What a wonderful summer! I hope everyone is settling into their fall routines well and enjoying getting back to “life as usual”!

As we gear up for fall, I wanted to update you on some exciting changes coming to our tech department. 

You may well be aware that for several months now we have been live-streaming our second service on Facebook just using a simple smartphone and tripod set up. It has enabled people who have been ill, out of town, or trapped in inclement weather to be able to connect with us. While it has been a good start to our online service, it has not been without its bumps. Admittedly, the audio on the sermon can be difficult to hear, and while you can certainly tell what you are looking at on the screen, it isn’t the best quality video either.

To help compensate for some of these things, we will be training soon on a newly purchased MEVO video camera and app that allows the videographer to control the camera from their phone from the balcony and plugin directly to the sound board’s feed of the sermon! The app will also allow for smoother zooms and pans.

If helping out with this new online service is something you are interested in doing, please reach out and let us know! In our modern culture of digital content and handheld devices, reaching out online has become more and more crucial to church growth and we need volunteers who are excited to be a part of these changes that will reach the next generation.

We are also looking for volunteers in our Tech Department, Barefoot Kids, Barefoot Students, and Serve Team for the following positions:

  • 2nd service sound tech

  • 2nd service camera tech (referenced above) 

  • 2nd service projection tech

  • Two 2nd service online greeters

  • Two 1st service nursery assistant teachers

  • 2nd service Sunday school assistant teacher

  • Wednesday evening youth group leaders

  • 1st service serve team member

  • Two 2nd service serve team members

  • 2nd service child/youth elevator monitor

Will you please join me in praying over these positions and how God can use First Baptist to love the people around us?

May God bless and enrich your time with Him!

Lynn Crawford

Associate Pastor