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On this page you will find equipment, A/V, and internet recommendations from conference and denomination leadership. If you have any questions about these aspects of your ministry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet recommendations from the Mountain Sky Conference IT department.
Churches can choose between either a projector or large TV screen for their primary worship video source. Each has its drawbacks and advantages. For most congregations using a large screen TV will be the best choice. TV’s are familiar technology to most people and do not require the additional adjustments a projector will. Additionally, they can be mounted on a cart and then easily used in other areas of the church.
The basic rule is the bigger the screen the better. Currently, 65” TVs are available for less than $700.
|Recommended: Vizio 65" 4K Ultra HD resolution|
For some worship spaces, it is reasonable to use multiple TVs each showing the same content.
|Recommended: HDMI Splitter (Mountain Sky Worship Developer explains microphone frequency requirements
Once you have video and sound you will want some way to playback your content. Modern TVs all use HDMI as the way to connected sound and video. The Mission Aligned Worship process will deliver worship content as a PowerPoint file so you will need a way of playing it. The easiest and least expensive way would be an Intel Compute Stick. This is a complete computer on a device that looks like an oversized USB drive. It plugs directly into an HDMI port on your TV and can easily be taken home to download new content. The other option would be an iPad with the PowerPoint App installed.
Dave & Jeremy Explain
Having a quality worship experience requires the necessary equipment for audio and video. Congregations will have different needs depending on the size and attributes of their worship space. Below are some basic recommendations that should work for most typical settings.