I recently watched an interview with a secular band talking about the tour that they were preparing to embark on. The frontman for the band in talking about all of the technology that they were deploying on the tour, mentioned that the reason for the immersive sound system and the lighting system that encapsulated the arena, was to create a communal experience.
As we prepare to reopen our doors at church a good question to ask is, Do you really know what the experience is of those who attend your services? Avoid overlooking some very important factors.
Do you replace production/system equipment based on it being worn out or for new features and functionality? When we get a new system or new piece of gear, often the last thing on our minds is repairs or the life cycle of the system. In my view, churches are getting better at understanding professional A/V systems. I find that in general, the market is more aware of the cost versus the expectation of the system, along with the willingness to spend the dollars to get it right (or at least as right as they can afford). I’m grateful for the improvement.