Aaron grew up in Waco, and works in an administrative position at Campus Realtors. He and his wife have two boys and a baby girl on the way. He has been a part of Antioch for about 15 years, and served with church plants in Boston, Phoenix and overseas. His family has been back in Waco for two years, and he serves on our AV Team on Sunday mornings.
Aaron recently shared with us what he enjoys about serving! Check it out –
What is your role on the AV Team?
I serve as the graphics operator on Sunday mornings. If any words appear on the screen or any videos play, the graphics person is the one who made it happen! There is a room adjacent to the Auditorium where the graphics operator and video director sit. I use two computers simultaneously to display the graphics between the three screens.
Why did you decide to start volunteering?
In the Spring of 2004, I was eager for community and searched for any opportunity to serve. I went to the sound booth during a college service and asked if they needed any help. The person in charge was delighted to hear that and began to train me on the spot. Eventually I led the college production team, and ran graphics on Sunday mornings. I also had the pleasure of volunteering with Antioch Boston and Antioch Phoenix in similar roles.
How have you personally grown through your experience serving?
I enjoy being involved behind the scenes. I am not one who longs to be on stage, but serving with the production team allows me to be a part of the worship team while also being mostly invisible. Service is definitely one of my spiritual gifts, so I do find life and satisfaction in my role. The phrase, “faithful in the little, ruler over much” has been ever true for me. The Lord has allowed me to grow in leadership and training through the role as well. Even with a practical task, faithfulness and obedience is key.
Do you have a testimony to share from your time serving?
I can’t think of any specific testimonies. However, I have seen the Lord work through numerous people throughout the years who chose to say “yes” to sacrificing their time. He truly is faithful! It’s exhilarating to work behind the scenes during times when the Holy Spirit is moving in power in the service. It becomes easy in those time to truly enter in, even though my eyes are open and I am doing a specific task, there is a grace there to engage with what is happening in the service.
Is there anything you want to share with people who are thinking about volunteering with the AV Team?
Jump in! We are always looking for people who are faithful and willing to give their time. The youth, college, young adult and Sunday morning teams all have spots available. The three things a good graphics operator need are: an ability to use computers, a familiarity with the songs we play and a willingness to faithfully serve. We would love to have you on our team!
If you are interested in volunteering with the AV Team, or in another area of our church, fill out this form. We can’t wait for you to get connected!