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It takes deliberate effort and well planned and executed content to redirect that production – to become an environment for worship.
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What You HAVE To Do and What You CAN’T Do
You have to commit … commit to doing your work. EP comes in all shapes and sizes and what is going to be the right choice for your building will take some effort to find.
You can hire someone like Cameron Ware at Visual Worshipper to get you started with implementing the technology, but you still need to understand how the gear will work on a weekly basis.
The system we use at Asbury Methodist has become (almost) ‘plug-n-play,’ meaning we put artwork into templates that are preshaped by the computer. This allows us to change the artwork very quickly without a huge amount of work for each new look. The daily time and effort needed to drive creative looks for your space is important to think through.
What you can’t do, though, is worship the technology. We enter the sanctuary to connect with the living God, not a great production.
There is an element of “show” in church, and it would be foolish to ignore that.
When you have thousands of dollars invested in lights and a PA system and you are standing on what looks very much like a stage, with people sitting in chairs looking at the stage, it is likely people will believe they are watching a show.
It takes deliberate effort and well planned and executed content to redirect that production – to become an environment for worship. One of the things we liked about the idea of EP before we even began using it, was that it transforms the whole space, not just the stage. The focus shifts from a singer on a stage to a room gathered together, in community, to worship together.
What You WANT To Do and What You CAN Do
Knowing what you want to do is critical to making and great idea work.
A great idea starts without the ability to know how to make it happen. When we started with EP at Asbury Methodist in 2014, we didn’t know what a great idea looked like. We created graphics based on what we knew about EP – that you should put a single image across all projectors. It took us about a year to figure out that this was not the best way for us to work with a 300 foot wide canvas!
It made more sense in our space to break the image into five parts and use each projector and space on the wall in unique ways that made sense for the surface that we were projecting onto.
Latest ResourceWorship Facilities Magazine, September-October 2017
The September-October 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a glance at a Granger Community Church, and their recent install of a Lawo audio mixing console system.