The band comes in and their mics have been tested and work, the lyrics are in the same order as the way the vocalists sing them, stage lights go off and on at just the right time. It’s just like magic…well almost. In the wizard of oz, the great oz was just a really smart person behind a curtain pulling levers and pushing buttons to give the effect of magic.
Enter the tech director. They’re not behind a curtain but they are usually the one behind the tech booth who knows what most of the buttons, knobs, switches and sliders do and how to make them work together to look like magic. The difference is that the tech director isn’t alone. They are usually running around behind the scenes directing a whole team of people who are working technology simultaneously to accomplish one goal. That goal is to clearly facilitate a worship service so that people can experience the gospel of Jesus without distraction. They do this by supporting each other, the team on stage and running and troubleshooting technology. Make sure to not leave your tech director out of the worship planning team and process.