Sound Team

Ministry Title: Sound Team
Ministry Leaders: Matt Jones, Ben Buss
Ministry Purpose: In order to reach people with the love of Jesus Christ, the Sound Team ministry maintains and operates the soundboard and lightboard to assure God’s word is heard clearly and shared with all who worship at Lord of Life.

  • Prior to every worship, assure the soundboard and lightboard are on and functioning.
  • Verify all microphones are functioning.
  • Verify all worship participants who need to be heard, have a lapel microphone or access to a handheld microphone or hardwired.
  • Operate and monitor the soundboard during every service.
Number of people needed: Unlimited
Now have: 4
Now needed: Unlimited
This ministry relates to: Administrate Technology Team
This ministry meets: Only as needed
Training provided: Yes, written and on-the-job.
Time Commitment: One year
Spiritual gifts that are useful, but not limited to: Service
Ministry Participants:  

About Ministries at Lord of Life What Motivates Us And How You Can Be Involved

Responsibilities of a Leader of a Ministry of Lord of Life Church

  1. Serve consistent with the Mission, Vision and Values of the Congregation.
  2. Serve within the framework of one of the seven Teams of the congregation; in coordination with the Team Leader(s) and meeting with other Ministry Leaders within the team.
  3. Not raise funds within the congregation or community, other than the existing funds of the congregation, without the prior approval of the Congregation Council.  Your Team Leader can help you with the annual budgeting process or with how to request approval from the council to raise funds.

Privileges of Ministries of Lord of Life Church

  1. You may use all the facilities and resources of the congregation (see Facilities Use Guide).
  2. You may publicize in the bulletin and newsletter of the congregation (see Facilities Use Guide).
  3. You may submit an annual budget request, through your Team, to the council.
  4. You may represent your ministry as one of Lord of Life Church in the community.
  5. As Leader or co-Leader, you may participate in all leadership training and support events in and through Lord of Life Church.
  6. Utilize the congregation’s spiritual gifts data banks for recruiting and developing partners in your ministry.

How to "Conclude" a Ministry of Lord of Life Church

  1. Pray ... listening for God's leading, and discerning God's gifts for ministry in your life.
  2. Talk personally with your Team Leader before reaching a conclusion, sharing some of what is leading you into this time of discernment.  Be as honest, open and vulnerable with God, and your Team Leader, as you can.
  3. It may be helpful to discuss it with others to assist in discernment, particularly the current participants.
  4. Determine whether you feel the ministry is either (a) no longer valid, or (b)  you no longer feel called to lead that ministry.
  5. Once you’ve reached a decision, meet again with your Team Leader to share your conclusion.
If you deem the ministry is no longer valid (i.e. meeting a need, helping reach others with the love of Christ, or equipping disciples), notify the Team Leader.  The Leader will notify the church office and Team Staff to remove it from the congregation's roster of ministries.

If you discern the ministry is valid and you believe it should continue with different leadership, you are encouraged to seek a new Leader, or two.  Once accomplished, the new Leader will need to complete a "Ministry Description."

As you step down from ministry leadership, you are encouraged to do the following:
  • Thank those who have served with you in this ministry, either privately,  publicly, or both.
  • Share a brief written summary of your experience in this ministry and as a leader, including joys/success, struggles/shortcomings, and insights that might help others in the future.

How to Become a Ministry of Lord of Life Church

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  1. Pray ... listening for God's leading and discerning God's gifts for ministry. Discuss it with others to assist in discernment. If you know the area of ministry you may wish to speak with that Team Leader.
  2. Locate a "Ministry of Lord of Life Church Description Form" from the church office or in the Narthex.
  3. Complete all the information, which includes: commitment to the Mission, Vision, Values of the congregation; designation of leaders and participants; a purpose for the ministry, and identification with one of the Ministry Teams at Lord of Life Church for accountability and cooperative ministry.
  4. After determining which Team you will relate to, schedule a time to meet with one or both of the co-Leaders of that Team. This will be the Team and Leaders you will relate to at Lord of Life Church. They will submit your budget, vision with you, coordinate your ministry with other ministries on this Team, and generally assist you in leading your ministry.
  5. Both the Ministry Leader and a Team Leader sign the "Description" and return it the church office.

Once this process is completed you are entitled to the privileges reserved for Ministries of the Congregation and are expected to hold the responsibilities common to all ministries and ministry Leaders of the congregation.

Ministry Team Purpose Statements

Experience Team: Provide as many people as possible an experience of God’s grace through weekly worship and welcome.

Grow Team: To help grow a member’s faith into discipleship of Christ through Bible study, small groups and learning opportunities.

Connect Team: To encourage people as they discover and use their spiritual gifts, abilities, passions and experiences to glorify our God.

Mission Team: To encourage, equip and engage as many members as possible to reach out to others with the love of God in Jesus Christ.

Administrate Team: To steward the resources God has given Lord of Life Church as we cultivate an environment conducive to faithful ministry and spiritual growth.

FAQ Topics Administrate

My group or family would like to use the church facilities, but I/we are not a Rostered Ministry of Lord of Life Church, our Synod, or the ELCA. Can do I do that?

Yes, but you will need to complete a “building use request form” two weeks in advance of the event.  You can download find the form on our Calendar page.

I'd like to meet with one of our Team Staff at Lord of Life. How do I do that?

Please see our People section.

I'd like to use the church facilities for a ministry event. How do I do that?

Rostered Ministry Leaders may schedule events on the church master calendar by following the instructions posted with the calendar
or by contacting the Parish Secretary.  See the Calendar page for listings and to download the Facilities Use Guide.

I'd like to report a problem about our facilities

Please call the church office and report the problem to Joe Mazzola or Bill Roberts, interim leaders of the facility team at Lord of Life Church.

I'd like to put something in the bulletin

Items for the weekly bulletin may be submitted by contacting the Parish Secretary via email, phone, or by placing items in her office mailbox (please include your name and phone number when submitting an article).

How do I submit something for reimbursement?

Complete a reimbursement request form located in a folder in the bottom mailbox under Administration in the church office. Include all relevant info and accounting expense line, whenever possible. Attach receipt and put in the bookkeeper's mailbox in the office. Contact the Church Office if you have additional questions.  You will be put in contact with the congregational Treasurer.

How do I get answers about my recent giving statement? Who do I talk with?

Contact Bookkeeper Karen Hilbert for information about your giving statement.

How do I get a Background Check done?

Contact the church office for assistance.

Can I put something on the Lord of Life website?

Often yes.  Items for the website must pertain to a Rostered Ministry of Lord of Life Church, the Synod, or the ELCA.  Contact the Church Office for more information.

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