Worship Technology majors. We are the ones behind the curtains. We are the ones behind the sound or lighting boards. We are the ones behind video cameras or in video trucks. We are the ones that go unnoticed until something does not go as planned.
At times, it is stressful. It is a position where everyone has to be on their toes knowing what is next and preparing for a last-minute change to come about, if necessary. We are always the first to arrive and the last to leave. We spend countless hours in the studio to make sure a mix is just right, or in the design lab perfecting our craft. With our major, many of our nights turn into mornings without a minute of sleep, and yet there is something that we love so much about it that we still get up the next morning ready to tackle the next project or production.
During my time as a worship technology major at the University of Mobile, I have learned so many things about our craft that also can apply to life.
Never stop learning.
No matter how much you think you know about something, there is always more to
know out there. There is always untapped potential in us, and it is our job to continue
learning to reach our highest potential.
You craft is perfected behind the scenes. Things constantly get thrown your way, and
if you do not practice, you will not know how to handle those situations.
Do not be afraid to ask for help.
You are never too good for help. Whether it is a question on how to do something or
help moving something from one place to another, it is better to ask for a hand before
going in blind and messing something up.
Do everything you do with a spirit of excellence.
Colossians 3:23 states, “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather
thenfor men.” We are constantly reminded that everything we do is not to impress
others, but with the idea in mind that God has given us a gift, and we should perfect our
gift as much as possible to bring glory to God.
Teamwork changes everything.
Nothing we do could be done by one person. It is important to build up a team around
you in life that pushes you to get better at what you do, accomplish goals, and have a
community to run to in the craziness of life.
I’m thankful for the experiences I have as a worship tech major. I am thankful for this passion, the work and the people at the University of Mobile.