Dear Propresenter Technician,
We have three things to say to you.
First, you are important.
- You are vital to the success of every portion of the worship service or event.
- You serve as a technical worship leader throughout the musical and sermon portions of the worship service.
- You are proclaiming scripture and solid theology to scores of people who desperately need it.
- You are actively participating in worship, discipleship, edification, and evangelism without leaving your seat.
Second, we’re sorry.
- We’re sorry for everyone who’s ever reduced your role to running lyrics. Thank you for helping them even when they unknowingly downgrade your position.
- We’re sorry for the weird stares from congregation members when things go wrong. For the record, most of them have no idea what’s happening.
- We’re sorry for every speaker who’s asked you to display something to hundreds (or thousands of people) that wasn’t in the playlist.
- We’re sorry for every worship song when the leader was feeling it and repeated the bridge 37 times, hoping you would be feeling it as well.
- We’re sorry when unusual people mistake you for the sound technician and ask you to adjust the volume.
Third, please don’t forget.
- Please don’t forget to prepare. Listening through unfamiliar songs, reviewing the sermon presentation, and rehearsing with the team goes a long way toward service excellence which in turn helps to accomplish the purpose of the service in worship, discipleship, and evangelism.
- Please don’t forget to ask questions. When you’re uncertain as to the purpose of a picture, the sequence of a song, or the translation of a scripture passage, please ask questions of the worship leader or preaching pastor or service producer for clarification. It shows that you care enough to ask.
- Please remember to fire the next lyrics slide when the congregation is singing the last (or next to last) word on the current slide. Not doing so can cause worshipers to disconnect from the worship song and possibly from the entire worship service.
- Please don’t forget that you are appreciated. Much of what happens within the worship service wouldn’t happen smoothly without you. Thank you for serving.
All of Us
P.S. Thanks for confirming on planning center.
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