Your singing group has just arrived at the church on Main Street for an evening concert. Each group member has pitched in to help transport the sound equipment into the sanctuary. After approximately twenty to thirty minutes, everything is in place, and you finally have it all hooked up. With only a little time to spare, you power everything on, and… Uh Oh!
How many times has the remainder of the above story not been a pleasant one? Do you know what to do? If you have been singing with sound systems very long, you have probably experienced everything from noise or hum emanating from the speakers, to an apparent failure of the entire system. Sometimes, due to time restraints, we have to let things go and do the best we can. But, now the sound—or lack of it—has become a distraction to the audience, and could be a stumbling block for someone’s salvation. As if this wasn’t bad enough, we sometimes allow these situations to disrupt our focus—communicating the gospel message to our audience.