The Making Sunday Happen Podcast | Episode 293

First In, Last Out with Todd Elliott (Part One)

Show Notes

Show Notes:

Today, we’re talking with the founder of FILO, Todd Elliott.
FILO stands for First In, Last Out and is an organization created for staff and volunteers in the tech and communications space. There are training renounces on their website and a Conference coming up in May of 2021.

We’ll be chatting about Todd’s book I Love Jesus But I Hate Christmas – Tackling the Challenges of Being a Church Technical Artist.

We are going to cover a lot of ground this week and next week on the show with Todd.

From talking about the difference in a Techie and an Artist, the value of Production, Collaboration, Leadership, and more.


  • Difference between a techie and an artist
  • Production done well can actually be an art form
  • Finding your gifting, what you uniquely are called to do
  • Transitioning roles
  • Empowering people to be in their best positions
  • Receiving and handling critique and feedback


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