The house of worship integration market has seen better days. As audio/video infused “mega-churches” gained momentum through the early 2000s the integration community fell in love with the church market. Then the recession happened.
Construction spending on houses of worship was -14.3 percent in 2009, -14.6 percent in 2010, -20.1 in 2011 and -7.9 percent in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The good news for integrators is that, while mega-churches aren’t being built as frequently, there is a lot of demand for houses of worship to leverage existing locations. With multi- site worship, churches use AV/IT technologies to either simulcast or share services produced at a central location with smaller worship locations.
For integrators to deliver clients this new video-conferencing- meets-live-production category, they need to first understand their clients’ needs. This Solutions Series White Paper explains the emerging multi-site church trend and offers advice on how integrators can provide solutions for churches that want to share their services with satellite worship locations.