The goal of the A/V team is to assure audio and visual are working to its best ability for church services, especially Sunday mornings.  This would include sound checks, pastor’s sermons, lyrics to worship songs, presentation of videos, etc.  It would be best if there were at least two groups within the team.  One Sunday would be to serve and the other to sit.


  1. A Servant’s Heart. The core motivation for the A/V ministry is serving.  In Peter 4:10 it reads, Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
  2. Organization.  This servant leader must have a love for organization and collaboration.  In 1 Corinthians 14:40 it reads, But all things should be done decently and in order.
  3. Expectations. The guidelines for the A/V team membership are:
    • personal relationship with Jesus Christ
    • a faith outlined by the creeds of the church
    • an active membership in the ongoing life of the church
  4. Commitment.  Attendance at workshops or training sessions, meeting an hour and a half before service begins.
  5. Preparation.  Preparation begins on a day other than Sunday.  Team will meet on a weekday if necessary to assist Worship Team with rehearsal. 
  6. Sacrifice.  Being on the A/V team means sacrifice.  If you’re called to the A/V team ministry, you’re not there just to enjoy and receive.  You’re worshiping in a different way. You’re attentive to what God wants to do.


The A/V Team Leader will encounter all kinds of people and various degrees of personalities.  Hence, the following are practical suggestions for dealing with team members:

  1. Be sensitive.  This may be new to the member, so, be patient.
  2. Inspire.  Building an environment to freely be creative is important. 
  3. Mentor.  Be ready to guide, teach and support your team with their ideas. The goal is to help the member grow a sense of ownership to their position and to their church.