Training and Education
IT4Worship sees education and training as a critical success factors for our clients. Our prime objective is to pass on the knowledge we have to your volunteers in a way that is meaningful and useful to them. If at the end of our engagement with you, we are the only ones who have a clear understanding of your technology, then we have failed you. Bearing this in mind, we make sure to leave you with a manual that:
- Summarizes not only what we’ve done, but how your paid or volunteer staff can do it as well.
- Is used as the basis of the education component of each of our services
- Is used to test your volunteers’ knowledge to ensure the information provided can be put to effective use.
- Becomes a resource for your further training efforts independent of our involvement
If we identify gaps, we work with your staff to fill those gaps so your training investment provides high returns into the future.
We provide training in:
• Computing technology,
• Sound systems
The PinPoint Methodology
We use a “pinpoint” approach (provide exactly what your volunteers/staff need to know when you need to know it) to our training versus a “kitchen sink” approach (throw a lot of information at your people in hopes that something sticks).
Experience has shown that when volunteers are equipped with the skills they need, they become comfortable with the task and its associated technology. The result is they are much more likely to both retain, use, and most importantly pass on the knowledge they have obtained to other volunteers.
- Rev. Jacques Nel, St. David's Presbyterian Church, Toronto, Ontario
Rev. Matthew Sams Clerk of Session, Pickering Presbytery, Ontario
Rev. Tobey Boyer, Knox-Alliston Presbyterian Church, Alliston, Ontario
Blair Banks, Web Coordinator, Pickering Presbytery