Frazer Methodist Church in Alabama is one of the largest Methodist churches in the country with its 7000-member congregation. To update its AV system, Frazer installed projectors and plasmas.
Frazer Methodist is always looking for ways to encourage its congregation to actively participate in services. Several years ago, church administrators struck upon the idea of projecting various parts of the service, such as Scripture passages, sermon notes and song lyrics onto a screen in the sanctuary. The response was so great that Frazer Methodist installed a permanent projection system in the church. The challenge arose, however, when the projectors that were initially purchased did not meet the administration’s expectations.
The images became overpowered due to light streaming in from stained glass windows and the lighting necessary for the television broadcast that takes place from the sanctuary every Sunday. Instead of projecting colorful images and verses as originally hoped, Frazer Methodist’s new projectors only worked well while projecting typical Power Point slides.
“We were very happy with the system except the projectors were just not bright enough,” said Scott Skoneki, a parishioner Frazer Methodist and head of the technology team. “The system was simply not accomplishing what Frazer Methodist needed it to do.”