is very practical and easy to understand. The site also offers training videos ($) and features the book authored by James. The monthly blog is great too. Sign up for the newsletter here: https://www.greatchurchsound.com/worshipdistractions.html
- Equipping Your Church’s Worship Team: Worship Tutorials (worshiptutorials.com)
These guys offer all kinds of products and tutorials. I personally use their Pads products. But the best thing in my opinion is their “Vlogs” (video blogs); one is about the practical side of leading worship (gear, staying “relevant”, production) and the other is about leadership (conducting auditions, team preparation and rehearsals, etc). They also provide tutorials on playing curretn, popular worship songs. Good stuff here.
- Equipping Your Church’s Fiscal Team: Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (http://www.ecfa.church/)
ECFA certifies churches and ministries for financial integrity and is a leading provider of free, practical resources for churches on financial management, governance, and stewardship.They have partnered with Life Church to provide practical policy and practices guidelines (https://open.life.church/partners/ecfa). Their “ChurchPulse” newsletter is also a great source for resources. Sign up here: http://ecfa.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=1e36026eade3dfd2f66499153&id=f7cc6673b9