Throughout the Old Testament, God through His prophets cried out to the people telling them to hear the Word of the Lord. Here at Morningstar, we place a great emphasis on teaching the Word of God. With the teaching of God's Word being the centerpiece of every service, it is the responsibility of the Sound Ministry to use the tools and equipment that God has provided to enable all to hear.
In addition to providing support for the Main Sanctuary and overflow room, the sound team is responsible for recording each service and providing the audio feed for the video team. These recordings are used for the Morningstar Service Archive page, the Chapel Store, and for the Growing Thru Grace Radio and Video programs.
Looking To Serve?
"How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
God has called many to serve in this ministry. Some have come with a strong background in sound engineering, others have not.
"Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful."
1 Corinthians 4:2
Regardless of your background or experience, the most important qualification is having a willing heart to serve. God begins with a call, then He provides. Not all are called to serve in this ministry as is true with any other area of service. Serving in this ministry requires technical skill, an understanding of music, a keen sense of hearing, and good communication skills. Ears are the most important instrument that a sound technician has. The lead technician must be capable of setting the stage, troubleshooting issues, and properly mixing the sound. We are not simply mixing the sound for the body, A good sound person must also be equipped to listen to the musicians and provide for their needs, set proper levels, individual EQ's, and mix monitors for each performer so that they may work together as a team to lead the body in worship and praise.
To become an accomplished sound technician requires years of training and experience. However to be an effective part of our team we only require that you have a servants heart. If you love Jesus and feel you are called to this ministry, we can help you with the rest.
New members are paired with an experienced technician for several months before they are given the opportunity to run the board. However, anyone can learn to help roadie (set up and tear down the stage) on their first day.
If you would like to know more please use the "Get Involved" form on the upper right corner of this page. The pastor who oversees this ministry will contact you shortly to answer any questions you may have.
Looking for more information, training materials, or scheduling information? Check the Morningstar Sound Ministry Wiki.