Enabling others to worship
We use technology to help others worship. Of course there are needs that have to be met – we need audio to help us hear the preacher and screens so we can see no matter where we sit. But when you look past the basic function of technology, you see how technology can engage people in a deeper expression of worship.
Each role on the production team plays a crucial part in leading worship for others.
Audio helps us hear the Gospel
Audio makes it possible for others to worship. How could the worship team effectively lead the congregation if they can’t hear themselves and are playing over top of each other? How would those who are hard of hearing be able to hear the pastor if he or she didn’t have a mic? Audio is the backbone of production and makes it possible for others to worship.
Audio helps us sing and participate in worship. Good audio helps us hear the leader so we can sing along with the worship team and congregation. Excellent mixes draw us into worship as we hear, feel and sing our praises to God.
Screens give us new ways to engage in worship
We’re not limited to hearing, we see God’s truth projected in front of us. As we sing and look at the lyrics, the words we read shape our theology and beliefs. The Word on screen allows us to interact as we read together. Graphics and images projected help focus our hearts and minds on God’s creation and His people.
Screens create freedom in worship. As we use screens, our bodies are freed to engage through clapping, singing, kneeling or lifting our hands. Screens also let us see and interact with others who worship with us, instead looking down at a hymnal or bulletin.
Screens are more than technological devices, they’re canvases for proclaiming God’s glory.
Lighting focuses our eyes on worship
As we see truth displayed on screen, we use light to create scenes which fix our eyes on worship. Lighting illuminates what matters most – the preaching of God’s Word, stories of God’s work in our world, lives changing through baptism, and the communion table where we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Lighting is a visual metaphor, pointing back to Creation when God said “let there be light.” Lighting Designers who paint with light are recreating the creation account as beings made in God’s image, reflecting His glory back to Him. Lights in worship are not merely technical tools, they’re tools for spiritual formation.
Cameras draw our attention to the work of God
Cameras tell the stories of God’s work. We use cameras to capture stories and moments from our fellow believers and share them during the worship service. Likewise, cameras capture precious moments in worship like the child being baptized or the testimony of renewal in someone’s life. Cameras capture these moments for us to rejoice in God and share it with others.
Cameras are not simply neat gadgets, they are instruments designed to tell the story of God’s work in our world.
Live streaming creates unity in worship
Live streaming invites others into worship. Our digital culture makes it possible to reach far beyond the walls of our church, and we must steward it well. We don’t live stream so people can stay home and sleep in, we live stream so our communities can worship together. Live streaming creates unity between those who worship in service and those who can’t be physically present with us.
Live streaming is more than a tool of convenience, its a tool for connecting people in worship.
To the Production Team at Willesden NTCG
Your donation will help our ministry to buy updated equipment and software that will enhance the quality and effectiveness of the audio and visual production at Willesden NTCG
Thank you for your kind generous donation as we partner together to fulfil God's vision and positively impact of communities