This is a big Sunday for the tech ministry at Sugar Creek. We are going digital. The Digico is installed and this will be the first Sunday running it for the services. All is tested and ready to go and John is charged with making sure all works correctly. Over the next few weeks we will train the volunteers on the job. I think that they will be back running the shows soon as they become comfortable. We have had two rehearsal with the digital system and both were successful and the musician said they can hear a difference in the monitors. We have not even installed the version 2 Avioms yet. More to come on that next week.
We have a new (at least new since I have been producing) CG operator for the Edge service…welcome Janet. The Digico took up a lot of time this week, but I did get to add some curtian slashes behind the drums. I’m really looking forward to hearing the difference in sound quality over the next few weeks as well as how the A1 take to the new system.
Today was an interesting day. The best part of my job is that I get to work with volunteers. About two weeks ago, I got an email from one of my long time volunteers asking if I would speak at a career day. He is an assistant principal at a middle school and was looking to fill some slots. When a volunteer who has served in the tech ministry for a long time gives you the opportunity to help him, you jump. So I spent the morning speaking to eighth graders about my job as a technical producer and a web developer. Certainly not the way that I had planned my first day off in three weeks.
Each time I think that I have other things to do, God lets me know where I need to be. I was paired up with a graphic designer and we spoke to six different groups for about 25 minutes each. Being that my week was crazy, I didn’t have much time to prepare my talk. During the first session, we each gave a short description about our jobs and then asked for questions. The question was asked if there was anyway for them to start learning about graphic design, web development or technical production. What a great opportunity to invite the kids to church and become a part of the tech ministry! That same opportunity presented itself for the remaining five classes. Just where I needed to be.