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Church Production Resources is a family operated ministry-based business. Operated by Brad Herring and his wife Becky, we exist to help the church utilize Media and Creative Arts to reach people with the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ.
We believe that ministry is about people. When we work with your church, we work with people first. We want to make sure that the people running your media ministry understand the crucial role they play. We also want to make sure that you have the right people in the right place and that their Spiritual Gifts match what they are doing! We've found that once we re-energize the people and help them regain focus (if that focus has been lost) on why we do what we do, the technical instruction becomes very easy.
We also realize that every dollar spent on technology and training is a dollar not spent on other critical ministry projects. To that end, we want to help you get the most return on your investment. Most churches we see, even if their A/V systems are lacking, can get a lot more out of them simply by good quality training. Many churches can forgo expensive media system upgrades simply by teaching their people how to better utilize what they already have!
In an effort to bring training to every church, regardless of budget, we are constantly developing new tools for your use in ministry. Our DVD's are very affordable and offer a lifetime of training with repeated use over the years. Our on-demand training (new and growing) offers you the savings of not having to pay for packaging, extra production and shipping. Plus - it's available immediately! We find that many fellowships in other countries as well as those right here in America love the ability to get the material without delay and likewise enjoy the cost savings it provides. We've also teamed up with Focal Press Publishing to release reference books that offer a ton of resources right at your fingertips for every day questions. Currently, "Sound, Lighting and Video - A Resource for Worship" is on bookshelves now, and other titles are under development.
Another great resource that we create is Worship Arts & Technology Magazine. Available on-line, your subscription is free simply by registering on our website. Please help us keep the subscription free by visiting our sponsors and letting them know that you saw their ad in our magazine. Each issue is packed with articles and product reviews from authors and teachers across the country! There's also a popular "ASK BRAD" section where readers can write in their own questions to get specific answers to their questions.
Finally, we offer hands on training at your church. We travel to you! Many contractors offer a three or four hour training session, but this doesn't really achieve the desired results. We offer packages starting with three and four day on-site training! This gives us time to meet your staff and understand your direction in ministry. It also gives us time to tweak your system and look for problems. Inevitably we find mis-patched cables, bad cables, improper setup and more that cause many of the headaches you experience. We take time during the mornings and afternoons to track down these "gremlins" and get your system operating to it's best potential. Then, in the evenings we work with your worship teams (we believe that media teams and worship teams are actually one unit - not two). You can find out more by visiting our On-Site Training section.
Most of all, Becky and I are sold out to God. More than anything we want to see your ministry exceed all expectations and see His name lifted up! Both of us have trusted our lives to Christ at an early stage in our life. God blessed us with loving families that taught us at an early age the importance of living for Christ and being dedicated to our faith. Both of us have experienced setbacks in life, and seen first hand the grace of God and his overwhelming mercy. Our hearts desire is to pour out our experiences to others and watch God enrich their lives and bless them beyond belief!