Every week thousands of musicians and singers in our churches spend hour upon hour practicing for their worship service only to have that presentation hampered by an audio team that is not proficient.

audio1The Worship Ministry of the Baptist State Convention of NC in conjunction with local associations offers several 3.5-hour audio seminars that address the basic skills that an audio technician needs to be successful in the local church.  Attendees receive training in:

  • Basics of Sound
  • Understanding the Role of the Audio Technician
  • Understanding the Functions of the Mixer, Equalizer, Monitors, Microphones and other equipment

A good audio tech with mediocre equipment can make a mediocre choir sound good. A mediocre tech with good equipment can make a good choir sound mediocre.

audio-2There will be hands-on training as well. The task that really allows them to gain confidence in their skills is this hands-on portion.  Utilizing multi-track audio files, they will have the opportunity to use analog and digital mixers to create mixes and be critiqued during the process.  Also offered is an advanced class that will expand on the above topics and also include more training using digital equipment.

The classes are offered on a Friday night and Saturday schedule.  The basics class is offered by itself Friday night (6-9:30) with an optional hands-on experience from 9:30-10. On Saturday, the basics class is repeated (8:30-12) and coupled with the advanced class on Saturday afternoon (1-4:30). Lunch is included on Saturday. There is a limit of 40 people per class (40 on Friday night, and 40 all day Saturday).

The Instructor

Mark-BradyMark Brady is the Worship Pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church, Moyock, located in the northeastern part of the state. He was an Army musician for 22 years.  During that period he spent a lot of time doing live sound, recording and system design.  He had the opportunity to design build and operate a 16-track studio at Ft Bliss, TX in the mid 80s.  During those years he also did church audio.  Since 1987 he began serving bi-vocationally as a minister of music until 1995 when he went into full time ministry.  He is comfortable on both sides of the board and is able to address the audience from both the perspective of the audio tech and the music director.  While his training is offered at the laymen’s level, a person with more advanced skills will not feel talked down to.

Mark has been instrumental in NC Baptist life, serving on the Board of Directors and involved in Worship Leader Boot Camps in NC and internationally.

Registration Costs  

  • Basic class only (Friday night) – $15 early/$20
  • Basic & advanced class with lunch (all day Saturday) – $45/$50
Class space is LIMITED to allow for more individualized instruction.
Register early to insure your space.

Prices increase on Friday midnight two weeks before the class date.

Registrations with check payment are accepted only two weeks before the event and MUST be in our office at least one week before the event or the registration will be canceled.

Class Times  

  • Friday night registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Instructional time 6-9:30 p.m. Optional hands-on experience 9:30 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday morning registration begins at 8:00. Instructional time is 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a lunch break (lunch included). Participants should arrive a few minutes early.
Due to limited space, we must offer these classes for NC Baptist Churches only.

2017 Event Dates

Please check back later for a schedule or contact us if you are interested in hosting.

Want One in Your Area?

Requests should be made by the Associational Missionary of your area since we are partnering with local NC Baptist Associations in this training. Host Requirements