Technical Arts Director
Healthy . . . Potential . . . Impact . . . Influential. These are just a few words that describe the team at Chapelstreet Church. This is a great opportunity for someone who considers themselves a builder. Perhaps you desire to build the Kingdom through the use of technology at a local church? This could be your next-level-challenge.
Chapelstreet Church is a dynamic multi-generational, multi-venue, multi-site church of 2500. Few churches navigate a senior pastor transition, a name change, and multi-site launch very well. Even fewer sustain this type of change and continue to grow, especially attempting all of this in a single year. This is Chapelstreet Church in Geneva, Illinois. Located on the far western edge of Chicagoland in Kane County, Chapelstreet began over 120 years ago as the First Swedish Baptist Church of Geneva. This church has continued to take steps forward in faith, and God has continued to bless their faithfulness.
These latest steps of faith position the church forward for the future. The church desires to saturate Kane County with the Gospel. “We want to see our homes as places of grace, faith, and impact…every house like a chapel on a street,” says senior pastor Jeff Frazier. This season of change has also resulted in an AVL remodel of the largest space and a third campus opening September 2017.
Chapelstreet Church is a part of Converge and is unique within the multi-site movement in that it has held to a multi-style format.
The Technical Arts Director is a full-time position and will provide leadership to Chapelstreet Church’s technical operations, including audio, media/video, staging, lighting, and visual arts. The director also provides leadership and developmental training for paid staff and volunteers using technical production tools.
The ministry is done well, but there is a sense that this team is a bit stretched. A new wave of recruiting and team building is essential and required. “We need the right mix of technical doer vs. leader of people,” says Pastor of Worship Ministries, Kenton Kober.
There is much that is going well for the ministry. The AVL remodel and the new campus provide natural momentum builders for the incoming candidate. The team is unified and works well together. There is both long-term, as well as new team members, who are excellent worship leaders and music directors with which to work.
“We recently went through some Strengths Finder training,” says Kenton, “and we have a gap in the executing mindset.” This team is creative and visionary. “The next candidate needs to have a balance of creativity, technical expertise and be leader of people.”