Technical Arts Apprenticeship

 At Third, we understand the need to develop and equip church technical leaders who can shape the way the church uses technology in worship. This yearlong apprenticeship provides hands on experience and training to shape church technical leaders and send them out to lead other church communities.


about the apprenticeship

Basic weekly responsibilities may include

  • Attending weekly staff and worship planning meetings

  • Processing audio and video recordings

  • Preparing production equipment for Sunday worship (audio setup,

  • Running events

  • One-on-one sessions with various staff members

Weekly schedule

Apprentices should expect to work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sunday mornings. We encourage apprentices to take a weekly Sabbath on Monday or Friday. Saturday’s are typically off but can be work days for team training and other events.

What you'll learn

  • How to create and maintain a technical arts ministry

  • How to apply ministry principles to technical arts

  • How to collaborate with various ministries and departments to execute excellent worship services

  • How to lead and equip volunteers to excel in tech arts ministry

  • Basic production roles such as audio, visuals, lighting, cameras and live streaming

Who should apply?

The ideal candidate would be passionate about the intersections of creativity and technology, have a desire to lead worship through the technical arts and apply the technical arts in a ministry context.


  • A desire to learn and commit to working in church production

  • At least 2 years production experience in the local church

  • A call from God to serve the local church through the technical arts

  • Availability on Sunday mornings from 7am - 1pm

Preferred skills & Experience

  • Experience leading worship or playing music is not required but preferred

  • Experience with Planning Center Online and ProPresenter

Application Process

The application process is open for 2019 - 2020 with a start date in late August 2019.

  1. To apply, fill out the application form.

  2. Alex Sawyer will contact you for a follow up conversation.

  3. Our final decision will be made by July 17th, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the apprenticeship or the application process, please contact Alex Sawyer.



Is this a paid apprenticeship?

Yes! The apprenticeship pays around $1200 per month on our regular payroll schedule. There are also extra opportunities to earn income such as working extra events at Third and other paid ministry opportunities.

Can I have a job in addition to the apprenticeship?

Yes. However, there are certain times and responsibilities that must take priority, this includes Tuesday worship planning meetings, Thursday night rehearsals and Sunday morning worship. We are happy for you to work as needed, but we ask priority to be given to the apprenticeship.

Is housing available?

Yes. We want the focus to be on growing in ministry, if you need us to help you find a place to stay, we are happy to find a place amongst those in our congregation.