Technical Director

First Christian Church

Decatur, IL

Category: Technology/Media

Posted on: October 13, 2020

Job Description:

First Christian Church, Decatur, IL


The Technical Director must fulfill his or her duties with excellence and ministry appropriateness. This individual will report directly to the Production Manager as they oversee the technology needs of First Christian Church. This is a support position viewed in a holistic manner. Therefore, the person filling this role will be willing to help in all areas of the church's ministry. Consequently, this person must be relational and able to work well with people.

The individual filling the position of Technical Director will be a vital part of the Worship Arts Team. A professional approach and spiritual attitude are expected at all times.

Required Skills:

This individual will have accepted Christ as the leader and _noemailiver of his or her life. The candidate must have an educated understanding of technology as it relates to ministry and church life. The candidate must have experience in the field and a minimum of an associate degree in a technical discipline. He or she must be able to work in a team setting with other ministry professionals maintaining interpersonal and relational skills. His or her beliefs should coincide with the First Christian Church Statement of Faith.

As a member of the staff and congregation, it is expected this person will continue their professional and spiritual development through appropriate classes, bible studies, involvement in small group ministries and/or other means.

In addition to the required skills, experience or knowledge in the following areas are beneficial:

-Uphold scripture and prayer as foundational to ministry
-Provide leadership that effectively emphasizes and instills the core values of spiritual formation and_noemailmunity.

Essential Job Functions:

Working with the Production Manager in various technical, staging, and worship experience production tasks including, but not limited to:

-Stage design from idea to full implementation, including oversight of volunteers to_noemailplete stage design
-Lighting for stage design/video/weekend worship and leading teams to assist
-Maintenance and utilization of worship technology
-Understanding PA elements, stage design, video, camera, lighting and broadcast for worship production/events
-A working knowledge of popular hardware/software used in live production, such as Pro-Presenter, High End Systems Hog Console, Chamsys Consoles/software, Yamaha Audio console, Dante, etc.
-Assist in leading technical teams (staff and volunteers) for weekend experiences and special events

Perform other work or job functions as required or requested

Additional Information:

This is a full-time position under the oversight of the Elders and Administrative Team of First Christian Church. The Technical Director reports directly to the Production Manager. Adherence to scripture as a guide for Christian lifestyles, behavior, and respect for authority is expected.

About First Christian Church:

We are a church with deep historic roots, but remain committed to embrace change to reach those outside of faith. Multiple generations gather weekly in person and online to worship in song, observe communion, practice generosity, and be challenged by a timely message.

The four core values of First Christian Church are: We respond to God's Word; We build community; We encounter the Holy Spirit; We embrace change.

It is the mission of First Christian Church to develop devoted followers of Jesus Christ by growing and serving together. Find out more at 


Be part of a dynamic, forward-moving staff as the full-time Technical Director at a mega-church located in Decatur, IL. The successful candidate will serve as part of a team, crafting weekend and special services utilizing required skills of stage design, lighting, PA elements, live production hardware/software, and leading technical team volunteers and staff. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Technical Director
Time Type:
Full Time
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Church Size:
1000 - 1500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
First Christian Church
Contact Name:
Fred Saurmann
3350 N. MacArthur Rd.
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