Volunteering for something week after week can sometimes fill you with joy as you have fun ministering during the service, but it can also be confusing and discouraging if you don’t know why you are serving. Why am i missing service to run a camera, or make notes… can’t someone else do that?
To have an effective volunteer ministry, you must install vision. Why are we doing this? Who are we reaching? What’s the end result? Where there is no perceived purpose, moral will fail. Where moral fails, excellence falls. Suddenly, one or two people are carrying the entire department instead of everyone stepping up to do their part.
For the Technical Arts Department at World Revival Church, our vision is twofold. Well, to be more accurate its a singular vision with 2 distinct aspects like 2 sides of a penny. Our primary goal is to facilitate the move of God at WRC.
First, we do that by helping to create a place for His presence to come during our services. The Holy Spirit is sensitive to attitudes, distractions and motives. We have a part to play in that as well. If we start putting up messy shots or don’t put the words to a song up, people can become distracted and lose focus on worshipping God. Our level of excellence has a direct impact how the service goes.
Secondly, because of technology we have the ability to broadcast what’s happening at WRC to the world! Every week we get testimonies about God changing and impacting people as they watch on streaming video. God knows NO boundaries, he is omnipresent. When we pray here, someone can be healed elsewhere. This is an AMAZING gift and opportunity for churches to take advantage of!
Be encouraged. A media or technical arts department is an amazing place to volunteer. What you are doing matters. We are facilitating a move of God both locally and internationally, and bringing life and revival to many hurting people . Not many people can say that they did something Sunday morning that reached thousands around the world 🙂