I can recall the day when I first started operating Proclaim, a software that allowed the congregation during Sunday service to see worship song lyrics and videos projected on a screen. I remember thinking to myself how simple and small the job was but “small” however was certainly an understatement and I would soon find out three things:
- How crucial Proclaim was to the flow of the service
- No matter how small or how big the job is, it’s a significant part to God
- How terrible I was in following along songs and how quickly embarrassed I would be as soon as members looked back at me when the projected lyrics won’t jump to the next section
Preparing and operating Proclaim is only one part of Media Ministry and there are numerous parts to it with all of them having one goal in mind: “To leverage various forms of media to effectively communicate WIMO’s mission and vision.” Fortunately for me, I’ve learned the other places within the ministry that I’ve since felt I fit into and committed to in order to contribute to WIMO and ultimately use God’s gifts to achieve that goal.
I’m blessed to work with a creative bunch of people who are passionate with what they do. These people inspire me not to only recognize my gifts but regularly encourage me to cultivate these gifts that God has blessed me with. Despite the countless challenges that come up every week, I’m thankful to be part of a ministry where I can continue to grow in my faith and be among other workers who use their gifts in bringing glory to the Lord.
The various forms of communication that Media Ministry is made up of require specific set of talents to effectively achieve the ministry’s goal. These forms include photography, videography, content writing, graphic design, photo/video editing, IT, marketing strategy, web design, filming and even acting. If you feel that you have passion, experience, or you feel the gifts God has blessed you with include one of these forms, your best bet is to take it upon yourself, listen to God’s calling and get involved. How? Approach me or the other Media Ministry coordinators TO-DAY!
You may recognize me from being the voice behind the announcements emphasizing what members need to do TO-DAY. Some may know me behind the management of content and design of our website, newsletter and promotional materials. For some, I’m the person who reminds you to submit your articles. However, despite everything I do behind the scenes today, I will never forget that I was just merely an attendee who wanted to help out in any way possible. There’s no acknowledgement that’s sweeter than knowing that everything I do is for Christ our Lord, who made everything I do possible.
— Mar Jay Rigor