Technical Director

Wilmington, NC

https://lifecc.com


LIFE CHURCH HISTORY

Life Church was launched Easter Sunday, 2004. As the church met in their first space, Bradley Creek Elementary, they continued to grow into a faithful group of believers who pioneered the movement. In 2009, Life Church relocated into a very unique location inside the Independence Mall. The attendance doubled from an average of 200 people to over 400 people in one week. 


In 2016, Life Church located 17 acres of land to be the future home of our church and began raising the funds to pay off the property. The Church rallied around this effort. We fully expected to remain inside the Mall until we could relocate to our new building, but God had a better plan. 


The Independence Mall began a redevelopment project in 2018 forcing us to relocate our church into a temporary location, while we continue our building project. Due to a gracious partnership with First Baptist Church, we were able to rent their Activity Center on Sunday mornings for our worship services. Every Sunday we set up our auditorium in the gymnasium and all of their children’s ministries, in other areas of the building. What we thought looked like a set back, God is using this season to build a stronger team f committed for our ministry. 


Life Church truly believe the best is still yet to come.


OUR VISION: Helping You Find Life in Jesus.

LEADERSHIP & TEAM

LEADERSHIP

Tim and Harriet Blevins founded Life Church in 2004 in Wilmington, NC. Tim's teaching style is always practical and user-friendly. He has a unique gift for taking the deeper issues of scripture and presenting them using common language that everyone can apply in their lives.

Harriet is also called into ministry and serves as the co-lead pastor. She is passionate about leading the women of Life Church, which she does through the Sisterhood ministry. She desires to empower women to be courageous, free and purposeful with their lives.

The leadership of life church is extremely collaborative in nature. The Executive Team consist of the Lead Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Executive Administrator. The general direction and vision is cast at this level. The remainder of the staff is critical and vital in the execution of church strategies. Numerous meetings are held for buy in, suggestions, and support for the overall projects of the church.

Team Values

The staff team at Life Church is refreshingly healthy, honest, committed to difficult conversations, and most importantly relational. The team is collaborative in nature, extremely caring and understanding, more hands off style of management, family focused and leads with a pastoral heart.

LOCATION & DEMOGRAPHICS

On the Coast

Wilmington, NC is located in Southeastern North Carolina right on the coast. Wilmington has several beaches along its coastline and a river, the Cape Fear River. We have a historical downtown area with local businesses, shops, and historical landmarks. Wilmington also has Mayfair Town Center, a high end shopping center that includes restaurants and cafes, shops, and a movie theater. Throughout the city you will find many local eateries, cafes, parks, a mall being redeveloped and small to large businesses of varying types. Life Church is located in the center of the city which means easy access to all of the locals favorite spots!

The Church

The church is sound and healthy. The staff consist of a total of nine full time employees. Attendance prior to the pandemic was consistent at 625-650 in total attendance in two services on Sunday. The portable aspect of the church takes its expected toll, but they have a volunteer base of around 125 people each Sunday that make it happen. The Lead Pastor considers the church to be in a great condition and position today.



The Opportunity

The Weekend Experience


To many, Life Church's worship style may sound reminiscent of current modern worship bands like Elevation, Bethel, Passion, Hillsong etc.

Life Church has a distinct culture of relationship. They focus their efforts not only with staff, but with volunteers to build relationally in the community as well as individuals to be incredible leaders to one another.

Life Church is looking for a collaborative, teachable, yet self assured individual that is excited to grow the production ministry at Life Church. Life Church is seeking a creatively engaged and spiritually aware Technical Director. This person will work alongside the Worship Director and Creative Director to look at each weekend and how that team can serve the church and its ministries more effectively.

This position is meant for someone that is teachable and has the ability to troubleshoot well and work under pressure. With the campus being a setup and tear down reality until they move into their new building, it is important that this person has the skills to build systems to make setup and teardown more effective and simple for volunteers.

Life Church is an incredible church with a heart for ministry and people. The leader that will fill this role has the opportunity to build the production area at Life Church and grow it as the church continues to grow over years to come.

JOB DESCRIPTION

OVERVIEW

Life Church believes in creating an atmosphere for those who want to join their talents with their passion for growing the local church. This is a place where people work closely together to advance one common vision in uncommon ways.

The Technical Director will assume the ownership, oversight and responsibility over all audio and visual production for Life Church services and special events. Life Church is looking for someone who is eager to train and develop volunteers throughout a mobile setup and tear down every week.

THIS PERSON WILL

  • LEAD | The production Volunteer Teams at Life Church— which includes all processes pertaining to volunteer onboarding, training, scheduling, communication, and off boarding — while creating systems that best steward the emotional well-being and time-commitment of the volunteers

  • DIRECT | The Producton Volunteer Team on the setup, execution and breakdown of all things related to A/V production for services and other ministries events.

  • MAINTAIN | Current standards of operation, improve systems and execution of production and pioneer new ways for the production team to create meaningful ways for the congregation to experience Jesus through production.

  • STEWARD | Life Church resources and equipment including the maintenance, inventory, and upkeep of existing equipment, upgrading and purchasing new equipment under the direction of the Executive Pastor.
  • SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Services & Event Production

  • Oversee & lead the production team volunteers at Life Church.
  • Direct oversight of all components of production on the weekend and special events — including audio, video, lighting, stage design, projection and coordination aspects of live events. This also includes system management for production gear owned by Life Church.
  • Creative Responsibilities

  • As needed, be able to serve with the Creative Director in creating content for weekend creative needs, and the potential for extra filming throughout the week for weekend content.
  • Team Development

  • Oversee onboarding (and off-boarding, when needed) of volunteers in collaboration with Worship Director.
  • Train new and existing volunteers on proper protocol and best practices for weekend services
  • Communicating needs and requests to volunteer team along with reporting back volunteer experience to staff
  • Develop and oversee communication to A/V team
  • Help plan and run events for worship/tech teams
  • Develop Teams to oversee all tech during services at Life Church.
  • DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Love for Jesus and His Church
  • Agreement with the beliefs of Life Church as evidenced by lifestyle (CLICK HERE FOR LIFE CHURCH BELIEFS)
  • Experience in the production/technical side in a church setting
  • Ability to operate audio, lighting, projection and video equipment — as well as experience in Online Live-streaming is a plus
  • Working in a mobile church environment at a high level of production excellence is a plus
  • Experience in teaching others to develop tech skills
  • Experience or willingness to learn production/technical skills that are not yet acquired
  • Organized, reliable and demonstrating great work ethic and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks, be flexible and work with little supervision
  • Experience

    Some experience in the following would be preferred.

  • Behringer & Midas Systems
  • Digital Audio Networks (Dante)
  • Jands Vista Lighting Systems
  • Shure Wireless Coordination
  • D&B D Series PA & Amps is a plus
  • Lighting Networks
  • Blackmagic Design ATEM Series Switchers
  • ProPresenter 6
  • EMPLOYMENT STATUS / SCHEDULE

  • Full time — salaried position with paid time off
  • Monday through Thursdays will be spent in the office preparing for the weekend, training and recruiting volunteers.
  • Partner with the Worship Director & Creative Director to work with teams on specific needs throughout the week
  • Lead production setup crew & equipment on Sunday mornings for Sunday Services
  • Prepare for weekend services including prepping content, confirming volunteers are scheduled etc.
  • COMPENSATION

    Salary offering will be discussed in the first phone call and is based on experience and ability of the candidate.

    Reports to: Jeana Lindbert - Executive Pastor

    Regularly Collaborates with: Worship Director & Creative Director

    CONTACT

    Ready to take the next step?


    If after prayerfully reviewing this information, you sense this role and church culture could be a good fit for you, please REACH OUT.


    Caleb Loeppky // cloeppky@slingshotgroup.org