Saddleback Production exists to provide top-level, second-mile service to our church community through a partnership will all ministries both locally and globally; to prepare, operate, maintain, support and seamlessly integrate the technologies of audio, lighting, video and graphical presentations, that equip and enhance the outreach and commission of Saddleback Church to the world.
Saddleback Production is a community of various members of diverse backgrounds. Whether you’re young or older, experienced or just passionate, introverted or extroverted, we all have a place on this team.
We work together, serving often in different capacities simultaneously, to set the stage of opportunity so God’s Spirit can interact without distraction or hindrance, so that one more might cross the line of faith and grow in their dependence upon the Lord.
Saddleback Production prepares, operates and supports the audio, lighting, video and graphical presentational needs of all ministries and outreaches of Saddleback Church.
ABOUT THE AUDIO TEAM
Saddleback Production’s Audio team provides care for the greatest amount of technical needs for the ministries at Saddleback Church. Whether it’s a weekend service, mid-week bible study, small gathering, workshop, or large-scale conference, chances are they at least need audio support for their ministry event.
We will place volunteers who have no prior experiences into events with staff trainers that can help them operate consoles and learn, both by observation and by doing. Additionally, as key concepts are grasped and volunteers gain traction through the course of hands on training, the training wheels will come off and we will begin providing opportunities for you to serve in events that we’re confident you can handle on your own. But don’t fret, we’re always just a phone call away if you ever get in a jam and need some assistance when you’re operating solo in an event.
To be straight forward and to the point with you from the beginning, if your aim is to start out operating the main audio console on the weekends for the Worship Center or even a large scale ministry event, such as a weekend venue that has full band needs and multiple cues, chances are you will likely be disappointed. Even if you have years of audio experience, the dynamics of Saddleback Production’s Audio team are unique to Saddleback and there is still a level of integration, margin, consistency and trust building that must first take place before stepping into some of are large-scale events.
With that said, we love hanging with our volunteers and often times we have volunteers who signup to sit in with some of our staff engineers at some of our large scale services and ministry events to observe and experience the dynamics of rehearsals, sound checks and multiple cues. This is always a welcomed opportunity we extend to all of our volunteers so that they can see things first hand and can observe how some of the “pro’s” do it. (we’re not trying to prop ourselves up we promise).
Yet with all that, what casual attendees don’t realize sometimes is that there is a lot happening at Saddleback every day of the week. Our Lake Forest campus Production team supports an average of about 200 events per week and that is not counting our normal weekend services and venues. So if you are interested in serving in audio there is ample opportunity to get involved, and serve in ministry through supporting the audio needs of ministry events that happen at Saddleback on a regular basis.
Ready to dive in? Serve in the area of Audio with our Production team.
HAVE A QUESTION?
AARON RUSEAudio Director
Aaron leads the Audio Team at Saddleback and is here to help provide additional information for anything you might care to know more about when it pertains to the Audio team.
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