Why We Love This Opportunity
Bell Shoals is a healthy church with unified leadership and a united church body. Almost two years ago, Dr. Corey Abney came as Lead Pastor. Under his leadership, Bell Shoals has made a significant investment in many of its ministries. They have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in facility upgrades, gone through a re-visioning and rebranding process, restructured their organizational model, and hired additional staff. The foundation for all of this is a love for and commitment to the Word of God. Bell Shoals is part of a mission and a movement that is changing the world. The Production Director opportunity at Bell Shoals Church represents a chance to innovate, build, and do ministry with a great team in a great community.
Church or Org Description
Bell Shoals Church is one church in two languages, with five locations across their community: Brandon, Apollo Beach, Riverview, Palm River, and Brandon Español. Before COVID, 3,500 people worshiped across their campuses each week. They now average 2,500, with another 1,500 joining via live stream. Weekly, new people are coming to faith in Christ, being baptized, and joining this faith family. The church continues to see God’s blessing in remarkable ways.
The worship experiences are modern and relevant at Bell Shoals. They are making significant investments to upgrade many of their technological systems. They’ve recently purchased all-new HD video cameras throughout the worship space. On stage, in-ear monitors are used, and the church is soon to upgrade this system as well. The worship space features a line array PA system that provides full, rich sound for worshippers. They have equipped their facility with a recording studio used weekly for service support and to capture original music. Bell Shoals is committed to great storytelling through video and employs several staff members who produce video content and write original music scores. When not out on location, they produce much of this content in a well-appointed video studio on their campus.
The production ministry at Bell Shoals is healthy with a solid team of volunteers and paid staff. This area plays a vital role in the church’s mission by reaching people through creative elements, weekend services, and live-streaming. Bell Shoals has a high standard of excellence in all these things. The Production Director will report to the Global Worship Pastor and oversee the AVL staff, live production volunteers (cameras, ProPresenter, video directing), and contract employees (audio and lighting). This person will serve as a valued part of the Worship Ministry team and participate in creative and worship planning meetings, not just execute what comes out of those meetings.
The ideal Production Director will be an audio engineer who will help shape the live sound in the room. This person should also possess general lighting knowledge and advise on the future of lighting in their spaces. Having a creative eye, this person should recognize good live video and strive toward greater degrees of excellence in this area. The Production Director should be a team player with the skills to develop an expanding volunteer team. While this is not a “pastoral” role, there is an opportunity to shepherd both staff and volunteers.