Lovin` Life Ministries Satellite Service Training Manual

Lovin` Life Ministries Satellite Service Training Manual
SATELLITE CHURCH
SERVICE MANUAL
Creating a Successful Service
in Your Community
LOVIN’ LIFE LEARNING CENTER
4 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
MAY 23, 2010
What’s in this manual?
This manual is focused on the “Inspire” component of Church, which is Sunday Service. These
two hours contain elements that, when put together and done effectively, can create a highly
inspirational service that ultimately prepares each guest in the audience to receive our National
Pastor’s message.
CONTENTS
What’s in this manual?
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Get ready to LOVE LIFE!
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GENERAL CRITERIA
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GUEST SERVICES TEAM
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Production
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TECH TEAM
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CREATIVE TEAM
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EMPOWER!
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CONNECT!
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CONTRIBUTE!
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Get ready to LOVE LIFE!
Lovin’ Life Ministries has four ways of creating a ministry that allows every individual to grow in
their faith each and every week. These areas are:
INSPIRE EMPOWER CONNECT CONTRIBUTE
Lovin’ Life Ministries understands that everyone is on a journey, and has a unique experience.
That is why Rev. In Jin Moon has developed a service and a ministry that offers every person
an opportunity to grow, no matter where they are. The growth process begins with Inspire!
This is Sunday Service. It is the first step to becoming a part of the church family. It is a time to
receive and to be spiritually nourished. The service experience itself is about two hours long on
Sunday, but Church actually happens each and every day, all the time! This is where “Empower,”
“Connect,” and “Contribute” become important, as they are the building blocks of a ministry that
is built around the Sunday Service. This is not to say that all four areas of growth are not also
experienced at church, because they are. Nevertheless, much happens outside of Sunday Service
during the week. This is why the local congregation and local pastors are a critical part of Lovin’
Life Ministries.
INSPIRE Rev. In Jin Moon inspires us by delivering a message centered on God and True
Parents, and bringing us a connection to Heaven. Sunday Service also includes carefully selected
and uplifting worship music, scripture readings, and its own unique national “notice board.”
EMPOWER We are empowered to grow spiritually by continually learning and
attending classes, seminars, and retreats throughout our life journey.
CONNECT Our community grows in heart through building strong relationships with
one another and by demonstrating our love for our brothers and sisters. We encourage each
other to grow and succeed in life by connecting through small groups.
CONTRIBUTE We give back to both our church community and the world by
joining volunteer teams, donating and by tithing.
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Church is INSPIRING!
Why do we have Sunday Service? It’s our connection to our Heavenly Parent. It’s the way
we receive spiritual inspiration and enrichment for the week. It’s a place to recharge and get
connected to our National Pastor In Jin Moon. The model of Lovin’ Life Ministries has four areas
of growth: Inspire, Empower, Connect, and Contribute. Sunday Service fulfills the core element
which is INSPIRE. Why? Because it is through our National Pastor that we are inspired and
uplifted each week, and it is the most effective way to reach our new guests!
In fact, Sunday Service should be treated as a very open and accessible “Gateway” for new guests
to come and experience church, and leave inspired. While Sunday Service is a time for current
members to be uplifted each week, the service must also take the approach of a “seeker service.”
This means that service should attract new guests who are seeking and looking for a place to
belong.
Service should be:
Welcoming! Comfortable!
Inspiring! Fun!
Sunday Service is the time when we come together as a church family, so naturally we enjoy
spending time with one another. Engaging with one another in a loving and warm way is also a
tool, believe it or not, to creating a successful service. New guests are ultimately searching for a
home. They are looking for a community where they can feel they belong. They may be inspired
by the message, but if they are not able to connect to the community, then they may not return.
Seeing a community they can relate to and connect with is very important.
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A QUALITY EXPERIENCE IN EVERY LOCATION!
Although Lovin’ Life at the Manhattan Center may be much larger than in your location, your
Sunday Service can express the same heart and touch people’s lives in much the same way. The
guest’s experience is rooted in God’s love, conveyed through Rev. In Jin Moon’s message and the
personal care and love expressed by our members. By striving for a quality production, even the
smallest community can experience a Sunday Service that is as moving and dynamic as Lovin’
Life at the Manhattan Center. And, by doing so, small communities will grow and become large
communities!
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GENERAL CRITERIA
What are the qualities of a successful
Sunday Service?
Every action tells a story! So much of who we are and what we value is expressed through the
Sunday Service. We need to make sure that the right values are shining through! Does your
Sunday Service mirror our value of professionalism or does it show disorganization! Is the
atmosphere we are creating encouraging; are we using positive words? Most importantly is the
environment inclusive? Could you bring a friend and they would feel like they belong? Create a
conversation with your ministry team and identify the qualities of a successful Sunday Service
and discuss where you see those qualities and values expressed.
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Welcoming environment
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Professionalism
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Authenticity
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Team effort
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Inclusive atmosphere
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“Seeker” sensitive
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Encouraging
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United vision
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Consistency
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Prayerful attitude
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Brings awareness about activities in the community
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Thinks global and acts local!
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What are the elements that support a
Sunday Service?
Excellence is in the details! The best way to think of all the elements that are involved in creating
a great experience for your guests and soon to be members is to imagine them coming to Sunday
Service and thinking about what they would experience each step of the way. What signage
would tell them they had arrived at the right location? How would they be welcomed? What is
the quality of the sound and video? Were the transitions from one part of the Service to the next
smooth and natural? Was there child care? You can use the checklist below to help you consider
all the elements that need to be addressed and taken care of.
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Welcoming environment
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Signage and graphics
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Parking accommodations
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Effective lighting
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Worship music
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Quality sound and video equipment
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Broadcast message from pastor is clear and displayed on good screen
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Tithe collection locally
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Prayer after message by a guest religious leader: Rabbi, Imam, Priest or Minister
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Local video announcements after service
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Local guest service team
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Local media team
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Local creative team
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Local youth crew (ministry)
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Resources and materials
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Local education team
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Who makes Sunday Service happen?
Sunday Service is a team effort. If you look down the list of the different roles you will see that
many people are involved in creating an excellent service! This is great because it provides lots of
opportunities for people to invest themselves and grow. It also means that people can contribute
based on their strengths. We don’t have to be a Jack of all trades! God wants us to contribute
in areas where we have mastery. Offer interest surveys to your congregation and find the right
person for the right job; people enjoy giving what they are good at!
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Rev. In Jin Moon!
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You!
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Greeters
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Ushers
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Tithe collectors
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Resource table attendants
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Tech team
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Worship team and/ or worship leader
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Youth ministry team
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After-party team
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Emcee
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Local pastor
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Set up and take-down team
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Food preparers
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Outreach team
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GUEST SERVICES TEAM
A p l a c e t o c all home
WELCOME TO YOUR CHURCH!
Guest Services is probably the most important volunteer team of Lovin’ Life Ministries. Why?
Because we are serving our guests so that they want to come back! If you think about it, we are
providing a service! We are selling a product to our guests. A really amazing product that can
allow them to inherit the true love of God! So, this part of Sunday Service cannot be overlooked.
We want repeat business from our guests, and we need to serve our customer, who is a potential
new member, with respect, love, and care.
Wherever your church service is held, think about how you can bring awareness of your church
to the community with a positive presence. Think about signage, a friendly front entrance,
nice flowers, and happy people surrounding the building, so your community will recognize
your local church as a welcoming place! After all, if you invite a guest to service, you want
them to know that they are going to be taken care of when they arrive and that they will not be
disappointed when they leave! A church that does not present itself confidently will probably
leave a new guest confused. Don’t forget to promote our National Pastor, In Jin Moon, at your
church. When a guest comes to visit, you want them to know that they are going to be receiving
a message from the National Pastor. Be confident in your church. Sell it!
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Set-Up Crew
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This volunteer team arrives about one to two hours before service to set up and prepare
the room.
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Set up chairs in an orderly fashion with adequate clearance around walkways. Designate
accessible areas for people who may have disabilities.
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Prepare and clean rest rooms.
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Set up resource table. Stuff tithe envelopes with weekly postcards and promotional
material.
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Work with Tech team to set up necessary
equipment, monitors, computers,
instruments, mic’s, etc.
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Put up wayfinding signage, if necessary.
Update any signs outside, and do any
necessary housecleaning.
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Prepare children’s rooms with toys and
supplies.
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Greeters
Purpose
Greeters are so much more than just a pretty face on Sunday morning! The first faces seen,
the first people met, are the greeters. Their responsibility is to set the atmosphere of love with
smiles, hand shakes, and hugs. People go to church not only to be inspired, but to be embraced
by a community of love. No one likes walking into a church, and not being acknowledged by
anyone. If there is one place where you should NEVER feel alone, it’s at church.
Qualification
Anyone can be a greeter, as long as you can bring a smile and can set an atmosphere of love.
One of the most important things to remember when being a greeter is that YOU create the
atmosphere. It does not matter what happened through out the week, you have to be someone
who can always bring your best!
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Best Practices
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Greeters arrive an hour early for prayer and set up.
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All greeters should be in position 15 minutes before doors open.
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Greeters welcome all congregational members and guests to Sunday Service.
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Hand out all promotional material and candy.
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Located at each entrance to church
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Welcoming but not overbearing
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Greeters distribute materials and programs to guests as they enter. Give small gifts such
as mints.
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Greeters are volunteers and represent the church community (it’s nice when you see
your friends greet you!). In other words, Greeters should not just be the leaders of that
community!
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Greeters are friendly with a nice smile!
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Greeters sign-up to volunteer on a rotating basis.
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Greeters arrive at least 30-45 minutes before service.
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Greeters are a great way to get plugged in to a volunteer team right away! Right after
someone has attended the membership class, invite them to become a greeter the
following week. Young people often ask to be ushers or greeters just after attending our
Sunday Service.
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Ushers
Purpose
Ushers set the tone and create a welcoming atmosphere for everyone. One thing all ushers must
remember is this: “We can’t lose our composure!” There are many things that happen during
Sunday Service; we have people needing to be seated, babies crying, people needing to locate
rest rooms, tithe collection, and much more. Ushers are responsible for taking care of all these
issues in a courteous and professional manner.
Qualifications
Ushers come in all sorts of sizes and shapes, but one thing they must be is someone who
can be courteous and confident at the same time. Ushers must be able to approach people
who are talking loudly during service, who will ask people to move over one seat in order to
accommodate a family, they’re quick thinkers and problem solvers, and they understand that
they control the atmosphere and that their attitude sets the mood for everyone.
Best Practices
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Ushers arrive an hour early for prayer, set up and planning
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Seat guests
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Collect tithe
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Take care of any front of house issues that come up during Sunday Service.
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Ushers are located in the main assembly room, towards entrance of the room.
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Ushers do not let guests sit in “overflow” areas until main area is filled.
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Ushers encourage guests to sit at the front of the space, paying attention to reserved
seating.
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Work with head usher to resolve any logistical issues.
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At least one usher remains on duty throughout service for any latecomers.
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As the countdown approaches 5 minutes, Ushers encourage guests —especially young
people — to have a seat and clear the back area. Social areas, as well as resource desk,
should be located away from the main service area.
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Ushers note open and available seats once service has begun.
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Ushers bring guests to empty seats if they are late in arriving.
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Ushers make sure that the room is orderly, and is detail-oriented.
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Ushers are friendly!
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Ushers are polite and courteous, but able to take action!
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Once service begins, ushers can bring guests to the rest rooms, or to assist a family with
disruptive young children who need to be taken to the child-care room.
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Ushers are volunteers who sign-up on a rotation basis.
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Resource Table
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Easily accessible location, with plenty of room around it for people to “crowd” around it
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Away from main service area as to not be disruptive
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Ample lighting for reading and filling out sign-up sheets
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Clear Lovin’ Life Ministries signage that indicates the resource area
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Knowledgeable and friendly staff at table. Again, these are typically volunteers!
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Table is clean and neat
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Resources available at this table represent Lovin’ Life Ministries. Therefore, there needs
to be protocols for allowing literature and material on the table. If it doesn’t meet the
visual standards of graphic design or consistency with the Lovin’ Life logo or branding,
then it needs to be revised before being put on the table.
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Leave enough room for people to write and fill things out
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Example of appropriate materials at the Resource Table:
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Tithe envelopes and drop-box
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LLM brochures
Welcome to church brochure (in development)
Vision class membership class sign-up (in development)
Radios (for translation purposes)
Parking validation (where applicable)
Project Connect small group sign-up cards
Small Group leader sign-up applications
Contribute! cards (Volunteer sign-up)
Feedback cards
Information on other Ministries (for example, New York’s youth ministry is
Up&Coming, and the young adult ministry is Junction)
Membership cards
UNews Subscriptions
Camp and seminar registration sheets
LLM Candy
LLM T-shirts and other merchandise
Information on activities at Learning Center or other community events
As a Peace Loving Global Citizen and other educational books
Lost and Found basket
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Provide a separate COMMUNITY Board for items that can’t go on the table. For
example, if a member creates their own flier, or wants to put up their business cards
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Any information regarding providential events in the UC Movement should be made
available on web sites and through membership e-mail distribution lists. Remember,
church is “seeker” sensitive, and new guests should not be overwhelmed with
providential agendas!
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Marketing made easy by Lovin’ Life
Lovin’ Life Ministries has created a web link so that your local church community can
personalize Lovin’ Life Ministries’ high quality flyers and program cards. Go to: http://www.
familyfed.isaprinter.com/ Choose the Lovin’ Life flyer you want to use and insert your local contact
information and dates etc and in minutes you have the perfect flyer! It’s easy to use and designed
to make your job easier. Here’s the link for the print materials 7 minute training video. http://
www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/c6f0cG1KK We are asking that there be one administrator for
each location. In other words this link should not be shared broadly with the membership as
member login is limited.
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After Party Reception
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Find a nice welcoming room convenient to the main service area to accommodate
the After Party.
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Invite new guests during service and invite them to the After Party
immediately following service.
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Sign-in Guest Book
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Easily accessible location, with plenty of room around it for people to “crowd” around it
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Set up a comfortable room with nice seating.
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Nice background music a plus!
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Have “Creating a Life You Love” video playing on a visible screen (in development)
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Whoever talks to a new guest should write their name next to the guest’s name in the
guest book to make it easier for the volunteer who is following up with them later that
week. This gives a reference of contact.
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Have a front table with a greeter inviting guests to sign a guest book. Provide a nice gift
representing LLM. Gift must meet standards of LLM.
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Follow up with an e-mail to guests, thanking them for coming.
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After Party is not for new guests alone! It should be a place for all members, new and old,
to stop by and mingle and meet new guests!
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Provide good coffee and refreshments.
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Light-fare food and snacks are acceptable, but be careful not to provide too much food
because it can create the wrong atmosphere (members can be attracted to the food...and
not the new guests!)
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Local pastor should be available at the reception to meet new guests directly, as well as
youth pastors and any other staff.
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The After Party is a VERY effective tool to provide the opportunity of “repeat business”
from new guests! This is where new guests will get a chance to “try the community on for
size” to see if they belong! If they are welcomed with a smile, and engage in a nice friendly
conversation, they have a much higher chance of returning!
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Provide ONE brochure of LLM to the new guests. Perhaps recommend ONE activity in
the community or small group that you think fits their personality. You do not want to
overwhelm them!
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Take the opportunity to listen to the guests and answer their questions.
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Accept new guests where they are at! The reception is a soft witnessing tool. We don’t
want to look desperate for members!
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Members who bring a guest should be encouraged to go with them to the After Party.
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Walk-ins should be identified by greeters and local staff. A staff member should then
introduce themselves and make sure they go to the After Party.
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Production
4 Ways of Displaying the LLM Service Video presentations
#1: DVD using DVD Player. A SONY DVD player is strongly recommended. This should be
acquired as soon as possible.
#2: DVD using computer. Not recommended at all,
#3: Streaming video using a dedicated computer. Satellites reaching a certain size will be
given a dedicated computer by HSA HQ.
#4: Stream Box provided by HSA HQ for the largest satellite churches.
What you need
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A 3000 lumen (or greater) projector
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Screen. Do NOT show the broadcast or DVD on a wall. Projection on a wall will result in
greatly diminished picture quality.
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Monitor for MC and Song Leaders (optimal)
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Audio system (more detail in Audio Section)
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Cables and adaptors (more detail later)
and
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#1 : DVD player
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#2: Optimized Computer, Software DVD Player and Monitor Splitter
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#3: Optimized (Dedicated) Computer, Software DVD Player and Monitor Splitter
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#4: Stream Box
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For Bigger service you may need:
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2nd computer to project lyrics of the songs that local band plays
Connecting together any one of these 4 ways of video presentation, you need to display video on
one or two devices. One is the projector for everyone, one is the optional monitor (or TV) for
the MC and Song leaders who are facing the audience and can’t see the screen. Ideally, you need
to split the video signal into 2 devices.
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#1: DVD Player
It is simple. DVD players can output the same video signal two or three ways.
You can use “Component (Red, Green, Blue - 3 connectors)” or “S-Video
(1 connectors with 4 pins)” to connect the DVD player to your Projector,
and use “Composite (1 connector, usually yellow color)” to connect DVD player to
MC Monitor.
1, <Best Quality> Component (Red, Green, Blue - 3 connectors)
2, <Good Quality > S-Video (1 connector with 4 pins)
3, <OK Quality > Composite (1 connector, usually yellow color)
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#2 & 3: Computers
You need to split computer monitor signal into 2.
What you need:
1 VGA (Computer Monitor) cable from computer to Splitter
1 Splitter
2 VGA (Computer Monitor) cables from Splitter to Projector and Monitor
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CablesToGo
UXGA Splitter
hhttp://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/
controller/home?O=WishList.jsp&A=de
tails&Q=&sku=588648&is=REG
1x VGA Input, 2x VGA Output
Supports resolutions Up to 1920 x
1440
Split VGA signal to multiple sources,
Up to 210’
B&H # CA29550
Price: $ 38.95
Cable between computer to
splitter
Male to Female VGA Extension
cable
10’ Belkin $8.25, Cables ToGo $19.95
36’ InFocus $49
50’ Mirror Image $98.95
Cable from Splitter to
Projector & Monitor
Male to Male VGA cable
(Need 2 of these)
10’ Belkin $8.25
25’ Comprehensive $29.95
50’ Comprehensive $73.95
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#4: Stream Box
Stream Box comes with Digital to Analog converter made by “AJA”
This converter out puts 2 video signals simultaneously. We can connect
Projector and Monitor to the Converter Box.
To Projector/TV/Screen
Only use composite if you do not have component
Video from Streambox
decoder should input here
Video to composite video exit here
to a projector/tv/screen (yellow)
Video to RGB inputs exit here to
projector/tv/screen (Red)
Video to RGB inputs exit here to
projector/tv/screen (Green)
Video to RGB inputs exit here to
projector/tv/screen (Blue)
Audio Out
Internet In
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Top of AJA adapter
Back of adapter
To use this connection, you need to change
dip switch #4 to on position.
some projectors want to see “Y Pb Pr” signal
instead of “RGB”, for that try switch #5
if your projector doesn’t have RGB input, use this
connector (one cable)
You may need a“BNC to RCA” adapter to connect
commonly used video cables (RCA cable) to AJA Box
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You don’t need to change the dip switch in
the back.
They are $2.39 each at B&H (New York City
store) Hosa Technology NBR253 Male BNC
to Female RCA Adapter (B&H# HOABMRF)
“http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/
product/408187-REG/Hosa_Technology_
NBR_253_NBR253_BNC_to_RCA.html”
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Aspect Ratio
The video industry is moving to wide screen (16:9) format. We are in the middle of a transition
period at LLM. Almost all the videos we produced last year were in 4:3 format. But from the
beginning of this year our production switched to wide screen 16:9 format completely. Because
of this we have two different formats of LLM service video (for a while). All the DVDs from last
year are in 4:3 format and Live Stream is in 16:9 format. We are sorry for the inconvenience but
once we finish showing all of last year’s DVDs, we will only have the 16:9 format wide screen
video.
Please pay attention to the video format we are using each week. If you receive the LLM DVDs
from head quarters, most likely they are in 4:3 format. The LIVE streaming service is in 16:9
wide format, except on the occasions we stream last year’s DVD content, that will be in 4:3
format. We will inform you if we stream 4:3 format video.
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4:3 Screen
16:9 Screen
V1-A
V2-A
4:3 video on 4:3 screen
correctly displayed
16:9 video on 16:9 screen
correctly displayed
V1-B
V2-B
16:9 video squashed on 4:3 screen
incorrectly displayed
4:3 video stretched on 16:9 screen
incorrectly displayed
V1-C
V2-C
16:9 video properly displayed on 4:3 screen
(If you have 4:3 screen, show 16:9 video this way.)
correctly displayed
4:3 video properly displayed on 16:9 screen
(If you have 16:9 screen, show 4:3 video this way.)
correctly displayed
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Set up DVD player’s proper aspect ratio
If you have a 4:3 system and can’t show 16:9 video properly, please take time to set up your DVD
player if your video is not properly displayed on your screen. Your remote control should have a
button labeled “Set Up”, “System Menu” or “Function” depending on the company makes it. (Not
the “Menu” button that takes you to DVD menu.) Find the “TV Type” or “TV Shape” section.
Change your setting to 4x3 or 16:9 to display the video properly (V1-C).
Example of Sony DVD player (Select 4:3 Letter
Box to show 16:9 video on 4:3 monitor)
Example of Toshiba DVD player
If you have 16:9 monitor and can’t display 4:3 video properly, please change the “Aspect” of your
monitor (to see in the way “V2-C” shows).
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Recommended Equipment
Projectors
We highly recommend a 3000 lumen or higher projector. This is very important for Sunday
Service quality. The projector needs to have one or two video inputs, and ideally the following:
1, <Best Quality> Component (Red, Green, Blue - 3 connectors)
2, <Good Quality > S-Video (1 connector with 4 pins)
3, <OK Quality > Composite (1 connector, usually yellow color)
Screens
Examples of some floor-standing model 16:9 screens at B&H store. Ideally a wall-mounted
screen is best. For a smaller satellite church, a floor-standing model can be used.
Epson Duet Ultra Portable Projector Screen with Both
Video (4:3 Aspect Ratio) and HDTV (16:9 Aspect Ratio)
Formats
4:3 format: 42.5 x 61.75” (1 x 1.6m)
16:9 format: 42.5 x 79.5” (1 x 2m)
B&H # EPELPSC80, Mfr # ELPSC80, Price: $ 119.95
Free Shipping (USA)
Usually ships in 7-14 business days
* Important Notice!
This is not a regularly stocked item. Estimated arrival
at B&H is 7-14 business days. You will be charged upon
placing your order.
Vutec Tripod Projection Screen
(S-Series, 45 x 80”), 92” Diagonal, 16:9 Aspect Ratio,
BriteWhite surface
B&H# VUTS4580S, Mfr#01-EVTR4580S, Price: $ 124.95
* Important Notice!
Item will be drop shipped directly from the manufacturer/
distributor. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Usually ships in 7-10 days. Usually ships in 7-10 days
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Da-Lite 86017 Picture King Portable Tripod Front
Projection Screen (45 x 80”), 92” Diagonal
16:9 Aspect Ratio, Matte White Finish
B&H# DAPK4580MW, Mfr# 86017, Price: $ 239.95
Item will be drop shipped directly from the manufacturer/
distributor. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Usually ships in 7-10 days.
Da-Lite Deluxe Complete Fast-Fold Portable Front
Projection Screen - 69 x 120” - 133” Diagonal - HDTV
Format (16:9 Aspect) - DA-Mat
B&H # DAFFD69120DM, Mfr # 88608, Price : $ 696.95
* Important Notice!
Item will be drop shipped directly from the manufacturer/
distributor. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Usually ships in 7-10 days.
Monitors
Example of TV Monitor for MC and Song Leaders on Stage (important connection to look for is
highlighted as red letter)
Viewsonic VT2230 22” Widescreen LCD HDTV
Full HD 1920 x 1080 LCD Panel
Input connectors
HDMI, Component, S-Video, Composite,
PC VGA (15-Pin D-Sub)
B&H# VIVT2230, Mfr# VT2230, Price: $ 220.09
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Cables and Adapters
#1 DVD Player
RGB Cable (RCA connectors) or S-Video
cable
Composite Video Cable (RCA connectors)
Audio Cables:
- Short to medium distance: (RCA cable +
RCA to ¼” adapters)
- Very long distance: RCA + DI + XLR
(mic) Cable
3 RCA to 3 RCA Cable - 25 ft $20
S-Video Cable - 25 ft $18, - 50 ft $28
RCA to RCA Stereo audio cable
-25 ft $24, - 50 ft $33
Male 1/4” Phone to Female RCA
Adapter- 2 Pieces $2 (for two)
#2 & 3
Computer
VGA extension Cable, VGA Splitter, 2 VGA
Cables
Audio Cables:
Stereo Mini to RCA Cable + RCA to ¼”
adapters
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VGA extension Cable 10 ft $8.25
VGA Cables 25 ft $29.95 (each)
Splitter $39
Stereo Mini to 2 Female RCA
Adapter $2
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#4 Stream Box
RGB cable (BNC connectors) included (for
Projector)
Composite Cable (BNC to RCA Cable)
(For MC Monitor)
You may need an extra BNC cable + BNC
to BNC adapter (Between Box to AJA
Adapter)
Audio Cables:
XLR (mic) Cable
BNC Male to RCA Male Cable - 50 ft
Price: $24
BNC Male to BNC Male Cable 25 ft Price: $16
50 ft Price: $25
Female BNC to Female BNC Adapter
Price: $ 2.39
Around “Audio
Mixing Board”
2 RCA to ¼” adapters
You may need XLR to 1/4” adapter.
Audio connections
Most small mixing boards have a “Tape Input”. You can connect your DVD player or computer’s
audio cables there. But you do not have as much control this way.
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A better way to connect audio from a DVD and/or a
computer is to use “a male ¼ inch phone to female RCA
adapter” (Two for $2).
Then connect them to the inputs above the fades and
EQ. This way you have control of volume and tone using
the EQ. You can cut down uncomfortable high pitch
sound by changing the EQ settings.
For mono sound, use the PAN controls to produce
stereo sound.
The audio person should stay in the middle or the back of the room where he/she can hear what
everyone else hears.
Questions

Do you have a projection screen?

Do you have curtains to make the room dark enough for projection? It is strongly
recommended that the room during the three offertory songs and Rev. In Jin Moon’s
sermon be completely dark.

You can check your connection speed to internet by visiting this site
http://www.speedtest.net
It tells you your “Download Speed” and “Upload Speed”.
Please let us know your speed. Please check it each Sunday morning.
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Suggested PA system with backup singers
Mixer Mackie 802-VLZ3
$ 200
Speakers Mackie SRM450v2 $600 X 2
$1200
Mics Shure Beta 58A
$150 X 3
$450
XLRcables $50 X 6
$300
Mic stands $50 X 3
$150
Speaker stand $50 X 2
$100
TOTAL
$2400
Suggested PA system with full band
Mixer Mackie 1604-VLZ3 $900
Speakers Mackie SRM450v2 $600 X 3
1800
Sub woofer Mackie HD1801 $1000
Mics Shure Beta 58A $150 X 8
1200
DI box Radial ProDI $100 X 2
200
Mic stands $50 X 4
200
Compressors dbx 1046 $530
Eq/compressor dbx DriveRack PX $400
Speaker stand $50 X 2
$100
XLRcables $50 X 12
$600
TOTAL
$7,130
Our National Pastor is aware that financial resources are currently limited. This list should serve
as a goal to be achieved as membership grows.
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TECH TEAM
Sunday Service Order and Transitions
Lovin’ Life Ministries would like to outline for you the different scenarios that a Lovin’ Life
Satellite church may implement. Your satellite Sunday Service production should match the
quality of our National Pastor’s sincere offering. Lovin’ Life Ministries would like to share some
“best practices” with you. The most important step to achieving these, however, is through
practice, practice, practice!
On the occasional Sundays that In Jin Nim is not available for live broadcast and the satellite
churches are requested to show a DVD, the most optimal viewing is done with a SONY DVD
player. The quality of laptops varies and determines the quality of the showing, which can be
guaranteed by the SONY DVD player.
The scenario with only back-up singers is intended for a congregation that does not have a
complete band but does have a small choir. The singers should be seen by the congregation, and
yet should be able to see the lyrics of the songs by having their own monitor. We suggest that
they be placed on the side and on a slight elevation if available. The singers should be heard by
the congregation together with the sound of the Lovin’ Life band through broadcast.
When a community has a full band available to them, they should practice to be at the same
level of the Lovin’ Life band. This is the standard of excellence we should strive for. We strongly
suggest that the band play a total of 3 songs. The first song will be before the 10 second
broadcast countdown in order to gather the congregation and establish the spiritual atmosphere.
After which the congregation will tune into the live broadcast and follow the countdown. The
last two songs offered by the local band are the finale song “Everlasting Love” and the one right
before it. The congregation can tune out after the message board and listen to their own local
live band while projecting the lyrics of both songs to have the members follow along.
Both scenarios have the option during the prayer to either participate with the broadcast, or to
invite their own local Ambassador for Peace or ACLC member to give a prayer of benediction.
Inviting local AFP/ ACLC members is a way to reconnect them to the community and have
them contribute and be involved. This is what our National Pastor recommends.
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The following are some of the best practices that we have gained through experiences from the
field.
The Emcee has a most critical role and must be an enthusiastic young adult from the
community. He/she has the important role of guiding the congregation in participating along
with the live broadcast, indicating when to stand, sing along, etc; he/she must be knowledgeable
in coordinating the times between the local service and the broadcast, cued in by the IT director.
A lot of effort is put into the Lovin’ Life message board, and it is an opportunity for the
community to be informed of international and national events, meetings, and local activities
in the Tri-state area. Brief local announcements from the community should be given after the
service is over and preferably when any guests have left to attend the after party. In doing so we
are keeping Sunday Service guest friendly.
The tithing message is important for all to hear, and a basket should be passed around the
congregation just as during Lovin’ Life. Single file lines to the stage for making an offering take
much more time and distract from the main Sunday Service experience.
3rd grade students and above should all participate in Sunday Service. After the service has
concluded, the congregation should be invited to attend the Circles, such as the women’s circle,
men’s circle, high school circle, and junior circle. Communities should also have a toddler room
available for the younger children to be kept occupied.
The following is an outline of the
different types of Sunday Services our
National Pastor is recommending. The
first is with live backup singers to help
the congregation sing at the start and end
of Sunday Service. The second is when a
satellite community has a high quality live
band that practices regularly, learns the
LLM repertoire, and is prepared to play the
music our National Pastor has picked for
each service.
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Scenario with Song Leaders
•
After doors open, the local MC gives welcoming remarks to gather the congregation.
•
The service starts with the 10 second countdown. Right before it finishes the local MC
guides the congregation into rising and singing the opening two songs. Then they all tune
into Dave Hunters welcoming remarks.
•
The local choir prepares the congregational songs that the Lovin’ Life band will be
performing. They will sing along with the band for the first 2 songs. After which they exit
the stage when the offering songs come on.
•
The congregation watches and when our Natioal Pastor comes on stage, the local MC
guides the congregation to stand and greet her. .
•
For the prayer, centers have two choices. They can participate through live broadcast, or
they may invite a local Ambassador for Peace or ACLC member to give the benediction
prayer. If the second option is implemented, the video sound fades out while the local
preacher starts the benediction prayer. After which the local MC will initiate the Meet
and Greet. During the Meet and Greet the volume from the live broadcast is on low, but
gradually increases, so the audience can hear the chatter and background music from the
Manhattan Center.
•
The volume should be high by the time Jaga’s tithe message begins, and baskets should be
passed in the satellite church.
•
The lights turn off for the message board and the local singers go back on stage for the
last 2 songs (last one being “Everlasting Love”).
•
After Dave Hunter’s closing remarks, the local MC can follow up with his/her own
closing remarks. Local announcements should be given after the conclusion of Sunday
Service and after any guests that were present have left to attend the After Party.
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Scenario with Song Leaders
Time
Event
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
9:50 AM
10:04 AM
10:04AM
Broadcast Test
Doors Open
Scenario Song
Leaders
Doors Open
Local MC
welcoming remarks
fills time up to
countdown
10:04:50
Talent/ Stage
Countdown
Local MC
10:05 AM
NY MC welcome
MC guides
congregation to
stand
Tune in
10:06 AM
Congregational
Song 1
Congregational
song 2
Back up singers
sing
Back up singers
sing
Singers/ video
Singers/ video
10:11AM
MC Remarks
Tune in to Dave
10:12AM
Offering Song 1
no singers
Live broadcast/ DVD
10:16 AM
Offering Song 2
no singers
Live broadcast/ DVD
10:20AM
Offering Song 3
no singers
Live broadcast/ DVD
10:23AM
Occassional Scripture Reading
10:27 AM
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Sermon Rev. In Jin Moon
Lights
logo
IJN CD background
House lights 100%
lyrics via
PowerPoint
logo
video countdown
Choir Mic
Video Volume High
lights 50% for
countdown
Live broadcast/
DVD
singers exit
Live broadcast/ DVD
local MC guides
congregation to
rise and greet IJN
Sound
Singers Gear Pre-set
Choir and MC enters
local MC
Tune in for
Countdown
Countdown
10:10 AM
Projector
MC mic
Live broadcast/
DVD
Live broadcast/
DVD
Live broadcast/
DVD
Video volume high
lights 50%
Choir Mics- video
volume high
Choir Mics- video
volume high
lights 50%
lights 50%
Live broadcast/
DVD
lights 50%
Live broadcast/
DVD
Live broadcast/
DVD
Live broadcast/
DVD
lights off
lights off
lights off
lights off
MC enters
local MC
Live broadcast/ DVD
MC mic
Live broadcast/
DVD
lights remain off
video volume high
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11:10 AM
11:13 AM
Minister’s
response and
prayer (MC mic)
Meet and greet
- MC
11:15 AM
Tithe
11:18AM
Annoncement
video
local MC guides
local MC
congregation to
rise in appreciation
Minister enters
either let broadcast (maybe) local AFP
run OR volume off
and have local AFP
pray
volume off- MC
initiates local meet
and greet- volume
low to hear NY
chatter, volume
slowly rises to full
tune in to Jaga’s
talk and pass
baskets
lights out- tune in
MC enters
local MC
Congregation
Ushers prepare for
Offering
Live broadcast/ DVD
Live broadcast/ DVD
MC mic
lights off
Live broadcast/
DVD
video volume high
OR video volume
off; Pianist plays
Background Music;
Minister on Wireless
lights off OR 50%
Live broadcast/
DVD
video volume off- MC lights 50%
mic- video volume low
Live broadcast/
DVD
video volume high
Live broadcast/
DVD
11:21AM
Offering song 1
Back up singers
Choir/Backups return
Singers/ video
Live broadcast/
DVD
11:25 AM
FINALE SONG
- “Everlasting
Love”
Back up singers
Singers
11:30AM
NY MC-Closing
remarks
10:31 AM
Broadcast ends
MC- closing
remarks with no
video
Local
announcements
after guests go to
After Party
MC enters
local MC
local MC remarks
local MC
lights 50%
lights off
lights 50%
Live broadcast/
DVD
Video volume high
Band, Choir & backup
mics
Video volume high
Choir mics
logo
MC mic
lights 100%
logo
MC mic
lights 100%
lights 50%
Optional food
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Scenario with a Full Band and Singers
•
After the doors open, the band is ready to play its first song minutes before the 10 second
countdown. The local MC welcomes the congregation, and invites the band to play a song
of their choice with lyrics projected on screen, or handed out to the congregation. The
first band song before LLM starts is optional.
•
Then the congregation tunes into the live broadcast for the 10 second countdown. The
singers of the local band stay on stage in order to follow the Lovin’ Life band’s songs. They
leave when Dave Hunter introduces the LL Band’s offering songs. The congregation then
follows the broadcast. Lights are off for the three songs and the sermon.
•
The local MC will guide the congregation in greeting In Jin Nim.
•
For the benediction prayer, the community can choose between the two scenarios (follow
broadcast or have a local AFP come) like in the scenario with just song leaders outlined
above.
•
The local MC leads the Meet and Greet, with low volume at first, then increasing, then
tune in to Jaga’s tithe talk while baskets are passed.
•
Lights out for the Lovin’ Life message board.
•
After the message board the local band can play a song of their choosing with lyrics
projected by PowerPoint. The last song should be “Everlasting Love”, again with lyrics
projected.
•
The local MC gives closing remarks, and then brief local announcements can be made
after guests leave for the After Party.
This information will help you and your congregation achieve the best results. The experience
will be exciting and engaging for all.
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Scenario with Full Band AND SINGERS
Time
9:00 AM
9:30AM
Event LLM
Broadcast
Broadcast Test
Doors Open
Scenario Full Band
Local
Doors Open
9:59 AM
9:59 AM
10 AM
MC welcoming
remarks
Band plays song of
own chosing
10:04 AM
Local MC opening
remarks fills time up
to countdown
Tune in for
Countdown
10:05 AM
10:05 AM
Countdown
10:05 AM
10:06 AM
MC welcome
Congregational
Song 1
10:10 AM
Congregational
song 2
10:11AM
10:12AM
10:16 AM
10:20AM
10:23AM
Talent/Stage
MC Remarks
Tune in to Dave
Offering Song 1
no singers
Offering Song 2
no singers
Offering Song 3
no singers
Occassional Scripture Reading
local MC guides
congregation to rise
and greet IJN
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Lights
logo
IJN CD background
music
House lights
100%
MC, Band & Choir
enters / Choir on
risers
Band Vamping
local MC
Lead Vocals/Band/
Choir/Backups
Band exits/ singers
stay
Local MC
lyrics via PowerPoint Band and Choir Mics
logo
video countdown
Countdown
MC enters
MC guides
Local MC
congregation to stand
Tune in
Back up singers sing Singers
Back up singers sing
Projector
MC enters
local MC
lights 50%
for broadcast
countdown
Live broadcast/ DVD
MC mic
Singers
singers exit
Live broadcast/
Live broadcast/
Live broadcast/
Live broadcast/
Video Volume High
DVD
DVD
DVD
DVD
Live broadcast/ DVD Video volume high
Live broadcast/ DVD Choir Mics- video
volume high
lights 50%
lights 50%
Live broadcast/ DVD Choir Mics- video
volume high
lights 50%
Live
Live
Live
Live
lights
lights
lights
lights
broadcast/
broadcast/
broadcast/
broadcast/
DVD
DVD
DVD
DVD
MC mic
50%
off
off
off
lights off
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10:27 AM
Sermon Rev. In Jin Moon
Live broadcast/ DVD
local MC guides
congregation to rise
in appreciation
11:10 AM
11:13 AM
Response and
prayer (MC mic)
Meet and greet
- MC
11:15 AM
Offering
11:18AM
Annoncement
video
either let broadcast
run OR volume off
and have local AFP
pray
volume off- MC
initiates local meet
and greet- volume
low to hear NY
chatter, increasing
slowly
Live broadcast/ DVD video volume high
MC enters
local MC
Minister enters
(maybe) local AFP
MC enters
local MC
Congregation
Ushers prepare for
Offering
tune in to Jaga’s talk Live broadcast/ DVD
and pass baskets
lights out- tune in
Live broadcast/ DVD
MC mic
Live broadcast/ DVD video volume high
OR video volume
off; Pianist plays
Background Music;
Minister on Wireless
lights off
lights 50%
lights off OR
50%
Live broadcast/ DVD video volume off- MC Lights 50%
mic- video volume
low
Live broadcast/ DVD video volume high
Lights 50%
Live broadcast/ DVD
lights off
Band/Backups return
11:21AM
Offering song 1
11:25 AM
FINALE SONG final song with
“Everlasting Love” powerpoing lyrics
11:30AM
MC-Closing
remarks
offering song of
band’s choice with
powerpoint lyrics
MC- closing remarks
with no video
Local announcements
after guests go to
After Party
Lead Vocals/Band/
Choir/Backups
lyrics via PowerPoint Video volume off;
lights 100%
Band, Choir & backup for powerpoint
mics
Lead Vocals/Band/
Choir/Backups
lyrics via PowerPoint Video volume off;
lights 100%
Band, Choir & backup for powerpoint
mics
MC enters
local MC
logo
MC mic
lights 100%
local MC
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CREATIVE TEAM
EmCee
T h e e x p e r i e n c e m aker s
Purpose of the MC role
Contrary to popular belief, the main purpose of having an MC in Sunday Service is NOT
to announce the next item of the liturgy or the Sunday Service schedule. The phrase every
Sunday Service MC should avoid is, “Next we will sing…” or “Now so and so will give the tithe
message.” The real purpose of an MC is to manage and guide the spirit of the service, so that
the congregation is uplifted, inspired, and ready to receive the Pastor’s message. Sunday Service
should always be uplifting and inspiring, and therefore the MC should try to create that same
type of atmosphere every week – one that will allow God’s Spirit to be present.
Qualifications
A great MC is one that can lead by example. Since the primary purpose of the MC is to inspire
and uplift the audience, the major qualification of a good MC is one that is easily inspired and
uplifted him/herself. Most people walk into Sunday Service with heavy burdens after a long
week of work or school. But the good news is that the congregation wants to be inspired, so if
the MC is excited to be at church and greets the audience as such, the congregation will follow
suit. In addition, an MC should have strong public speaking skills, and be able to develop very
short inspirational messages “on the fly.”
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MC Best Practices for LLM Liturgy
There are five key points in the LLM Sunday Service during which the local MC engages the
audience. The following will help local MCs develop talking points for each of these five points
during the service.
1. MC Welcome
2. Guide congregation to rise and greet our National Pastor
3. Lead applause after sermon
4. Lead Meet & Greet
5. Closing remarks
1. MC Welcome
During the MC Welcome, you as the MC are the first person to engage the church congregation.
Internally, you are setting the tone (spirit) for the entire Sunday Service, so you should have a
lot of energy and sound excited to be at church. You should also make people feel welcome and
ready to worship together. Externally, your job is to welcome people to Lovin’ Life Ministries and
to prepare them to sing the congregational songs. People should rise to their feet and sing along,
so you should incorporate that into your welcome. You may also want to find a way to introduce
the first congregational song, but it is not completely necessary (see recommendation #3 below
for an idea of how to incorporate an introduction to the first song). In general, you want to get
people excited about church and worship. Here are some ideas from what Dave Hunter uses at
LLM in Manhattan:
“Good morning brothers and sisters. Welcome to Lovin’ Life Ministries! We hope
you’re ready to feel the spirit so let’s get on our feet and sing some Holy Songs
because it’s time to praise the Lord!”
“Good morning brothers and sisters. Welcome to Lovin’ Life Ministries here at
New York’s historic Manhattan Center! Brothers and sisters it’s time to get the spirit
moving in God’s house so let’s rise and sing some Holy Songs because it’s been too
long since last Sunday!”
“Good morning brothers and sisters. Welcome to Lovin’ Life Ministries here at the
Ohio Family Church (or Bay Area Family Church, etc.). You know one of the best
ways to feel God’s love is to tell our Heavenly Parent how we feel today so why don’t
we go down to the riverside to lay down our burdens.
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2. Guide congregation to rise and greet our National Pastor
Everything that has happened up to this point in the service is preparation to set the correct
spiritual tone and atmosphere to recieve the National Pastor’s message. The MC should
respectfully introduce our National Pastor, lead the congregation in applause, and leave the stage
as that dies down.
3. Lead applause after sermon
The MC joins in applause with the congregation. As that ends, the MC respectfully thanks the
National Pastor for the message. This can be quite brief. The MC then briefly introduces the
local prayer-giver.
4. Meet & Greet
This item of the liturgy is the only point during the service where the MC is simply directing the
congregation what to do – to greet each other. The purpose of the meet & greet is obviously to
give the congregation time to quickly share in fellowship with each other and ideally, briefly talk
about the message of the sermon. This can be done simply by saying, “Brothers and sisters, let’s
take a few minutes to share in fellowship with each other.”
One possible internal variation that can be added
to this element of the liturgy is to suggest that the
congregation “practice” some element from the
sermon. For example, if In Jin Nim talks about the
power of gratitude in her sermon (a recurring theme
in many of her messages), the MC could say, “brothers
and sisters, let’s take a few minutes and express our
gratitude for our brothers and sisters sitting next to
us.” It’s a simple twist to the meet & greet, but it gives
positive reinforcement to the message and gives the
congregation the opportunity to apply The Principle
to their daily life.
5. MC Closing Remarks
Just as the MC is the first person to greet the
congregation, he or she is also the last person to
officially send them off for the rest of the week.
Therefore, the closing remarks are equally, if not
more important than the Welcome. Some may think that the closing remarks are just a formality
and for some, an excuse to yell into the microphone. Internally, however, the MC should be
trying to help the congregation leave in the highest spirits possible. The congregation has just
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listened to some awesome music and heard a great message from our Pastor. The MC has to try
to make that feeling last for an entire week. At LLM in Manhattan, the congregation has become
accustomed to the MC asking them, “Are you lovin’ life?” with an expected response. It is also
good practice to wish everyone a great week and remind them that God is with them (God Bless
You!).
It is even better practice, however, to reinforce the message contained within the sermon. One
week for example, In Jin Nim talked about the power of the mind to shape the individual. She
said that we have to be careful not to think of ourselves as worthless, invisible, or as a failure.
Instead, she suggested that we are priceless children of God; that God always sees us, and when
we look at ourselves as works in progress instead of failures, we become fearless. In this case, the
MC closed out the service in this way:
“Brothers and sisters, are you lovin’ life?” (YES!) “I can’t here you, are you lovin’ life?”
(YES!) “Go out this week and remember that you are priceless! God sees you! And
you are fearless children of our True Parents! Have a great week, and God Bless You!”
Feel free to contact David Hunter with any questions you may have.
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Youth at Sunday Service!
Emp o w e r ing t h e n e x t g e n e ra tion
Getting the next generation involved is a big part of Lovin’ Life. This is why its essential to
involve youth and young adults in all aspects of the ministry from the choir and music team to
leadership positions such as the Emcee. It’s important for young people in the audience to see
themselves reflected in the Lovin’ Life Service. Generation Peace is front and center at Lovin’
Life.
Lovin’ Life is for families! We are creating a culture where families can worship together on
Sundays. Children, 4th grade and up can attend Sunday Service while younger children can be
in an appropriate setting in an adjacent room. In particular, our National Pastor has a Godgiven gift of speaking to the hearts of our children. She is speaking to them and by attending
Sunday Service, our children build a direct connection and relationship with her. In Jin Nim
often says never underestimate young children, even when they are not listening, they are
listening. She has asked to have these young children attend her Sunday Service and then attend
Sunday School after the service to reinforce the message in an age-appropriatte manner.
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EMPOWER!
We want every new friend attending Sunday Service to learn more about Lovin’ Life Ministries;
who we are and what we believe. The first step is to invite our guests to an After Party where
they can meet members. Make sure the MC, Youth Pastor and other members who feel
comfortable talking with guests are available for conversation. This is an important opportunity
to get to know the guest personally.
After attending and participating in the ministry for a period of time guests are invited to attend
a Vision Class, which is Lovin’ Life’s membership class. These occur once a month on a BOOST
Sunday, after lunch. Classes are 4 hours in length and introduce guests to the Ministry and
include an invitation to join membership. More information about BOOST and membership
classes will be distributed in the upcoming weeks. A Tool kit will provide you with all you need
to hold an engaging membership class and continuing education for new members.
Empower is the element of the ministry that
supports spiritual growth through education
and enables us to develop our faith and
relationship with God and True Parents so that
we can inherit the true love of God.
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CONNECT!
To connect is the third leg of the “LLM stool”. We may feel Inspired by the Sunday sermon and
Empowered by the content of our educational programs, but we are not going to stick around
and become a member of the community if we don’t feel personally connected to one another.
Project Connect makes use of the small group model in order to provide a place where members
and guests can experience that connection.
Lovin’ Life Circles
After Sunday Service the congregation is invited to join one of our Circles. These include the
Men’s Circle, Women’s Circle, Young Adult Circle and High School Circle. Elementary and
Middle school children can attend Sunday School. The Circles meet for half and hour and
allow the congregation time to take the sermon and reflect on the important messages within it
and how we might apply them in our lives. It’s also a chance to share and help guests and new
members feel connected in friendship with our community.
The Woman’s Circle plays a special role. In Jin Nim’s vision for this particular Circle is based
upon her understanding of the central role of the “mother’s heart” in growing and developing
our church. We need a church full of heart, tears, love and compassion; a church with deep
faith, a church with the spirit of volunteerism and service. In this “age of women,” women need
to take responsibility to nurture and build the strong presence of a “mother’s heart” in our
congregations as a foundation for all of our collective efforts towards growth. The Woman’s
Circle encourages women to bond in support of our Senior Pastor’s vision; making deep internal
and external conditions to witness, nurture, and mentor everyone who comes to consider Lovin’
Life their church home.
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Project Connect
What are small groups?
A small group is a voluntary group of people who have made it a priority to meet together on
a regular basis. The number participating is kept small so that every member of the group can
be engaged – can express themselves, participate, feel ownership of the group, and be held
accountable by the group. A small group has a leader/facilitator and an assistant who work
together for the well being of the group.
Whatever the specific activity of the group may be, the underlying purpose is to create an
environment where members are able to put into practice the fundamentals of their faith; to
inspire one another, care for one another, share God’s love and word with one another, and
encourage one another to become contributors to the LLM.
2 types of groups
Connect Small Groups (PCSG) can be of two types, affinity and growth.
An affinity group is built around an activity that members have a passion for, something that
they love to do. It could be a sport such as hiking, golf, or fishing. It could an activity such
as cooking, knitting, or painting, or it could be about something like parenting or learning a
language – there is no limit.
A growth group focuses more around the spiritual development of the members and usually
involves the study of inspirational materials. The material for study could be the DP, IJN’s
sermons, the Bible, or any reading material (or film) that encourages discussion and activity that
leads to spiritual growth. Many, when starting their first small group, used “One Anothering” by
Richard Meyer, which is a book about how to do small groups.
As a general principle the mission of every PCSG is to – seek to advance the vision of the
Lovin Life Ministry, “to inherit the true love of God,” by creating a place where every person is
connected in heart and is able to experience the joy that comes through the practice of God’s
love and truth.
For information on facilitator and small group training seminars in NY – contact Rev. Andrew
Compton, Director of the PCSG Team in NY and NJ at comptonfamily@yahoo.com
A good web site for small group training is www.smallgrouptrader.com
To discuss issues and share testimonies involving small groups www.blessedfamilies.org has a
“groups” button, then scroll down to “small groups” and join in.
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CONTRIBUTE!
Contribute by Tithing
When we tithe, we offer our personal resources and trust God with that offering. The money we
offer up should go to enhancing our ministry, which is expressed through Sunday Service, youth
programs, education and empowerment programs, service projects and so much more. All
these things help us bring our message to the world with EXCELLENCE. The more we give of
our money, time and abilities, the more we will see our local churches flourish and thrive.
There is also a more internal aspect. Believe it or not, a lot of people have difficulties when it
comes to tithing. I know it’s crazy that people would be scared to offer up ten percent of their
money, but it happens. We should start to understand that everything we have comes from our
Heavenly Parent. With our tithe we are simply returning to God a very small portion of what
God has given to us. The Bible says that if we are faithful with a little, then we can be trusted
with more. It is through tithing that we learn to really trust and depend on God. We are giving
up control and letting God open up new opportunities that would other wise not be available.
This helps us develop a more personal and deeper relationship with God, while making a
difference in our communities.
Tithing Best Practices:
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Tithe with a cheerful heart
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Be happy that you can help CONTRIBUTE
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Stop looking at your financial situation with your physical eyes; they don’t let you see
what God has in store for you.
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Tithe consistently and persistently, you’re not going to change your life style if you only
tithe when it is convenient for you
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Know that God will always provide
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Realize that the “difference” is YOU. It’s your choice and responsibility
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Contribute by Volunteering
Church would not be possible without
the efforts of volunteers. At Lovin’ Life
Ministries, we value our volunteers and
actually encourage everyone to join a
volunteer team that fits that person’s
interest. Volunteering is a great way to
meet people in your community, have fun,
and give back to your church. It’s also the
best way to take ownership of your church
and to play a part in building something
awesome for God’s kingdom. There are
many great ways to get involved from
children’s ministry, to music ministry, to
outreach, to outreach. There is a team for everyone!
Who is a Volunteer at Lovin’ Life Ministries?
A volunteer is a person who offers their unique abilities to enhance their church experience.
This definition is short and simple. Volunteering is not about sacrifice. It is not about giving
up personal dreams or goals for the needs of the church. Volunteers at church may not receive
monetary payment, but they do receive a community. Deciding to be a member at Lovin’ Life
Ministries is actually a decision to become a part of a family. If someone is a new member, then
it is important for the older members to act as parents to the child, or an elder sibling to the
younger, similar to a family dynamic. Eventually that child will grow and begin caring for the
family as well. This is done through volunteering.
Volunteering is more than giving. It is more than serving. It is caring, owning and investing.
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Need for this position
Because the church largely operates on volunteers, ensuring that they are efficiently utilized
and positively recognized for their time and contribution will achieve greater results in the
church programs and activities they serve. Volunteer opportunities require a combination of
able hands, qualified minds, and passionate hearts. For example, there may be 25 able hands
to provide the manpower to execute a task, but without competency or enthusiasm, the hands
will not have a mind to tell them what to do, or a heart to tell them why what they are doing is
important. The church is more than a building or a service; the church is a group of people who
make up the Body. Without properly functioning organs, the body with suffer from malnutrition.
The purpose of the Volunteer Coordinator is to be the skeleton which mobilizes volunteers
to discover their potential as key components to the Body and to give them ownership to the
community they serve. The Coordinator also provides them with a system that gives them the
most satisfaction out of their contribution so that their efforts do not go unnoticed and that they
are happy to volunteer for future needs.
For more information on how to run a successful volunteer program, contact Tami Gavin at
tami@tamigavin.com
What our volunteers say
Volunteering is: full of friendship and fulfillment, fulfilling, Great, a blessing from God,
challenging and good, Thrilling, rewarding, It’s great!!!, fun, exciting, new awesome friends,
Great!!, Joyful Growth, Very rewarding, Great! Amazing experience and amazing people, Very
Good, a very wonderful experience, Exciting experience, Very rewarding and a wonderful way
to serve others, Amazing and challenging at the same time, Truly, a blessing, memorable and
educational, a growing experience, Fantastic, Great. Exciting, awesome, enjoyable, fulfilling,
high-energy and rewarding, Great and a wonderful experience
Future Developments
We are working on, and will send more guidelines for the Circles, Sunday School, Membership
Training Programs and Educational Programs.
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