Lakewood Church Digital Signage
Church digital signage is becoming an important tool for both advertising and community organization. As outdoor signs boost the profile and brand of your church and its congregation, interior signage makes event coordinators more efficient at individual tasks and in the overall management of social events and community outreach. Of course, the design and implementation of this signage must meet the unique needs of your church. Often, these needs are heavily influenced by the size of the congregation and the desire for growing membership.
The Lakewood Church Digital Signage Project
Wanting a church digital signage system for their volunteer center, Lakewood Church selected Four Winds Interactive and their interactive digital signage software solution. Looking for a digital messaging system for their church that could support video and volunteer schedules, the FWi digital sign solution for churches was a good fit due to its broad content support and ability to support content types in their native format.
Lakewood Church, located in Houston, TX, currently has over 38,000 people attending their worship services on a weekly basis. Lakewood Church had humble beginnings with its first congregation in 1959. Since then its international media broadcast has reached 200 million households in the United States alone. In 2005, the Church was moved into the former Compaq Center. With 16,000 seats, Lakewood Church is the largest worship center in the United States.
Digital Signs for Churches with Large Congregations
Large church congregations enjoy a wide selection of church service times and a robust religious community and support system. Like any organization that grows to a considerable size, efficient management and organization are key elements. Moreover, a church doesn't need to have a congregation of twenty or thirty thousand people to benefit from the versatile messaging abilities derived from a digital sign. Likewise, the possibilities for digital signs for churches include more than just displaying the time and place of Wednesday night's Bible study group. Outdoor digital displays can expand your church's community outreach by enabling a faster rotation of sign content and creating a more visually attractive display that will catch the attention of more people who pass by your church.
Digital Signs for Churches with Smaller Congregations
Whereas interior church digital signage is great for organizing and informing large congregations, outdoor digital signs are great opportunities to draw attention to your church, display inspirational messages, and cultivate membership. Unfortunately, small churches are typically the places of worship least likely to make this investment, due, in part, to financial setbacks associated with the recent economic downturn. According to the Barna Group, among the churches with shrinking revenues, churches with 100 or fewer adults saw an average 16% income loss, while churches with 100-250 adults saw a 13% income loss, churches 251-999 adults saw an 11% loss, and churches with more than 1,000 adults saw a 9% loss. Meanwhile, just 47% of small churches use LCD projectors, while 70% of mid-sized churches and 81% of large churches use them; these numbers indicate the stratification of the digital signs for churches based on size.
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