Church Achieves ‘Beauty for Ashes’ With Transformative AVL Install

Six-month project at Washington church comprised of Hitachi projectors, Chroma-Q houselights, CHAUVET Professional production lighting, L-Acoustics speakers, and a High End Systems HedgeHog 4 lighting console.

Church Achieves ‘Beauty for Ashes’ With Transformative AVL Install
Members of the congregation at Our Savior Lutheran Church stand during a recent worship service, with the projection provided by four Hitachi CPX-9111 projectors, each 10,000 lumens offering XGA resolution, with the sound provided by a series of L-Acoustics speakers, including ARCS Wide and ARCS Focus speakers, and lighting created by Chroma-Q Inspire RGBW houselights.

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Church Achieves ‘Beauty for Ashes’ With Transformative AVL Install

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To complete the audio and video portion of the install, CCI Solutions was on site at the church for a period of a few weeks, according to Gathany.

“We probably had people here for three weeks, for rigging, and then wiring. And then when things were in a more completed state,” he said.

This wasn’t the first time that Kees had worked with CCI Solutions, he noted. Over the years, he’d he said he’d built up a longtime relationship with the integrator, dating back to college. Then during the mid-2000s, while serving as the church’s worship leader, he worked with the integrator to complete an audio and video upgrade in the worship space.

While the space was being transfigured, the church held services in the local commons at a nearby middle school. During the time, Kees explained that the church “didn’t have any cancellations. When we went to the middle school, we essentially became a mobile church.” Beginning in November, Gathany said, “CCI was able to service both sides of their needs. That included their retail needs and also their integration needs, to where they could become a portable church overnight.”

Typically, upgrade plans seek to incorporate demos, among other things, but limited time eliminated such ideas from the project.

“We basically entrusted all of (the audio, video and lighting equipment selection to CCI Solutions). Other than the PreSonus equipment, which I selected, and that’s because I have a working relationship with them,” noted Kees.

Among the major factors a church should account for if planning a similarly multi-faceted project, Gathany said, “Is the importance in selecting an integrator that specializes in the integration of audio, video and lighting, and who also can understand the mission of what the church is trying to do.” By having a firm grasp on the mission, it can go a long way to prevent installing sporadically used equipment.

For Kees, any church planning such a significant overhaul should make sure there are clear lines of communication between those handling the electrical work and the installer, since there were no drawings or plans by the church for this project, with “the entire worship center being down to its studs and outer walls, we relied on plans from CCI that they coordinated with the electricians, to ensure that everything we needed was in place,” noted Kees.


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Andres Caamano is the site editor for Worship Tech Director, which aims to inform tech directors, audio, video or lighting directors, creative directors, music directors and worship leaders about the latest technology, while also bringing to the forefront some of the most notable examples of leadership and completed projects that can be of benefit to houses of worship of all sizes. Andres joined WTD in 2015, and is focused on taking an engaged approach to the market; one that is encouraging, creative and set toward ministry purpose.
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The March-April 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about how to prepare, prevent and respond to church violence, a look into what church management software can do for your church community, and a piece on how a once popular nightclub venue was transitioned to become Shoreline Church's new home.


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