What does A01 mean?
The short answer is “Audience Of One”. Ephesians 6:7 lays the foundation for everything we do as Christians, “Serve wholeheartedly as if you were serving the Lord and not men.” Audience of One is not only the name but ultimately the goal of the Tech Ministry at Grace. The Lord has enabled us to minister and our first desire is to glorify Him in all that we do. It is easy to get distracted by “the show” and to become more focused on hitting cues than on exalting Jesus Christ. However, when our primary focus is to honor Christ, then everything else falls into place. That’s not to say that we wont miss a cue or make mistakes but our motivation for excellence is not self-centered, but that our God would be lifted up.
Are there other technical service opportunities?
Find a role that fits your preference here.
What technical experience do I need to serve?
Technically speaking, you need to be able to answer "Yes" to the following 4 questions.
1. Are you male or female and 15 years or older?
2. Can you push a button?
3. Can you serve at least once a month?
4. Are you interested in serving behind the scenes with a team of volunteers who like you, are looking for a place to be known, prayed for, encouraged, held accountable, and connected with other Christ followers?
If you've answered yes to all 4 questions, congratulations, you qualify to serve with us!
Is there training materials or courses provided?
Whether you come with prior experience or not, training for all systems operations is provided. That is not to say you have to be trained on every system to be a part of the team but rather we will provide you with training on any system you are asked to use. We do not have materials or courses per say, however web tutorials are in the works. As a new volunteer you will begin your training at the TA and VO positions. Training is done on the job in what we call a "Shadow Training" style. The process starts with you sitting with another trained volunteer. You shadow or watch them in action on a paticluar technical system. Shadowing is a team effort. The trainee asks why and how questions, while the trainer demostrates and talks through what and why he/she is doing. Once you are comfortable and familiar with the technical system you then trade seats. You begin to operate that techncial system while the trainer shadows you until you "solo". This is what we call it when a trainee operates a paticular technical system without the assistance of their shadow partner. There is no pretermined training schedule but is rather a learn at your own pace system of training.
What is the serving committment?
You will be assigned to a Saturday or Sunday team. (depending on your preference) Each team serves once a month.
Can i serve on more than one team?
how do I become volunteer?
It starts by filing out an interest form. Once that form is submitted, one of our technical directors will contact you to provide more details on getting plugged in, and answer any other questions you might have that are not answered here.