Multi-Site Q & A – Equipment?

Here’s a recent equipment Q & A that our Worship Pastor, Jason Hatley answered for a member of the CLI family:

Q: Our church is looking to do a satellite campus next year very similar to what you’ve done at The Journey.

We’re really pumped about going multi-site and expanding our ministry in that manner. In prepping for this transition, our tech guys had a couple of questions. Any insight you can give us regarding these questions would be great, thanks:

Satellite Campus
1. Projector Type? Screen Size?
2. DVD player model? Cable type to Projector?

Main Campus
1. Camera Type? Model #?
2. Signal Type? HD or SD? Digital or Analog?
3. Service Editing – Post-production or live switching
– Switcher (if live)? Editing Suite (if post)?

A: Sounds like things are really growing at your church. Honestly, I don’t know all the answers, but here’s what I do know:

1 – Projector’s are Eiki LCX-9 I believe (6500 lumens). Screens are 7.5×10 right now. We may go widescreen in the future.

2 – Play it through ProPresenter using Macbook Pro, adapter, and through BNC cable.

3 – Camera type – Panasonic HPX-300 high-def camera

4 – Signal type coming out of the laptop is a pure digital signal, but get downgraded to SD by the time it gets to the projector.

5 – We switch live. It’s an in-expensive switcher (not HD ready), so we’re considering replacing in the next year. I don’t know the model, but its a Panasonic I believe and cost about $5000-$7000. We edit using Final Cut Pro during the week, and then playback via ProPresenter in the locations.

I hope all of that helps!

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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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