St. Stephen is quickly becoming a congregation that is thriving in the 21st century. We are growing and hope to become a congregation that communicates a message of grace not just through our spoken word but through the many lines of communcation that this highly connected world has to offer. We are always looking for talented people who have gifts in the area of sound and video production, live production, lighting, graphics, social media, and more! St. Stephen not only wants to be at the forefront of technology for churches but we also see ourselves as a training facility helping to teach those who are interested in the different technologies that continue to become more important in our world. If you are interested in being a part of this growing ministry at St. Stephen please complete the form below! And please check out all of the opportunities we have to offer at St. Stephen Lutheran Church.
St. Stephen operates two Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2 digital sound boards. These boards are hardwired into the sanctuary and used for all worship services and any other service that takes place in the sanctuary. The sanctuary is fitted with over 80 input selections throughout the space which are connected via a patchbay to accomodate almost any setup ima
ginable in the space. Sound Tech's operate the sound boards during worship and special performances. They are responsible for recording, mixing, and keeping things running during worship. The only skills needed are the ability to learn, listen, and be a part of a team! We offer detailed training on all of our equipment. If you would like to serve in this ministry please complete the form below.
St. Stephen projects during every worship service. We have a dual projection setup that projects two screens at the front along with two TVs in the rear. All of the liturgy and songs are projected along with any videos or anouncements. We use software called "Easyworship" which allows us to build schedules and easily advance to the next part of worship. Computer Tech's operate this software which leads the congregation through worship. baisc computer skills are required. Detailed training is provided to those who serve in this area. If you would like to serve in this ministry please complete the form below.
St. Stephen currently has one robotic camera mounted to a beam in the back of the sanctuary. The Sony camera is controlled by a simple joystick and has multiple presets as well. In the coming years we hope to expand our camera system to include multiple fixed cameras and upgrade to an all HD system with a professional grade switcher. Until then our camera functions are basic during most worship services. For special services we do have the ability to add additional handheld and tripod cameras to give us different angles. Video Tech's are currently only needed for special services and performances. A basic understanding of camera framing is needed. All other skills will be taught. If you would like to serve in this ministry please complete the form below.
We currently only have architechural lighting in our space, however, it is all controlled by a multi-channel mixer which allows us to create atmosphere with our lights. We are able to dim and light different areas of the sanctuary and change those areas in real time. We are exploring upgrades to our lighting system which would include theatrical lighting to improve our video and some colored LED lighting to add effects during worship. As this area grows we are in need of people interested in learning about lighting and who can vision with us what this may look like for St. Stephen in the future! If you would like to serve in this ministry please complete the form below.
St. Stephen is creating more and more video content in house. We are creating educational videos to be used in classrooms, advertisements for ministries, and much more. We have multiple HD cameras, lighting systems, and a green screen that allows us to create professional videos for the congregation to enjoy. People on our production team do not need any type of previous skills. Training will be provided in real world scenarios from pre-production storyboarding, to shooting, and all the way through editing and creating the final product. If you are interested in learning these skills or would liket to contribute skills you may already have to this ministry please complete the form below.
We create almost all of our publications and graphics in house. We have a high quality color printer to print almost any type of publication. We use Publisher, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to create all of our print materials. Our graphic designers create graphics as requested by different ministries in the congregation. They also create layouts and designs for any print material. A basic understanding of design and computers is needed to be a part of this team. If you would like to serve in this ministry please complete the form below.
Social Media Producer
There are many ways to communicate in todays technologically driven world. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Ustream, Vimeo, just to name a few of the social media platforms that we currently use to communicate to our congregation and the world! Our social media producers help us populate content on all of our platforms so that we have a constant flow of information. A basic understanding of the how the different social media platforms function is necessary for this role. If you would like to serve in this ministry please complete the form below.
We are always looking for help during regular office hours during the week. Whether it is producing a video or installing new equipment, alot is done during the week. You could learn how to soder, install equipment, repair equipment, run wires and more! If you have time to give during the week consider letting us know by completing the form below and we will train you!
St. Stephen provides a free movie on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Cranes Roost Park in a partnership with the City of Altamonte Springs. We are always looking for people to help with setup, breakdown, and everything in between. If you are interested in Sunset Cinema please visit our page!