Sound Productions

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

Creating an Immersive Worship Experience with Audiovisual Technology

  By Jim Jensen, Sr. Captivating new and existing members of a congregation will always remain a top priority and challenge for places of worship. Whether it’s due to illness, disabilities, time of year, global issues like the pandemic or personal choice, there are many factors that can cause attendance to fluctuate from week to

Passion City Church Builds Future-Proof Live Audio Transport Solution

  Artel Video Systems recently announced that Passion City Church is using two Artel Quarra 1G PTP Ethernet switches to support IP-based handling of audio signals being transported between its two main Atlanta church locations — “515” and Cumberland — and a third site in Trilith, Georgia, to support worship services, events, and other productions.

How to Upgrade Church Audiovisual Equipment

  Many churches rely on outdated audiovisual systems. While the church is about so much more than technology, updating your audiovisual system can help you reach more people and ensure they have the opportunity to hear your message. Whether you have a small or large church, audiovisual equipment is one of the most valuable church

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

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

Genoa Church

  Genoa Church in Westerville, Ohio, partnered with Paragon 360 in the construction and design of their new worship center. This rapidly growing congregation had reached the maximum capacity of their multipurpose gymnasium and was ready to create the space and atmosphere that they wanted. The Paragon 360 team worked with them from the very

Just Add Power Helps Illinois Church Spread the Word to an Expanding Community

  Just Add Power, a leader in video-over-IP distribution, has announced that its Ultra HD over IP system has been installed at the new Light of Christ Lutheran Church (LOC) Worship Center in Algonquin, Illinois. Just Add Software, a developer of configuration and control solutions for the Just Add Power platform, utilized the system to

How To Get Started with IP-Focused Live Video Production

  By Will Waters The benefits of live video production in the House of Worship world were recently outlined in an article looking at the work of Bidwell Presbyterian Church in Chico, California. Live video helps worship teams widen the borders of their congregation, reach new members, increase participation, and improve the vibrancy of the

Chico Church Uses NewTek TriCaster to Offer Live Video and Connect Community During COVID-19 Restrictions

  Bidwell Presbyterian Church in Chico, California, has many digital offerings, including a mobile app and live video of its worship services available to all – offerings that went from impressive to critical during the COVID-19 global pandemic. “About two years ago, we looked to video to enhance what we’re already doing, and start being

Extending Worship Beyond the Church Walls

  Founded in 1976 and nestled in Denton, Texas, Denton Bible Church is a non-denominational church that averaged 4,000 congregants each Sunday across its three services. As the demand for digital content and streaming grew and the need for quality video for the church increased, Denton Bible Church sought to replace its outdated camera system

A Church Remodel to Serve a Multi-Generational Congregation

  Although church attendance has been down due to the pandemic, churches and businesses are still investing in projects of all kinds. Ridgecrest Baptist Church chose to do this project to help reach more and more people of all demographics. While it is helping them during the pandemic, it will also continue to help them

Video Walls: A Bold and Beautiful Upgrade

  By Chris Feldman There are three things to consider if you’re thinking about adding a video wall to your house of worship. We’ve all seen televangelists on Sunday mornings, their smiles gleaming not just from the pulpit but also repeated in a larger, magnified scale on a gigantic screen mounted behind or beside them.

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

New Streaming Capabilities Enhance Virtual Weekend Services at Grace Polaris Church

  Since 1964, Grace Polaris Church in Columbus, Ohio, has seen a rapid increase in their congregation from a group of 30 to now serving over 2,000 members. As Grace Polaris’ congregation continued to grow, their need for a new worship center increased, and in 2018, they started construction on a new space. They turned

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

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,

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

Life Church Selects VITEC Houses of Worship Streaming Solutions

  VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, has announced its MGW Ace Encoder and Decoder were successfully installed at Life Church and its four satellite campuses in Memphis, Tennessee. Part of VITEC’s Houses of Worship Solution, the MGW Ace Encoder and Decoder allow the church to live stream its services

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,

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

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

Robotic Camera and Light Tracking Technology

It’s common knowledge that it’s difficult to maximize the quality of your video production when you must rely on volunteers to operate the cameras. Your goal is to provide the best audio and visual experience for those watching your video stream, as well as those in the facility where IMAG and sound reinforcement systems should

Choosing Projectors for Sanctuaries

By Wayne Borg Technology keeps us connected these days. It is already enhancing the worship experience with the use of large screens and projectors to help people pray and sing. Microphones and elaborate sound systems make sure everyone can hear, whether you are sitting up close or all the way in the back. Services are

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
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