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Multi-Media Worship Becoming Norm

One Sunday you realize your overhead projector is a dinosaur—like a Hammond organ. The video projector is the norm now; video in worship is no longer a megachurch phenomenon. More than 6 in 10 churches own a video projection system, and 4 in 10 report using video projection in their worship services each week. One-fourth of all sanctuaries are equipped with permanently mounted video projectors. In addition, 43 percent own presentation software, making worship increasingly high tech.

Leadership's sister publication Your Church surveyed 285 churches and found that churches of all sizes are tech conscious. Churches with larger budgets are much more likely to own video equipment. Two-thirds of churches with budgets above $250,000 own a portable projector. Almost as many (61%) of churches with budgets above $500,000 have a mounted projector in the sanctuary.

The video wall is the newest accessory. Larger churches were more likely to make the investment. Video walls had the highest ratio ...

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