Northwest Bible Church Chooses EAW Solutions

Northwest_Bible_Church-2The unique combination of output, pattern control, clarity and sound quality of the QX Series has done wonders for the revamped sound system at Northwest Bible Church (Dallas, TX), where consulting firm Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams (WJHW) designed another LCR system using QX. All three of Northwest Bible’s QX arrays individually provide over 90 percent coverage to the main floor seating using QX564i for a true Left, Center, Right system.

To complement the QX units, Jim Burdette, WJHW’s senior consultant, used EAW KF394 and KF364 compact, three-way systems for short-throw audio. “Those have a very similar mid-high profile to the QX500’s, so that worked very well,” Burdette said. They rounded out the system with UB52i cabinets for the side and front fills.

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Sennheiser Launches New ‘Praise Pack’ Microphone Bundle

e835_praisepack_openAudio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has launched Praise Pack: a special new microphone bundle focused on the small to midsize house of worship (HOW) market.

The new bundle, which consists of four e 835 dynamic vocal microphones along with four pouches and mic stand clips, come snugly packaged in a specially embroidered, road ready Gator case.

The new bundle, priced at just $349 (a savings of more than $100 if each mic was purchased separately), represents a great opportunity for churches to realize clear audio reproduction with four of Sennheiser’s best selling microphones. Each e835 microphone comes with a 10-year warranty and fits neatly into the black Gator case, which has ‘Sennheiser Praise Team’ embroidered on its exterior.

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Hosanna Lutheran Church goes Hi-Fi with Danley

Hosanna_Lutheran_ChurchGrowing with the community since its founding in 1972, Hosanna Lutheran Church is now a cornerstone of religious life in Mankato, Minnesota. With four contemporary services a week, plus one traditional service and plenty of high-SPL youth events, its sanctuary sound and video systems were tapped to provide a huge range of content. Despite having loudspeakers made by a respected manufacturer, intelligibility and low-end extension were poor and a regular source of complaints until recently, when Audio Video Electronics (AVE) (Maple Grove, Minnesota) renovated the system. Citing their excellent fidelity and intelligibility, AVE installed a pair of Danley Sound Labs SH-60 loudspeakers. To give Hosanna Lutheran Church plenty of bass when needed, AVE also gave the church a beefy Danley DBH-218 subwoofer.

“Before AVE’s renovation, we always had complaints,” said Matt Kotthoff, technical director at Hosanna. “The system was muddy, and a lot of our disciples, especially some of the senior members, had a hard time understanding what was being said depending on where they were sitting. Also the system lacked intelligibility and power.”  Stefan Svärd, president of AVE, added, “Not only that, the low-frequency extension was simply missing. This was despite its big name components and the fact that it looked like a good system on paper. It simply didn’t translate to real-world performance.”

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Cokesbury United Methodist  Church Keep Timeless Message Current with CHAUVET

CUMC’s state-of-the-art broadcasting capabilities includes new LEDs

Cokesbury2Steeped in the timeless traditions of faith and charity, Cokesbury United Methodist Church touches the lives of people in the Knoxville area with an active volunteer organization involving some 400 congregation members, food drives, a recovery program and other outreach activities. At the same time, though, Cokesbury is also a very modern, forward-looking mega church with three distinct campuses that draw over 3,500 worshipers every week, ministering to them with a blend of traditional and contemporary services; the latter offering “the freedom to worship God with your hands raised, your dancing shoes on and a heart ready to be drawn into His presence.”

In keeping with its commitment to reaching worshippers in today’s high-tech world, Cokesbury has state-of-the-art broadcasting capabilities for live streaming services two days a week, and outstanding audio systems throughout all three campuses — and most recently — a new LED lighting system, designed by Ken (“KP”) Patterson of A Tennessee Lighting Company in Knoxville.

Featuring a variety of LED fixtures from CHAUVET Professional and CHAUVET DJ, the new lighting design gives Cokesbury Church the flexibility to go from soft accents to dramatic visual effects for the varied mix of traditional and contemporary services held at (and broadcast from) its three campuses, all while enjoying the energy and cost savings benefits associated with LED technology.

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Who Won the GoPro Hero 3+ from our Survey?

GoProWinnerThe results from our reader survey are in, and we have a winner!

Donald Johnson, from the First Baptist Church in Beckley, WV, is the lucky recipient of a GoPro Hero 3+ with a telescopic handheld monopod tripod.  Johnson, who works in Audio, Video and Worship Presentation at First Baptist, was excited to learn he had won, saying,   “Thanks to you and TFWM for this survey and prize. I can’t wait to use this with our worship team and others on the weekend!”

Over the next several months, there will be more surveys and more opportunities to win great prizes for your church.  Make sure to visit our site regularly and follow us on twitter so you don’t miss out!

Congratulations Don!  We know First Baptist will put the GoPro to great use.

How to Use Satellite to Link Remote Locations

Why multisite campuses need a LIVE video via satellite solution

by Karen Johnson

LCBCsatYour ministry has responded to the call to have a greater impact on the local community by becoming a church with multiple locations. However, effectively connecting these campuses through teaching and worship is a big challenge.

Ministry leaders must evaluate many options to determine how best to deliver their teaching pastor’s message to the other sites. Choices include DVD’s or hard-discs transported by car, land-based data connections, or satellite.

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Florida Baptist Church Converts (A/D) with Symetrix

Trinity_Baptist_ChurchThe sound system at Trinity Baptist Church in Ocala, Florida is quite sophisticated for a sanctuary that seats approximately 800 congregants. It delivers left-center-right imaging to nearly every seat from multiple loudspeaker positions, including six time-delayed left-center-right zones that cover the areas farthest from the pulpit. This system was installed by Pro Sound & Video in 2004 and although the loudspeakers and amplifiers have held up well, the original DSP processing system that performed the complex routing and filtering did not. Florida-based Pro Sound & Video, Inc. replaced the original processing system with two Symetrix Radius 12×8 Dante™ network audio DSPs and augmented their sixteen combined outputs with two SymNet xOut 12 audio output expansion boxes. All of the units network seamlessly via Dante and replace all of the old analog processing, with plenty of processing power to spare for improvements.

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AVB for Live Production and Houses of Worship

This year, the first AVnu-certified AVB (Audio Video Bridging) equipment was announced and now a new generation of networked audio and video devices is being introduced and deployed in houses of worship. The new gear, and more importantly the interconnecting network, offers important benefits for church installations – ranging from small, single room applications to large multi-room installations. This equipment promises flexible deployment, simple management and true multi-vendor interoperability, making facility upgrades easier than ever before.

The AVnu Alliance and AVB – A Brief Primer

by Greg Kopchinski, AVnu Alliance member

The AVnu Alliance is the first industry forum to lead the adoption of streaming audio and video with standards-based IEEE 802.1 Ethernet networking technologies. The non-profit organization strives to create an open path to Audio Video Bridging standards (commonly called AVB), define AVB compliance test procedures, and an AVnu certification program that ensures AVB interoperability of networked A/V devices to provide the highest quality streaming experience in professional A/V, automotive, and consumer applications to deliver a compelling end user experience.

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August 2014

Technologies for Worship Magazine


  • Technology Spotlight: Champion Forest Baptist Church, Houston, TX
  • Creating Engaging Video for Your HoW with C4 Church, Ajax, ON
  • Video Beyond the Four Walls with NOW Church, Ocala, FL


  • Asset Management Strategies
  • How to Back Focus a Lens
  • Speaker Types and Why They Exist
  • Wireless Mics Incentive Auction Report
  • How to Reach Worshipers No Matter Where They Are
  • Integrating Multi-site Ministries into a Central Production
  • Enabling Ears to Hear: The Church Leads
  • Listening to Inspiration: Providing Assistive Listening Systems in HoW
  • Assure the Word is Heard
  • LED vs Projection
  • Video follow Audio: Automating Worship
  • How to Save Money and Stop Buying Batteries
  • Choosing and Using the Right Keyboard
  • Simplifying Connections with Dante at Rio Rancho United Methodist
  • What Does Dante Mean for HoW


  • Storefront – Disk Fragmentation: Not the Boogieman it Used to Be
  • 5 Minutes with…Steve Zajaczkiwsky, President, HD Source
  • Basic Networking – IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway   by Patrick Killianey
  • Excerpt – Projection Mapping Primer, from the Book of Transformations
  • Backstage – Multi-Purpose Squares at the SALT Nashville Conference

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