Nerdy Church Talk Conference is a full three-day Church AVL conference for both the beginner and advanced Church AVL Tech! Join with speakers from Elevation Church, Bethel Church, Lakewood Church, …
by Bryan Cole
More and more churches are turning to web streaming of their church services as a way to expand their reach, allow military families on deployment to stay connected to the same message, and even as the basis for multi-site delivery of live preaching.
Good Audio Makes Good Video
When we choose to deliver our content via a web medium, or even to archive storage for later use, the video must have audio content along with it – and this demands that we spend some time considering how the audio will be “mixed” for the broadcast audience.
When attendees experience your service live, they are hearing a complete package of sound that is composed of any stage volume, plus the output of the sound system, as well as the results of those two sound sources interacting with the room. Your sound engineer mixes the audio so that the mix sounds as natural and appropriate for the style as is possible.
by Hector La Torre
Choose Wisely: Ready to upgrade or purchase a new sound system? Make sure always to check credentials when choosing sound contractor-installers or equipment dealers. Are they really experienced audio professionals or inexperienced A-V salespeople in sheep’s clothing? How much professional experience do they have? Does your equipment dealer offer service and assistance or just a lower price? Choose a qualified local sound contractor whenever possible. Ask for contact information of other church clients, and make sure you attend other churches where the contractor has installed systems. It’s all about due diligence and good financial stewardship.
The world of AV technology today means the church AV staff/department must always be variable. Variable based on changes in technology and variable based on the Lord¹s leading as church pastors and worship leaders apply these new technologies.
Technology is changing all around us and churches cannot be locked in one direction. Whether it be projection, lighting, sound or cameras, ¬elders and facility managers tend to have the idea that a system upgrade equates to a budget line item completed for the next ten years; however, in today¹s technology savvy world that idea is changing!
By Bradley Currah
About 15 years ago I was a Worship and Arts Director at a fast growing church in Seattle. It was the very first church I’d ever led worship at, and I was the “director.” The average attender was maybe 24 years of age. The body mostly consisted of new believers, or believers who hadn’t attended a worship gathering for a number of years prior to discovering this new service. The band performed rock and pop music during the worship portion of the service, but without the typical repetitive choruses that are common to many contemporary services around the US – mostly because we weren’t familiar with many contemporary songs, and the few we did know didn’t seem to fit what we were doing. Instead, we wrote new songs and rearranged many old hymns.