Extreme Church Makeover: Tech Edition Update

It’s been a few months since I wrote about our plans to help Grace Chapel of the Coast with our Extreme Church Makeover project. Originally I had hoped to be able to get this project done over the summer. Then along came a giant renovation at my church that not only required me to manage the AVL install, but the entire project as well. So that took pretty much every waking moment from July 30-September 9. So much for the summer.

But perhaps it’s OK because while we had an initially high outpouring of support for the project, once it actually came time to get equipment line up, it was…{cue the crickets SFX}.

Which is kind of a bummer, but I guess it’s not surprising. While we’ve had a bunch of manufacturers tell us they are interesting in helping, they are having a tough time seeing the business case for it. I’ve had a few individuals offer up a couple of pieces of gear, but it’s not nearly enough to do the project. 

So at this point, I’m not sure what to do. Certainly, we’ve been praying about it, asking God to provide for what is a really worthy project. I still believe God is calling us to do this, and right now we’re simply facing some opposition. Your prayer support would certainly be helpful.

If you want to go back and look at the equipment list and see if there is anything you can contribute, please let me know. I’d really love to bless this church with a rockin’ system, but I can’t do it alone. 

Second, if you have contacts at manufacturers you would be willing to talk with, also let me know. I don’t want to do a shotgun blast approach with this, because that may do more harm than good. However, if we can coordinate efforts, and encourage some companies to get on board, that would be great. 

We’ll be getting together soon with the SoCal CTL to talk strategy on this project, and we’ll just see what happens. I wrote a post a while ago asking what are you doing that if God doesn’t show up, it will utterly fail. This is one of those times for me. While it’s uncomfortable, and I don’t really like being in this position (I’m a planner, after all…), this is where God has me right now. 

That’s it for now. Hopefully we will have more to update you on soon!

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