PRACTICUMS

HANDS-ON MINISTRY TRAINING

Ministry Training at Elevate College is focused on providing students with real experience in a church setting. This happens through practicums that are created to provide hands-on training that allows students to become specialized in a specific area of ministry. Students will graduate with at least 400 hours of documented experience in their practicum. They will gain experience by learning from an Elevate Life Church staff member and grow in their specific area by receiving leadership opportunities during their two years at Elevate College.

 PRACTICUMS

CREATIVE LEADERSHIP

The Creative Practicum incorporates two elements of visual ministry: graphic design and video editing. Under the leadership and teaching of the Creative staff at Elevate Life Church, students receive experience in designing graphics for church services, print marketing, and digital media as well as capturing photography and video footage for church events, personal testimonies and more.

 

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas :

  • Concept & Design church series art, print, and graphic pieces
  • Video concepts and production
  • Basics of editing
  • Shooting & editing videos

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas :

  • Time and Project Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Life-giving Critiques
  • Problem Solving
  • Creative Brainstorming

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church Media Staff
  • Cameras
  • Lighting and Audio Equipment
  • Computers

Requirements

Students will need to have the ability to :

  • Learn required programs and have the physical ability to learn how to operate a camera.
  • Work with their hands and stand for long periods of time.
  • Complete tasks as given by their instructor.
  • Lead a team within the Creative Ministry.
  • Adobe Creative Programs: Illustrator, Lightroom, Premiere Pro.

 

EVENTS LEADERSHIP

The Events Practicum will teach creative planning and energetic hosting with a team who places priority on valuing people and serving with excellence.

 

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Serving and planning Elevate Life Church events and conferences
  • Researching prices and best methods
  • Communicating with vendors
  • Coordinating with vendorsScheduling and developing team members 

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Servanthood
  • Hospitality
  • Attention to detail
  • Time Management
  • Scheduling/Coordinating
  • Leading Teams

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church Events staff
  • Checklists from previous ELC events
  • Decorations and props
  • List of vendors and ELC connections 

Requirements

Students must have the ability to :

  • Work with their hands and stand for long periods of time.
  • Lift, push, and pull 25+ pounds.
  • Be available for ELC events.

 

MISSIONS LEADERSHIP

The Missions Practicum will provide students the opportunity to experience the heart and hub of Elevate Life Church local, national and international outreach and change the world by impacting one person.

 

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Building, Leading and Training Leaders
  • Local outreach
  • National outreach
  • International outreach
  • Creating, planning and executing outreaches

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Servanthood
  • Listening to people’s stories
  • Scheduling/Coordination
  • Communication
  • Excellence
  • Motivation & Building of Teams
  • Resourcing a community
  • Compassion for others
  • Team building

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church staff
  • Elevate eTruck

Requirements

Students must have the ability to :

  • Exhibit a compassion for others and a strong desire to help meet the needs of the communities they serve.
  • Have quick reactions that are necessary not only for safety, but for the individual, and to respond to needs in various outreach settings.
  • Lift, push, and pull 25+ pounds.
PASTORAL LEADERSHIP

The Pastoral Practicums will provide students with the opportunity to develop self-discipline, coordinate teams, and develop/influence others. 

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Launching campuses
  • Building teams
  • Leading Small Groups
  • Pastoring people
  • Delivering messages
  • Roundtable discussions with lead staff

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Self-Discipline
  • Time Management
  • Team Building
  • Coordinating Teams
  • Communication
  • Excellence
  • Developing/Influencing Others

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Campus Pastors
  • Lead Team Members
  • Department Heads/staff

Requirements

Students must have the ability to :

  • Fully engage in practicum with instructors and their peers.
  • Commit to serve the campus they are placed in.
  • Socially adapt in any pastoral or social situation, whether it be children, students, adults, men, women, etc.
  • Work with their hands and stand for long periods of time.
PRODUCTION LEADERSHIP

The Production Practicum provides students the opportunity to learn from a production team who reaches thousands of people by delivering the Word and worship through camera, lighting, and other visual elements.

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Digital elements in a church service or event
  • Weekly training sessions
  • Lighting and screen display

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Managing a team
  • Working under pressure
  • Positive Attitude
  • Excellence
  • Communication

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church Production staff
  • Top-level audio, video, and lighting equipment

Requirements

Students must have the ability to :

  • Have the physical strength and mobility to lift and carry equipment and assist with setup and repair of equipment.
  • Students must be proficient in keyboarding.
  • Load in and load out audio, video, and lighting equipment for campuses and other events.
  • Physically manipulate user inter-faceable gear requiring gross and fine motor skills and a high degree of precision.
  • Exhibit the capacity to lead and manage all aspects of a live production environment.
WORSHIP LEADERSHIP

The Worship Practicum exists to help prepare musically gifted students to be spiritually and practically developed as a worship leader.

Hands-On Training

Students will receive hands-on training in the following areas:

  • Experience on stage at chapels, weekend services, and youth events
  • Training in Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ear Training
  • Classes in Effective systems and processes, Songwriting, and Creative Worship
  • Leading rehearsals
  • Development sessions with Elevate Life Staff

Leadership Development

Students will develop as leaders in the following areas:

  • Leading and building teams
  • Motivating others
  • Scheduling
  • Musicianship
  • Pastoral leadership

Resources

Students will have access to the following resources:

  • Elevate Life Church Worship Staff
  • Ableton Live
  • Planning Center Online
  • On stage equipment such as in-ear monitors, Nord pianos, drum kits, guitar rigs, microphones, etc.

Requirements

Worship students are required to :

  • Have musical ability in either singing or instrumentation.
  • Own the instrument that they plan on playing.

    ** Drum kits are the only exception to this requirement.