North Phoenix Baptist Church Sees the Light with Severtson Projection Screens

  October 17, 2021, marked a very special day for North Phoenix Baptist Church (NPHX Church) in Arizona. Seventy-five years prior to this very significant date, the congregation was founded. Two decades ago, NPHX Church brought in a team to renovate and update some of the facility’s production systems. At the time, budget and technology

How to Select Projection Screens for Your Church

  By Dave Rodgers This simple task will become a big deal if you do something wrong. Here’s some advice from a professional manufacturer. Hint – You don’t need to pay the most to get the best. A church’s projection display is as important as the pulpit is. Count on it; the congregation’s eyes will

Church Lights Up Its Campus Using Environmental Projection with New Projectors

Members of the 1,500-person congregation who meet at Current – A Christian Church (Current) in Katy, Texas, on Sundays are familiar with the church’s mission to create a warm and welcoming environment for members and guests alike. Thanks to Evan Schwartz, lead worship & creative arts minister, and his team, each service is equipped with

Abundant Church’s East Campus Upgrades with EAW

  When Michael Garrison Associates (MGA) was contracted to upgrade the existing loudspeaker system for Abundant Church’s 3,600-seat main auditorium at its East Campus (AC-East) in El Paso, Texas, President/Owner Michael Garrison and his team once again turned to Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) and its ADAPTive PA system. MGA and Abundant Church have a long

Church Stage Design 101

  By David May When thinking about church stage design and church presentations, it can seem like there are endless elements you need to think about. It may even be overwhelming looking at the countless church stage design ideas and different possibilities online. But it’s important to remember that every church is different, and you

Digital Projection Lets the Light Shine at Lighthouse World Outreach Center

  For many small and rural towns, it’s often the local church that serves not only as a place of spiritual enrichment, but also provides fellowship and a sense of community to the residents. This is particularly the case in Monroe, Georgia, where Lighthouse World Outreach Center has been passionately serving the community for nearly

Ash Lane United Methodist Church

  Organized in 1876, this congregation of Methodists in northeast Tarrant County in Texas was known as Woodlawn Church and then Grange Hall Church before building their first sanctuary across Main Street on a site where they have been meeting ever since. They were served by circuit-riding pastors until 1944. As the town of Euless

How Online Giving Can Stabilize Your Church Budget

  By Bob Pritchett As the economic fallout caused by COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, churches, along with all businesses, are being noticeably affected. Aside from the fact that some church members are furloughed from work and have less financial facilities with which to give, many individuals who prefer to give in-person or

Huge LED Retrofit at Olive Baptist Church

  In 2019, Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida, made the decision to upgrade both their stage and house lighting systems in their main sanctuary, a huge undertaking that meant replacing over 600 lighting fixtures. “We decided to replace every tungsten light that illuminated in the room with an LED fixture,” said Bobby Taylor, tech

Grace Church

  The National Association of Church Design Builders recently awarded ATURA Architecture the Industry Award for Innovation for its design of the Grace Church Fellowship Hall Addition. With this annual award, NACDB recognizes ATURA for excellence and the highest level of quality in its design and services in the category of Innovation. The project known

Grace Church Enlightens Services with New High Brightness LCD Projector

  Grace Church in Bainbridge, Georgia, is a non-denominational community church and home to a weekly congregation of more than 200 people. Mitch Hines, worship & children’s pastor, has been part of the Grace Church community for eight years and works to help the church provide a worship service that is fun, enjoyable and community

How AV Technology Is Reshaping the Modern Church

  By Warren Osse For many years, traditional churches were built with the goal of reinforcing natural speech. But as audiovisual (AV) technology has advanced, modern churches are being created with more auditorium and presentation-centric technology to aid both attendees and the worship leaders in the delivery of the message. In today’s contemporary worship service,

First Baptist Church at the Fields

  First Baptist Church at the Fields (formerly First Baptist Church, Carrollton, Texas) had added a second campus in 2016 for their contemporary services known as Church at the Fields. The goal was to eventually build additional space on the new site in which to relocate the entire campus to the Fields location. In 2018,

Strategic Ways to Use Your Church Attendance Data

  By Aaron Buer I don’t remember much about the first church I attended. It was the early 80s and I was just a kid. I couldn’t tell you much about the people or the sermons that were preached. Actually, the main thing I remember is an old wooden sign hanging up that showed attendance

Community Christian Church

Naperville, Illinois Since 1997, Community Christian Church has relentlessly pursued its mission of helping people find their way back to God. They do this by focusing on REACHING people who are currently far from God, RESTORING this world back to God’s dream, and REPRODUCING this mission in the lives of others. Over time though, it

11 Reasons to Invest in Church Presentation Software

By Dan Willard You know the saying, “Remember the good old days when…”? Like, “Remember the good old days when you could buy a Coke for a nickel?” Well, I’m not quite old enough to remember that, but when it comes to displaying song lyrics in church, I remember the old days, which are not

6 Game-Changing Church Construction Trends

By Ryan and Michael Regina 1. Modern Material Advancements While concrete has been around for thousands of years, there are several exciting technological advancements improving this material in new and exciting ways. For starters, there are now multi-functional mineral additives available that create a much more stable and uniform concrete mix resulting in reduced segregation

Crosspointe Church

By Gino Beltran Nearly 100 years ago, churches were rarely just a Sunday house of worship – they were known for building hospitals, schools, universities, community centers and more that served their surrounding neighborhoods. At Visioneering, we’ve been honored to partner with many churches over the years who desire to bring some of that history

Why Luxury Vinyl Should Be Your Choice for Church Flooring

Designing a religious institution, whether it’s the construction of a new church or renovation of an existing facility, requires a delicate and poignant approach — one that pays tribute to the authenticity and history of the space, but is also mindful of the events and activities that take place within these religious environments. The most

Why You Should Be Using Presentation Software

  By David May If you’re not familiar with church presentation software, you probably wonder if there’s a better way to display lyric slides, scripture text, and other media for your services. Maybe you’ve not even thought about software for the purpose of church projection being available. Well, it is available and has been for

Getting the Right Lighting for Your Worship Space

  By Scott Kinnebrew I remember the early days of making copies of sermons on cassette and learning just how many people benefitted from having access to them. It wasn’t always the kinds of restrictions you would think might keep a person from attending church in person, but having access to these recordings helped so

Create a Cohesive Look with Your Worship Presentation Software

  By Ben Wagner No matter what operating system you use or whatever projection software your ministry is taking advantage of for your church services, creating a cohesive look and feeling for that presentation is a key proponent to a successful “big screen” display. As many know, PowerPoint has long been a staple in presentation

5 Reasons House of Worship Audio Video Upgrades Fail

  By Russ Thompson I have had the pleasure lately to work with quite a few houses of worship in successfully upgrading technology and enhancing the worship service experience for their members. It has been great to get out and meet some awesome people, and I always enjoy learning about the variety in worship experiences

Amazing Renovations!

  Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, needed to make a change. They had completed a ground-up, extensive $27 million campus in 2004, the largest Methodist church building project in the United States. However, church leadership still felt that their congregation was too scattered. At the time, Asbury served a multigenerational congregation with 8,000

Building a Scalable Worship Streaming System

  By Paul Richards One of the biggest mistakes that churches make when beginning a live streaming ministry is failing to think about the future. Often, the process of getting a live stream off the ground starts with little to no budget. Therefore, the first consideration is finding the least expensive options. That is a

Top 4 Considerations for Deploying AV Technology in a House of Worship

  By Stephen Milley In the digital era, audio and visual technology are a must-have for worship venues to ensure – and increase – congregation attendance. From music to scripture to sermons, these venues have a variety of inspirational content to relay to patrons, but often, houses of worship don’t have the tools needed to

Religious Product News January 2020

The January 2020 issue is the annual Buses & Vans focus. Find out why your congregation needs a church bus, in addition to information about insuring the vehicle and choosing a driver. The Ministry of the Month column identifies four questions you should ask when choosing new gym flooring. Read about how Crown Design Group

The Importance of AVL in Worship

As houses of worship grow, these facilities are using technology to spread their mission and message in a contemporary and inclusive medium. A skilled AV service can design and build an AVL project that delivers an immersive and engaging experience to all worshipers, offering them the opportunity to observe, listen and interact with their fellow

Elite Screens

Elite Screens Inc. is a US-based projector screen manufacturer with its world headquarters in California and facilities across the US, Germany, Taiwan, China/Hong Kong, Japan, India, and Australia. Elite is an ISO9001:2015 certified manufacturer that specializes in producing retail, commercial and home-theater projection screens for virtually any presentation environment. This includes front/rear projection as well

10 Considerations for Designing Multipurpose Rooms

  This article originally appeared in the November 2011 issue. By Eric MacInerney, AIA Eric MacInerney is managing partner with Heimsath Architects, www.heimsath.com. Cafetorium. Sanctatorium. Sanctunasium. Family Life Center. Multipurpose spaces of all types are very common elements in church design. And, why not? They make great first-phase buildings, they allow you to fundraise from

PA System Raises Spirits and Solves Under-Balcony Problems

The snow kept falling and falling. And falling. Reaching two feet, the weight of the snow was too much for the roof to bear at Calvary Fellowship Church in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Ruptured pipes irreparably flooded the 1,100-seat sanctuary at a cost of over a million dollars in damage. Luckily, nobody was hurt. The renovation was

Our Savior Lutheran Paints Its Walls with Video After Thanksgiving Arson Attack

When Our Savior Lutheran Church (OSLC) in Tacoma, Washington, experienced an arson attack shortly after Thanksgiving of last year, the fire and smoke damage was extensive enough to have destroyed its entire AVL setup along with the building. With the help of Todd Gathany and the rest of the team at CCI Solutions, Our Savior

Bringing the Message to Life with Video

Originally founded in 1987, 12Stone Church has grown to include eight campuses throughout Georgia, serving the communities in Gwinnett, Hall, and Barrow counties. In their most recent expansion, the congregation completed a full renovation of a large retail location in Snellville, and, in doing so, they needed to create a full worship environment. Working with

Using Video Surveillance Systems

  This article originally appeared in the March 2008 issue. By Linda Richardson Linda Richardson is the director of product marketing at Video Insight, www.video-insight.com.   It seems that every place you go these days, there are surveillance cameras: cameras in stores, cameras in schools, cameras in malls and office buildings. Like it or not, surveillance