A local minister, and if your reading this I am NOT insulted, came up to me the other day and said, "Your the tech guy, right?" How in the world did he come to that conclusion? Who had he been talking to? I don't know and I don't want to know. I was just shocked that he said that (we hadn't seen each other in years). So he asks me a tech question and I give me a tech answer.
There are some things in life that you do as a hobby, or out of general interest, or just by accident that will put you in the middle of something that you neither wanted nor planned for. It happens, just expect it.
I heard Marcus Buckingham speak once and one of the things that he said that impressed me went something like this. If you don't like something that you do, it's probably because your good at it. Doesn't seem to make sense does it? But the fact of the matter is, we either get bored of doing it or we get sick and tired of being stereotyped.
There are things all of us do that we do well, and quite honestly don't mind doing as long as...
- You don't fail to promote me because I am the only person who can do that "job." (That's just abusive.)
- See me as something else other than (Fill in title here).
- Appreciate what I do and don't take advantage of it.
- Don't assume that I can or will do this for the rest of my life.
Technology is both a hobby and a necessity for me. Like many pastors of small to medium churches, we have to discover ways to what larger churches do, but to it cheaper. So you discover what you need to do in order to do it.
So with all that said, A) You don't have to ask me if I am the tech guy anymore. The answer is, "Yes I am." B) I am going to dedicate more space here in my blog for those of you who have tech questions or needs. C) Please ask me something, about anything other than techie stuff after you asked your tech question. Here are a few suggestions: Music, Worship, Parenting (6 year old girls), Marriage (25 years and counting), Air Conditioners (don't ask why on that one.) Bible, Jesus, Soul Winning, Church Marketing, Discipleship, Church Strategizing, Leadership, the Assemblies of God, God, The Holy Spirit, Weather, and . . . . . . . . . .