We are always grateful to Christian people that take time to prepare to lead our worship on Sunday. In order to enable us all to benefit from your ministry, the following notes have been prepared for guidance.
The format and content of this meeting is very flexible and can be adapted to meet your needs. Please discuss these in advance. If the band and songsters are not participating this meeting will usually take place in the small hall.
Audio - Visual facilities
We have facilities for displaying words pictures and video and these are used in most Sunday meetings. There is also a sound amplification system and a CD player. The amplification system links to a loop system for those with hearing difficulties (main hall only).
The rostrum has a single fixed microphone. Additional fixed microphones and a hand-held radio microphone can be provided.
The use of the projector to display words of songs, pictures, video etc is encouraged but it is essential that a list of all requirements and any visual material are provided by Thursday evening. This should include:
This is to enable us to program your requirements in good time to ensure that everything works smoothly.
We operate a rota for control of the A/V equipment. Use the link in the left panel to send all the material to the projection team
Note that we use "SongPro" meeting presentation software to display pictures, songs and other text. We do not routinely use Powerpoint but we can include your Powerpoint (version 2007) presentations.
The "SongPro" meeting presentation software has a database of about 5000 songs and these include The Salvation Army Song book, Magnify, Songs of Fellowship and New Christmas Praise. It also contains many of the songs from The Source, Complete Mission Praise and Happiness and Harmony. We can add any other songs from these publications as required. If you need to use any other songs you should supply the words and music. Should the need arise, additional songs may be added during the meeting but this involves an element of risk and should be done only when necessary.
Displaying other text
Short text sequences can be displayed, as can passages from the NIV bible. Please provide details of what is required. Whilst bible passages can be displayed, our normal practice is to display only the reference.
Pictures can be displayed either as background to text or on their own. Note however that pictures lose contrast during summer months due to high ambient lighting. Please send pictures in any standard picture format.
Reading Central now has a licence to show commercial video material covered by CCLi. If any other video material is to be shown, it is the responsibility of meeting leaders to obtain permission from the copyright owners. Please send the DVD well in advance of the meeting so that we can select the scenes required. If you are supplying short video clips the preferred format is Windows Media Video (.wmv). If they are in any other format we will do our best to convert them, so please let us have them as soon as possible to enable us to do this.
Doing it all yourself
You may prefer to control your own presentations from the rostrum using your own computer. Note however that it is not convenient to switch computer inputs during a meeting.