Grimwold and the Quest for Technicians

I spend a lot of my time in the church’s strange and dark corners, working by the light of blinking monitors and computer screens. And honestly, I kind of like it there. There’s a part of my personality, which I’ve affectionately named “Grimwold,” that really enjoys sitting by himself in the dark, working diligently on whatever project is at his fingertips. Grimwold is a bit of cave-dwelling hermit–although his cave is full of fancy technical gear.

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One of Grimwold’s favorite toys.

One of the jobs I have here at CrossRoads is called the “Technical Team Lead,” which means I work a lot with computers, cameras, sound boards, and the people who run them. While the musicians and speakers are up on stage leading the congregation (and doing a killer job at it too!), me and my team are pushing buttons and adjusting dials so that they can be heard and seen.

This is where Grimwold thrives. He loves being backstage on the monitor board, or in the media room at the back of the sanctuary on the video switcher.

Now, you can call me crazy, but I’m willing to bet that there are a whole bunch of other Grimwolds out there in the pews on Sundays. They’d like to avoid being blinded by stage lights or being used as a Kleenex by swarms of children. They’d like to serve somewhere, but neither the cafe nor the children’s wing are particularly appealing.

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One of Grimwold’s greatest fears. Cute and terrifying.

If you said, “Yes! That is so me!” then you are the kind of person I’m looking for. You are the Grimwold I seek.

CrossRoads is blessed with an amazing team of technicians who serve each and every Sunday behind the scenes, but we need more people to join our ranks! You don’t need to be a technical wizard or, really, even all that Grimwold-ish. We have all sorts of people with all sorts of experience serving on the tech team. All you need is a willingness to learn and to serve.

And if that isn’t enticing enough, Grimwold’s cave is getting a major upgrade this spring! All of our camera and camera-related gear is getting overhauled, which is super exciting, but also means that we need more people to help us out!

If that sounds like something you’d like to do, please contact me at RobJ@CrossRoadsChurch.ca.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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