Sharing Hope & Changing Lives
BUILDING A PLATFORM OF WORSHIP -
"So all could hear & see....!"
4 Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform built for the occasion.
5 Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up. 6 Ezra praised the LORD, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, "Amen! Amen!" Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground. NIV
2 Chronicles 6:12-13
12 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the whole assembly of Israel and spread out his hands. 13 Now he had made a bronze platform, five cubits long, five cubits wide and three cubits high, and had placed it in the center of the outer court. He stood on the platform and then knelt down before the whole assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven.
Ezra the scribe had a high platform built for the occasion as he read the Book. All the people could see him and hear him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up, and worshiped. Solomon had a bronze platform erected so that he could stand/kneel on it as he prayed a prayer of dedication to the temple in the sight of the whole assembly of Israel. Ezra and Solomon had the message. Those nameless, faceless workers who built the platforms had the means to make it possible for Ezra and Solomon to be seen and heard by the Israelites. The tech team is the modern day version of those guys. We use a combination of audio, video, and lighting support to aid in the effective communication of the Gospel Message. So we will continue the tradition that was set thousands of years ago – silently serving to build a platform of worship.
Computer Graphics -
This is an extremely important job which provides lyrics for songs, bible verses, and speaking points for pastors and speakers.
Programmer: Setting up screens on Sunday PLUS and/or Power Point for announcements, songs etc. Programming can be done at home prior to the worship service.
Operator: Running projectors and computer graphics during Celebration Worship and other services.
Sound and Video -
Sound is so important in a large gathering. Sound & video techs set up and run the sound board. Set up platform, mics, lights, DVD/CD and audio and video recording for Celebration Worship, rehersals and other services.
...Whether it is through music, dance, drama or any other creative expression, we long to see people touched and changed by God’s abiding presence.