They’re behind-the-scenes guys and gals who show up early and stay late to ensure every service goes as smoothly as possible. They sit in the hot seat behind the audio console where hardly a service goes by without one person telling them it was ‘too loud’ and another informs them ‘I couldn’t hear (insert musician/instrument/pastor)’ or in the video or lighting booth, hardly noticed at all by most. They are your church technical arts leaders.
This Christmas, give them more than a pat on the back by gifting them with something only a techie would truly enjoy. With that in mind, and with a wide range of budget options, I’ve included a small selection of gifts that would make most any tech giddy. You can click on any of the images below to see the item details on Amazon (least expensive way I know of!).
Under $10 – Inexpensive enough to give to your entire tech team!
$9.99 – Portable Stand for iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3Gs, iPod, Samsung Galaxy S3, S2, S Phone, HTC and other Smartphones
$2.30 – USB flexible work light
Under $30 – Fun and simple gifts that speak to the inner geek
$23.95 – Red Panic Button light switch replacement
$25.90 – Canon Lens thermos mug
Under $100 – Nice gifts that any techie would love
$69.99 – Roku 2 XD Streaming Player 1080p
$89.99 – Logitech 915-000162 Harmony 700 Rechargeable Remote with Color Screen
$99.95 – Pico Flex Dolly Kit Digital DSLR Skater Camera Dolly Slider Table Top Dolly Kit
$69 – Kindle E-Ink reader
Under $500 – Truly impressive gifts that speak to how much you value them
$179.95 – Solar Laptop Charger
$199 – Kindle Fire HD
$216 – Heil Sound LED Light-up Microphone
$449.99 – V-MODA VAMP Headphone Amplifier (150mW x 2), DAC, Battery Pack for iPhone 4/4S
If you’ve got other suggestions, please add them, along with a link, in the comments below. Thanks for blessing your church techies! Share your comment below or connect with the author on Facebook or Twitter with your ideas or questions.
Anthony Coppedge is a church technology consultant, speaker, and author with experience identifying strategies, building scalable systems and processes, and focusing efforts to stay true to the vision and DNA of an organization. He has served on staff at three mega churches and worked in the church management software and audio/visual industry.
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