Resurrection Life Church

Mission: Reach Out to the Congregation

At the time of this integration, Resurrection Life Church (Res LIFE) was welcoming nearly 1,600 people to its worship services. The church required an AV system that would meet the unique needs of a large-capacity congregation, including concert-style performances. The 33,000-square-foot facility stretches across 62 acres in Cadillac, Mich., and features an 11,000-square-foot worship center.

Sound reinforcement, projection and comprehensive lighting systems were just a few of the requirements for this project. The solutions would cover Res LIFE’s main sanctuary, a separate sanctuary for teens, classrooms, a café, nurseries, and administrative offices.

Action: Amplifying the Message

“In a short period of time – from installation to our first service – I had the confidence to run the technology, due only to the in-depth hands-on training provided by AVI- SPL.” – Marc Sprague, audio/video technician, Resurrection Life Church

To produce dynamic audio for all services, AVI-SPL installed a self-powered speaker system, digital mixing console, and signal processor.

For the video, we implemented a projection system, LCD touch-screen monitors and an HDTV system that functions as digital signage with church announcements, greetings, updates and more.

The versatile lighting and control system provides Res LIFE with plenty of flexible production options. A console supports the easy management of the core production components. This innovative technology combines intelligent lighting fixtures (LEDS, color scrolls, etc.) with conventional theatrical fixtures (spotlights) and architectural control (house lighting for entrance). Through the cues available, each program can contain a maximum of 10 scenes with 36 timed events that can be set to any desired clock time.

Impact: Better Connections and Better Control

The lighting is easy to control, and because it’s ASHRAE compliant, saves Res LIFE money. The church connects better with its visitors via digital signage, and the audio system supports leadership conventions, full-scale concerts and more.

“From the first day that I was introduced to our AVI-SPL team, I knew that we had the expertise we would desperately need in the successful transition to our new facility,” says Marc Sprague, audio/video technician for Res LIFE.  “In a short period of time – from installation to our first service – I had the confidence to run the technology, due only to the in-depth hands-on training provided by AVI- SPL.”