Jump directly to the Content

Skill Builders

Home > Skill Builders

Lessons I've Learned as a Media Missionary

Preparing diverse church bodies for when the screen comes down.

I felt the call to full-time ministry at an early age. At nine years old I organized my first worship service, in the family living room, complete with songs, a sermon, and special music. While other kids dreamed of being police officers or astronauts, I wanted to be a church worker. Over the years I explored everything from working on the mission field to Christian counseling. All along I developed skills in video, audio, and computers, thinking I had a great hobby to distract me from the rigors of Christian service. Little did I know what God had in store!

About six years ago, an increasing number of churches began integrating video projectors into their worship services, which piqued my interest. At the time I was working at a local church, Calvary Baptist in Las Cruces, New Mexico, as a publications director. When the church purchased a video projector I was asked to prepare songs, announcements, and sermon notes using presentation software. Soon my title changed to media minister. ...

skill builder Preview

This skill builder is available to PreachingToday.com members only.

To continue reading:

Related articles

Preaching in a Visual Age

How much do churches budget for producing visual media? What media are pastors using? How many churches subscribe to image libraries? Our survey shows the use of visual aids in preaching is heavy, helpful, and here to stay.

The Promise of Podcast Preaching

An easy new way to reach more people and make better disciples.

The ABCs of Podcasting

There are many ways to get yours going.