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The Financial Benefits of Going Green

  By Aaron Schafer In an effort to be good financial stewards during the COVID-19 crisis, many churches have turned to an unlikely ally: energy efficiency. Across the country, churches are grappling with a new reality as a result of COVID-19. While many churches have begun to transition back to in-person gatherings, there are still

How a Compact Aerial Lift Can Help with Sanctuary Lighting Projects

   By Paul Ptak Working above 30 feet inside a sanctuary can be a real challenge today. With ever-higher ceilings, architectural beams, and seating and pews in the way, it can be difficult to reach the highest points for lighting, maintenance, A/C duct cleaning, emergency light batteries, ceiling repairs or the popular LED lighting retrofit.

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

Crown Design Group and Absen Create Inspirational Sanctuary Environment for Action Church

  As one of the fastest growing churches in the United States, Action Church has become a community fixture in local Orlando areas, including Oviedo, Sanford and Winter Garden. Most recently, Action Church expanded its reach when it opened its newest location in Winter Park, Florida, as its first large, non-mobile location. “We exist here

Creating a Balanced and Colorful Worship Design

  Dedicated to creating a welcoming and authentic relationship with their congregation, Bannockburn Church is a sanctuary filled with encouragement and bonded through a common faith. Located near Austin, Texas, the church recently made the decision to renovate their outdated production design behind the worship environment, and they needed a partner to make the design

7 Benefits of LED Stage and House of Worship Lighting

We’ve come a long way since the days of limited LED color choices and high expense. The cost of LED lighting keeps coming down, but it still hasn’t reached parity with traditional lighting. Or has it? There are more factors to consider than just the sticker price, so let’s investigate whether any long-term savings make

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,

Improving Your Church Lighting

By Jim Sweeney How much easier would video streaming be if those watching at home could easily overlook murky audio, poor camera angles and insufficient lighting? But they don’t. We’ve all seen too many movies and TV shows to let us ignore those deficiencies. Of course, the members of your church don’t expect a movie-quality

Why Churches Should Start Seeing AVL as a Service

If you’re used to being the place your community comes for existential help, you might not always recognize it when you need it yourself. Point blank, help is the hardest thing to ask for when you’re “supposed” to have it all together. As a church production team, you’re juggling events throughout the week, services on

Getting Versatile with Lighting

Theaters of one kind or another have long played a role in the growth of Christ Community Church in St. Charles, Illinois. Just before Christmas 1984, the suburban Chicago church, which was founded by four couples, held its first service in a rented movie theater. Christ Community has since grown into a thriving four-campus house
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