Lighting Training

Welcome to the lighting training section. Whether you are just starting out as a lighting op or have done it for years, we've done our best to include the information that can help you get on your feet in the shortest amount of time possible. Our team is full of people that have never run lights before joining the production team. So if you are in that camp, have no fear! We are here to help! If you have run lights before, then hang in there with us through the training. There are certain ways of doing things that we have found help us create that "Milestone" feel. So we hope the information provided is a great source of information for you as well. Our goal at the end of this training, is to get everyone on the same page when it comes to running lights at Milestone Church so we can Reach more People and Build more Lives!

Our lighting training resources are divided into sections. We've done our best to make them into separate sections so you can do a little bit at a time. Or if you are really excited, you can jump right in and knock it all out. The best way to fully wrap your head around training on lighting for the first time is to get your hands on it. But there's some information and ideas to go over first.

Please fully complete each section. At the end of each section you'll have a small completion form to fill out. This will ask you very basic questions to see what you've learned from each section.

Section 1:
The Basics

Team Basics - Dress Code - Scheduling - Showing up on time - Attitude


Be Prepared. Know your songs. 

Section 2:

Cue Lists / Cues / Transition Timers / Notes

Hazer Control / Turning Hazers and Tanks On and Off / Levels

Lighting groups vs fixtures

Controlling Intensity, Position, Color, Gobo, Etc

Updating the Cuelist for changes

Presets for Message Look


Section 3:
Next Level

Programming - takes time and lots of experience

The best lighting enhances the moment and doesn't distract

Learn to the feel the music or the moment in service

Examples of Great Worship Lighting

If you've completed the three sections above, congratulations! We'll be in touch with you soon to get you scheduled to serve. We are excited you took the time to do the sections above. It makes us better as a team when everyone is informed and trained!