Environmental, Lyrics Projection Among Featured Upgrades At Arkansas Church

In just nine months, Living Faith Church underwent five phases of install upgrades, with the final two phases featuring six Hitachi projectors, four JVC cameras, two Matrox TripleHead2Go modules, a Kramer presentations switcher/scaler, and a pair of Apple iMacs.

Environmental, Lyrics Projection Among Featured Upgrades At Arkansas Church
Using the Hitachi projectors in the worship space during a baby dedication in August, Living Faith Church recently had completed a multiphase project that included environmental projection in their worship space.

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Environmental, Lyrics Projection Among Featured Upgrades At Arkansas Church

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For a good number of churches, various aspects of upgrades are typically planned out over a series of years.

In the case of Living Faith Church, though, a church averaging between 450 to 500 congregants each Sunday, though, their roadmap included five distinct upgrade phases. Over a total of just nine months.

“It was our intention to be sure that we were moving forward, and not be stagnant as a church.”

The final two phases, which were coordinated in June and July of this year, predominantly focused on the addition of environmental projection in the worship space in the approximately 30-year-old church, while also improving lyrics projection and streaming capabilities.

Leading the coordination of each phase were Adam Guess, the church’s Media and Sound Director, and Monroe Hill, who works extensively on environmental projection, each part of the church’s all-volunteer staff.

The goal of the multiple upgrade phases, explained Hill, was that “it was our intention to be sure that we were moving forward, and not be stagnant as a church.”

As Hill elaborated, the church’s lead pastor, Steven Curtis, has been in that position for the last four years, taking the reins from his father, who had held that position since 1977. “After he took over, he was being led in a different direction, in terms of attracting a younger demographic.”

Regarding the need for change, Guess agreed, adding that “We were just behind the times. We had first talked about changing out the cameras to make the video look better on our live streams, but you couldn’t change out just the cameras, without changing the lighting (part of the third phase completed in April).” Once the church changed the lights, he said, the need to replace the cameras became evident. Once the cameras were upgraded, the systems tied to live streaming soon followed, along with all of the backgrounds, “and that’s how environmental projection got thrown in.”

The last of the five install phases was finished by the third week of July. As noted by Guess, the final two took “about three weeks from start to finish, completed right before our Kid’s Crusade,” a summer event that includes puppets, refreshments, and giveaways. Between each of the five phases, and over the nine months of work, there were no delays or cancellations of services.

To avoid any potential hurdles during the individual phases, Hill said, “On a weekly basis, the pastor would ask what we could plan over the next week,” to which the pair would then lay out install plans for certain gear prior to the next Sunday. “On a Friday or Saturday night, we sometimes might have been nervous, but each time we got it done.”


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Worship Facilities Magazine, November-December 2017
The November-December 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a review of the 49 New Product Award entries this year, as well as those entries up for Solomon Awards in 2017.


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