Volunteer Spotlight – AV Team

Volunteer Spotlight – AV Team
“On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret . . . getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat.” –Luke 5:1, 3-4

 When the Lord Jesus was walking the dusty roads of Palestine and preaching the good news of the kingdom, there were no microphones or sound systems. As large crowds began to gather to “hear the word of God,” hearing became a problem – literally. So Jesus got into a boat and went out on the water and continued teaching. Why? Water amplifies sound. All of us have had the experience of being on the bay or on a lake and hearing the conversation of a boat half a mile away just as if we were in the boat with those speaking. Jesus knew that and he used it to his advantage – and to the advantage of those who were listening to him.

Over 2,000 years later, hearing God’s Word is still a challenge – literally. But today, we have access to all kinds of technology that those in Jesus’s day did not! We have microphones, amplifiers, projectors, screens, video cameras, and so much more.

At Christ Presbyterian, we have a talented team of volunteers who keeps all of our audio-visual equipment running smoothly. They not only allow us to hear and see what we need to during Sunday morning services, but they also enable us to reach a large audience outside the church building on Facebook, YouTube, and other platforms. I am so grateful for each of our AV volunteers – we couldn’t do what we do without them.

Next time you see someone working in the sound booth, would you tell them thank you for all the ways they enable and expand the ministry of CPC?

Your Pastor and Friend,
John Knox Foster

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