As you may know, I have been working at a Presbyterian church in Upper Arlington for over a year now doing live sound and video streaming. Recently I proposed creating an online presence for their contemporary service. This would include a website, a weekly blog, a weekly podcast, and the facilitation of their Instagram account. The church accepted my proposal and now this is my internship. I’ll be working with the church staff and the congregation to meet the expectations for this project.
My goals for this project are to increase the amount of individuals that the church touches through it’s messages. This will be completed by creating media and online presence to bring more people not only to the physical community at church, but also an online community for individuals with busier schedules. Because this is my first time doing a project like this for a client, another goal would be successful communication, and a meeting of expectations. I am so excited to work with these beautiful people.
I expect that this work will be more difficult than I first anticipated because that’s what always seems to happen. But I am up for the challenge. After all, it is only through stretching that we grow. I know from this first week that the people I am working with are dedicated to perusing the same goals for this project as me and will aid me in whatever ways they can. Because this is a web based project/internship, most of the work can be done anywhere and with communication via email or text. In the picture to the right you can see me working on the floor in my room! This job is very versatile when it comes to location. I do also work live sound every Sunday and this gives me a chance to work with the leaders and the congregation.
I do have some insecurities about organizing the workflow and delegation of tasks for this project but I am positive that I will be able to handle it with the help of mentors and youtube “how to” videos. I need to create a template for a schedule with the names of people involved in each task in order to organize my thoughts and my work. This will help me in being clear and concise about what I need from others and what I need to work on myself.
Overall, the first week of this project has gone very well. I am pleased with the level of the project as it relates to challenge, communication and creativity. These are all things I am more than excited to work on and grow in. In this week I have created a draft of our website, edited podcasts, began writing our first blog and created and posted on our instagram page. This internship will be successful because of the effort my team and I will put in for the beautiful product that will come out.
Abby K Davis