I love our Tech Team here at ACC. Tech Team is the ministry that runs our sound board, lights, and computer slides every Sunday morning. I think the average person doesn?t realize how difficult and demanding this job is. And yet, this is one of those behind-the-scenes ministries that gets little, if any, public recognition and affirmation. One of the interesting things about this ministry is that when everything goes smoothly, when the band and speaker and walk-in music sound great, when the lyric slides are perfectly timed and the videos play smoothly, no one notices, because that is what people expect. However, when one little thing goes wrong, whether it is a missed mic cue or a video that doesn?t play right, people turn around and glare at the person in the booth!
In some ways, I think the Tech Team has a harder job than anyone on stage, because they have to be focused and tuned in to what is going on for 100% of the service, ready to hit the next button on the sound board or advance to the next slide on the computer. Without our Tech Team, we wouldn?t be able to see or hear anything that?s going on – so I think that makes them a vital ministry at ACC.
I am reminded of Colossians 3:23-24 – “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” I know the men and women who serve on our Tech Team truly have a heart to serve God and don?t feel the need to be recognized for their service – but I also know they would be encouraged to hear some people stop by the booth and say “Great job!” or to thank them for their service. Next time you walk by the tech booth, why don?t you stop and say thanks to our team for serving our church week after week with excellence