We’re thrilled you’re considering being a part of the Worship Arts ministry at Real Life! Discerning where God is calling you to serve as a member of His Church is an exciting and important time. As a Production Team, our vision is “Roadways, Not Roadblocks.” We take this charge from various places in scripture (Matthew 7:13-14, 21:12-17, 23:13, Isaiah 40, John 1), but maybe most clearly from the example of John the Baptist. When questioned who he was and what he was trying to accomplish, John quickly diverted any acclaim to his own name and answered with the words of Isaiah saying “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.”



WHAT'S A PRODUCTION TEAM?


The Production Team is a group of individuals who come together to create a worshipful weekend service at Real Life Ministries. We believe that all sons and daughters of Christ are heirs of His gifting through the Holy Spirit. Although we are comprised of individuals, our goal is to operate and function as a team. With this gifting through the Holy Spirit, we aim to unify the body of Christ in order to glorify the Father by utilizing those gifts with our hands. We come together, with our different giftings, and offer our time as a service to those who attend the weekend service. As Ephesians 4:11-12 (NIV) states, “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors, and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up”. We work hard to intentionally design, organize, and present our weekend service to the body of Christ, so that it may be edified.





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What are we looking for:

We are looking for, striving to be, and hope to raise up servants who are high in character and competency. We acknowledge that…

- Someone who is low in character and competency is not currently ready to serve in this ministry.

- Someone who is high in character, but low in competency is limited in what God can do through them.

- Someone who is high in competency, but low in character is unlimited in the harm he/she can do operating in the flesh.

- Someone who is high in character and competency is unlimited in the good that God can do through them.



WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM COMPETENCIES IN THIS MINISTRY?


We understand not many people are just chillin’ at home with lighting rigs or have practiced an hour a day mixing audio while growing up. We believe that our purpose is to equip the saints for the work God has called them to (Ephesians 4:12). If God is stirring your heart towards production, we will work with you to develop those skills. This requires more time investment from you on the front end and flexibility to be available for rehearsals and coaching.

The biggest competencies we are looking for are:

Faithfulness: Following through on commitments to serve.

Availability: In order to grow in skill, you will need time outside of service for training.

Teachability: Past experience is always a bonus, but humility to learn new practices is even more important.

Check one of the interest below for more details:


   

          AudioEngineer    

Audio Engineer must be
able to:

  • Preform Front-of-House audio mixing
   

       

BroadcastEngineer   

Broadcast Engineer must be
able to:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of mixing audio for the online campus
   

       

MonitorEngineer   

Monitor Engineer must be
able to:

  • Assisting the Platform Team with their in-ear-monitor mixes
   

        CameraOperator    

Camera Operator must be
able to:

  • Primary Camera: Follow speakers on stage during service
  • On Stage: Provide multiple shots using mobile camera during worship through music
   

       
LightingOperator   

Lighting Operator must be
able to:

  • Use lighting and environmental effects to shape a distraction-free worship environment
   

       
ComputerGraphics   

Computer Graphics must be
able to:

  • Cue visual support slides
  • Provide scripture and speaker notes to the congregation via on-screen slides
   

        StageHand    

Stage Hand must be
able to:

  • Move props on and off the stage
  • Assist the speakers with mics, timing, etc
   

       
TechnicalDirector   

Technical Director must be
able to:

  • Visual mixing of the service
  • Cut between camera angles
   

       
BroadcastDirector   

Broadcast Director must be
able to:

  • Utilize extra camera angles to help engage our online campus





WHAT ARE THE TIME COMMITMENTS?

Below is a typical schedule/expectation for the volunteer who serves the full weekend of Thursday night and Sunday morning services:
The biggest competencies we are looking for are:

Sunday – Wednesday (1 hr): Listen to the worship set for the weekend a few times. Get familiar with the songs so you know what camera angles to get, how to dynamically mix the song, and how to follow the energy to support the Platform Team

Thursday Night (3.5 hrs):Monitor check, prayer, and rehearsal (4:00 pm-5:30 pm) Thursday Evening Service Responsibilities (5:45 pm–7:00 pm)Clean-Up and Post-Service Debrief (7:00 pm–7:30 pm)

Sunday (6 hrs):Sound-check, prayer, and brief run-through (7:00 am-7:45 am)Sunday Morning Services Responsibilities (8:00 am-1:00 pm)Wins of the Weekend celebration circle (1:00 pm-1:10 pm)

*This time breakdown neglects to list and is assuming that all serving time is a result of and occurs in conjunction with a team member’s growing relationship with Christ (daily time in prayer/reading the Bible, weekly consistency in life groups/weekend worship services.


WHAT IS THE ON-BOARDING PROCESS?


Phase 1 - Electronic:  Prospective Team Member completes Electronic Interview. After the form has been submitted, one of the Production Team Coaches will communicate with Prospective Team Member to set up the next steps for on-boarding into ministry or collaborate on other serving opportunities.

Phase 2 - In Person: Prospective Team Member completes an in-person interview with one of the Production Team Coaches and 2-3 other team members. After an in-person Interview, the Production Team Coach will communicate the next steps with Prospective Team Member

Phase 3 - Shadowing: 

3A.) Prospective Team Member comes to experience a Thursday night rehearsal, gets to interact with the team, and shadows with the team leader.

3B.) Prospective Team Member meets with Production Team Coach to debrief the experience and get set up with Planning Center if Production Team Coach deems Prospective Team Member is ready at this time.




COMPLETE THE FORM TO GET STARTED:


Click Here to complete the Electronic Interview Form. 

If not, thank you for your honest self-assessment. We are all in different stages in our relationship with the Lord and in the pursuit of developing the giftings Christ has entrusted to each of us. This specific ministry might not be something God is leading you to in this season, but he has surely called us all to play some part in the body.

As God’s word says, "God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.” - 1 Peter 4:10-11

“He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things. And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds, and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, in maturity to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” - Ephesians 4: 10-16