May 22, 2018, FILO 2018 is going on at Willow Creek Community Church’s South Barrington campus in Chicago. FILO (First In, Last Out) is a meeting of church-tech’s from around the world who are interested in becoming better at what they do so they can better serve their local church.
Here are some of my photos from Day one at FILO:
One thing that impacts me greatly is the sight of hundreds of church tech people – many wearing blacks, all standing together, hands not in their pockets, but many raised, without all the normal pressures of having to fade faders or push buttons, but instead singing praise songs together to the God we serve. It’s quite powerful. The photo above was taken a few moments after the tribe participated in Holy Communion.
Delwin Eiland led worship. Delwin is also the Worship Director for Student Impact and the midweek experience at Willow Creek.
Here are some of the other Worship team members.
Todd Elliott welcomed the attendees.
A contest was had for the attendee (who had the best facial hair).
… and the winner received cool prizes!
Jodi Hickerson (Programming Director at Mission Church) shared a message.
… as did Pete Richardson (Partner and Lead Trainer at the Paterson Center).
Tom D’Angelo has worked in television production and AVL corporate theater for nearly four decades. He is Emmy Award nominated (Best Director category, Mid-Atlantic) and has been part of various teams nominated or winning national Emmys. As the Media Director at a megachurch in the 1980’s he developed a love for the Church and church performing and technical artists.