I got started in the tech world because technology made sense to me, it was a challenge, and it was a blast be a part of. For a long time, it was all about the gear, and figuring out how audio works. That ended once I became head FOH Engineer tasked with raising up volunteers. Or I should say, the gear became secondary. Although I didn’t realize it at the time.
Being a leader in the church tech world is about people. It first starts with the congregation. The first goal for the church tech is to accurately create an atmosphere that will allow the congregation to understand and enter in to what the executive leadership team’s message is. This includes all forms of media, audio, lights video, etc. This is a very unique responsibility and an honor that not many are blessed with. It is our job to help present an atmosphere where the congregation can connect with God during worship and connect to the Pastor’s message during the sermon time. We get to help present the environment that helps people connect with God and more importantly become members of the Kingdom. How cool is that!?!?
The second piece to this puzzle is raising up other techs rather they be volunteers or paid staff. Allowing members of the congregation to pour out their heart in tech is a form of worship for them and a hugely fulfilling experience. Many of the volunteers are college age down to high school and in some cases younger. A majority come from broken homes and are in need of good influence and need a feeling of belonging. In the church, everything comes down to caring for people and the tech ministry is no exception.
Seeing peoples lives changed is what the ministry is about, and the tech ministry is no exception. Techs are often miss understood by the church, it is crucial to be in community with each other! If you have no one to reach out to, I’m here….Email me! Contact@justinloving.com