The purpose of the Media Ministry here at Addis Kidan Church is to carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our visually-driven, ever-changing world through the use of technology and media, and to equip other ministries of the church to use digital and electronic media as a worship and outreach tool.
Through the many technical areas included in the umbrella of Media Ministry, we strive to:
Enhance the worship experience through audio/video and lighting,
Go beyond the physical walls of our church by way of audio/video productions and the website to invite others to learn of God’s love, and
Provide resources that we pray will enable you to develop a deeper walk with Him.
The Media Ministry encompasses our broadcasts, media resources, website, graphics, and technical support in the areas of audio, video, lighting and photography.
This ministry not only provides the technical support required for our worship services, but also records various events, teachings and sermons, which are made available on CD/DVD and for viewing or podcasting at our web site.
There are many opportunities for you to serve in Media ministry. We are here to help you learn what you'll need to know and have fun in the process! If you would like more information about our media ministry or want to volunteer as a team member, call the co-ordinator at 415-632-2611 or email.
If you have a natural gift for electronics, sound or video equipment? Or maybe you just have a strong desire to learn, along with a passion to serve the body of Christ? then you are invited to join us! Call or write us for more information about how you can get involved, (other than taping weekly services) - You can also join the audio/video team as a camera operator and/or editor (audio mixer) for special productions. We are constantly recording events and testimonies or creating short videos for web site use or promotion of ministries. If you are already making home videos you have a head start, but if not experienced, just interested, let us know.
The different areas to consider:
Video Camera Operator -
The camera operator works behind the cameras during services and acts as the eyes of the director. The director will communicate over headphones as to what he or she wants the camera to be doing. At this time, we use 3 High-Definition cameras.
The director is in charge of recording the worship service. He or she instructs the camera operators over headphones and chooses which camera will be recorded or sent to the screens during the service. This is done by watching monitors for each camera in the control room and using the ‘switcher’ to choose the camera wanted at the time.
Audio Engineer -
You will control the volume levels for all mics and instruments used on the stage, mix using the sound mixer. Also record & duplicate audio CDs of all sermons and programs
IMAG (Easy Worship) -
Located in the media section, you will work on a computer and change lyrics, announcements etc. that are projected on the projection screens.
Lighting Control -
Located in the worship area, you will control stage and house lighting.
Web team - You can join the web team as a contributor to content by using your writing, editing or photography skills.
If you are familiar with sharing files online and are interested in taking pictures of people, we need you! We need pictures of church life, services and events taken on a regular basis.
Graphic Designer -
If you have a computer and are familiar with desktop publishing software like InDesign, Photoshop Elements or others that are similar for layout and image creation there are many ways your skills can help. There is a constant need to promote announcements and events through our web site, signage and other digital media.
At the heart of our ministry is a great group of volunteers! We invite you to join along with them in this unique and exciting ministry