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Step 4: Defend

  In the previous series installment, we talked about Steps 2 & 3: Design & Deploy. What denotes a movement to Step 4 — Defend — in the A/V system design process? Wells: Defend takes a 50,000-foot view, recognizing that many churches in America are growing by deploying a multi-site strategy. They’re using ever more […]

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Steps 2 & 3: Design & Deploy

Shane Skaggs, Chief Design Officer at Mankin Media Systems, talks about how to make your A/V system dream a (practical) reality. In this first series installment, we talked about Step 1: DREAM. What denotes a movement to Steps 2 & 3 — DESIGN and DEPLOY — in the A/V system design process? Skaggs: Once the […]

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Step 1: Dream

Technology is often one of the biggest line items in your budget — but how do you know if the A/V system you’ve chosen is the right fit, both now and in the future? Tim Corder, part of the production and solutions team at Mankin Media Systems, explains the Mankin process for ensuring that your […]

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Sound (system) decisions — maintaining your investment

Over the past few months, we’ve talked extensively about what to look for in a sound system. We’ve looked at different types of loudspeakers and audio technology. We’ve talked about evaluating your sanctuary space, your style of service, and your budget. And, we’ve talked about the importance of hiring a professional for what amounts to one of the biggest investments your church will make.

It makes sense, then, to conclude this series by talking a bit about maintaining your investment.

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What quality church live streaming looks like

With the advent of live streaming and A/V communication, we are at the forefront of a media revolution.

Make sure your church is ahead of the curve.

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How technology affects worship space design

Acoustical, audio, video and lighting systems can drastically influence — positively and / or negatively — the entire built environment of a worship space.

Regardless of the type, size, style and so on, these systems today are much like the story of an old minister of music colleague: No one would ever allow a pianist to consistently miss notes while playing for worship.

The same is true for the technical staff and the equipment used.

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The St. Andrew’s mission for new video displays

When St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN decided to upgrade its audiovisual system, it included extensive research into new video screens.

Having rented projectors for special services in the past — and because the sanctuary has an abundance of natural ambient light — church leaders knew projectors weren’t the best fit.

“We didn’t really want to take this beautiful space and darken it order to see something,” explains Dale Bakken, Director of Buildings and Grounds.

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Specifying a church sound system

A sound system is one of the biggest technology investments your church will make. And although you must respect your budget, it would be a serious mistake to cut corners — or just go buy something from a big-box store to save a few bucks.

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PASTOR-FRIENDLY VIDEO — Case study: Saddleback Church

Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA, hosts more than 20,000 people in weekly attendance. Throughout the week, this globally recognized church offers five services and a number of different events, including concerts, workshops and other studies and seminars. The church was looking to upgrade its facility as part of its “Decade of Destiny” campaign — a 10-year vision to help members in the areas of physical, financial, relational, emotional, mental, vocational and spiritual health.

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LED display walls: 101

To discuss what an LED display wall is — and how it can enhance the worship experience and your church’s financial bottom line — we must first understand what an LED is.

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