Those who serve in the Technical Arts Ministry work behind the scenes in order to enhance the worship experience of everyone in the church. They can do something as simple as pressing one button on a computer or something as complicated as creating a sound mix of the band. With enough training and experience, however, no task will seem intimidating. Below you will find some basic information and tutorials on each of our systems.
There are two different ways to serve in the audio area of a worship service.
In the sanctuary, we use a Yamaha M7CL V2 sound board. Our sound engineer, Jeffrey Reed, has it programmed well so that anyone who operates it will not have to worry about more complicated functions of the board itself.
If you are interested in learning to operate this sound board, you can begin by accessing a wide range of tutorial videos and manuals on the Yamaha website by clickinghere.
Behind the sanctuary, we have a recording board and an Alesis Masterlink ML-9600 for recording audio from the services. The recording board is smaller and less intimidating than the M7CL in the sanctuary, and as a result anyone who wants to begin learning how to mix audio will likely begin working here.
If you are interested in operating the Masterlink or recording board, you can access their manuals by clicking here or here, respectively.
Note: Further information coming soon
If you are interested in operating the video and graphics systems, you will be using software called ProPresenter to change slides and videos that appear on the screens in the sanctuary. If you are scheduled to operate ProPresenter on any given Sunday, all you will be required to do is show up early and run through slides. The slides will be prearranged in advance by our media associate, Devin Rossetti. You do not have to worry about setting them up at all.
If you are interested in learning more about ProPresenter, you can access some video tutorials on their offical website by clicking here or view the operating manual by clicking here.
If you are interested in operating the lighting systems, you will be using software called Jands Vista V2 Byron equipped with a M1 Lighting Console. It involves scrolling through different lighting cues at appropriate times throughout the service. This can be done with the click of a button. If you are scheduled to operate Jands Vista on any given Sunday, the lighting cues will be arranged and created in advance by our media associate, Devin Rossetti. You do not have to worry about setting them up at all.
If you are interested in learning more about the Jands Vista software, you can access video tutorials on their official website by clicking here or view the operating manual by clicking here.
Our goal is to have an arsenal of people available to serve in any given area on any given Sunday. That way, there is more flexibility and people can serve fewer times a year. To do this, we strive to accomodate you to the best of our ability and have all of the systems as simple and prepared for you on Sunday morning as possible.
If you are interested in serving in the Technical Arts Ministry, please fill out the Music & Worship Arts Interest Form here.