Well over half of Protestant churches use a large-screen projection system in their communication, according to a 2005 Barna study. Just five years earlier, only 39 percent were using that technology. And double the proportion of Protestant churches (61 percent) were integrating video content into their worship services in 2005 compared to 2000. Also, with the advent of big screens, fewer churches are providing Bibles in their pews – dropping from 86 percent in 2000 to 80 percent in 2005.

Last year, churches spent $8.1 billion on audio and projection equipment, according to TFCinfo, an audiovisual market research firm, as reported by the Post.

EXTRA:

My friend, Bill Seaver, of the MicroExplosion blog has just started his own company: microEXPLOSION media! Bill is a part of my book project and is the man when it comes to Web 2.0 and utilizing technology for ministry. Check out his announcement HERE.

BONUS:

Want to see something amazing? Check out the Hillsong Conference opening HERE. Hang on to the end and you might just see a familiar face. His first name sounds like “Chris” and his last name sounds like “Tomlin”.

Greg Atkinson

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