A. Spiritual Preparation. You cannot serve appropriately in our production team without regular interaction with God during the week. We trust that your love for God and worship of Him privately is what has brought you to serve in worshiping Him through production. As leaders who create an atmosphere of worship for the congregation, we encourage an exuberant, invigorated attitude while serving. God is simply too great to justify anything less. Your demeanor while mixing, setting up, running lights, and running presentations should always excite and encourage others to draw near to God.
B. A Lifestyle of Worship. Worship should permeate every aspect of the Christian life and should not be relegated to Sunday mornings. We trust that you are wholeheartedly committed to offering the entirety of your existence as a living sacrifice to God (Rom. 12:1). As a production team member at the Open Door, all of your words, thoughts, actions, and relationships (both inside and outside of the church) should point others to Christ. By being selected to participate in this ministry, we believe that you are an individual of integrity and devotion to the Lord. It is our hope that you continue to grow and lead both Christians and non-Christians with your lifestyle of worship.
C. Preparation. All production team members should demonstrate intimate knowledge of audio/lighting/presentation design as this is essential to successful and efficient production. Sound engineers should already know the desired mix of the songs by Wednesday night rehearsal. Presentation volunteers should know the song structure and organization of lyrics by Wednesday night rehearsal. Unprepared individuals will inhibit the group’s progress at rehearsal. With adequate individual preparation, the production team can focus on creating an atmosphere of worship, rather than being a distraction to the band as they rehearse.
D. Punctuality. Unless otherwise communicated, you are responsible for being setup and ready to start sound check by your respective call-times for rehearsals and services. Your punctuality is greatly appreciated and communicates to the rest of the production team and band that you respect their time and commitment. If you realize that you will be late for any event, please notify your team leader or worship leader as soon as possible.
E. Open Communication. Open and honest conversation is essential to the success of our ministry. The ability to give and receive tactful, constructive feedback is of great importance. Allowing any issue to go unaddressed prevents us from being good stewards of the ministry to which God has called us. Such communication requires a good amount of flexibility and malleability. Your commitment to living out the fruits of the spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) is beneficial and a great example for others to emulate.
F. Professionalism. By serving in ministry, you are not only a representative of this congregation, but you are a representative of Christ. We expect you to always work as if you are working for the Lord (Col. 3:23). Although this is a volunteer-based ministry, a professional level of technical skill and maturity is required. Like professional production technicians, we expect you to know how to fulfill your role within the production team with excellence. We expect you to appreciate various styles of music and design, consistently work to improve your own audio/design skill, and to interact with other production team members, musicians, and staff professionally and respectfully. Lastly, keep in mind that our audio and design is the medium you are using to communicate the message of the gospel, therefore we take this endeavor seriously.
G. Technology. At Open Door, we are committed to excellence in production. This means that we provide a few pieces of professional gear and software to use (ProPresenter, Behringer In-Ear system, FOH Board, Professional Microphones). We expect you to learn and practice proper care of these assets. All mics and cables should be returned to their proper place after use. The sound board, as well as amps and speakers, should be powered up in the proper sequence and powered down after use. All house lights, stage lights, LED's, and Movers should be powered down so they don't burn out.
H. Re-Auditions: We believe that serving on a production team in a church is a privilege to enjoy, not a right to protect. We also believe that team members will have varying talent and ability levels. This means, every year we might ask you to re-audition. This allows us the opportunity to open up the team to new members, give existing members a break (if needed), and give an opportunity for personal growth and learning to team members that need it.