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Author: Dante Nelson

The 4 Phases of Handling Conflict the Right Way

The best of friends have conflicts. We are not perfect, and we will have times of opposing views. We will have times where we hurt each other, unintentionally. It’s a fatal mistake to think conflict will never happen. If conflict is bound to happen, how should we deal with it? The book of Matthew sets a great standard for handling conflict: Matthew 18:15-17 (NKJV): Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear, take with...

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5 Tools to Better Organize Your Tech Team

Do you find yourself struggling to keep your church tech team organized? If so, you may need to keep things simple. One way I do this is by tying together some software and apps to create an ecosystem that everyone can access. Things like scheduling people to serve, training new recruits, and making sure everyone understands what’s going on are all important. I wanted to share some of the ways I keep my lighting crew organized. Each team has various needs and ways of doing things, but we all can use at least a couple of things that I’m...

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5 Steps to Training a Second-in-Command

A second-in-command is vital to a ministry’s survival. It’ll help you avoid burnout and create more stable leadership. But how do you practically train a “right hand man”? As the lighting designer at my church, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time training an associate lighting designer. Someone who, if I need extra help or simply need a break, could take over and run the show for me. I’m going to share the ways I’ve trained my associate to be able to lead the ministry when I’m out of touch. 1. Teach him or her everything you know. An...

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