At House of Worship Technology, we know a thing or two about church sound systems. We strive to be your partners in technology and ministry which is why today’s blog is all about three of the things you need to know about the perfect church sound system.

We understand that different churches have different needs and different callings. That’s why today’s post will focus specifically on what you can do to get the ideal church sound system for your own house of worship.

When it comes to worship sound, we’ve been in the business long enough to know what works and what doesn’t. Keep reading for our tips and tricks on church sound system design!

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Church Sound System Design 101

One of the things we strongly believe is that business relationships aren’t established by selling people items that they don’t need. After all, what good is having the best microphone on the planet if your church is never using it? That’s just a waste of resources. Instead we strive to help churches all around the country by equipping them with the resources and knowledge that they do need.

When we say that we want to be your partner in technology and ministry, that’s exactly what we mean. Our goal is to help your church be the best version of itself and we do that by lending churches across America a helping hand when it comes to church sound systems, video design, or anything else.

So what makes for the perfect church sound system? Ask yourself these three questions.

Question 1: Do We Need This?

Sure, it’s a simple question, but it’s probably the most important one you can ask. There’s a fine line between getting the best church sound system you can afford and getting something simply because it’s the best. What good will it do you if you don’t utilize its potential?

After all, if a less expensive sound system could get you the results you’re looking for, why spend more money? Being respectful of your resources is always a smart move.

Question 2: How Can We Use What We Already Have?

Chances are you already have some useful equipment lying around. There’s no need to get all new mics if your church has a few workhorse SM-58s in the closet. When you choose to work with House of Worship Technology, we happily help you to assess your inventory and buy only what your church needs to sound its best.

Whether you have some idea of what you’re looking for or have never touched your church’s sound system before, you can put your trust in us to provide you with the expertise you’re looking for to make your church audio sound incredible.

Question 3: What Are Our Goals?

If your church primarily uses its sound system for the pastor to speak, you likely need a fairly simple setup. If, on the other hand, you have two (or more!) guitar players, a bass player, someone on keys, a drummer, and a few people singing on microphones, your setup might be a little more complicated. Add in the fact that you may use a video projector and it gets even crazier.

At House of Worship Technology, we can help with your church sound system’s project design, installation, or repair. We can even train you on how to use your equipment effectively or provide a consultation on what we believe would be a great option for you.

Contact Our Church Sound Systems Design Experts

When you work with House of Worship Technology, you’re going to get an incredible experience. We have plenty of experience doing what we do and we’re happy to share our expertise with churches all across the United States (or elsewhere if that’s where we’re called)!

Our team has been specifically trained in everything from church sound systems to video to lighting to audio mixing and more. If you have a question, we’d love to help your church. Our calling in this world is to be the audio experts that churches are looking for when they have questions.

In fact, because we care about what we’re doing, we gladly donate proceeds from every order on our website to support missions and missionaries all across the globe who are spreading the love of God far and wide.

If your church is in need of a new sound system or simply needs repairs done on the one you currently have, it would be our honor and pleasure to help. No matter what you need, we’d love to be a great resource for you on all things church audio and video. Feel free to contact us right here on our website or give us a call at 800-521-4321. We look forward to speaking with you and helping to provide your church with great sound no matter where you are!



If you’ve been following along with our blogs, you’ve probably seen us mention that we’re experts at church sound systems. In fact, we believe that it’s our calling to help churches everywhere get equipped with the tools they need to make their churches great for their congregations.

We consider ourselves your partner in technology and ministry and instead of selling you things you don’t need, you can count on us to equip you with the items that you need to create the church you’re called to.

In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at a few of the ways that we can help you out in the audio department. We know that mixing audio for worship isn’t something that comes easily to everyone, nor is repairing a faulty projector. Luckily for you, we’re here to help! Keep reading to learn more about how House of Worship Technology can make your church the place of worship that it’s called to be.

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No Matter What Type of Sound System You Have at Your Church, We Can Help

Every church is unique. That means that different churches out there have different callings. No matter what your church’s calling is, we’re here to help.

Repairs

Can’t seem to get your projector to work? Maybe your lights are flickering? Perhaps you’re getting a ton of feedback when your worship leader breaks out the acoustic guitar and you don’t know what to do. Whatever the problem, you can count on us figure out a way to make it right.

In fact, we can troubleshoot, tune, or repair pretty much anything from church sound systems to video projectors. These things can be distracting for your congregation, so we’ll work hard to make sure that everything goes smoothly and you can plan your service out the way you want to without having to work around a faulty piece of equipment.

Your Church Sound System is in Good Hands

At House of Worship Technology, we strive to be the absolute best at what we do, so whether you have old equipment that needs repairs, need a quote for an entirely new system, require a consultation in order to figure out what you need, or simply need training for the equipment that you do have, we’re here to help.

We’ve been doing what we do for quite some time and we’d love nothing more than to make your church into the house of worship that you feel called to be. There’s nothing more satisfying than helping out our brothers and sisters on the path towards their calling and we’re honored to be able to do what we do.

Feel free to take a look at a recent project located in Bowling Green and read all about what we did for them. We’d love to do the same thing for your church. It’s truly a pleasure to partner with your ministry to make it the best version of itself. No matter what you need, we can help. Call us at 800-521-4321 today!

 


 

Finding the right sound system for your church can be an incredibly tricking thing, but luckily for you, the sound experts at House of Worship Technology are here to help! If your church is anything like the vast majority of churches in America, your sound guys is there on a volunteer basis.

That means that more than likely, whoever is running your sound isn’t a trained professional, but is instead a kindhearted individual who is giving up his or her time for the good of your church. That’s a pretty incredible thing. It also means, however, that that person might not have much of an idea about where to start when it comes to installing church sound systems or repairing items that are broken.

Luckily for you, at House of Worship Technology, our goal is to be exactly what your church needs. We feel that it it’s our calling to help the churches of America who need a bit of extra help when it comes to mixing audio for church services, church stage lighting to highlight your pastor, or getting the right church video equipment for your Sunday announcements.

In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at exactly what we’re doing in order to provide churches everywhere with a little help from the experts who care. Keep reading to learn more!

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Need Help Setting Up Your Church’s Sound Systems?

We’re the experts in church sound system design and we’d love to help make sure that your church gets exactly what it needs to provide quality sound whether it’s when your worship team is playing or when your pastor is speaking.

Whether you’re replacing an outdated sound system or starting completely from scratch and you’re in need of a new sound system, our team of experts is here to help! Whatever you’re up against, let the experts at House of Worship Technology be there for you when you’re in need of a helping hand.

From taking an inventory of your existing equipment and making a plan that allows you to maximize your budget and use what you already have to working with you to perfectly address your congregation’s needs, we can do it all.

If you’re in need of someone to handle the project design for your church’s sound system, we’d be honored to help.

Installing Your Church’s Sound System

Not only can we provide you with suggestions and recommendations for the ideal sound system for your church, we can also install everything for you. For many people, looking at a sound system and seeing a myriad of cables is enough to dissuade them from ever wanting to start from scratch. Luckily for you, at House of Worship Technology, we’ve done it hundreds of times which means we know what it takes to get the job done the right way the first time.

In fact, when you utilize our skills in installing church sound systems, you can rest assured that everything was done safely and correctly according to the manufacturer’s standards. What that means for you is that everything works the way it should and will last much longer.

Great technology in church is more affordable than it’s ever been before, so if you’ve been on the fence about taking advantage of a new sound system at church, now’s the time!

Does Your Team Need Training?

Perhaps your church has everything it needs to pump out crystal clear sound, but no one knows how to use it. Maybe the lights are blinding your pastor on a regular basis but you’re not sure how to adjust them in a way that makes sense. Whatever the problem is, we’ve been specifically trained to handle them.

Every church’s layout is different which means that sometimes there’s no clear answer for how to do things. Either way, at House of Worship Technology, our goal is to be a resource for you. If your church’s staff could use some training on anything from your church’s sound system to your video player, we can help.

As we mentioned above, many of those who give their time to church services on a weekly basis are doing so as volunteers. That means that perhaps they don’t have the knowledge or training that’s necessary to solve every problem that comes up. If buttons, flashing lights, and knobs are intimidating to you, never fear. Whatever you’re up against, we can help.

Contact Our Team Today!

Our calling in life is to be your partner in technology and ministry, working behind the scenes make your church the church that it’s meant to be.

Whether you need help figuring out what you should purchase to meet your church’s needs or simply need a hand configuring what you already have, we’re here to help. All it takes is a quick call. No matter what problem you have, we’d love to help! Call us at 800-521-4321 today.

 


When it comes to church, visuals can play a pretty big part in the success of your average service. We’ve written before about how the church needs art, but only if it’s good. But does that same logic apply to the visuals at your church?

Of course it does!

At House of Worship Technology, we believe that there’s a lot of value in working hard. As we strive to provide the people that attend our churches with an incredible experience, the key is to knowing who your audience is and what they’re looking for.

In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at how church video can enhance the overall experience that your congregation is having on any given Sunday. Keep reading for a few tips and tricks!

Our Best Tips for Great Church Video

Another of our previous blogs focused on church tech versus budget, coming to the conclusion that it all comes down to what you’re trying to accomplish. If your goal is to have the biggest, coolest worship space with all of the newest technology, you might be doing it wrong. If, on the other hand, your goal is to foster an environment that allows people to engage with the worship and the teaching, then you’re setting yourself up for success.

So no, you don’t need the latest and greatest video equipment in order to do what your church is uniquely called to do. That’s the beauty of the Church–we’re all working together to accomplish the same goal, but we’re doing things a little bit differently.

Whatever your church’s unique calling is, we plan to be there to help you every step of the way. Whether you’re in need of new equipment or just need someone to teach you how to use what you already have in a way that’s effective, we can help.

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The Perfect Church Video Experience

So what exactly is the perfect church video experience? The answer is as simple as it is complicated–it depends. It depends on what you’re trying to communicate and who you’re trying to communicate to. Luckily for you, we’ve been doing this for quite some time and we’ve seen church videos ranging from so bad it’s good to so good it’s crazy. That’s not a judgement by any means, but instead a call to you to focus on making what’s right for your congregation.

Following these tips is a great way to make sure you’re off to the right start:

Don’t overstay your welcome.

When it comes to church video, the key is to make sure it doesn’t drag on. If your video is for the morning announcements, feel free to create something that’s funny, but make sure you get to the point and get out of there. The shorter your video is, the more time you’ll have to focus on editing things together and making it great.

Don’t get too flashy.

Another thing to keep in mind is how you’re presenting the words on the screen. Whether your church puts up the lyrics to all of the worship songs or you’re simply highlighting a key verse that the pastor is speaking on, keeping it simple is almost always better. Don’t worry about finding the perfect “churchy” background to go with it. Sometimes a black background with a well chosen white font speaks louder than finding the “perfect” background.

Do what works for you.

Like we said before, knowing your audience is the key to creating the perfect church video experience. If you know your congregation, you’ll have some insight into how they’ll react to certain things, allowing you to tailor the experience in such a way that it helps them to engage in what’s going on. This works great for everything from pre-service slides to worship lyrics to notes from the pastor.

We Know Church Video

The point we really want to drive home is that what you’re doing matters, so you might as well make it the best version of itself that you can make it! You know what your church’s calling is and what your personal calling is, so do your best with it and let others enjoy the experience.

At House of Worship Technology, our goal is to help your church become what you know it’s called to be. Whether that means providing you with high quality church sound systems or lighting fixtures, we can help. Perhaps you already have plenty of equipment and need help installing it. Maybe your team could use some training on how to use your equipment in order to maximize its potential. You may even simply need someone who can tell you what would work best for your church.

No matter what you need, our team is here to help. Simply give us a call at 800-521-4321 today because we’d be honored to help!

 


If you play guitar in your church’s worship band, you probably know how hard it can be to get the perfect sound. Luckily for you, in today’s blog we have a few tips for you. We’ve written in the past about how to mic and mix electric guitars for live worship music, but its focus was largely on dealing with a guitar player’s amp.

It can often seem like a struggle between the church’s sound guy and the guitar player, but with a few carefully chosen pedals, you can make those struggles a thing of the past. After all, the goal of worship music is to foster the atmosphere of your congregation into one that makes it easy for everyone in the church to actually engage in worship.

When it comes to church sound systems, we have a bit of experience and we’d like to share our tips from mixing audio to helping you refine your church’s unique worship sound. Keep reading for today’s tips which are focused on easy-to-use guitar pedals that get the job done easily.

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3 Pedals That Sound Great Through Most Church Sound Systems

There’s a big difference between pedals that sound great at home in the basement and ones that sound their best when played loudly at church. Some, in fact, make finding that perfect worship mix a difficult task indeed. Not to worry though. Here are a few of our favorite pedals that play well with most church sound systems and provide a tone that guitarists love and sound guys don’t have to fight against.

TC Electronics Hall of Fame Reverb

With a variety of different reverb types and the ability to tweak each of them to your liking, the Hall of Fame is a great pedal and it should have a place in any guitar player’s arsenal. From the subtle shimmery wavering of the tile setting to all out splashy spring reverb, this pedal can do it all.

Everyone knows that reverb is a staple in worship music and you can set yourself up for success with this pedal thanks to its endless tweakability. Its cost to value ratio is outstanding and it’s a pedal we’re happy to recommend.

Smallsound Bigsound Mini Overdrive

Another important part of most worship songs is overdrive. Whether you’re strumming away in the background or playing a lead line, it adds just the right amount of texture to your sound. Sure, you might be dreaming of an original Klon, but we think that the Mini from Smallsound Bigsound is an incredibly versatile pedal that any guitar player would love.

It’s a lovely sounding overdrive pedal that provides just the right amount of crunch without taking your sound too far over the top. Whether you prefer a lo-fi sound or you want clean, ringing overdrive, this pedal deserves a spot on your board.

Digitech Obscura Altered Delay Pedal

It’s hard to go wrong with a Digitech pedal and the Obscura is no exception. It’s no secret that delay is another vital component when a guitar player is crafting the perfect worship sound and the Digitech Obscura allows for some interesting sounds without sounding too out of control like other delay pedals can get.

Whether you prefer a warm analog sound, a classic tape delay sound, or something a bit more out of the box like the lo-fi setting, you get it with this pedal. Also included is a reverse setting which can help to fill out your sound if you’re playing anything that’s ambient.

Looking for the Perfect Church Sound Systems?

At House of Worship Technology, our goal is to provide churches everywhere with exactly what they need to get the sound they’re looking for. We understand that different churches have different needs and that’s why we’re so happy to be doing what we’re doing.

Whether you need new monitors, speakers, or recording equipment, we’d love nothing more than to help you find what’s right for you. After all, because worship is such an important component of many churches, it’s worth getting things right the first time.

If you have questions about what would work best for your church, we’re happy to help. Simply give us a call at 800-521-4321 and we’d be happy to provide you with recommendations, advice, or anything else. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

 


Here at House of Worship Technology, we’ve been around long enough to have seen it all when it comes to church video. Sunday mornings can be a vastly different experience from one church to another. In the time we’ve been around, we’ve seen some unique and creative ideas for church video that we’d like to share with you.

Our goal at House of Worship Technology is to provide churches everywhere with the tools they need to make a joyful noise at church. We’ll never sell you something you don’t need, but instead, we’ll work to equip you with the items make sense for your unique scenario.

Keep reading for a few of our favorite church video ideas and see if you can implement them at your church on Sundays!

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Church Video Ideas We Think You’ll Love

Sermon Previews

Whether your pastor teaches from a new part of the Bible every week or you’ve been following along going verse by verse through the Book of Luke for months, getting your congregation in the right headspace ensures that they’re actively listening and ready to engage with what your pastor is saying.

It doesn’t have to be anything huge. In fact, you can put together a little something in iMovie or any other video editing software you have on hand. Use a graphic highlighting the name of the sermon and then a few slides that mention what verses you’ll be going over and anything else your audience may need to know. It’s a great way to get everyone on the same page before the pastor ever says a word.

Announcements

Most churches still hand out good, old fashioned paper announcements that either end up as bookmarks in Bibles (and let’s be honest, who needs two dozen bookmarks?) or in the recycling bin on the way out there door.

Why not take a few minutes between your worship set and the sermon to go over announcements as an entire congregation and highlight the important stuff on the screen? Nearly everyone carries a notebook to take notes during the sermon or a smartphone where they’ll immediately add an event to their calendar anyway.

Welcome Video

When new people visit your church, you want them to feel welcomed and know what they can expect. For many of the people who visit a church for the first time, they’re feeling a little bit overwhelmed and anxious no matter how kind everyone was while greeting them. If those people are introverted, they’re much more likely to feel comfortable watching a video to get a feel for what your church is like.

It doesn’t have to be over the top of anything and could even be as simple as highlighting a few of your core beliefs or the things that you value most as a church. Whatever gives your visitors an idea of who your church is and what you believe in will do the trick just fine.

We’re Your Source For Church Video

Whether you know exactly what you want or have no idea where to start when it comes to church video, House of Worship Technology is here to serve you. Our goal is to provide you with exactly what you need to make your church the place the Lord has called it to be.

Feel free to shop our entire selection of church video products or hire us on to do a little consulting for you. No matter what you need, we’ll be there to help you every step of the way. We sincerely want what’s best for your church and we’d be honored to be the team you put your trust in. Contact us today!

 


One of the things that we pride ourselves on at House of Worship Technology is that when someone comes to us in need of a church sound system, we help them to find exactly what they need and nothing more. Church sound system design is always a bit tricky, but when you come to us for help, you can rest assured that we’ll take your church’s unique needs into consideration. Whether you have a vague idea of what you want, you know exactly what you’re looking for, or have no idea where to start, our team genuinely cares and will work hard to provide you with recommendations that are ideal for your congregation.

Obviously a church that meets in a high school gymnasium will have much different audio needs than one who meets is a small building with carpeted floors. We’ve been doing what we do for long enough to know that you have a vision for your church and we want you to know that our biggest goal will always be to help you achieve that vision in the best way possible.

In today’s blog, we’re going to take a look at why finding the ideal church sound system design is going to play a huge role at your church’s next big event. Keep reading for more info!

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Church Sound Systems You Can Count On

We’ve written in the past about the importance of placing an emphasis on good art in the church. And you know what? There’s an art to church sound system design that we feel is our calling to bring to churches all around the nation. Just like it’s your worship team’s calling to bring some great music that puts people in the right mindset, it’s our calling to make sure they sound good doing it. Just like it’s your calling to bring the Word of the Lord to everyone in attendance, it’s our calling to make sure you have the audio tools you need to do that.

Trust us when we say that we take that calling seriously. No matter the type of church, audio is important.

Perhaps you need a way to record your sermons every week in order to upload them for your church’s podcast. Maybe you’d like to record your worship band’s live set on a regular basis in order to put out an album. You may even simply be looking for some training when it comes to mixing audio for worship.

Looking for the Perfect Worship Sound?

No matter what your project is, you can count on us whether you need design and installation, consulting and training, or simply repair of a beloved piece in your church sound system setup that you’re not ready to replace.

At House of Worship Technology, we believe that no matter what type of event your church is holding, whether it’s the weekly service or you’re hosting a guest speaker and expecting a huge ground, good audio is the key to providing those in attendance with an unforgettable experience.

Have a question? We’d love to help. Give us a call at 800-521-4321. We look forward to hearing from you!

 


In today’s blog, we’re going to help you fit a piece into the puzzle that is church video. The ins and outs of church media can be a bit of a tricky thing, but luckily for you, at House of Worship Technology, our goal is to provide churches all around the country with exactly what they need to create the services they’re called to provide.

We understand that each congregation’s needs are going to be a bit different when it comes to church video, but the goal of today’s blog will be to hopefully provide you with a bit of clarity and help you to take a step in the right direction.

Keep in mind, of course, that we’re here to help you throughout every single step of the process. Whether you know exactly what you want and are just looking for some advice on how to implement your ideas or you have no idea how to incorporate church video systems into your gathering, our team’s goal is to provide you with the right solution for your unique scenario.

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Church Video Systems

Does your church need an LED display? How about projectors and screens? There are nearly as many video systems out there as there are churches, so no matter what size your congregation is or what type of vibe you’re going for, it’s important to know that we have the experience you need by your side.

The goal of the team at House of Worship Technology is to provide churches with exactly what they need to do what they’re called to do. We know that the calling on your church is likely different than the calling of the church down the block. That means that your church’s video needs are probably going to be different as well.

No matter the size of your church, visuals are probably going to play a part in creating a mood for your congregation. We have a lot of experience when it comes to church video systems, so whatever your goal is, we’d love to help you succeed.

Church Lighting Design

You probably know that church lighting design can play a big part in setting an atmosphere that puts people in a position to worship. Church video systems and lighting design come together along with your band’s worship sound to create an experience. Your goal should be to help your congregation engage by coming up with a presentation that creates an ambiance, yet doesn’t distract.

House of Worship Technology is here for you whether you need dimmers, lighting effects, fixtures, or accessories. Let us help you to design the most perfect atmosphere for your congregation. We believe that art is absolutely vital to your church, but only if it comes across the way you intend it to. We’d love nothing more than to assist you in the process whether that’s through lighting, video, audio, or anything else.

Connect With Us

From project design and installation to training and repair on church video or audio systems, we’ll be there for you when you need us. We’ve been around long enough to see great churches everywhere be oversold on products they don’t need by companies that just want to make a quick buck.

At House of Worship Technology, that’s not how we do things.

We know that your goal is to show people the love of Christ and further the gospel during a difficult time in our nation. Our goal is to help you meet your goal. We’ve seen firsthand how a church that’s functioning at full potential can be a light to the community. We’d love to help you be that light.

The best part of all? When you put your trust in House of Worship Technology, you can rest assured that we’re not lining our pockets, but instead supporting missions organizations all around the world. You really get the best of both worlds- a staff that cares about and respects your mission to share the love of Christ with your community and a team that’s dedicated to bringing your church the absolute best in church video, audio, and lighting.

Have a question? We’d love to talk! Give us a call at 800-521-4321 today!


Here at House of Worship Technology, our goal is to help churches find sound systems that work for them. We know that every church is likely going to have different needs. Does your congregation worship with two vocalists and an acoustic guitar? Perhaps your church has a full band with drums, keyboards, two electric guitars, and acoustic guitar, bass, and three vocalists? Do you own the building you’re in or do you meet in a high school gymnasium? Obviously those very different scenarios require you to tackle your worship mix in a completely different way! Luckily for you, our goal is to help you make the right decision.

At House of Worship Technology, we do it all! From helping you to design the perfect church audio experience to providing you with the training you need to mix audio the right way, we’re here for you every step of the way. No matter what size your church is and no matter what your budget is, we believe that great sound completely and totally enhances the experience of your congregation during worship.

Think about it for a second- does anything pull you out of the worship experience faster than hearing mic feedback or popping and hissing? We’ll make it our mission to find you the ideal church sound system design that meets your needs and allows your congregation to spend their time worshipping totally free of distractions!

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We’re the Pros When it Comes to Church Sound Systems

Finding the right worship sound for your band isn’t always the easiest thing. Let’s say you have two guitar players in your church’s worship band. One is playing a Jazzmaster through a Pro Jr. with an assortment of pedals for delay, reverb, and overdrive while the other is playing a hollow body Gretsch through a Vox AC15 and letting the amp’s tubes provide a bit of gain. Do you know where to start mixing the audio to get the perfect balance? Should one stand out more than the other? If so, who?

If you have the wrong equipment or are unsure of the techniques you should use, it’s going to end up sounding muddy. On the other hand, if we’ve helped you to find the perfect sound system for your church and you know where things need to sit in the mix, the result is going to be a beautiful sound that allows your congregation to fully engage in their worship experience without any distractions.

Good Church Audio Doesn’t Have to Be Impossible

From project design to installation to consulting to repair to training, when it comes to church audio systems, our team does it all. Your worship team’s goal is to make a joyful noise to the Lord; our team’s goal is to help your worship team sound great doing it!

We’ve been solving problems with church media for quite awhile and we’ve seen firsthand the way that technology companies have taken advantage of churches to make money. These companies will often sell a church sound systems and audio gear that they don’t really need, taking advantage of them throughout the process. It’s our mission to put a stop to that, providing you only with what you really need to get the worship sound that suits your congregation perfectly.

Whether you know a little bit about church audio, nothing at all, or you’re a seasoned pro at mixing audio in your church, you can count on House of Worship Technologies to partner with your church’s unique calling to spread the Gospel in your community! Have no idea where to start? Feel free to call us at 800-521-4321 to discuss your options. Know what you’re looking for but need a price that makes sense? Feel free to browse our shop!

No matter what type of church you call home, we’re here to help. If you have a congregation of 20 or 2,000, you meet in a gym or in your own building, you’ve been around for 5 months of 50 years, we want to help you find the church sound system that sounds great in order to take the focus off of the sound and put it back on Christ. We look forward to providing you with the assistance you need!


Church Tech Versus Budget

It doesn’t matter what size church you attend, you deal with a budget. You might go to a smaller church that has no full time staff, meets in a little room that is possibly rented, and has to watch every single dollar that comes in and out of the ministry. On the other hand, you might be part of a mega church that has millions of dollars that is meticulously planned and budgeted for. The more likely scenario is that you are somewhere between these two. No matter what size church you attend, we all have to deal with budgets to best use the resources the Lord has provided. This is not always an easy task and can lead to major amounts of frustration and anxiety. I personally deal with church budgets every day, both from running a church technology company and from serving with the financial team at my home church. Let me give you a few pieces of advice from my experience in this area.

The first thing to remember is we are all on the same team. For some reason, when we as adults don’t get our way or exactly what we want from a church decision, we turn into children and want to complain and cry about it. When presenting ideas for improving or fixing the tech in your church, go in prepared with your reasoning for the change, a general cost for the equipment or project, and most importantly with an open mind for other opinions and options. Your church family is not out to get you and working together to further worship should be the number one goal of everyone involved.

Use current gear. I walk into churches all the time with thousands of dollars in gear laying in closets and not being used. Yet, they are wanting to spend money on newer equipment that they already have. Do an inventory of what options you have laying around so that you can utilize everything you have already spent money on. If you have a ton of tech that no longer applies to your application, sell it! There are tons of churches out there that are in need of what you have laying around not using. There are many online sales websites or local avenues in order to make a little money or even donate to the right cause. This will be noticed by church decision makers and when you actually do need new gear, they will be a lot more open and understanding.

When the time comes to start looking for new equipment, shop the deals. Companies like mine (www.howtechnology.com) have specific discounts for churches and ministries. Call these companies for direction and ask for the best deal they can give you. Obviously, these are businesses and have to make profits to stay alive, but you can still find incredible deals away from regular retail locations and big website companies.

When it comes to installing new systems or changing your current set-up, only use professionals. Wait wait wait…. in an article about budgeting and saving money with church tech I am saying you need to spend more money in this area? Yes. Too often people get in over their head trying to do-it-yourself or hiring someone that doesn’t know what they are doing to try to save money. I promise you will end up spending more money trying to fix things and deal with problems over and over than you would have if you just did it right from the beginning. It is much smarter to wait, save money, fundraise, or find other avenues of budgeting for the project and use a professional company you trust.

The most important question to ask yourself and your team is, “Why are you doing this?” Making sure you have the most state of the art worship center? Cooler worship space than the church up the road? Wanting the best “tech toys” to play with each Sunday? Hopefully, it is

always the goal of your tech team and church family to best utilize your space and equipment to create an environment of distraction free worship. Make sure your heart is in the right place when evaluating your church’s tech ministry. Coming from someone who owns a church technology company, no light, speaker, projector, microphone, or any other equipment will ever save someone from an eternity in hell. That is only found in the one we worship, not what we worship with.

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