Who We Are
This ministry incorporates all facets of media, audio, video, lighting, social, voice over, text, graphics, photos, entertainment, and soon to come television.
GBF OF ANTIOCH Multimedia Ministry has been designated to ensure the successful operations within a vital component of GBF of Antioch. With the mandate to take the Gospel to the world through multimedia, GBF OF ANTIOCH Multimedia Ministry is an intricate part of this Ministry’s obedience to God.
Why Do We The Have Multi-Media Ministry
We can all probably recall well-known ministers who influenced our Christian lives by the different means of multimedia. An effective multimedia ministry plays in integral part in development and equipping the Body of Christ. It is in the repetitious “hearing” of the Word that the membership is able to receive the full benefits of each message.
The scripture tells us in Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Therefore, we know to please God we must continue to build our faith by continuously hearing the Word of God. This is our scriptural basis for having a Multimedia Ministry.
What We Must Do To Be Effective
We must have ample supplies to support the needs and demands of our Church Body which produces excellence in customer service. Having a standard operating procedures will assist us with this goal to meet the needs and demands of our Church Body.
Pursuing excellence means we must take the time to evaluate our operations to ensure a continual press towards the mark of excellence. It is not sufficient to reach a comfort level of performance and become complacent. We must continually look for ways to improve and enhance out ministry. Let our focus be to Review, Monitor and Improve. (RMI).
It is vitally important to tell members of your multimedia team that they are more than "button pushers". They are, indeed, worship leaders. For example, if you project the lyrics of hymns on a screen, your designated multimedia specialist is the "hand" that turns the pages of the projected "hymnbook."
Each team member's job is to exalt Christ, not themselves or their multimedia function. Our goal as multimedia team members is to provide focus; that is, eliminate distractions. For example, lighting can put a spotlight on a prop, potentially keeping distracting stage elements to a minimum.
As paradoxical as it may seem with multimedia, our chief goal is to be transparent. If the sound, lighting, the video on the projection screen, or any other multimedia element distracts from the message, team members have not been successful. Let me state this again: transparency is our measurement of success. When I teach these concepts, I go on to say that we're powered by God's Holy Spirit and that our real reward for performing this ministry is, indeed, a heavenly one. (It's still a good idea to write a personal "thank you" regularly to each multimedia team member!).
Highly Effective Multimedia Teams
Develop a "worship service plan" which literally puts everybody on the same page. Spiritual preparation should take place first, then technical preparation. Create a "preflight checklist" for each job that should be performed prior to every sermon or presentation.
Since multimedia work usually takes place in a confined space, it's easy to become distracted by another team member's job. Each member should concentrate on his role and his alone.
Teamwork in this case means that the worship roster is in front of each multimedia member, eyes are focused on the stage, and hands are on the controls. "Find out what you're good at and give it all you've got." One job, one function. Each person should become a specialist at his or her task".
As easy as this may seem, multimedia team members must be in three places at once: The big picture; right now; and a step ahead. If they're too late by one second while performing a task, they have caused a distraction. (Remember our goal? Transparency!).
It is important for the preacher and team members to "huddle" often. None of us are perfect, but each time the gospel is communicated, it deserves our best effort.
For additional information to join one of our ministries please contact:
Entertainment: Sis. EJ (707) 359-8517
IT: Bro, Anthony (925) 698-7830
Media Ministry: Bro Mike (510) 909-6448
Social Media: Sis. Angelisa (510) 508-8763