Contemporary Worship Director Report (March 2017)
CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP DIRECTOR REPORT
CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP DIRECTOR REPORT
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR MINISTRY? HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LAST 3-6 MONTHS
- We enjoyed a great Christmas Celebration again this year. Our Christmas Eve 3:00pm service had 350 in attendance which is 40 more than the year before. (100 more than 2014.)
- We incorporated original video content, utilizing our members and using local scenes in Tinley Park and Orland Park as our backdrop.
- We promoted the service and our church through online commercials and ads. The video commercial was viewed 1.7 thousand times on Facebook. The online poster was shared 116 times and liked over 550 times.
- We continue to increase volunteer participation. Our A/V Screen team is almost completely new faces, as the previous group has served faithfully for the last two years.
- Our band continues to progress, with new and returning faces becoming a more consistent part of the ministry. This includes members of our church who have never been a part of a band before and “outside” individuals who see Reveal as a positive and enjoyable way to serve and worship.
- We have incorporated this years “Now Is The Time” series within our services, which has been a meaningful way to highlight what God is doing within and through His people.
- I led worship for VBS this past summer and it was an incredible success. With the help of Lisa Redmond, Shirley Kurasz, Alan Berg, and Ethan Gerald the group teaching and worship time was engaging, fun, and full of energy.
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE IN YOUR MINISTRY IN THE LAST 3-6 MONTHS?
- We continue to have our weekly rehearsals, increasing the skill and professionalism of our entire team. We keep expectations high along with God’s Grace, pushing for excellence in preparation throughout the week, but understanding that on Sundays our worship is worth no less because of a mistake. As a team we continue to hold to the idea that as we worship (on Sundays or throughout our days) God Loves us, and accepts us through Christ, despite our weaknesses and mistakes. The same God who fed a crowd with a few loaves and fish, takes our small offerings and makes them great- makes them bigger than we could ever do on our own. We continue to dialogue to the Truth that the corporate service (and the “worshipful life”) is always about Him, who He Is, what He has Done, and what He has promised. His power is made perfect in our weaknesses and so we seek to leave each service satisfied! Not because we played or sang well, or the mix was great, or it was a full room, but because of Him!
- We continue to host Second Sunday Fellowship each month with a variety of meals and a mix of team leads. It is always an enjoyable moment within each month and we look forward to the Girl Scouts hosting SS in March!
- There has been a focus on keeping our Reveal Worship Facebook page regularly updated with image and video content that inspires and encourages individual worship throughout the week. It has and continues to be a focus of Reveal: that we seek to build within people “lives of worship” that are far more concerned with worshiping every day than just Sunday mornings.
- Was asked to write another song (3rd year now) as the School Theme Song. It is entitled “How We Worship”
- Played and sang periodically in school chapel services.
WHAT ARE YOUR PROJECTED PLANS GOING FORWARD FOR THE NEXT 3-6 MONTHS?
- Begin planning Christmas Eve worship in the summer to allow for greater involvement and creative idea integration. Last year planning was delayed and became extremely rushed, due to the large increase of work as the Creative Media Director.
- Continue to train and equip our new A/V team, empowering them to be visual producers within service and sharing the vision of how important their work is each week within our corporate worship services.
- We will host a volunteer appreciation party, as a way to thank and support those who give so much to the ministry here at Trinity. These have always been a positive time in the past, allowing for people to connect with and get to know each other while discussing things together concerning the Reveal ministry.
- Continue to discuss things like “lighting” and other positive ideas that members have proposed to me. There are always many great ideas floating around. It’s crucial for me to hear them, discuss them, and evaluate the feasibility of each endeavor.
- Working with Lisa Redmond for VBS week in June and will help prepare and lead all group worship and song times.