access and use policy for church audio equipment
Date: April 6, 2014
At the church where I work, we are going through some "turf wars" over access to audio equipment that is used primarily for a contemporary worship service. It has even come to the point that a parishoner came to the church last week a sawed off pad locks, replacing them with his own. He was thoughtful enough to give a key to the secretary. Following that event, the former audio coordinator (volunteer) felt compelled to put a lock of his own on a cabinet, explaining to me that, "no one needs access to that equipment..." My question is, if no one needs the equipment, why lock it up? Or, why do we have it?
I am the worship arts director, and I supervise the worship leader in this service. She would prefer we leave all cabinets unlocked. I hesitate to do that. I would like to know if anyone has a policy to cover use and access to this type of equpment by church members and visiting churches or others who may use our facilities.
Please make suggestions, even if you don't have a standard policy.
Amalie W. Hinson